William is a family law specialist accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales. He practises in all areas of family law and related matters.
Prior to commencing his legal career, William worked in the community health and services field. He also has professional experience and a special interest in the areas of child protection and welfare.
William initially trained and was admitted to practise law at Allens Linklaters.
Since that time he has had extensive experience practising in the areas of family law, corporate and commercial law and employment and industrial relations law, including in Hong Kong as Registered Foreign Lawyer with a major global UK firm. Read More
William has a particular interest in family law matters that have an international element, including disputes involving parenting and substantial financial issues. William regularly advises and acts for foreign nationals and Australian expats in relation to their international family law matters and disputes that have a connection with Australia.
William also works closely with Robert Minter to provide advice and representation on estate planning and asset protection matters, including in relation to the preparation of trusts and other structures involving complex and substantial assets and business interests located in Australia and overseas. Between them, William and Robert have over 50 years’ experience providing first tier legal services.
William is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia. He is also an adjunct lecturer at the New South Wales College of Law where he most recently taught litigation to postgraduate students and legal professionals.
Robert has many years experience practising law in Australia and Asia, including as partner of Minter Ellison for 29 years.
Robert was President of the Australia-China Business Council and part-time lecturer at Bond University Business School. He has also served on the Australia-China Council advising the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade on its Australia China relationship.
Robert is also expert in the provision of first tier private client services and has extensive experience advising in the areas of family law, family provisions law (Wills disputes) and estate planning, including for clients with substantial assets in Australia and overseas.Read More
Robert provides his clients with advice and guidance in relation to the preparation and establishment of family trusts and other structures which are designed to protect the interests of nominated stakeholders, including in the context of blended (or second marriage) families and families with assets and business interests located overseas.
Robert hold degrees in Arts and Laws from the University of Sydney. He has also undertaken postgraduate studies at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and holds a Graduate Diploma of Business.