Rob Crossing, Principal

Rob was admitted to practice in 1995 and is a former legal associate to the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia. He established Crossing Family Lawyers in 2003.

Rob enjoys working on farming cases, property settlements, financial agreement and issues relating to children.

Rob has a particular interest in collaborative dispute resolution. Rob is a founding member of Collaborative Professionals WA. Rob is also a nationally accredited mediator and arbitrator.

Rob is also a member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA, the Law Society of WA, the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Resolution Institute and the Australian Institute of Family Lawyers and Mediators.

Rob has a long history of activity in community and professional groups. He is a committee member of the 2/2 Commando Association of Australia and is a former member of the council of Christ Church Grammar School, the committee of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of WA and the committee of Collaborative Professionals WA.


Penny Rowse, Lawyer

Penny joined Crossing Family Lawyers in May 2012, while she was undertaking her studies to become a lawyer. Penny was admitted to practise as a solicitor in November 2017, and practises in all areas of family law.

Prior to her admission, and since January 2010, Penny worked as a law clerk and legal secretary exclusively in family law. These years of experience have given Penny considerable knowledge in many aspects of family law matters, setting her apart from many other junior and graduate lawyers.

Prior to studying law, Penny completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in psychology and criminology, at Edith Cowan University. This degree has provided her with a great understanding of human behaviour, which is an asset in the family law context as it assists her in navigating clients through complex family breakdowns.

Penny is a member of the Law Society of Western Australia, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Western Australia and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.