Denis Farrar - a Canberra, ACT Partner
If we can find a fair solution that avoids antagonism, all parties are better served.
Denis has been a family lawyer since 1975. That depth of experience gives him
an understanding of the emotional consequence of marriage break-up, both for
parties and their children. He is an advocate of conciliation but when necessary
fiercely defends the rights of his clients in court.
He is currently the elected ACT representative on the Executive of the Family
Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. In this role Denis has become one
of the foremost family lawyers in Australia and is at the cutting edge of
developments in this complex and ever-changing area. He has been involved in
many submissions to Government concerning law reform, and has appeared
before parliamentary enquiries in relation to family law issues.
He is a former president of the ACT Law Society, of Relationships Australia (Canberra and Region) and is currently
President of the ACT Legal Aid Commission, a member of the Law Council of Australia's Access to Justice Committee
and a member of the ACT Legal Practitioners Admission Board.