Leaving a valid will is the only way to be sure about who will receive your wealth following your death. If you pass away without a will, your assets will be distributed according to a formula set by law. The … 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
Doyle's Guide is an annual peer reviewed listing of the best firms and lawyers across Australia.
In 2021, as in previous years, DDCS Lawyers, and our partners and lawyers, have been recognised by Doyle's Guide as leaders in family law and wills and estate law in the ACT:
Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Canberra 2021 | First Tier Law Firm
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Market Leader - Di Simpson | Preeminent Lawyer - Lois Clifford | Leading Lawyer - Julie Dobinson and Alison Osmand | Recommended Lawyer - Phil Davey
Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Preeminent Lawyer - Di Simpson | Leading Lawyer - Alison Osmand | Recommended Lawyer - Lois Clifford
Leading Family Law Mediators – Canberra 2021 | Recommended - Julie Dobinson
Family Law Rising Stars – Canberra 2021 | Tina Lee & Emily Tighe
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms – Canberra 2021 | First Tier Law Firm
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms – Canberra 2021 | Third Tier Law Firm
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Leading - Phil Davey | Recommended - Theresa Dowling
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Preeminent - Phil Davey | Recommended - Theresa Dowling
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.
When parents separate, there are a number of options to consider when arranging the financial support of the children. As experienced family lawyers, we often see that the payment of child support and the financial support of children can be … Read More
The appointment of attorneys pursuant to an Enduring Power of Attorney is an important part of a clients planning and goes hand in glove with other aspects of estate planning. There are good reasons for appointing someone to make decisions … Read More