Catherine Giles

Senior Associate

Professional Experience

Catherine came to Nicholes in September 2017 shortly following her relocation to Melbourne from Darwin, Northern Territory. Catherine’s experience is in family and criminal law, and Intervention Order matters. Prior to working in private practice in 2013, Catherine spent 12 months working as an Associate for a Supreme Court Justice following her graduation from Flinders University in South Australia.

Catherine relishes in the opportunity to assist her clients resolving their parenting and property matters post separation, placing a significant emphasis on a negotiated resolution however is experienced in litigation.

Catherine runs the LGBTIQ+ family law clinic volunteer program at the Fitzroy Legal Service and is dedicated to assisting all members of our community access legal advice in their time of need.

Catherine specialises in all aspects of family law including complex property, parenting matters and child support matters. 


  • Bachelor of Laws & Legal Practice – Flinders University (South Australia)
  • Admitted to practice in the South Australian Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in the Northern Territory Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in the Victorian Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia

Memberships & Awards

  • 2022 Doyle’s Guide – Law Rising Stars, Victoria