Our Team

A part of Melbourne’s legal landscape for over fifty years, Goldsmiths Lawyers has established itself as one the city’s most successful and long-standing boutique law firms.

At Goldsmiths Lawyers we are able to offer our clients quality legal advice delivered with an exceptional standard of service. We offer the opportunity to build genuine and lasting relationships which ensure continuity of advice and a true understanding of your individual needs.

Our lawyers are each individually selected based on their proven expertise and professional focus.

All our staff members maintain a high level of training to ensure that we achieve the best possible result for our clients.

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Gary commenced practising Law in 1983. He undertook his Articles with the predecessor of Goldsmiths Lawyers and has remained with the firm ever since. Over this period, he has built a substantial level of expertise across a wide range of legal areas. Gary runs and supervises all of the firm’s litigation. He has earned high repute in successfully resolving clients’ disputes and problems both commercially and personally.

Gary has extensive experience in all Courts throughout Victoria and frequently represents clients. With the assistance of and close proximity to the Victorian Bar of approximately 2,500 barristers, many of whom Gary has a strong professional relationship, enables consistent execution of success in achieving clients’ goals.

Gary will be pleased to provide you with legal assistance regardless of the size and complexity of the matter.

Outside of work hours, Gary has served on numerous Community Boards and Committees. He has led Community Projects across a wide range of needs. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Camberwell and has an ongoing membership of over 25 years.

In his spare time, he plays golf, keeps fit and enjoys overseas travel.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Law

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and General Litigation
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency Law

Membership Professional Organisations

  • Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Signed the Roll of the High Court of Australia
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
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Darren was admitted to legal practice in 1985 and has decades of experience in the Property, Commercial, Wills, estates and Family Law areas. He brings to the table an enthusiasm for getting the job done in an efficient manner and in accordance with client’s expectations. Darren’s breadth of experience enables him to assist clients in decision-making and to demystify otherwise complex areas of law.
 
‘I have never wanted to do or be anything other than a smart lawyer’
 
If he is not working Darren can be found building and sailing classic wooden boats or playing golf at The National.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Areas of Practice

  • Property law
  • Commercial and business law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Family law
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Colin graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1994. He is admitted to legal practice in Australia and Malaysia and has represented clients across Asia Pacific and Europe.

Colin also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University. He majored in Accounting and Finance and is experienced in complex commercial and financial transactions.

 

He practices mainly in commercial law, including corporate and property transactions, commercial and loan documentations, trademark and negotiation of business and shareholders disputes. He brings to the table the ability to develop balanced and innovative solutions which are commercially practicable.

 

Colin speaks five other languages, including Mandarin, Malay, Indonesian, Hokkien and Teochew.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Property Law
  • Trademarks
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Gary commenced practising Law in 1983. He undertook his Articles with the predecessor of Goldsmiths Lawyers and has remained with the firm ever since. Over this period, he has built a substantial level of expertise across a wide range of legal areas. Gary runs and supervises all of the firm’s litigation. He has earned high repute in successfully resolving clients’ disputes and problems both commercially and personally.

Gary has extensive experience in all Courts throughout Victoria and frequently represents clients. With the assistance of and close proximity to the Victorian Bar of approximately 2,500 barristers, many of whom Gary has a strong professional relationship, enables consistent execution of success in achieving clients’ goals.

Gary will be pleased to provide you with legal assistance regardless of the size and complexity of the matter.

Outside of work hours, Gary has served on numerous Community Boards and Committees. He has led Community Projects across a wide range of needs. He was a past president of the Rotary Club of Camberwell and has an ongoing membership of over 25 years.

In his spare time, he plays golf, keeps fit and enjoys overseas travel.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Law

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and General Litigation
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
  • Insolvency Law

Membership Professional Organisations

  • Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Signed the Roll of the High Court of Australia
  • Law Institute of Victoria
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Member of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Australia
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Darren was admitted to legal practice in 1985 and has decades of experience in the Property, Commercial, Wills, estates and Family Law areas. He brings to the table an enthusiasm for getting the job done in an efficient manner and in accordance with client’s expectations. Darren’s breadth of experience enables him to assist clients in decision-making and to demystify otherwise complex areas of law.
 
‘I have never wanted to do or be anything other than a smart lawyer’
 
If he is not working Darren can be found building and sailing classic wooden boats or playing golf at The National.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Jurisprudence

Areas of Practice

  • Property law
  • Commercial and business law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Family law
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Colin graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws in 1994. He is admitted to legal practice in Australia and Malaysia and has represented clients across Asia Pacific and Europe.

Colin also holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Monash University. He majored in Accounting and Finance and is experienced in complex commercial and financial transactions.

 

He practices mainly in commercial law, including corporate and property transactions, commercial and loan documentations, trademark and negotiation of business and shareholders disputes. He brings to the table the ability to develop balanced and innovative solutions which are commercially practicable.

 

Colin speaks five other languages, including Mandarin, Malay, Indonesian, Hokkien and Teochew.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Laws

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Law
  • Corporations Law
  • Property Law
  • Trademarks
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
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Davina was admitted to practice in 2007 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and has been with Goldsmiths Lawyers since 2008. Davina commenced her legal career practising in the area of Civil and Commercial Litigation and she now exclusively practises in:
 

  • Family / De Facto Law throughout Australia including property settlements, parenting
    matters, urgent injunctions, same sex relationships, divorce, maintenance, superannuation,
    intervention orders and preparation of binding financial agreements.
  • Intervention Order matters both in Victoria and interstate, and
  • Criminal Law

 
Davina has a high success rate in negotiating settlements outside of Court. She also has extensive experience in Court processes and Court appearance work.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Monash University)

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Family/De Facto Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intervention Orders
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
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Francis was admitted to legal practice in 2009 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and commenced at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2010. His areas of practice are principally in property law, commercial law, wills and deceased estates.
 
