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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 – An Australia First For Private Family Law Firms

FGD are proud to announce, we are launching an LGBTIQ Legal Service. This service is the first of its kind in Australian private legal practice. 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...

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14/02/2022

FGD Valentine’s Day 2022

With close to a million viewers every episode over 9 seasons, Married at First Sight (MAFS) has made its way into households across the nation, and in particular quite a few right here in the FGD team (some say viewers, some say fanatics). With MAFS popularity, lockdowns, working from home...

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01/02/2022

Back to School Tips for Separated and Divorced Parents

Maybe your kids are heading back to school after an enjoyable holiday break, or maybe you’re one of the millions of Aussie parents who has a child who is a first timer for big school. Either way, if you are a single parent who is co-parenting with your ex, getting everyone (including yourselves) prepared for the first day of school can be a little stressful.

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12/11/2021

FGD Golf Day 2021

Everyone at FGD was holding their breaths after the excitement of restrictions lifting and the day being able to go ahead. We were all watching the dreary forecast but nevertheless, the showers cleared and the day went ahead…. There were 93 players out on the course who were welcomed by Esther Bogaart (Karinya House Vice President of the Committee) who reminded us of the important work that Karinya House do.

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02/11/2021

Christmas Day and the Holidays After Separation or Divorce – Tips for Parents on Splitting Time and Making Arrangements for Children

Christmas can be a busy time of year in the family law world. Many separated parents find it difficult to agree on what arrangements are best for their children, particularly over the holidays. The COVID19 pandemic has created even more stress for parents and children and can make holidays and...

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03/09/2021

Leading Wills, Estates & Succession Planning Lawyers – Canberra, 2021

The Wills and Estates team at Farrar Gesini Dunn is pleased to announce that we have been recognised again in the respected Doyle’s Guide Listings for 2021. Our Estates Director, Timothy Morton, has been personally recognised as a Preeminent lawyer for Wills, Estates and Succession Planning and a Leading Lawyer...

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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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21/04/2021

Divorce in Australia – Who Gets What?

You’ve probably heard the statistic that 1 in 3 marriages in Australia end in divorce. Most people know someone close to them who has had their marriage break down and have probably heard every story on the spectrum.

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26/03/2021

Holding Cryptocurrencies in your Self-Managed Superannuation Fund (SMSF)

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are getting more media attention, and are also emerging as a new asset class. We observe a growing number of people who trade and hold cryptocurrency as part of their investment portfolio.

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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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