Clarissa Rayward

Wife, mum and divorce lawyer and owner of Happy Lawyer Happy Life.

Clarissa Rayward is known as ‘The Happy Family Lawyer’ as she specialises in helping couples stay out of Court and work together to reach a resolution to their relationship breakdown.

A practising family lawyer she is the Director of the Brisbane Family Law Centre, a multidisciplinary practice where lawyers work alongside counsellors and financial planners to ensure that clients receive the holistic support they need.

Clarissa enjoys sharing her knowledge and is regularly called upon to present to family lawyers and other professionals on the benefits of keeping separated families away from the Court process.

As a wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend she believes passionately that her relationships are the most valuable part of her life. She hopes to be remembered for changing the way Australian families experience separation and divorce for the better.

In 2016 Clarissa launched her “sidehustle” ‘Happy Lawyer, Happy Life’ in response to the growing challenges faced by lawyers and the increasing rates of psychological illhealth in the legal industry. She is the Author of the book, 'Happy Lawyer Happy Life, and host of the Podcast by the same name.

Clarissa is a vibrant speaker and presents a range of topics from divorce and family to operating small business.

With experience working with small groups right up to large professional audiences, her background as a dancer and performer means that you will always receive a presentation full of colour and style (no matter the topic!).

Clarissa can custom design presentations and workshops to suit your audience’ s needs. Clarissa’s presentations generally suit four key audience groups –

1. Women in business tackling the 'juggle' of work/ family and everything in between

2. Small Business Owners and Entrepreneurs

3. General audience with interest in life love and divorce

4. Family Law and Legal Professionals

Some recent presentations have included-

*Be the leader that you would like to follow- Authentic leadership- the key to the future success of business in our social world

*'Having at all'- How gratitude and mindfulness can transform your business (and your life)

*Purpose & Passion = Success 'Understanding and playing to your strengths in business and in life

* 'A healthy outside starts from the inside' Creating and maintaining a great workplace in these changing times

* 'All is not fair in life and Divorce- How to survive your divorce (and thrive)

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