Family Law, Wills, Estates, Business Succession

Our specialist services all have one thing in common – they focus on people, they revolve around relationships. They’re central to the challenging and at times emotional stages of life.

At DDCS Lawyers, our mission is simple: we strive to be your preferred lawyers for each stage. Whether you’re starting or ending a relationship, need advice for parenting agreements, need to protect your assets and loved ones with estate planning or are preparing to pass your business on.

We’re here to help.

DDCS Lawyers was established in August 2007 as Dobinson Davey Clifford Simpson.

Founding partners, Julie Dobinson, Phillip Davey, Lois Clifford and Di Simpson brought together a unique blend of expertise to the heart of the firm. Built on a foundation of shared goals and values, the partners have built a well rounded team, guided by a strong culture of client service excellence and a refusal to settle for the status quo. Due to the rapid success in the first 12 months, DDCS Lawyers relocated to a heritage building in the New Acton development in 2008.

Since this time, our reputation of being Canberra’s leading Family Law firm continues to build, evidenced by our ongoing successes. Our team includes 11 experienced lawyers with 6 Family Law Accredited Specialists. Driven, passionate and experienced – the DDCS team strive to achieve the best results for you and your family.

We pride ourselves on being advocates for a range of social issues.

DDCS Lawyers is committed to encouraging the legal profession to be more than just lawyers.

Our dedicated lawyers volunteer time to the Women’s Legal Centre to provide legal assistance to those in need. We donate to the Domestic Violence Crisis Service and regularly speak and write about this issue. DDCS Lawyers proudly support PANDSI who offers support services to families experiencing post and antenatal depression. Other charities and organisations we support include UN Women, Bosom Buddies, Heart Foundation, Canberra International Music Festival and ANGKOR Well Project (Cambodia).

Family Law Section Member 2020-21