Ian Harper & Co Team

Ian Harper - Founding Principal

Ian HarperAccredited Family Law Specialist
After graduating in Arts from Sydney University and graduating in Law from the University of NSW, Ian was admitted as a solicitor and barrister of the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia in 1977.

From 1989 Ian specialised in Family Law and was recognised for his expertise when he became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law in 1996.

Over the years Ian developed a reputation in the profession for his ability and common sense approach to Family Law.

Recognising the emotional burden and financial costs that comes with drawn out Court proceedings, Ian focuses on assisting his client to achieve an early and best possible solution for settlement of his client's disputes. In those cases that require a Court decision his considerable experience ensures that his clients are well represented.

In 2006 Ian obtained the qualifications to practice as a Family Law Mediator and as a Collaborative Lawyer to provided additional methods to assist parties to work through their issues.

After working in firms in Windsor, Blacktown and Parramatta, Ian set up his own practice as a family law specialist in October 2000. As a sole practitioner each client has the expertise of a specialist throughout their matter.

Ian was a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, a member of the Law Society of NSW and a member of the Australian Family Law Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators, and is a member of Collaborative Professionals NSW and retired in 2015 when his firm was incorporated and taken over by another Sydney Law Firm .