We strive to recruit the best legal talent in Canberra.

DDCS Lawyers proudly unites a dynamic team of lawyers with a breadth of experience and backgrounds. The diversity of our lawyers provides you with a range of experience levels and knowledge across our practice areas. You will be matched with a lawyer who is experienced, engaged and focused on achieving the best possible outcome for you.

In 2023, we were delighted to be recognised by our peers for expertise and ability in Family Law, Wills & Estates and Succession Planning. In Family Law for 2024 we have again been awarded as a First Tier law firm in the Doyle’s Guide List of Leading Australian Family and Divorce Lawyers, ACT. Our founding partners Julie Dobinson, Phil Davey, Lois Clifford and Di Simpson consistently rank each year as Leading Lawyers in Canberra. The DDCS Lawyers team features 7 lawyers with Accredited Specialist credentials from the Law Society of New South Wales.

In Wills, Estates and Succession Planning, our team have been recognised as a First Tier Leading Wills & Estates & Estates Litigation Law Firm and Second Tier Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Law firm in Canberra. Phil Davey and Theresa Dowling consistently rank each year as Leading Wills and Estates Planning Lawyers, Leading Wills, Estates and Succession Planning Lawyers, as well as Leading Wills and Estates Litigation Lawyers in Canberra.

In addition, we have 2 Nationally Accredited Mediators registered with the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators (AIFLAM), 3 practitioners with qualifications in Collaborative Divorce, 3 practitioners with qualifications and appointments as Independent Children’s Lawyers, a leading family law academic and 3 former Judge’s Associates. All of our lawyers regularly serve on Committees and boards, undertake volunteer work within the legal community and present papers to local and national audiences.