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Cassandra Youssef

Senior Solicitor

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Cassandra Youssef has worked solely in the field of family law since 2002 and gained her Accredited Specialist qualifications in Family Law in 2007. Together with Kate Rafton and Nicole Smith, Cassandra is currently one of only a very small number of female Accredited Specialists in Family Law in the Hawkesbury region.

After starting to work with Kate Rafton in 2005, Cassandra moved with her when she established Rafton Family Lawyers and has since developed a strong working relationship with the other solicitors in the firm. She is recognised in the firm for her dedication, expertise, experience and commitment to clients.

Cassandra brings considerable enthusiasm to the firm and a passion for achieving the best results for clients.  Living and working in the Nepean/Hawkesbury region also enables her to understand the issues facing local clients and to work with them to resolve their specific family law problems.



  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Accredited Specialist – Family Law
  • Bachelor of Arts (major in Political Science)



  • Law Society of NSW
  • Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • NSW Young Lawyers Family Law Committee
  • Women Lawyers NSW
  • Legal Aid Independent Children’s Lawyers Panel
  • Legal Aid Family Law Panel
  • Legal Aid Care and Protection Panel Representing Adults
  • Legal Aid Care and Protection Panel Representing Children