The High Court has found that a man who donated his sperm to a lesbian friend is the father of the child. The matter highlights the myriad factors – other than biology – that determine if someone is a parent. … 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 2018. 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 2018 | First Tier Law Firm |
Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers, ACT 2018 | Market Leader - Di Simpson | Preeminent Lawyer - Lois Clifford | Leading Lawyer - Julie Dobinson & Alison Osmand | Recommended Lawyer - Phil Davey |
Leading Parenting, Custody & Children's Matters Lawyers, ACT 2018 | Leading Lawyer - Alison Osmand & Di Simpson |
Leading Family Law Mediators, ACT 2018 | Julie Dobinson & Phil Davey |
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms, Australia 2018 | First Tier Law Firm |
Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers, ACT 2018 | Preeminent Lawyer - Rebecca Tetlow | Leading Lawyer - Phil Davey |Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms, ACT 2018 | First Tier Law Firm |
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 decision to separate from your partner isn’t easy. It’s likely you have to deal with emotional upheaval and the loss of the relationship. At the same time, there are also lots of matters to consider as you navigate the … Read More
By Alison Osmand Family violence remains one of the most significant issues facing women and children in Australia especially in terms of the impact on their separation and their future going forward. Family violence has a direct impact on a … Read More