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Ben Keyworth


Bachelors of Laws

  • Dispute Resolution
  • Bankruptcy and Corporate Insolvency
  • Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Discrimination and Human Rights
  • Industrial Relations
  • Family Law
  • Pro Bono

Ben is an experienced lawyer in Russell Kennedy’s Family Law team. Having worked as a Judge’s Associate and Deputy Associate in the Federal Circuit Court in the Family Law and General Division, Ben is familiar with the Court system, how it operates and its expectations. As a result, Ben is able to provide advice and represent clients confidently and strategically as they navigate their way through their Family Law property and/or parenting matter.

As an advocate, Ben is experienced in preparing for and representing client’s both in and out of the Court room, whether it be at a mediation, round table conference, interim hearing or final hearing. With a background in pro-bono work in the community legal sector, Ben is also conscious of the human and holistic side of disputes and strives to resolve matters in a positive, practical, timely and cost effective manner.

Ben’s pragmatic, sensible and empathetic approach to Family Law is a valuable quality to have. 


  • Judge’s Associate at the Federal Circuit Court, Sydney (Family)
  • Judge’s Deputy Associate at the Federal Circuit Court, Sydney (General)
  • Representing client’s at Court appearances, Interim and Final Hearing’s and mediations with respect to the Family Law property and/or parenting dispute
  • Drafting Family Law Initiating and Response Court documents and affidavit’s, position papers, submissions, letters of advice, briefs, Application for Consent Orders and Consent Orders
  • Drafting and advising on Business contract’s and Estate documents


  • Member of the NSW Young Lawyers - Family Law.
  • Current board member – Management Committee – The Northern Centre
  • Competitor in the 2021 and 2019 NSW Golden Gavel Competition
  • Winner Nova 2019
  • Winner of the 2019 National FCC Antoinette Moylan Speaking Competition