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Court Representation

When Court proceedings are required, in most cases your Carew Counsel lawyer will advocate for you. When needed, however, we will brief a barrister for your case.

At Carew Counsel, all of our family law court lawyers are experienced and competent advocates who regularly perform appearance work for our clients in many various legal situations, including the Family Court of Australia (including the Divorce Family Court), the Federal Magistrates Court of Australia, the Supreme Court of Victoria, the County Court of Victoria, the Children’s Court and the Magistrates Courts. All our lawyers enjoy advocacy on behalf of their clients and hold a wide reach within the areas of the legal system which they are admitted to practice in Australia. For instance, our solicitor Gordon Johns is admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of both Victoria and New South Wales.

Our family law lawyers enjoy advocacy on behalf of their clients

At the Conciliation Conference and first hearings, your Carew Counsel solicitor will represent your case. In following court proceedings, we may or may not directly represent you in Court, depending on what works best for your case. For final hearings and complex interim matters, it is Carew Counsel’s policy to brief and instruct experienced family law barristers to represent our clients in Court. In doing this, we have developed excellent relationships with leading Victorian barristers, and our firm is held in high regard by members of the Victorian Bar.

We take great care and thought when selecting our barristers, and always endeavour to select barristers whom we believe suit our clients and their specific legal issues, to ensure superior representation. Whether it’s a Family Court matter of divorce, a property settlement, child custody or anything else, our team of family law solicitors are here to advocate on your behalf for the best outcome. We are a Melbourne based firm but are also part of a strong network of other highly trained interstate solicitors, and so are able to recommend an interstate family court lawyer if needed, something our clients have found helpful on past occasions.