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Aisling Clifford

Aisling Clifford

Special Counsel and Accredited Specialist in Family Law

I am extremely grateful for you and your team.

Aisling Clifford - Special Counsel and Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Aisling has exclusively practised family law since 2012. She has a thorough and astute understanding of case law and is an expert in the appellate jurisdiction.

She is a diligent advocate for clients with a soothing, reassuring manner.  

Aisling commenced her career in 2010 as an Associate in the Federal Magistrates Court, now known as the Federal Circuit Court, and joined Coote Family Lawyers in 2018. She is adept in all aspects of family law, including property and parenting matters, allegations of abuse, de-facto relationships and financial agreements.

A Law Institute Accredited Specialist in Family Law, Aisling is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Victoria, the Law Institute of Victoria and Victorian Women Lawyers.


Read what our clients have to say

I am extremely grateful for your support and guidance through a very challenging time personally, not just with legal advice but in general as I have had to come to terms with the situation. You helped enormously in helping me feel safe and reclaim the feeling/belief of my rights which had been eroded.

We would like to thank you immensely for your hard work and dedication in getting this matter rectified in a timely manner. We greatly appreciate everything that you have done for us.

Thank you so much to both yourself and Gill. I now have a much better understanding of the family law act and feel so much more empowered.

Your work and professionalism has been nothing short of brilliant. Thank you so very much.

I can’t express enough how much I value and appreciate everything you have done for me and the kids and what an incredible support you have been.

Thanks so much for your (and the team’s) help along the way. It was very professional/efficient and overall I’m very satisfied with the final outcome. If I have a need for any future family legal services down the track (e.g. wills/estate planning?), I’ll be sure to get in contact.



Recommended Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2022 

Doyle's Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2022

Recommended - Aisling Clifford 

The 2022 listing of leading Melbourne Family & Divorce Lawyers details solicitors practising within the areas of family law, matrimonial, parenting, property and spousal maintenance matters in the Victorian legal market who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.



Recommended Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2022 

Doyle's Leading Parenting & Children's Matters Lawyer - Victoria 2022

Recommended - Aisling Clifford 

The 2022 listing of leading Victorian Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers details individuals who have been specifically highlighted for their expertise, abilities and experience in complex parenting/child custody issues and disputes. These rankings also include individuals with experience acting as an independent Children’s Lawyer in relation to matters that may include, but are not limited to, family violence, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children. Individuals included in our broader Family Law rankings may also possess significant skill with respect to parenting matters however have not been identified for such.


Doyle's Guide - Rising Star Family Lawyer, Melbourne 2021

Family Law Rising Stars – Victoria, 2021

Aisling Clifford

The 2021 listing of Victorian Family Law Rising Stars details individuals practising across Family, Divorce, Parenting and Matrimonial matters within the Victorian legal market who, while not included in our Leading Family or Parenting Lawyer Rankings have been specifically noted as being a “Rising Star” within the aforementioned areas. Often these individuals, while still operating at an extremely high level of professionalism and ability, may well be more affordable than many of the individuals listed in our our Leading Family Lawyer rankings.


Law Institute of Victoria - Accredited Family Law Specialists  



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