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
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 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
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.
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
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