Damien has practised for over 40 years in the Family law and de facto relationship fields. Damien is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a Mediator and an Arbitrator with extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of family law. He has a particular interest in complex financial and property settlements and international family law matters.
Damien is consistently recognised by his peers in published reviews as a leader in the field of family law.
Damien was invited to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 1996, being one of the longest standing Fellows in Australia.
Damien is an appointed expert witness on Australian Family Law before the High Court in the United Kingdom. He has also provided expert trial evidence on Australian Family Law in the United States. Damien is a regular presenter at legal and other professional seminars, presenting to the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on several occasions. He has had numerous articles published both in legal and non-legal publications.
Damien was a partner in a large Brisbane CBD and subsequently national firm for over 40 years before opening his own boutique family law practice where he can focus on his passion of using his extensive experience to help clients navigate the ever changing family law system.
While consistently being recognised by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer for a number of years running, Damien has also been recognised as a Leading Family Lawyer in High-Value & Complex Property Matters and Leading Parenting and Children’s Matters Lawyer.