Canberra’s pre-eminent relationship lawyers



DDCS are a Canberra based law practice, specialising in family law, estate planning and business succession services.

Focused on client service excellence, the DDCS directors and their team of experienced lawyers assist clients in achieving the best possible outcomes.


Our Services

Specialists in family law, estate planning and business succession



DDCS specialists have expert knowledge and understanding of these complex areas of law, and can assist you with any problems, issues or disputes.

Based in Canberra we are conveniently located to the law courts, but can assist with any problem you have, throughout Australia and even internationally.


About DDCS

Professional, personal and practical



Our client focussed approach means that we take our direction by listening to what clients have to say, and providing them with best practice advice to achieve the best possible outcome.

We offer an ethical service, acting with integrity and working for our clients best interests. We only take matters to court when completely necessary.


Our Approach

Leading change for families



DDCS were listed as the Leading ACT Family Law Firm for 2012 in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession.

This demonstrates the DDCS commitment to clients in Canberra and rural NSW to assist with issues such as separation and divorce, property, financial matters and parenting matters.


Our Awards

Extensive Experience


Since August 2007 DDCS have been helping thousands of clients in Canberra and rural NSW with a wide range of personal and professional legal problems. Get in touch.

Ready To Assist


If you are involved in a Family Law, Estate Planning or Business Succession dispute, then you will need a specialist lawyer on your side. Call us today.

When you might need our services?


  • At any stage of a separation
  • In the process of a divorce
  • Negotiating a property settlement
  • If in doubt regarding your rights following a separation
  • You are involved in disputes over children
  • You need representation in the Family or Federal Circuit Court
  • You require a divorce and do not know how to proceed
  • If you do not have a will or estate plan
  • Changed family circumstances necessitate a change to your will
  • You are involved in a dispute over a will

Need specialist advice or help?


We offer a full range of expert family law, estate planning and business succession services to ensure that any problem you have can be dealt with, throughout Australia and even internationally.

Let Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson assist you.

Choice of resolution options


Our lawyers have extensive training in a variety of resolution processes:

  • Litigation
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation

Struggling with legal jargon?


The Australian LawTermFinder is an online bank of words and phrases frequently used in Australian Family Law. It provides definitions of terms as well as examples of each term in use. Try it today.

Doyle's Guide

ACT's Leading Family Law Firm

In 2014 DDCS Lawyers were again listed as the Leading ACT Family Law Firm in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide, a guide to the Australia Legal Profession. See our listing on the Doyle's Guide here.

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