Carl has been actively involved in law since 1986 and has headed the Family and Criminal Law sections of Colville Johnstone Lawyers since July 2015. His focus is to provide legal advice of the highest calibre, ensuring clients obtain practical results while minimising costs.
He is a deep thinker, meticulous, steadfast and resilient. Whilst his compassionate nature allows him to be a rock to his clients, he is a thorn in the backside of his clients’ adversaries. He is honest, focused on the task at hand and highly respected by the Courts and opposing colleagues.
Carl recognises that he is not only called upon by clients for representation but often for guidance. He has a wonderful gift of being able to listen, define the issues and advise clients accordingly. He has an enormous work ethic that not only results in him keeping his clients regularly up to date but often requiring him to act promptly commencing urgent Court Applications.
With his broad experience in negotiation, mediation and collaborative lawyering, as well as his excellent case law research skills, Carl provides clear advice on the likely outcomes of matters and guides clients through each stage of the Family or Criminal law process.
Insofar as his representation regarding Family Law is concerned, he advises clients on a large range of issues, including:
• Domestic violence
• Parenting orders or plans under the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth)
• Property settlements
• Spousal maintenance (for both de facto and married couples)
• Child support
• Binding financial agreements and
• Surrogacy Agreements
When representing clients who have been charged with Criminal offences, Carl advises clients on the Prosecution evidence, potential defences, likely outcome and probable sentence.
Whether it is arranging character references, organising the client attend certain courses or engaging pre-sentence reports, Carl ensures our clients are fully prepared in a manner that best presents them before the Court.
His pleasant and confident manner has seen him fit in well with the straight to the point, down to earth approach of Colville Johnstone Lawyers.
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