WOLLONGONG(02) 4221 9311
SHELLHARBOUR(02) 4295 8400

Franca Parolin

Senior Associate

+61 2 4295 8400


What Our Clients Say

During my family law journey I was so unsure of myself and what I wanted. But with your patience, guidance and advice, I feel I have reached a place of both personal and financial security. Your support in helping me navigate my matter will always be remembered with appreciation. Thank you so much. 

Thank you Franca for all your help over the past few years. Much appreciated. 

A huge thank you for everything you have done for me. 

I would like to thank Franca and Kim for their ongoing support and advice during a very stressful time. They were both very professional and supportive during the entire process. Thank you. 

Thank you so much for making this process a breeze and being so prompt with updates. The communication was exceptional! Will be recommending you guys in the future to others. 

Would like to say thank you for your work and the good result. 

It has been an absolute pleasure to be guided by you Franca. I could rely on you to be in control of the whole situation, you have my deepest gratitude. I am indebted to the staff at Kells for seeing me through this most difficult of times, and it is a tremendous sense of relief that I can now look forward to planning my future.

Franca made the whole process a lot less stressful. All costs were outlined at the beginning. Nothing seemed too much trouble. Will definitely use Kells again. 

Thank you very much for your services. 

Everyone I have dealt with at Kells have been excellent – professional, knowledgeable as well as friendly. During this stressful time, Kells made the journey more manageable and I recommend their services to anyone. Praise for everyone. Thank you. 

My legal team were absolutely wonderful. They explained every step of the process and kept me informed throughout the process. So well informed that I was not required to contact them to chase up anything. To top off this great service by the Kells team, the cost outlined came in under their estimate. I could not have had a better experience for my first experience of legal services. I would recommend Kells to others.


Franca is a senior associate in our family law practice, having joined the Kells Shellharbour office as a lawyer in 2001. She practices exclusively in family law, mediation and collaborative law. Franca grew up in the Illawarra and is known for being considerate and conscientious.

What she does

Franca has extensive experience in family law disputes arising from the breakdown of marriages and de facto relationships. Franca also has valuable expertise in the resolution of property settlements.

“Having been a lawyer for more than 30 years I have gained insight into dealing with people in high conflict situations “.

Franca delivers a confident attitude in negotiating matters and has become active in assisting clients to resolve their disputes through alternate dispute methods including mediation and the collaborative law process which promotes more co-operation and less litigation to achieve a solution for a client’s problem

Community Involvement

Franca is the vice president of Collaborative Family Lawyers Illawarra and Shoalhaven and former president (2012 to 2016).


Interestingly Franca has a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Italian and French. She also has a Bachelor of Law and has completed her National Accreditation as Mediator and Collaborative Law training. Franca is a member of the family law section of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.

Life Outside Kells

Outside the office, Franca enjoys spending quality time reading novels and will be found socialising with family and friends in and around Wollongong.


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