Deidre Tan graduated with a combined Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Tasmania in 2012. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in August 2013.
Prior to commencing practice with Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2017 in the area of Conveyancing, Deidre was a team member at SAI Global Property Division for a period of 2 years.
Deidre is a committee member of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association, the Australian Asian Lawyers Association and self-appointed chair of the Wallace Wilkinson & Webster Social Committee. She currently sits on the board of A Fairer World (an organisation that provides ways for schools, workplaces and the Tasmanian community to learn, connect and act together for positive social change).
Outside of work, this avid follower of the ‘Konmari’ method and former croupier enjoys boxing, poker and organising get-togethers.
Alison van Dongen
Alison graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws with First Class Honours in Laws in 2018. She was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 2019. Alison currently practices as part of our Litigation team.
Alison joined Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2017 and previously worked as part of our Conveyancing and Property department while completing her studies at university.
Alison is a committee member of the Tasmanian Women Lawyers Association for 2020 and outside of work she enjoys playing sport.
Kate graduated from the University of Tasmania with a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Psychology/Sociology) degree and was admitted to practice in 2009. Since that time, she has practiced exclusively in family law in Perth, Western Australia, and is qualified as an Independent Children’s Lawyer. Kate recently relocated back to Hobart and joined Wallace Wilkinson & Webster in 2021.
Kate has experience in all areas of family law including child related and financial matters. Kate has also represented clients in Family Violence and Restraint Order proceedings and Care and Protection proceedings with various degrees of complexity.
Kate is dedicated to the early and amicable resolution of matters and has a strong focus on mediated outcomes. In cases where the involvement of the Court is required, Kate has extensive experience in representing clients at Court, and in instructing both Junior and Senior Counsel at trials.
Along with her experience in private practice, Kate has undertaken volunteer work in the community, providing pro bono legal advice to women in crisis, at risk or facing disadvantage.
Kate is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.