DDCS Lawyers is a Canberra based law practice, located in the unique heritage precinct of New Acton, specializing in family law, estate planning and business succession services.
The firm commenced operations on the 1st of August 2007. Together, Partners Julie Dobinson, Phillip Davey, Lois Clifford, Di Simpson and Sally McGuiness – have brought a unique blend of combined expertise to the firm. The firm’s reputation is based upon the provision of client service excellence.
Recently, DDCS was recognized by Law Australasia (an independent group of 18 esteemed law firms) for their outstanding achievement and commitment to excellence in all areas of practice management. For their efforts, they received the prestigious Law Australasia Outstanding Achievement in Practice Award.
In March 2012 and again in 2014, DDCS were listed as the Leading ACT Family Law Firm in the prestigious Doyle’s Guide, an independent guide to the Australian Legal Profession. Doyle’s Guide also listed DDCS’ Di Simpson as Market Leader, Julie Dobinson and Lois Clifford as Preeminent and Phillip Davey as Leading family lawyers.
DDCS provides a unique private client advisory service to our clients. Our focus is on relationships, whether they are personal or business. We are “Lawyers for Life”, assisting our clients at the outset, during and at the end of their most significant relationships. We provide advice on structuring arrangements between parties to both business and personal relationships to ensure that all of the relevant risks are taken into account and that the objectives and aspirations of the parties can be achieved. In the commercial space this means working with business owners to develop tailored solutions to their business establishment, operational and succession requirements, including taxation, asset protection and corporate governance advice. In the personal sphere this means assisting individuals with Binding Financial Agreements, Estate Planning and Business Succession plans and arrangements.
DDCS also provides our clients with a wide range of dispute resolution services. These services include representation in contested Court proceedings together with a range of alternate dispute resolution services. Two of our partners, Phillip Davey and Julie Dobinson are nationally accredited mediators.
Focused on client service excellence, the DDCS Partners and their team of experienced lawyers assist clients in achieving the best possible outcomes.