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John Butler
Specialising in
Complex Family Law & Estate Planning

John is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory, and on the Roll of Legal Practitioners for the High Court of Australia. John has been admitted to practice for over 49 years and has worked in the law for over 55 years.

John has practised in New South Wales, in the Australian Capital Territory and in Western Australia. He has been a partner in a national legal firm and has established his own practice. Much of John's practice over the last 49 years has been in the areas of Business and Estate Planning, Wills & Estates and Family Law.

John served with the Australian Army Reserve for 13 years, is a Commissioned Officer, and is presently on the Reserve of Officers. He has served in various capacities on the governing bodies and committees of a number of independent and government schools over the last 46 years.

John and his wife Dianne have spent a substantial amount of time in Asia and are actively developing business relationships which will promote the interests of their clients in Australia and in Asia. They have spent the majority of their time in Asia in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Taiwan.

John believes strongly in the power of a community to create what it wants. He regularly speaks to various groups within the community and is a member of Rotary. He is currently the State co-ordinator for Global Energy Network Institute (GENI) an international organisation which is actively involved in energy and environmental issues. John was the President of a Chamber of Commerce.

John has served on the Board of a Counselling Agency and is keen to see clients empowered to resolve their own conflicts. John has also operated a number of country offices and still regularly spends time in the country seeing and acting for country clients. His aim, and the aim of all at Butlers, is to make the law more accessible, more affordable, more understandable and more human to everyone.

With John's current practice, he places a strong emphasis on creating a learning environment, where members of the Team can share their knowledge and enjoy learning. The firm of Butlers is committed to optimising the use of technology and John is actively involved in developing the delivery of legal services over the Internet. When he is not working, John's greatest pleasure is to spend quality time with his wife Dianne, his daughter, and his 3 granddaughters.

Areas of Practice
Complex Family Law, Property Issues, Guardianship & Administration, Children's Issues, Claims on Estates, Litigation