Josh Monaghan

Senior Associate

Josh is born and raised in Perth and was admitted as a practitioner in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2016. He completed his Bachelor of Laws at Murdoch University in 2015 and now regularly appears in the Family Court of Western Australia and Magistrates Court of Western Australia.

In the Magistrates Court, Josh specialises in Restraining Order matters.

In family law, he assists clients in all aspects from the initial advice to litigated proceedings. Josh enjoys assisting client’s to negotiated settlements and mediated outcomes, though sometimes a judicial determination is required.

Issues that arise in family law are deeply personal and can be distressing. Josh does his best to be a stable and grounding influence for client’s while he addresses the issues at play.
Outside of the office, Josh is a keen outdoorsman who plays cricket and basketball. He is a ten-year West Coast Eagles member and doesn’t miss a game. In his free time he enjoys adding to his garden, going camping and spending time in the kitchen.

Marty Kavanagh

Marty KavanaghMarty Kavanagh LL.B, B.Com (Hons), Grad Dip
Barrister & Solicitor


  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), National University of Ireland
  • Graduate Diploma (With Distinction), Curtin University
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Western Australia


  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia


All areas of family law including:

  • Restraining order matters
  • Child protection matters
  • Divorce
  • De Facto Relationships
  • Same Sex Relationships
  • Child Support & Custody
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Property Settlements
  • Wills

Marty Kavanagh was born in Cork, Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1991. Educated at University College Cork, the University of Western Australia and Curtin University  Marty holds degrees in Commerce (Honours), Law and a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (with distinction). Marty has also tutored in ethics at Curtin University. Marty Has extensive experience at senior industrial management level in Europe and Australia. Marty’s particular areas of legal focus are Property and Children’s matters, relocation cases and Violence Restraining Orders. Marty currently writes the  WA VRO professional commentary for Dickey’s Family Law and writes the commentary for the legal profession on WA Violence Restraining Order legislation for Thomson Reuters.

Marty’s approach to the law is empathetic, practical and results orientated.

In 2013 Marty was privileged to be appointed the Honorary Consul of Ireland to Western Australia.

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