Di Simpson

Partner

Family Lawyer, Solicitor Advocate, Accredited Family Law Specialist

"Incisive, engaging, passionate. Di Simpson is a highly regarded family lawyer and solicitor advocate who is renowned as one of the most eloquent and persuasive Court-room representatives in Canberra."

Incisive, engaging, passionate. Di Simpson is a highly regarded family lawyer and solicitor advocate. Di has practised exclusively in family law since 1992 and draws on this wealth of experience when assisting clients and mentoring other practitioners within the firm.

Di understands that for each client, the pathway leading to their family law problem is different. She recognises that it is a privilege to hear about your experiences and that you are entrusting her with issues that are very important to you. In her calm and measured manner, Di shields and empowers you throughout the family law journey, while navigating you to the best possible outcome.

Our in house solicitor advocate, Di is an eloquent and persuasive Court-room representative. Di’s consistent accolades from the peer-reviewed Doyle’s Guide to Lawyers speak of her achievements within the legal fraternity.

Di has a sophisticated understanding of parenting laws and the complex issues which commonly arise when families are in crisis including family violence (including coercive control, physical and sexual abuse), mental health challenges, substance use, parental alienation and relocation.

Di’s talent is in the art of persuasion. She develops refined, nuanced and persuasive legal arguments to achieve your objective and delivers those arguments effectively, whether in Court, in negotiations or during alternate dispute resolution processes.

In June 2021, Di was elected the Chair of the Family Law Section (FLS) Executive, a section of the Law Council of Australia (the peak national body for lawyers), having first been elected to the Executive in November 2016. In that role, Di is engaged with government, the court and other bodies with respect to family law reform and policy implementation.

Di is a member of the ACT Law Society’s Legal Profession Act and Ethics (LPA&E) Committee, the Family Law Committee (and a former Chair) and is a member of the ACT Women Lawyers’ Association and the Canberra and Region Family Lawyers and Professionals Association (CRFLPA).

Awards

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia 2022 | Preeminent Lawyer

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra 2022 | Market Leader

Parenting, Custody & Children's Matters Lawyers – Canberra 2022 | Preeminent Lawyer

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Market Leader

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia 2021 | Leading Lawyer

Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Canberra 2021 | Preeminent Lawyer

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra 2020 | Market Leader

Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Canberra 2020 | Leading Lawyer

Market Leader - Family & Divorce Lawyer, ACT 2017-2019 (Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession)

Qualifications

Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Arts, (University of Melbourne)

Accredited Family Law Specialist (Law Society NSW)