Areas of Expertise

Dispute Resolution

Family law

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Senior Associate

Jonathan is a registered practitioner of the High Court of Australia, specialising in family law. Jonathan joined Snedden Hall & Gallop’s family law team in 2021, bringing with him a breadth of experience in parenting, property, divorce, family violence and personal protection. He appears regularly before the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia, ACT Magistrates Court, and ACT Administrative Tribunal.

Jonathan’s focus is on providing a personable service tailored to his client’s needs. He understands that not all clients can afford to litigate matters to final Hearing. In these circumstances, Jonathan relies upon his professional relationships with other lawyers to steer matters towards an amicable settlement, as quickly and as affordably as possible. Jonathan firmly believes that the driving force behind a successful client/lawyer relationship is preparation, communication, accessibility, and execution.

Jonathan is a keen club member of the Easts Rugby Union Football Club playing in the front row. He is also an avid musician and subcommittee member for the Queanbeyan Junior Brass, a non-for-profit organisation providing education and instruments to kids.

Areas of Expertise

  • Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Property
  • Mediation
  • Litigation
  • Consent Applications
  • Urgent applications
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Family Violence
  • Personal Protection
  • Child Support
  • Conveyancing
  • Debt enforcement
  • Personal Protection (FVOs and PPOs)
  • Guardianship Disputes

Recent Articles from Jonathan

Does a de facto relationship exist if you live apart?

In Bahan & Pinder [2021] FEdCFamC2F (11 November 2021), Judge Taglieri considered whether a de facto relationship existed despite the parties living apart for extended periods of time and engaging in sexual encounters with other