Specialised and Experienced Solicitors in Newcastle

We have accredited specialist family lawyers at our Newcastle law firm who can help you in your family law matter. We specialise in all areas of family law including parenting and property matters, court proceedings and consent orders.

We understand the stress and anxiety you feel when you are in the midst of a family law parenting or property matter, when you purchase your first home or when it comes to drafting your will. We focus on giving you practical advice.

Gillard Family Lawyers have been recognised by the prestigious Doyles Guide for recommended Family & Divorce Law Firm in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast for 2023. In addition to the firm being recognised as a recommended family law firm our Director Michelle Gillard has been recognised individually as a recommended Family Law Lawyer in the Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Central Coast for 2023.

The Doyles guide is based on peer reviews conducted by independent research.


Gillard Family Lawyers is proud to be one of only two Newcastle law firms with two Accredited Specialists in Family Law.

If you find yourself at the end of your relationship, feeling confused and overwhelmed at the process that lies ahead, our friendly and affordable divorce lawyers can help.

With an understanding and approachable service, we have accredited specialist, Newcastle-based lawyers who offer affordable, expert advice in all areas of family law: child support, spousal maintenance applications, divorce, property settlements, parenting orders, de facto relationships and more.

We are a client-focused law firm located in Newcastle’s CBD with years of experience in family law and conveyancing. You will have face-to-face meetings with your lawyer, who will listen to your needs and provide the right legal advice. Your first consultation is a fixed fee of only $220.

Family Law Mediation Newcastle

We are fortunate to have two accredited mediators working at our law firm in Newcastle.

We have two accredited mediators that are both accredited specialists in family law.

We run mediations from our Newcastle office and our Central Coast Office.

Our rates are competitive and facilities include the latest technology to ensure that mediations run smoothly.

We provide lunch for full day mediations. To find out more including available dates please see our Mediation page.


Agency work service for family law matters in Newcastle.

Conveniently located within a short walk of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court in Newcastle, Gillard Family Lawyers regularly appear as agents for other law firms in Newcastle, from Sydney or interstate.

We can attend Directions Hearings, Interim Hearings, Mediation, Conciliation, Conferences, inspect Subpoena material or file documents on your behalf. Contact us to discuss our rates for private paying clients.