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19/05/2022

Our Pledge – LGBTIQ Domestic Violence

A staggering 1 in 2 LGBTIQ people will experience Domestic or Family Violence in their lifetime.  Studies have shown that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) people are not only more likely to experience family violence, but less likely to recognise, report and receive appropriate support in response....

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11/05/2022

LGBTIQ Legal Service

FGD are proud to announce, we are launching an LGBTIQ Legal Service. Recurrent enquiries into Australia’s family law system have found glaring issues with respect to the recognition of evolving LGBTIQ issues and access to justice for LGBTIQ identifying people. One of the key concerns is that the Family Law...

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31/03/2022

FGD Cairns Conference

At FGD, our purpose is to represent and empower people with compassion and innovation. It is important for us to reflect on our purpose to create new ways to show up for our people, clients and community. This focus on reflection was the key driver of the firm’s most recent conference in Cairns.

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16/11/2021

Rising Star in Wills, Estates, and Succession Planning in New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory

The Wills and Estates team at Farrar Gesini Dunn is pleased to announce that we have been further recognised in the respected Doyle’s Guide Listing for 2021, and for the first time in the Rising Stars category. Jessica Win is a brilliant young lawyer in our Wills and Estates team....

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05/11/2021

Farewell Juliette Ford

We bid farewell to Juliette Ford, a director of FGD since 2001, as she takes on a role with The Office for Family Safety, Community Services Directorate. This role has provided her an amazing opportunity to embrace work that allows her to continue to utilise all of her legal, strategic thinking, mediation and collaboration skills in a systemic advocacy and policy space. This form of advocacy has always been something that Juliette has been passionate about, and we support her decision to continue this opportunity, and so we wish her all the best as she retires from the FGD Partnership.

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01/07/2021

FGD Congratulates Newest Directors

The current FGD Directors are excited to announce that Ramya Balachandren and Haydn Marsh will be joining the partnership from 1 July 2021. Haydn and Ramya bring with them a wealth of knowledge and expertise in family law. We are excited for them to be leading the future of FGD...

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16/06/2021

Denis William Farrar awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Awards

We are excited to be able to congratulate founding partner, Denis Farrar, who was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queens Birthday Awards yesterday. Denis’ award was for service to the law. He became a lawyer in 1976 and formed Farrar Gesini Dunn in 1995. He...

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05/03/2021

International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is coming up next Monday and, although we aren’t hosting any celebratory events at FGD this year, the day is one that we are really proud to reflect on and acknowledge.

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18/02/2021

Collaborative Family Law Firms Unite To Help Clients Caught Up In The Family Law System

Phelps Reid Foster Johnson Lawyers are thrilled to announce that Olivia Gesini has returned to collaborative family law practice as a member of their team. Farrar Gesini Dunn (of which Olivia was a founding partner in 1995) welcome and support Olivia in this endeavour and are equally excited about what this announcement means for clients caught up in the family law system who wish to find a better way to separate.

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04/02/2021

Settle by Sunday

We understand that a separation can be an emotionally and financially turbulent time; and the thought of spending weeks, months, or even years fight through Court can be terrifying. ‘Settle by Sunday‘ is a robust and intensive settlement negotiation that occurs over a weekend, taking conflict and delay out of a separation to reach a resolution.

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15/12/2020

2021 Victorian Family Law Rankings [Doyles Guide]

After receiving recognition for our Canberra Family Lawyers last week, we are pleased to announce that Farrar Gesini Dunn’s Frank Chila from our Melbourne Family Law Team has also been recognised as a Recommended Lawyer on Doyles Guide in the category Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2021. Congratulations...

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04/12/2020

2021 ACT Family Law Rankings [Doyles Guide]

We are proud to announce that our Family Law Team has once again been acknowledged by the esteemed Doyles Guide in the following categories: Leading Family & Divorce Law Firms – Canberra, 2021 Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Canberra, 2021 Leading Parenting, Custody & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Canberra,...

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