I started this practice because she wanted to provide clients with a distinct approach to family law. People need a flexible mix of good advice, strong representation and an understanding of the emotions involved. Family law can be complex and challenging. As solicitors, our job is to guide you through the legal process so you can achieve the best possible outcomes given your individual circumstances.

As a specialist family law firm, we offer a range of services across family and relationship law, assisting you with financial matters, spousal maintenance, de-facto relationships, same sex relationships, relocating with children, child abduction (Hague Convention), and family violence. We also assist clients with succession planning, property transactions and probate matters.

We pride ourselves on providing high quality, expert legal advice. Our solicitors and mediators all have postgraduate and continuing professional development qualifications and our support staff also benefit from continuing professional development. Our focus on family law ensures that we have current and relevant experience and knowledge that we can apply in your matter.

As a locally based firm, we understand the unique challenges that come with close-knit communities, family properties and generational relationships. Our principal solicitor, Emalene Gemmell, is an Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner and Nationally Accredited Mediator. This allows us to adopt a holistic approach to our clients’ needs, helping them successfully navigate their way through the legal process. Where possible, alternative dispute resolution practices are adopted, which can result in a more cost-effective and timely resolution of matters. And should we need to represent you in Court, our solicitors are experienced and dedicated litigators who will advocate for you with skill, determination and the utmost commitment.

We listen to you. We can best represent you by getting to know your individual circumstances. Our friendly and approachable staff uphold an extremely high standard of quality care. Our service is boutique and personalised, and to us, you will always be a person, not a “matter”.

We assist clients throughout the New England North West and throughout Australia. We understand that travelling to our offices in Armidale or Uralla is not always possible, so we offer telephone, Skype, or FaceTime appointments at no extra charge. We can also visit our clients in the comfort of their own home, rural property or aged care facility and we offer after hours and weekend appointments by prior arrangement.


Emalene Gemmell, Principal Solicitor

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Family law specialists, there for you when you need us most