Accredited Family Law Specialists


Lawyer Family Law Accredited Specialist SydneyIn 1994 the Law Society of New South Wales set up a specialist accreditation scheme, to enable the public to identify Solicitors who have proven expertise in a particular area of law.

The object of the scheme was to raise competence within the profession and to acknowledge Solicitors who demonstrated especial competency in a specialised area of the law.

To become an accredited family law specialist, a Solicitor is required to undergo rigorous examination. Solicitors must have practised law full-time for at least 5 (five) years before applying for accreditation, and the majority of that time must have been spent in the area in which they seek accreditation.

Both Chris Dimock and James Richardson are Accredited Specialists in Family Law. Chris was amongst the first Solicitors to be accepted as an accredited specialist in family law (in 1994), whilst James was accredited in 1998.

Law Society of NSW Accredited Family Lawyer Sydney

On an ongoing basis, accredited specialists are required to continue practising in their chosen specialty area for at least 25% of each year, and they are also required to undertake twice the number of hours of continuing professional education as solicitors that are not accredited.

Binding Financial Agreements

BFA's outlining assets or instructions in a separation.

IVF, surrogacy and parentage

Legal Issues surrounding Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART)


For heterosexual and same sex couples, married or de facto.

Hague Convention

International parental child abduction & process for returning home.

Sperm Donor Agreements

Specialist lawyers assisting people through marriage breakdown and divorce.

International Family Law

International & ex-pat clients needing assistance with Australian family law.

Contact us for answers to your family law issues.

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