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 Dobinson

Leading 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 |

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A message from our Managing Director

The Partners and staff at DDCS Lawyers wish to advise you that during the COVID-19 crisis we remain fully operational and dedicated to assisting you with your family law or wills and estate planning needs.

Our Partners and Lawyers have had the capacity to work remotely for some time now. While we are unable to meet with you in person, we are able to conduct conferences digitally and remain fully available to continue to communicate by email and telephone.

All our lawyers and administrative staff are now working remotely from home and our contact details remain the same.

We appreciate that at this time you and your family are likely to be experiencing anxiety about your current circumstances. To assist you, we will be in contact with you over the next week to ascertain how we can best support you. This contact will be complimentary.

If there is anything further we can do in the meantime, please do not hesitate to contact either myself or the Partner or lawyer who has primary carriage of your matter.

Julie Dobinson, Managing Director.