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About Us

Accredited Family Law Specialists

We’re a tight-knit team of lawyers based in Melbourne who can help you with all aspects of family law.

We represent clients in wide ranging matters, from straight-forward domestic cases to the most complex matters involving international law.

Ten of our lawyers are accredited family law specialists, and our founder, Patricia Clancy AM, was recognised with the Order of Australia for her commitment to family law.


Patricia Clancy AM started the practice and built a firm with a continuing reputation for excellence and professionalism.

What is an Accredited Specialist?

An Accredited Specialist is a solicitor who is recognised as an expert in their particular field by the Law Institute of Victoria.

Recognition requires at least five years’ full-time practice experience and at least three years’ practice experience in the chosen area of specialisation.

The solicitor must also pass a comprehensive examination process and maintain a high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation.

Accredited Specialist LIV


We listen to your story

Our doors are open, we are ready to listen to your story and advocate for your best interests. Our lawyers are compassionate and driven to helping people and their families navigate stressful situations and rebuild their lives. We view Court as the last resort, not a first resort.  We succeed in resolving approximately 95% of our cases before court proceedings are issued, saving our clients unnecessary stress, cost and time.

Here’s more about our story

Managing director Paul Staindl talks about the Clancy & Triado difference.

Paul was recommended as a Leading Family & Divorce Lawyer in Melbourne by Doyle’s Guide, 2017.




Proudly named Leading Family Law Firm

In Doyle's Guide to Best Lawyers & Law Firms 2019

Leading Family

Leading Family
Law Firm

Leading Parenting &
Children’s Matters

Rising Stars in
Family Law

Contact Our Expert Lawyers

If you feel ready to tell your story, we are here to listen, to offer advice and provide support.

Your first meeting carries no obligation to proceed.