In the ACT and NSW, you are free to make a Will and leave your estate to whomever you choose. However, this freedom is curtailed by the existence of Family Provision legislation which imposes an obligation on the willmaker to … 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 August 2019. 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 2019 | First Tier Law Firm
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers, ACT 2019 | 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, ACT 2019 | Leading Lawyer - Alison Osmand and Di Simpson | Recommended Lawyer - Lois Clifford
Leading Family Law Mediators, ACT 2019 | Julie DobinsonLeading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms, Australia 2019 | First Tier Law Firm Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms, ACT 2019 | First Tier Law Firm
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers, ACT 2019 | Preeminent Lawyer - Rebecca Tetlow | Leading Lawyer - Phil Davey | Recommended Lawyer - Theresa Dowling
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers, Australia 2018 | Recommended Lawyers - Rebecca Tetlow & Phil Davey |
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers, ACT 2018 | Preeminent Lawyers - Rebecca Tetlow & Phil Davey |
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.
The Family Court of Australia has experienced a 39% increase in urgent applications since COVID-19. It is well documented that the Court is already stretched in terms of its resources however yesterday the Chief Justice, in his new practice direction, … Read More
Can the drafting and signing of wills, powers of attorney and Court cases proceed during this pandemic? The answer in short is yes, albeit with significant changes in processes and protocols. We have seen a surge in enquiries for wills … Read More