Svetlana was born in Germany when her Macedonian parents worked and lived in Villingen-Schwenningen State of Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany, migrating to Australia in 1981.
Svetlana’s work history includes working as a legal secretary, law clerk to a Queens Counsel and in 2002 she joined the ACT Bar Association as its Chief Executive Officer until August 2016. During this time, Svetlana appeared in many round table meetings with Government and other stakeholder groups concerning law reform issues and she was instrumental in initiating programs for women and young barristers.
In 2012 Svetlana commenced her Juris Doctor studies at the University of Canberra, completing her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Australian National University in October 2015. She was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of the ACT on 11 December 2015.
As a lawyer, Svetlana is empathetic, generous and innovative. She takes a practical and logical approach to her practice and her clients and is regularly praised by her clients for being caring, professional and having a ready smile.
This is what some of her clients have said:
“Thank you so much Svetlana, you have been a true rock…while happy, I am sorry our contact will be limited now. Benji”
“I would like to thank you for being my solicitor. I have the utmost confidence in you and your professionalism. You are an asset to your company and if I require further legal help, I will request your help. Peter”
Svetlana loves style and fashion and many wonder “just how big her wardrobe is”. She is passionate about her Macedonian tradition and culture and spoils her husband and their 2 sons with her traditional cooking.
Svetlana is fluent in speaking and writing in the Macedonian language. She is also a fluent communicator in the Serbian and Croatian languages.