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Gary Yan

Gary Yan

Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Thank you for taking on my case and doing such a fabulous job of it.

Gary Yan - Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Gary has been a Law Institute Accredited Specialist since 2013 and has been recommended by the highly esteemed Doyle’s Guide as one of Melbourne’s recommended Family and Divorce Lawyers three years running and as a recommended Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyer in 2018.

Gary worked for two years with the Commissioner for Children in Tasmania before joining Coote Family Lawyers in 2003. In 2007, he moved to London where he gained invaluable experience working with Manches LLP, in one of the UK's leading family law departments.

In 2011, Gary returned to Coote Family Lawyers where he is now a partner.

Testament to Gary’s reputation as a respected family lawyer, in 2016 he was asked to write the Australian chapter of International Relocation of Children, A Global Guide together with Gillian Coote.

Gary is accomplished in all facets of family law, including its international application, dealing with pre-nuptial agreements, same-sex relationships, parenting issues and complex financial matters. He is a lawyer who never makes a drama out of a crisis.

Gary speaks Cantonese and some basic Mandarin and is a mentor to young lawyers with the Asian-Australian Lawyers Association.


Doyle's Guide - Recommended Family Lawyer 2019

Doyle's Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2019

Recommended - Gary Yan

The 2019 listing of leading Melbourne Family & Divorce Lawyers details solicitors practising within the areas of family law, matrimonial, parenting, property and spousal maintenance matters in the Victorian legal market who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.

Doyle's Guide - Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers - Melbourne, 2019

Doyle's Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2019

Recommended - Gary Yan

The 2018 listing of leading Victorian Parenting & Children's Matters Lawyers details individuals who have been specifically highlighted for their expertise, abilities and experience in complex parenting/child custody issues and disputes. These rankings also include individuals with experience acting as an independent Children's Lawyer in relation to matters that may include, but are not limited to, family violence, physical, sexual and emotional abuse of children. Individuals included in our broader Family Law rankings may also possess significant skill with respect to parenting matters however have not been identified for such.

Law Institute of Victoria - Accredited Family Law Specialists



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