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David Harper


I am the head of the Family Law team at DMA and I practise exclusively in that area. I have extensive experience working in family and relationships law both in Australia and internationally, having lived and worked in London and then Jersey (Channel Islands) for several years.

I am dual-qualified as a solicitor of England and Wales and I advise and represent clients in respect of both Australian and English family law issues, including providing advice to other lawyers, UK local authorities and English courts regarding cross-border family law issues.

Having trained in Collaborative Practice, I take a pragmatic and solutions-focused approach to tackling family law disputes. I work hard to build a close rapport with my clients in order to deliver strong outcomes through either negotiation or litigation.

I am a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Tasmania, the Law Society of England and Wales and the Australian British Chamber of Commerce. I currently sit on the Family Law Committee of the Law Society of Tasmania.

I am an AIFLAM Nationally Accredited Mediator for both parenting and financial matters.

I am a Dad to two energetic kids and when I’m not running around after them, I’m running for enjoyment or planning the family’s next travel adventure.

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