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A fresh approach to family law for Newcastle

Farrar Gesini Dunn (FGD) has specialised in family law for more than 20 years and are now open for business in Newcastle. With existing offices in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne, FGD are hoping to bring a fresh approach to family law in the Hunter region.
FGD specialises in all aspects of family law and estate planning, such as division of relationship property, superannuation splitting, parenting arrangements, divorce, child support, binding financial agreements and estate matters.
FGD brings a fresh approach with an active focus on out-of-Court settlements, with the support and capacity of a national firm.
The Newcastle office will be headed by Director Robert Routh and Senior Solicitor Victoria Blakeley. Robert has over 25 years of experience specialising in family law and is able to help people identify what is important, take complex problems and generate practical solutions. Robert was previously a Registrar of the Family Court, giving him a wealth of experience in both court and settlement matters. Robert supports the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution, and is a registered Dispute Resolution Practitioner in Family Law.
Victoria has been with FGD since the start of her career, previously working as an Associate with the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Victoria has experience with a whole range of parenting matters and strives to resolve disputes with bespoke solutions tailored to the individual client and family. Victoria has experience with complex property matters, including those involving businesses, family trusts, farming enterprises and selfmanaged superannuation funds.
Both Robert and Victoria are trained collaborative lawyers, which provides them with the problem solving skills and commitment to resolving matters without needing to involve the Court.