We’re not like the others

We’re lawyers, but we do things differently. We are a family law firm with offices in Canberra and Melbourne and we give our clients the best advice and guidance going around. We deal with divorce and all other family matters whether using the Family Court or Collaborative Law. We also specialise in wills, will disputes, estate planning, litigation and superannuation.


Please accept my sincere thanks for your professional handling of my recent family law matter. You provided a very focused, ethical and decisive service. I am happy with the Orders we achieved, they allow for children to have both parents in their lives with the least disruption to their school lives. It is a win for them! I am stronger person for having completed the process I believed in. Thank you for helping me achieve this.

To Ann and the wonderful team, Thanks to you all for the effort you all put in during my Family Law matter. It was comforting to me to have such a competent and professional team acting on my behalf. Thanks.

I have been extremely fortunate to have experienced professional and supportive lawyers handling my case. Its been a very emotional journey and I couldn’t have done it without the professional staff at FGD especially Kasey Fox.

You truly have an amazing firm, one in which I have recommended people to go to. Something I’ll continue to do. And in saying that, you really do have the best staff member, in Lucy, that you could possibly find.


We see time differently

At Farrar Gesini Dunn, our Lawyers offer you the choice of how your lawyer charges.


We Collaborate

Control the outcome of your family law, estate, or superannuation matter and avoid Court using Collaborative Law.


We find solutions that fit

We listen to what you need and provide advice customised for your individual circumstances. We focus on the outcome and the process that is best for you.


We’re top dogs

When it comes to your legal matter, you need the best advice and the best lawyers.


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Bankruptcy – What Happens to the Family Home?

Most couples who purchase their home in joint names are registered as joint tenants. This is the most common form of joint ownership between married and de-facto couples. (more…)
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Canberra Domestic Violence Lawyers

Canberra Domestic Violence Lawyers is an expert team of lawyers at Farrar Gesini Dunn specialising in providing assistance to people involved in domestic and family violence.  (more…)
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Farrar Gesini Dunn – not just Family Law

Farrar Gesini Dunn and its solicitors have been recognised as leaders in the legal market for Family Law, Estate Planning  and Estate Dispute resolution in 2016 both in the ACT and Australia wide by the prestigious
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‘Sorry, I’m terrible with names’ – Family Law name change cases

There was a bit of press lately about a woman spending $8,000 trying to change her child’s surname. (more…)
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Guest Post: A guide to structured giving

"Australians who plan their giving, give six times more money than Australians who do not have a planned approach to giving." (more…)
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Watching the Watchers: Preventing Financial Abuse of the Elderly

Elder abuse – particularly financial abuse – is becoming a big issue and I see it too often in practice. Hopefully positive changes geared at protecting our clients will come from this. We will be
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Time limits and Family Provision

Those who are considering challenging a will by making a claim for Family Provision need to be aware that time limits apply within which their application must be made. (more…)
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Shared care, Co-Parenting and developing a Parental Alliance

Shared care can been seen by many as an unachievable goal, particularly after a messy divorce. But in some cases, if both parents are able to put aside their differences and work together, shared care
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Prenuptial Agreements – Do They Stand Up?

I am often asked whether Prenuptial Agreements are binding. Given that the Family Law Act was amended over 15 years ago to enable parties to enter into Binding Financial Agreements including Prenuptial Agreements, it is
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” We’re tough. We’re expert. We’re experienced. But most of all we treat you as an individual. “

” Our lawyers will listen to your needs and help you find the process and outcome that suits you. “

Contact Us


Level 1, 10 Rudd Street
Canberra ACT 2601

02 6257 6477
02 6257 4382


Level 5, 466-468 Little Lonsdale Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

03 8376 7000
03 8376 7099

Albert Park

11 Victoria Ave
Albert Park 
Vic 3206
03 8376 7070
03 8376 7080