In 2015, “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market” ranked John Barkus as a “Pre-eminent Practitioner” of leading Australian family lawyers.
John founded the firm in 1993 after being a Partner for 11 years of the law firm now called DLA Piper. John has practiced exclusively in family law since 1980.
John’s practice services “blue chip” clients with an emphasis on major property settlement matters. He specialises in acting for clients in the finance industry, among other professional and business clientele.
“By far the best family lawyer in Australia” – Legal Profiles Publication
Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons.) – University of Birmingham UK
Accredited Specialist – Family Law (NSW)
Admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court (and Vic.)
Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia
Previously admitted to practice in England and Wales
The Law Society of New South Wales
The Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section
Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
The Law Society of New South Wales – Previous committee member dealing with professional indemnity issues
John has delivered numerous papers in Australia and overseas on family law topics.