Court Representation

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 List in the Family Court), and the Federal Circuit Court. 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.

At the conciliation conference and first hearings, your solicitor will represent you in most cases. 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 our 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.

To ensure superior representation, we take great care when selecting our barristers, and endeavour to select barristers whom we believe suit our clients and their specific legal issues. Whether it’s a property settlement, arrangements for children or another issue, 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 national network of other highly trained interstate solicitors, and so are able to recommend an interstate family court lawyer if needed.

Where to from here?

Contact us to discuss how we can assist you with your family law matter.

Book an Initial Consultation – We sit down with you for 90 minutes to gain a thorough understanding of your needs and your matter.

Attend a Free Family Law Seminar – Held in the Melbourne CBD, this is your chance to build your legal knowledge, get an understanding of the court process and ask questions to our lawyers before making any decisions.

Get Started Online – Ready to make a start? Answer a few questions and get a free personalised information pack tailored to your family law issue. We can also assemble your relationship history, which will help us reduce costs if you book in for an appointment.

Why choose Carew Counsel Solicitor?


We are experts - we know the law, work in family law every day and are familiar with the type of decisions the court makes.

We give you honest, upfront and detailed advice from the start.

After your initial consultation, we provide you with an estimate as to the likely costs in your case, whether that be negotiation and consent orders, or a final hearing.

We empower you, by helping you understand the system, the options and the advantages and disadvantages of different options.

Contact Us Today


At Carew Counsel we understand that selecting the right legal representation is an important decision.

Contact us today and discover how we can assist with your family law matter.