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Victoria Kilby

Victoria Kilby

Special Counsel and Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Victoria Kilby - Special Counsel and Accredited Specialist in Family Law

Victoria has worked exclusively in family law since she was admitted to practice in 2013.  

She is a Law Institute Accredited Specialist in Family Law, with in-depth and expansive technical knowledge of all facets of family law. Confident and highly competent, she is a dependable client advocate.

Victoria has experience in complex matrimonial and de facto financial matters, parenting matters, litigation, negotiation and drafting.  She has a strong focus on supporting her clients through separation and the family law system, and helping them to achieve pragmatic outcomes.

Assertive yet down-to-earth, Victoria gives reliable, professional counsel.  She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and the Law Council of Australia’s Family Law Section.


Read what our clients have to say

Thank you so much for all the help you have given XX over the past 7 months.

You have been terrific! You are very diligent in your approach to your work and we appreciate the attention to detail you have shown all the way through.

We are enthralled by your command of balance sheets and profit & loss statements – in another life you could have been an accountant!

Thank you again.

Dear Tori, Henry and Gill,

Thank you again for all your help, guidance… and patience.

It's been a long and painful 3 years, but you guys were amazing to wrap it up so quickly.

Thank god the sh## show is over!

Tori, you are next level amazing. A true wonder woman! Smart. Diligent. Proactive. A machine!

Thank you so much for your help and for your patience at times with me, I really do appreciate it.

Thank you for your email Victoria, which I must say is probably (the first and maybe the only) email I've received from you, where I didn’t open it with an amount of trepidation!!

That is the best feeling EVER!!

As I mentioned in my last email, I cannot possibly thank you Victoria, Dan, Gillian and your team enough for navigating me through the most stressful and profound experience of my life … without 'Team Coote' I would NEVER have been able to achieve what I have achieved, which is now moving forward to a peaceful, independent and financially secure future.

My amazing 'Emotional Support Team' … wanted me to pass on their thanks to you Dan and Victoria on their behalf. For your unbelievable professionalism and outstanding outcome of our Trial in November, but more so for the kind empathy and humanity which you showed towards me and in turn, them as my support team!


I just want you to know that I am excited about the future and I am going to be okay.

I thank you all so much for helping me reach this place of peace and finality, I will be forever grateful!

Fondest regards.

I would like to thank you, Gillian, Charlotte and the extended team for representing me in this matter. I am very relieved that the settlement was achieved in record time and greatly appreciated the support and advice of all who managed my file.

Hi Victoria and Gill,

Thanks so much for getting this done and resolved.

It's a lovely thought that finally life will move on.

I have found a house I think, so the timing is good. Don’t know if I will get it but will be fun to see.

Thank you for everything and your calm professionalism was greatly appreciated.

Thank you so much again.

Ladies (Victoria and Georgia), I don’t know what I would have done without either of you. You both have made an enormous positive impact on getting me through some unnerving times.

Heartfelt thank you.

It's hard to believe that the outcome we have been working towards for so long, has today been realised. I would like to thank you for all your hard work, your advice and your support during what has been an incredibly difficult time for me. I feel that a huge weight has now been lifted from my shoulders and I can finally get on with living the rest of my life. 

It was a good day indeed when my put me in touch with Gillian, and an equally good day when Gillian made the decision that you would be my lawyer. I have always found you to be so professional and approachable, and have been very grateful for the advice you have provided me. In particular, the advice to engage Daniel for today's Hearing was definitely a winner, although you were so impressive in front of SR Hoult that we may have reached the same outcome regardless!

Thank you again Victoria for all you have done for me.

Thanks so much for everything Tori, you were BEYOND amazing and I will be forever grateful no matter what the determination is.

Firstly, thank you so much. I am so pleased, but certainly did not expect the quick reply. I certainly value your time, effort and diligence you put into your work and clients. I certainly feel valued and supported. Thank you so much, it is so very reassuring.

Thank you also for the advice and support in which direction to take.

Gill and Tori, Thanks for all your advice and efforts to date. I can't express the relief I have now.

Thank you so much. I could not feel any more supported than I am now. I cannot tell you how much Victoria and Olivia have made me feel like they have my back and I can fully trust them.

Thank you so much again.

I don't think I will ever forget you Tori. The positive impact you've had on my life in the last 12 months have kept me afloat.

If there is anything I can ever help you with later on, please don't ever hesitate to ask.

Fondest regards for my amazing lawyer.

Thank you Victoria and Gill. Both your advice, service and client management has been outstanding.

I could not have achieved any of this without the two of you, support from other staff that I do not see, and of course, Daniel.

I would describe the last 12 months as one of the worst years of my life (yet) but glass half full. Look where I am now. Out of a controlling unbalanced marriage.

Words can't ever quite describe how much you have enabled me to start to build the next chapter of my journey.

Heartfelt thank you.

And, I would like to file my application … for a divorce. Can you also assist with that please?

I've recently recommended your practice to a friend’s brother. I shall keep those referrals coming through as often as they arise.

Warm regards

What fantastic news on a Friday afternoon!

Thank you does not seem enough. You have been absolutely amazing to deal with.

Have a great weekend!

A HUGE thank you for all the crazy hard work you put into this crazy settlement. I know I got very stressed and I’m sorry that you bore the brunt of it in the final hours towards settlement but please be assured I am so very grateful for all that you have done & achieved for me throughout this awful process.

You probably don’t hear from your clients after you have helped them through their property settlement but wanted to let you know that I am doing much better, getting myself back on track and a new start.

Thank you Victoria. You are all very skilled. I am grateful for the ongoing professional advice you are providing me. Your assistance does take pressure off me and I wont ever forget the ongoing support my lawyers are providing.

Well that’s a fantastic end to the week!!

Thank you for all your help Victoria. You have been amazing.

I would like to thank you for everything that you have done for me. I can’t convey in words adequately my appreciation.

To be honest – you must go through this quite a lot – in varying degrees of circumstances and emotional states of all your clients – I don’t know how you do it. Especially throughout this lockdown period where there are so many other factors effecting your work and personal life.

To sum it up – you’ve been amazing and ARE amazing for the work you do!!

Thank you for your patience, calming words and advice – I can’t tell you how much I have appreciated it and needed it from time to time.

I apologise if I have been difficult and for some of my rants and raves – sometimes the whole scenario did get the better of me.

I expect that there will be still some things we need to go through, but at this point where we are nearing the finish line, I did want to make a point of thanking you and highlighting my gratitude for all the work that you have done.

Stay safe – speak soon.

I would like to thank you and Annelis for all the work you have done for me over the last year. I was very impressed with the professionalism, efficiency, and advice of the team at Coote Family Lawyers.

You have been brilliant. A big thanks for the expert advice to date.

It’s been quite a journey, but I couldn’t have asked for a better person to guide me through it. Your advice has been spot-on - thoughtful, accurate and tailored to my needs - all along the way. I really appreciate that you took the time to get to know me, my priorities and desired outcomes, then worked so hard to achieve them (and had wonderful patience with me)!

You have been brilliant. A big thanks for the expert advice to date.

I appreciate the honest conversation today, your understanding of my circumstances and helping me get focused again.

Many thanks for all the team's support and work in this matter. It was a pleasure working with this team, especially Victoria who was prompt and effective in her delivery once we started moving at pace earlier this year.

So blown away and impressed by the work that you did, thank you so much!

I’m very appreciative of Victoria’s help through these times, she is terrific.


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