Brendan is a Principal Lawyer in our Private Clients Group who has practised exclusively in family law since being admitted to practice.

Brendan works with his clients and their other professional advisers to resolve relationship related disputes and get the best outcomes for them.  He has a reputation for ‘getting results’.

Brendan is empathetic but level headed when guiding clients through separation and into the next phase of their personal and professional lives.

"I thrive on being a trusted ally to people going through hard times, helping them to achieve the best possible outcome and move forward.”

Significant matters

Large family owned furniture manufacturer and retailer – prepared pre-marriage Financial Agreement to quarantine the business interests for the benefit of our client (and their family)

Director of a construction company – negotiated the financial settlement so the business and its assets were retained by our client

Beneficiary of a large expected inheritance – prepared a pre-marriage Financial Agreement to quarantine inheritances from the property in case of separation

Senior manager of a large multinational company – negotiated and formalised a favourable property settlement and parenting arrangement.

Master of Applied Law (Family Law), The College of Law

Master of Law (Juris Doctor), Monash University

Bachelor of Arts, RMIT University

Graduate Fellow of The College of Law

Member, Law Institute of Victoria

Member, Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)

Member, Macpherson Kelley’s Professional Services Industry Group

  • Financial Agreements (including pre, during and post-marriage/de facto relationship)
  • Complex property disputes including business and Trust property
  • Multi party litigation – third parties in financial disputes
  • Asset protection including business interests and anticipated inheritance
  • Complex parenting disputes
  • Child support (including where one party is overseas)
Professional Services
Professional Services

related contacts

James Dimond VIC
Kate Ettershank VIC
Michael Fernon VIC
Suzanne Hallas-Gleeson NSW
Joanne Hazeldene VIC
Warren Smith NSW