David Goddard has been practising in the areas of family law, criminal law and intervention orders since coming to the Bar in 2004.
He has appeared in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Family Court of Australia, the Victorian Magistrates’ Court, Children’s Court, County Court, VCAT and Supreme Court.
David has appeared in numerous defended final and interim hearings in courts exercising jurisdiction under the Family Law Act. He has experience in both childrens and property matters. He is also available to draw and settle affidavits and applications. David has conducted appeals in the family law jurisdiciton.
Over the years David has developed a strong intervention order practice, appearing at all stages of proceedings and related proceedings, including on appeal in the County Court and in contested applications under Section 189 of the Firearms Act.
David is a nationally accredited mediator and is able to use his broad experience to assist disputing parties come to agreement in a range of areas.
David is available to take direct access briefs in appropriate circumstances in accordance with the Bar Rules.
David has experience in assisting clients who have complex legal needs that may require a multi-jurisdictional response and seeks, wherever possible to appear for and advise clients throughout the process until final resolution.
Nationally Accredited Mediator
Member of Criminal Bar Association
Member of Family Law Bar Association