Geoff Sinclair

Geoff Sinclair

Geoff Sinclair is recognised by Doyle’s Guide as one of the Recommended Family & Divorce Lawyers in Australia 2023.

He is listed in the 2014 to 2023 editions of Doyle’s Guide as one of Australia’s Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers in Queensland.

In 2022 and 2023 Geoff was also recognised as a Preeminent Family & Divorce Lawyer and a Preeminent Family Lawyer for high-value and complex property matters in Queensland. He has also been recognised in Best Lawyers for Family Law and Family Law Mediation since 2017, and was named Lawyer of the Year for family law in the 2022 edition.

Respected for his extensive knowledge, technical skills and practical experience, Geoff was appointed as a part-time commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission’s review of the family law system.

Geoff is dedicated to providing outstanding legal advice to his clients. He specialises in:

  • Multi-jurisdictional and cross-border disputes
  • Complex financial matters, including those with corporate entities, third parties and trusts
  • International parenting matters.

Geoff has a particular interest in child abduction law, including its international aspects, and has published widely on this topic.

As a result, he has developed a distinguished reputation, both in Australia and overseas, as an expert in the area. Geoff is a regular point of contact for media enquiries regarding child abduction matters.

He is also one of the contributing authors to the International Parental Child Abduction Handbook published by the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, with the support of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department. 

This publication brings together a comprehensive of helpful and practical information to help legal practitioners help their clients to navigate all aspects of the issues which accompany international parental child abduction proceedings.

In his former role as Chair of the Board of the World Congress of Family Law and Children’s Rights, he was responsible for leading the 2017 Congress in Dublin. The Congress brings together organisations and individuals with a common interest in actively promoting and protecting the human rights of children and young people.

Geoff’s broad experience and expertise in family law is reflected in his contributions to CCH Australian Family Law and Practice (Essentials) and LexisNexis Practical Guidance Family Law. Over the years, he has published many articles on both family law and bankruptcy law.

Geoff is also a former Chair, and Executive Member, of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and former Treasurer, and Director, of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. Geoff is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers. He is also a Mediator.

Conference 2023

The Pacifica Congress Annual Conference - Family Matters is being held at the Grand Chancellor in Hobart from Aug 31-Sep 2 2023




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