DDCS Recognised by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession 

The latest Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession for Family Law was released in June 2020. The Wills & Estates awards were released in August 2020. 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 – Canberra 2020 | First Tier Law Firm

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra 2020 | 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 2020 | Leading Lawyer - Alison Osmand and Di Simpson | Recommended Lawyer - Lois Clifford

Leading Family Law Mediators – Canberra 2020 | Recommended - Julie Dobinson

Family Law Rising Stars – Canberra 2020 | Tina Lee & Emily Tighe

 

Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law Firms – Canberra 2020 | First Tier Law Firm

Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Law Firms – Canberra 2020 | First Tier Law Firm

Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Canberra 2020 | Preeminent - Rebecca Tetlow | Leading - Phil Davey | Recommended - Theresa Dowling

Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyers – Canberra 2020 | Preeminent - Phil Davey and Rebecca Tetlow | Recommended - Theresa Dowling

Thought provoking, informative, striving to make a change. 

Read the latest from the Blog 

When the capacity of a will-maker is in doubt
with No Comments

When someone comes to a lawyer to make a will, it is important that we ensure that the will-maker has the mental capacity to make their will. The mental capacity that the will-maker must have is called ‘testamentary capacity’. We … Read More

What can I do to escape domestic violence?
with No Comments

In Australia 1 in 6 women and 1 in 16 men have experienced physical or sexual violence from a current or previous partner. According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, every 9 days a woman is killed and … Read More

Taxation of Minors and Testamentary Trusts – Change to Tax Law
with No Comments

Section 102 AG of the Income Tax Assessment Act (1936) has just been amended. This amendment will have tax implications for existing Testamentary Trusts and people with testamentary trust wills where minor beneficiaries (such as children or grandchildren) expect to … Read More

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.