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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 List in the Family Court), and the Federal 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. 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 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, child custody or something 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 national network of other highly trained interstate solicitors, and so are able to recommend an interstate family court lawyer if needed!