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Our firm specialises in out of court solutions for family law, and offer a number of ways resolve your matter in a way that is cost effective and avoids Court. Led by Amanda Hynes, the team’s expertise is in complex property settlement cases, sensitive and high conflict parenting matters, child support disputes, Hague Convention cases and other international family law issues.
We are based in the Sydney CBD at Suite 5.01, 2 Bligh St, Sydney. Give us a call on 02 9045 2600.
Family Lawyer Sydney
Amanda has practised exclusively in the area of family law all of her career in both leading and specialist family law firms. Amanda joined us with over 12 years experience behind her, with particular skills in high conflict, complex and difficult parenting matters as well as having the expertise in acting for clients with significant net wealth property matters.
Julie is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, an Accredited Mediator and has acted as an Independent Children’s Lawyer (ICL) for over 15 years. Her Family Law experience spans over 35 years. Prior to joining FGD, Julie was the Managing Director in a boutique family law practice in Sydney and is recognised for her expertise in legal knowledge and its practical application and for providing practical and specified legal advice to clients in complex parenting and property matters, relocation, child support, spouse maintenance and de facto property settlement.
Kate brings over 16 years of family law experience to FGD, having previously worked as a Director in a boutique family law practice in Sydney. She is a persuasive advocate who understands the complexity of family law for both parenting and property matters. Kate is passionate about helping clients who are in high conflict, complex parenting matters. She has appeared as an Independent Children’s Lawyer for over 10 years and in that role, she works to ensure children have a meaningful voice and that their best interests are protected.
Nick excels at complex family law matters. He is skilled at distilling dense information and difficult concepts into simple language. Clients who find the court process overwhelming often report feeling at ease with Nick.
This skill is also valuable when Nick appears in court. He regularly does so, including at contested interim hearings where a barrister would otherwise be required.
Nick works across our Sydney and Canberra offices.
Alexandra was admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 2018 and to the High Court of Australia in 2019. Alexandra chose to pursue a career in family law, enjoying the high level of client interaction involved and the opportunity it provides to have a meaningful and positive impact on people’s lives. From the outset of a matter, Alexandra connects with clients and identifies what is most important to them, developing nuanced legal strategies, and tailoring communication style to suit individual client’s needs.
In early 2023, Maria made the exciting decision to relocate to Sydney, Australia, to embark on a new chapter in her legal career focused on Family Law. Maria is a passionate member of our team, driven by her long-standing interest in the field. She is dedicated to achieving outcomes that prioritise the best interests of children and takes an outcome-focused approach to her work.