The Family group recognizes the exceptional sensitivity of family disputes and the importance of planning.

Seasoned and empathetic, we advise on a full range of matters that impact families, from marriage/co-habitation to separation, child protection, as well as estate planning and administration.

We have extensive experience in all aspects of marriage and separation. We look at your needs carefully and plan, with you, how to best resolve your issues expeditiously — including what forum is best for you, whether that be negotiation, mediation, arbitration or court — all with a view to achieving the most favourable outcome.

  • Marriage/Co-habitation Agreements
  • Separation + Divorce
  • Child Protection
  • Child Abduction (Hague Convention)

Resolution of family law issues without court is the essence of Collaborative Law. Favourable outcomes are achieved by discussion, negotiation and collaboration between clients and professionals. While the process is informed by legal precedent, we can create solutions specifically tailored to your circumstances.  Speak to us to determine whether the collaborative approach is right for you.

Trusts, Wills & Estates is a practice area that represents a longstanding strength of Chappell Partners LLP. We have expertise in testamentary planning and assisting Estate Trustees with court applications and the administration of the testator’s estate. We also represent Estate Trustees and beneficiaries in contentious matters.

  • Primary and Secondary Wills
  • Estate Tax Planning
  • Family Trusts
  • Applications for Certificates of Appointment
  • Estate Administration and Disputes

For more information, contact our Wills & Estates practice leader, David M. Flynn.