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Barry Frakes


Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (B.A; L.L.B)
Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator
Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers
Office. Sydney
ph. (02) 9283 5877
e. bfrakes@wattsmccray.com.au
Barry Frakes

Barry has practised Family Law since 1985. After eight years private practise as a solicitor/advocate in Family Law and Criminal Law, he was recruited to the Family Court at Parramatta as a Deputy Registrar/ Mediator in 1993. He became Senior Deputy Registrar in 1998.

In the area of Family Law Barry is an Accredited Specialist and also an Accredited Mediator and Arbitrator. He is considered one of the most experienced Mediators in Family Law in Australia today. Barry is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers.

Barry’s experience covers litigation practice in the Family Court and NSW Local, District and Supreme Courts.

Our clients will benefit from Barry’s extensive experience ‘on both sides of the bar table’. His confidence in the Court room and in negotiation is based on his work as an advocate, his intimate knowledge of the Family Courts’ procedures and his experience in negotiating fast settlements for hundreds of separating couples.

This experience enables Barry to give accurate advice as to the likely outcome of proceedings in the Family Court. His holistic approach to litigation and dispute resolution enables clients to achieve the best possible settlement in financial and parenting disputes and make a new start in life on the best possible terms.

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  • Phone:
    (02) 9283 5877
    Level 15, The Chambers
    370 Pitt Street
    Sydney NSW 2000
    (02) 9283 5977

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