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Best Family Lawyers in Hobart
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Below is a list of the top and leading Family Lawyers in Hobart. To help you find the best Family Lawyers located near you in Hobart, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.

Hobart’s Best Family Lawyers:

The top rated Family Solicitors in Hobart are:

  • John Lewinski – Butler Mcintyre & Butler
  • Kristi Foale – Simmons Wolfhagen
  • Ros Courtney – PWB Lawyers

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Butler Mcintyre & Butler

John Lewinski - Butler Mcintyre & Butler
John Lewinski – Butler Mcintyre & Butler

John Lewinski commenced practice as partner Butler McIntyre & Butler in 2001. Previously, he spent a number of years as partner with another Hobart law firm, which then amalgamated with Butler McIntyre & Butler.

John leads the Family & Relationship Law team. He has developed a high degree of specialisation in children’s matters as well as in taxation and financial issues associated with family law. This experience enables him to provide clients with a broad range of advice in finalising their property matters.


Family Law, Divorce, Property Matters, Children’s Matters, Grandparents, Child Support, Spousal Maintenance, Matters in the Child Welfare Jurisdiction, Ownership Arrangements, Child Custody, De Facto Relationship, Restraint & Family Violence Orders, Victims of Crime Compensation


Address20 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6222 9444
Website: www.bmbtas.com


“Really helpful and would highly recommend.” – Sam

Simmons Wolfhagen

Kristi Foale - Simmons Wolfhagen
Kristi Foale – Simmons Wolfhagen

Kristi Foale is a partner of Simmons Wolfhagen and leads their well-regarded family and de facto relationship law team. Kristi enjoys an excellent reputation as one of the leading family and relationship law practitioners in Tasmania and has practised exclusively in this area for over 15 years.  Kristi is direct, honest and efficient and has a reputation for promptly finalising matters by way of negotiation.

Kristi has built up an extensive family law practice and is well known for her ability to deal with complex matters including businesses and structures and the interrelationship of these issues in family law matters.


Legal Separation, Divorce, Matrimonial and De-Facto Matters, Child Support, Binding Financial Agreements, Parenting Arrangement, Property Matters, Pre-Mediation Advice, Family, Grandparents Issues, Children Issues, Surrogacy, Family Violence Orders & Restraint Orders, Pre-Nuptial Agreements


AddressLevel 4/99 Bathurst St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6226 1210
Website: www.simwolf.com.au


“They are the only firm I would entrust my family legal affairs.” – Nancy B.

PWB Lawyers

Ros Courtney - PWB Lawyers
Ros Courtney – PWB Lawyers

Ros Courtney completed a combined Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Laws Degree at the University of Tasmania in 1990. Ros was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in 1992. Ros worked with a legal firm on the northwest coast of Tasmania early in her career, commencing with PWB Lawyers in 1994. She became a principal of the firm in July 2000.

Ros’ expertise in family law includes dealing with property and children’s issues, divorce, child support, maintenance and de facto relationships, together with child welfare issues. Ros also practises in the area of estate administration.

Over the years Ros has served on the panel of independent children’s lawyers within the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Child Welfare jurisdiction. Ros is a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.


Spousal Maintenance, De-Facto Relationship Disputes, Separation and Divorce, Mediated and Negotiated Disputes, Separation Agreements, Children’s Issues (Including Residence, Contact and Relocation), Child Support, Property Settlements, Collaborative Law & Child Protection, Prenuptial Agreements


Address25 Murray St, Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: (03) 6235 1111
Website: www.pwb.com.au


“Just the place to go if you are in trouble and strife with your wife and billy lids.” – David H.