Fleur Ward

Special Counsel

Fleur joined Nicholes Family Lawyers in June of 2024 after practicing for over 17 years in the Family Division of the Children’s Court, as well as being a Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) Accredited Specialist in Children’s Law.

Fleur is a long-standing member of the LIV Children’s Law Advisory Committee and also sits on the board of A Better Life for Foster Kids. Fleur has dedicated her career to child protection and improving policies and reform. She is committed to the improvement of the Child Protection legal system, and she has undertaken many years of strategic advocacy aimed at seeking reform of problematic areas in this system. In recognition of her advocacy, she was awarded the LIV Paul Baker Award in 2016 for an outstanding contribution by an individual in the field of human rights.


  • Bachelor of Laws – Monash University
  • Bachelor of Arts – Monash University
  • Masters of Mental Health Science, Child Psychotherapy – Monash University


  • Law Institute Victoria – Children’s Law Advisory Committee


  • LIV Paul Baker Award in 2016 for Outstanding Contribution by an Individual in the field of Human Rights.

In the Media

March 2020

Parents cut off from vulnerable kids as coronavirus fears hit families – The Age

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February 2016

New child protection laws to remove kids will be retrospective – The Age

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Thousands of vulnerable kids are falling through the cracks – The Age

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