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Justin Dowd

Partner

Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B)
VP, Lawasia
Accredited Family Law Specialist
Fellow, International Academy of Family Lawyers
Office. Sydney
ph. (02) 9283 5877
e. jdowd@wattsmccray.com.au
Justin Dowd

Justin Dowd has been a Partner of Watts McCray for over 20 years and a solicitor for forty years. He has a wealth of experience and expertise. Justin became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 1984. He is also accredited as an arbitrator and mediator in family law.

Justin’s practice over the last ten years has increasingly been to specialise in international family law matters. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers and of the International Academy of Collaborative Practice. He is also an associate of the International Family Law Group based in London and the Anglo-Australian family Lawyers’ Association.

Justin is currently the Vice-President of Lawasia, the peak body of legal associations in the Asia-Pacific region. Justin was appointed as Australia’s sole representative to Lawasia in 2013.

Justin is a Member of the European Justice Family Observatory; Member of The Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries; an Associate Member of the Hong Kong Law Society and of the Law Society of England & Wales.

Justin is committed to protecting and enhancing the rights of children and in that capacity is a Director of the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights ; in addition he is a Director of Northwest Disability Services, a not-for-profit organisation that provides services to children and adults with intellectual and physical difficulties.

Justin is an author of the family law section of Halsbury’s Laws of Australia, Australian Practical Forms and Precedents and the principal author of the Lexis Nexis online service, Practical Guidance in Family Law. He has written many articles and presentations on family law, nationally and internationally.

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

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    Secure Car Park Cnr Goulburn
    & Elizabeth Streets, Sydney

  • Phone:
    (02) 9635 4266
    Address:
    Level 1
    9 George Street
    Parramatta NSW 2150
    Fax:
    (02) 9635 4588

  • Phone:
    (02) 9680 6800
    Address:
    Suite 3.18 The Nexus Building
    Level 3, 4 Columbia Court
    Norwest NSW 2153
    Fax:
    (02) 9680 6855

  • Phone:
    (02) 6257 6347
    Address:
    7/40 Marcus Clarke St
    Canberra ACT 2601
    Fax:
    (02) 6257 6350

    Closest Car Park

    Wilson Car Park
    Between London Circuit &
    Vernon Circle, Canberra

  • Phone:
    (02) 4365 4700
    Address:
    Erina Plaza Shop 5
    210 Central Coast Highway
    Erina NSW 2250
    Fax:
    (02) 4365 6555

  • Phone:
    (02) 9635 4266
    Address:
    Unit 1, Building 5
    49 Frenchs Forest Road
    Frenchs Forest NSW 2086

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