By Rebecca Tetlow The recent amendments to the Marriage Act, that came into effect as of 9 December 2017, may have inadvertently revoked your Will. For couples in the ACT, getting married automatically revokes any Will you have … Read More
Your Life, Your Lawyers.
DDCS Lawyers specialise in all aspects of Family Law, Wills, Estates and Business Succession. Established in 2007 by Partners Julie Dobinson, Phillip Davey, Lois Clifford and Di Simpson, the DDCS team has built an award winning reputation for providing the best legal advice and representation in Canberra. Our team includes five Family Law Accredited Specialists and Canberra’s only Wills and Estates Accredited Specialist.
But what matters most? We care. Our kind of law requires a unique blend of skill, compassion and emotional intelligence to best guide you through the changes life can bring. This has allowed us to help thousands of clients in Canberra and rural NSW to achieve optimal outcomes in their legal matters. We pride ourselves as being advocates about a range of social issues and are committed to encouraging the legal profession to be more than just lawyers.
DDCS Recognised by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession
The latest Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession was released in October 2017. Doyle's Guide is a peer reviewed listing of the best firms and lawyers across Australia. As with previous years, DDCS Lawyers, as a firm and our individual Partners, have been recognised by Doyle's Guide across a number of rankings in the ACT:
Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms, ACT 2017 | First Tier Law Firm |
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms, Australia 2017 | First Tier Law Firm |
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers, ACT 2017 | Preeminent Lawyer - Rebecca Tetlow |
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers, Australia 2017 | Recommended Lawyers - Rebecca Tetlow & Phil Davey |
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms, ACT 2017 | First Tier Law Firm |
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers, ACT 2017 | Preeminent Lawyers - Rebecca Tetlow & Phil Davey |
Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Rising Stars, Australia 2017 | Rehana Richard |
Our team brings a powerful blend of experience combining the practice of law and academic credentials. Our lawyers are some of Canberra’s best and we pride ourselves on being highly respected by our clients and other professionals.
Everything we do is guided by the needs of our clients. Every member of our team and every part of the process is guided by what YOU as a client need in your unique situation. There is no one size fits all approach and we take great pride in ensuring you get the best outcome.
We’re committed to not only being the very best we can be as lawyers, but as advocates for a range of social issues that may have an impact on us all. We volunteer our time to create awareness on these issues which ultimately makes us more knowledgeable as lawyers and more passionate as professionals.
By Rebecca Tetlow Winter is coming and so are changes to the superannuation system, starting on 1 July 2017. One of the major changes is to limit the amount of super that a person can have in a tax free … Read More
By Phil Davey A recent decision of Justice Brereton in Lodin v Lodin: Estate of Dr Mohammad Masoud Lodin throws light on the circumstances in which a former spouse can make a claim against an estate by way of a … Read More