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Gillian Coote

Esteemed | Formidable | Genuine
Gillian Coote

Founder, Managing Partner and Accredited Family Law Specialist

I will always be grateful to your firm.

Gillian Coote - Founder & Managing Partner

With a career spanning more than 30 years, Gillian is one of Melbourne's most respected family lawyers.

Consistently appraised by her peers as an industry leader, in 2020 she was named as one of only nine Preeminent Family Lawyers in Australia by esteemed legal directory Doyle’s Guide.

Following several successful years at large city practices, Gillian established Coote Family Lawyers in 2002 to provide a level of personal service and client care rarely found in top tier, multi-disciplinary firms. Her considerable international experience brings further depth to the practice. Frank, sincere and assiduous in approach, her compassionate yet pragmatic counsel sets her apart from her contemporaries.

In litigation, Gillian’s comprehensive experience in all areas of family law makes her a formidable opponent. She has successfully run defended parenting cases, difficult property proceedings, complicated trust structures and valuation and business issues for more than three decades – building repute as one of the most strategic and persuasive practitioners in the field.

Gillian has been a Law Institute Accredited Specialist since 1991.

 

 

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2020 

Doyle's Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Australia, 2020

Preeminent - Gillian Coote 

The 2020 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.

 

Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Victoria, 2020

Gillian Coote - Doyle's Leading Family Lawyers (High-Value & Complex Property Matters) – Victoria, 2020

The 2020 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.

 

Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2020

Gillian Coote - Preeminent Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Melbourne, 2020

The 2020 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.

 

Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2020

Gillian Coote - Recommended Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Victoria, 2020

The 2020 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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