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Gillian Coote

Gillian Coote

Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Gillian Coote - Principal and Accredited Family Law Specialist

Gillian is one of Melbourne's best known and respected family lawyers. She commenced practice in 1986 and has been a Law Institute Accredited Specialist since 1991.

In 2018, Gillian was named as one of only six Preeminent Family Lawyers in Australia according to the esteemed Doyle’s Guide.

Following a successful career in family law in large city firms, Gillian established Gillian Coote Family Law, now Coote Family Lawyers in 2002 to provide a level of personal service rarely found in large, multi-disciplinary firms.

In a career that has spanned over 30 years, Gillian has developed one of Melbourne's best family law firms. She offers a level of care that is unmatched in the legal world and works tirelessly on her behalf of all of her clients. Gillian prides herself on her ability to build rapport with her clients and helps them come to terms with their situations. She looks for solutions rather than problems and has built a loyal base of trusting clients.

Genuine and unaffected, Gillian strives to give her clients professional and practicable advice whilst offering them the emotional support that is needed to endure what can be a very difficult time. She only provides her clients with realistic advice and encourages them to be involved in the process, helping them come to terms with the situation and to look for the solutions that are more likely to lead to an agreeable outcome. Gillian’s savvy judgment about appropriate and practical outcomes sets her apart from her peers.

Where litigation is necessary, Gillian’s experience in all areas of family law is superior. Over 30 years, her continued involvement in defended parenting cases and complex property proceedings have honed her judgment and her skills. Gillian’s extensive experience with all types of valuation and business issues and complicated trust structures makes her one of the best and most strategic in the area. Gillian is an effective, persuasive and formidable opponent when it comes to litigation.

 

Doyle's Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2018 

Doyle's Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2018

Preeminent - Gillian Coote 

The 2018 listing of leading Australian Family & Divorce Lawyers details solicitors practising within the areas of family law, matrimonial, parenting, property and spousal maintenance matters across all Australian legal markets who have been identified by their peers for their expertise and abilities in these areas.

 

Gillian Coote - Doyle's Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Victoria, 2018

Gillian Coote - Doyle's Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Victoria, 2018

The 2018 listing of leading Victorian Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) details individuals who have been specifically highlighted not only for their expertise generally in family law matters but also for their ability and track record in matters where the contested net asset pool is significant (i.e. in excess of AUD $50 million) or there are complex commercial, property, estate planning and taxation matters that need to be taken in to account as part of the overall resolution process.  These lawyers should also been viewed as having particular expertise in preparing Binding Financial Agreements for individuals and families with significant net worth.

 

Gillian Coote - Preeminent Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2018

Gillian Coote - Preeminent Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2018

The 2018 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.

Law Institute of Victoria - Accredited Family Law Specialists  

Call Coote Family Lawyers today on 03 9804 0035.

 

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