Guy Harley

Family Dispute Resolution Practioner & Independent Children's Lawyer

  • Admitted to the Supreme Courts of ACT, South Australia, Victoria and the High Court of Australia
  • Accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Accredited Independent Children's Lawyer
  • Experienced family lawyer


  • Master of Business
  • Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution
  • Bachelor of Law
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science


Guy has worked for 33 years in private practice as a barrister and solicitor in South Australia. He has practised solely in the area of family law since 2009, handling complex cases involving Family Violence, child abuse, substance abuse, mental health issues, and parental alienation. He has appeared weekly as counsel in family law matters in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. Since 2020, he has worked as Independent Children's Lawyer, appointed by the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia to represent the interests of children involved in family law court proceedings. He has conducted over 250 family mediations (called Family Dispute Resolutions) in both parenting and property matters. Guy's legal and psychology skills inform his child focused approach to parenting disputes.

Please note that when providing Family Dispute Resolution services we are acting as Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners and not Legal Practitioners. Our FDR services are not subject to the Legal Pratitioners Act.
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ABN 81 546 038 776