Francis is multi-lingual in Cantonese and Mandarin.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Post Graduate Diploma Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Commercial and Corporate Agreements
  • Conveyancing
  • Deceased Estates
  • Employment Agreements
  • Mortgages and Loan Agreements
  • Related Party Transfers and Stamp Duty Exemptions
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Subdivisions, and Large-scale Developments
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estate Planning
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Dicky was admitted to practice in 2017 and commenced at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2019.
 
Dicky is part of the litigation team at Goldsmiths Lawyers and his practice revolves primarily around commercial and civil litigation.
 
In his spare time Dicky enjoys playing sports including cricket, badminton and squash.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
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Davina was admitted to practice in 2007 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and has been with Goldsmiths Lawyers since 2008. Davina commenced her legal career practising in the area of Civil and Commercial Litigation and she now exclusively practises in:
 

  • Family / De Facto Law throughout Australia including property settlements, parenting
    matters, urgent injunctions, same sex relationships, divorce, maintenance, superannuation,
    intervention orders and preparation of binding financial agreements.
  • Intervention Order matters both in Victoria and interstate, and
  • Criminal Law

 
Davina has a high success rate in negotiating settlements outside of Court. She also has extensive experience in Court processes and Court appearance work.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne University)
  • Bachelor of Laws (Monash University)

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Family/De Facto Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Intervention Orders
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
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Francis was admitted to legal practice in 2009 after graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Laws and commenced at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2010. His areas of practice are principally in property law, commercial law, wills and deceased estates.
 
Francis is multi-lingual in Cantonese and Mandarin.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Post Graduate Diploma Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Retail Leasing
  • Commercial and Corporate Agreements
  • Conveyancing
  • Deceased Estates
  • Employment Agreements
  • Mortgages and Loan Agreements
  • Related Party Transfers and Stamp Duty Exemptions
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Subdivisions, and Large-scale Developments
  • Trademarks
  • Trusts
  • Wills and Estate Planning
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Dicky was admitted to practice in 2017 and commenced at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2019.
 
Dicky is part of the litigation team at Goldsmiths Lawyers and his practice revolves primarily around commercial and civil litigation.
 
In his spare time Dicky enjoys playing sports including cricket, badminton and squash.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and Civil Litigation
  • Negotiation and Dispute Resolution
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Dania was admitted to legal practice in 2018 after graduating from University of Melbourne with a Juris Doctor. Dania joined the commercial team at Goldsmiths Lawyers. She currently practices predominantly in Wills and Estates and is developing her general commercial practice.

 

Having volunteered and interned at not-for-profit organisations in Malaysia, Kenya and Melbourne during her law degree, Dania has a strong interest in social justice and human rights.

 

Outside of work, Dania enjoys exploring the music, performing arts and culinary landscape of Melbourne.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Juris Doctor
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Lease Preparation and Advice
  • Property Transactions & Advice
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Commercial & Corporate Advice
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Christine started working at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2016 and quickly worked her way up from receptionist to legal secretary to now our paralegal. Her areas of practice are conveyancing and property law including, residential & commercial transactions, off-the plan purchases, land subdivision, land transfers and more.

 

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Chloe has been with Goldsmiths Lawyers since 2017 and was admitted to legal practice in 2019. Chloe’s main areas of practice are Wills and Estates, Property Law and Commercial Law. Chloe is devoted in her work and is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for clients.
 
In her spare time Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, eating out and playing social sport.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Deceased Estates
  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Lease Preparation and Advice
  • Property Transactions & Advice
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Commercial & Corporate Advice
  • Business Affairs including Trust & Company Formation
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Dania was admitted to legal practice in 2018 after graduating from University of Melbourne with a Juris Doctor. Dania joined the commercial team at Goldsmiths Lawyers. She currently practices predominantly in Wills and Estates and is developing her general commercial practice.

 

Having volunteered and interned at not-for-profit organisations in Malaysia, Kenya and Melbourne during her law degree, Dania has a strong interest in social justice and human rights.

 

Outside of work, Dania enjoys exploring the music, performing arts and culinary landscape of Melbourne.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Biomedical Science (Hons)
  • Juris Doctor
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Lease Preparation and Advice
  • Property Transactions & Advice
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Commercial & Corporate Advice
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Christine started working at Goldsmiths Lawyers in 2016 and quickly worked her way up from receptionist to legal secretary to now our paralegal. Her areas of practice are conveyancing and property law including, residential & commercial transactions, off-the plan purchases, land subdivision, land transfers and more.

 

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Chloe has been with Goldsmiths Lawyers since 2017 and was admitted to legal practice in 2019. Chloe’s main areas of practice are Wills and Estates, Property Law and Commercial Law. Chloe is devoted in her work and is passionate about achieving the best possible outcome for clients.
 
In her spare time Chloe enjoys spending time with her family and friends, cooking, eating out and playing social sport.
 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Commerce

Principal Areas of Practice

  • Deceased Estates
  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Lease Preparation and Advice
  • Property Transactions & Advice
  • Sale and Purchase of Businesses and Companies
  • Commercial & Corporate Advice
  • Business Affairs including Trust & Company Formation