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Ian Mawson QC

Ian Mawson QC

Senior Consultant

Ian Mawson QC - Senior Consultant

Ian Mawson QC is one of Melbourne's most experienced family law practitioners. Having graduated from Melbourne University in 1968, Ian was admitted to practice in March 1970.

Ian worked as a solicitor from 1970 to 1991 and during this time he appeared as a solicitor advocate. After signing the Bar roll in 1991, Ian practised as a barrister from 1991 to 2017. In 2006, he was appointed Queen's Counsel, the highest accolade for a barrister.

A pioneer of family law in Australia, Ian practised in the Family Court from its commencement in 1976. He was Chair of the Family Law Bar from 2008 to 2015.

Ian joined Coote Family Lawyers as a Senior Consultant in 2017 and brings with him a wealth of experience in all aspects of family law. He is an expert in his field and has been involved in every possible type of family law matter, including complex children's matters, property and relocation cases. He is well versed in financial agreements and has been involved extensively in complicated litigation. Ian has tremendous skill in understanding case law and statutory interpretation and is proficient in drafting documents.

Ian's level of expertise and specialisation is of the highest standard.


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