Family Law, Civil Litigation, criminal Law, Conveyancing, Domestic Violence Legislation, Wills And Estates
Geoff is a highly-regarded solicitor with decades of experience in the field of family law. He was admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of the ACT in 1983 after completing a Bachelor of Economics with Honours at Flinders University (1975) and a Bachelor of Laws at the Australian National University (1982).Geoff has an intricate understanding of family law as well as complementary areas of law, such as domestic violence legislation, wills and estates. Of equal significance is his understanding of the emotional consequences of the breakdown in a relationship and the need to find an effective and efficient outcome.
Property Law, Commercial Transactions, Employment Disputes, Litigation, Conveyancing, Commercial Law, Wills and Estates Law, Criminal Law, Traffic Offences
Kimberley is part of Maxwell & Co’s litigation team which can assist you with: claims by plaintiffs for personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents and professional negligence, disputes in contracts, property and commercial transactions, building and construction, business sale agreements, residential and commercial conveyancing issues and leasing issues employment disputes, government tendering and contracting disputes and applications for review of and appeals against ministerial and administrative decisions, probate and wills disputes.She joined Maxwell & Co in 2018 as a Paralegal and has vast experience assisting Solicitors in the areas of litigation, conveyancing, commercial law and wills & estates law. She enjoys working with a variety of clients and is committed to providing excellent service.
Family Law, Estate, Wills disputes, Complex Property matters, Children’s matters, International Relocation
Barbara is the founder and principal of the firm, which has been in business for 20 years. Barbara is in her third decade of practice as a lawyer and has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist since 2002 and an Arbitrator since 1997.She has also obtained her Masters Degree in Estate Law, ensuring she is up to date in both estate and family law specialities. She has litigated and mediated many Family Provision Claims where or more persons have claimed on an estate, most often than not this involves children fighting over Wills after the passing of their parent. Barb has acted in these matters both for the Estate and for the party seeking to benefit from an Estate.
Family Law, Collaborative Law, Wills, Estates and Trusts, Business and Commercial Law.
joined Phelps Reid Foster Johnson in 2013 as an Assistant until she graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelors of Laws. Rene obtained her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice in 2019 and was subsequently admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of the ACT and High Court of Australia in December 2019. Her numerous years with the firm has equipped her with experience in many fields including Commercial Law, Property Law, Wills and Estates and Family Law.
Rene has been a part of our Estates Team for a significant period of time and has excellent knowledge of estate planning and administration in the ACT and NSW jurisdictions. She regularly drafts Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney and Superannuation Death Benefit Nominations to ensure that clients have a complete estate plan.
Estate plannin, Conveyancing.
Kellin grew up in Queanbeyan and take a down-to-earth approach to complex legal issues. Losing my parents at a young age has shaped my pragmatic perspective on estate planning. He value the opportunity to assist families with their estate matters. He also enjoy conveyancing, and particularly enjoy acting for clients buying their first homes.
Kellin graduated with honours from the ANU and have been teaching postgraduate law there since 2013. I also run workshops for other lawyers, including through Legalwise seminars. I strongly believe in the value of open discussion of estate issues, which are frequently seen as unpleasant to talk about.
Personal Injury, Financial & Professional Negligence, Insurance, Property, Wills and Estates.
Andrew Christopoulos was admitted to practice in 1989 after running a successful business in artist management. He joined a mid-tier insurance based defendant practice and was promoted to the role of managing partner within 12 months. This put him in the enviable (or unenviable, depending on when you asked him) position of servicing most of the insurers in NSW. A midlife conscience crisis led Andrew to reassess his career and he started AC Lawyers in 2012. He brought 22 years of experience and all the intelligence gathered while working for the dark side along with him.
Andrew shares an intense empathy with his clients. In fact, he drives over 1000kms a week to create and maintain the personal connections that he and his clients form. This principle is not only at the heart of AC Lawyers but has seen Andrew appointed as a director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA). The ALA is a national not for profit organisation working tirelessly in advocating for the rights and welfare of individuals in Australia.
Divorce & Family Law, Court Representation, Wills, Probate, Estate Planning, Wills Disputes.
Mark Hanna graduated law at the University of Sydney with First Class Honours.
Mark Hanna Lawyers also has a string of victories in Family and Federal Circuit Courts, the Supreme Court of NSW and various local courts and tribunals in Sydney and Canberra.
Hanna has been a guest speaker at a number of conferences in Australia, Europe and Asia on family law and estates matters. He was invited to present a paper on Surrogacy issues at the most recent World Conference on Family Law and Children’s Rights in in 2017 in Dublin, Ireland.
When it comes to your legal issues, Mark Hanna Lawyers is a practical firm dedicated to getting the best result as economically and efficiently as possible. Hanna will negotiate a settlement before going to court if feasible. If your matter needs to go to court, he will strategise his approach to win the matter with the minimum of time and costs.
Mark Hanna Lawyers is known for its integrity and ethical billing.
Conveyancing, Wills & Estate Planning, Work, Home Building & Renovation, Bankruptcy, Disputes.
Archie is Meyer Vandenberg’s Chair and is recognised as one of Canberra’s most experienced commercial lawyers. He is responsible for ensuring the provision of consistently high-quality advice throughout the practice and has broad-ranging legal expertise.
Archie believes that an understanding of what clients want is critical to achieving excellence. His application of this approach has gained him a far-reaching respect among his peers and resulted in a loyal client base that includes some of the ACT’s largest corporate developers, investors and financial institutions. Archie is an expert in commercial law, property development and building and construction law. He has been involved in the negotiation and delivery of numerous complex commercial projects and has extensive experience appearing as counsel in the ACT Supreme Court and the Federal Court of Australia.
Family Law, Wills, Estates, Business Succession, Estate Disputes, Probate & Deceased Estate Administration, Enduring Power of Attorney, Testamentary Trusts, Elder Law.
As the head of the firm’s Wills and Estate Practice, Phil is a multi-skilled lawyer with experience across several fields. Phil currently assists clients in the areas of Wills and Estate and Family Law. Practical and straight-talking, Phil’s down to earth manner means you will receive clear and concise advice.
With 35 years experience as a lawyer, Phil initially practised as a commercial lawyer in Sydney for 16 years before retraining as a family lawyer. Whether it be in the planning, dispute resolution or litigation stage, Phil applies this expertise when assisting clients in complex family law property disputes or estate matters. With his knowledge in commercial fields including banking, finance, insolvency and commercial litigation, Phil can deliver multilateral strategies and creative solutions to help you achieve the best possible outcome in complex family law property and estate disputes.
Wills and Estate Planning, Property Law, Business and Commercial, Civil Disputes & Litigation, Review of Government Decisions.
Russell is a native of Newcastle, has been in practice in Canberra for over 27 years, and he also has experience in the public sector. His current practice focuses on:- Resolution of commercial disputes by negotiation or litigation; Personal injury matters, particularly medical negligence cases, and including ACT workers compensation; Legal counsel over the last 10 years for a substantial commercial landholder in north Canberra, including management of the legal aspects of the client’s leasing portfolio, resolution of disputes and general advice; Wills, probate and estate administration, including Family Provision claims; Equity matters involving property or estate disputes; Criminal law in magistrates courts; Employment disputes.