Martin Kavanagh was born in Cork, Ireland and migrated to Australia in 1991. He was educated at University College Cork, the University of Western Australia and Curtin University. Mr Kavanagh holds degrees in Commerce (Honours), Law and a Post-graduate Diploma in Journalism (with distinction). He also tutored in ethics at Curtin University. Mr Kavanagh has extensive experience at senior industrial management level in Europe and Australia. His particular areas of legal focus are property and children’s matters, relocation cases and violence restraining orders. Mr Kavanagh writes the WA VRO professional commentary for Dickey’s Family Law and also the commentary for the legal profession on WA Violence Restraining Order legislation for Thomson Reuters. In 2013, Mr Kavanagh was privileged to be appointed the Honorary Consul of Ireland to Western Australia.