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Warrick Hawkins


T: +612 9016 0141

Warrick practices exclusively in the area of Family Law.

Warrick has extensive experience in all facets of family law including but not limited to the following: property and parenting matters, recovery of children, international Hague matters, domestic relocation, contravention and recovery of children applications, serious matters involving family violence, property adjustment, financial agreements, child support, spousal maintenance and divorce applications.
Warrick has previously worked in Commercial finance for some of the world’s largest companies, including being based in Asia. Warrick has an extensive background in commercial matters and is more than capable of assisting parties in complex property matters where trusts and complex business or financial agreements are to be navigated.

Having been an Independent Children’s Lawyer for a number of years Warrick always act in the best interests of the children and will always try to resolve matters through negotiation or mediation, however if a matter needs Judicial determination Warrick is known as being a formidable advocate.

When Warrick is not applying his trade he can be found in the surf on the southern beaches.


“I am writing to express my appreciation for the assistance and guidance that I have received from Warwick in relation to a family law matter. Warwick was extremely knowledgeable and patient in regards to my matter, and when it became clear his services were unable to be retained he assisted me in finding another lawyer and didn’t charge me for billable hours. I would highly recommend his services to anyone seeking representation, and should the need arise again I would not hesitate in engaging his services.” – M

“Warrick helped me through the negotiations of property and parenting orders, throughout the process I always felt that Warrick was on my side and was able to give the most appropriate advice. Warrick was always approachable and fair with his opinion, and despite the stresses of the situation we still managed to have fun along the way.” – S

“I am grateful for the advice and support you gave me throughout my complicated case this year.” – S

“My case was really complex, and I had been lost in the legal system for over 6 years. Despite spending tens of thousands of dollars, nothing had changed for my daughter and I. I was completely and utterly exhausted and hopeless, and then I met Warrick!

Warrick has absolutely outstanding insight into family situations and even with the complexity of our case,  it only took a couple of conversations for Warrick to understand year’s worth of events and come up with a plan.

Warrick’s focus did not waiver from the start to the finish of our case and we got what we wanted in Court every single time.

Warrick’s compassion and honesty combined with his extensive knowledge of the legal system was so reassuring  and for the first time in years I didn’t feel stressed throughout the entire process.” –  S

“Just wanted to thank you for your time and care Warrick. It looks like most things are being solved. I have an AVO now that already made lots of positive changes. Thank you.” – K

“I just wanted to tell you that I, C, S and all our family are eternally grateful for all the hard work you did to keep our family together. I was Blessed to have you put in my path during this difficult time. Eternally grateful.” –  R

“I would consider Warrick an SME (subject matter expert) in complex and sensitive family law. He showed a deep sense of empathy to the outcome I wanted to achieve for my sons; he built a level of trust in a short amount of time as well as going above & beyond in preparing for my matter. He was relentless in seeking the right outcome for all parties and to great success.” – L

“I commenced the road to my parenting and property settlement in 2018. The children and I were initially represented by a local law firm, and I soon realised that we needed a lawyer who possessed specific attributes for my case. I needed someone who was experienced in identifying and seeking the best interests for young children, someone skilled with property settlement and financial matters, compassionate, fair, willing to negotiate when appropriate and who could firmly stand their ground when needed. I approached Warrick Hawkins at this stage because he is both experienced and naturally possesses these attributes.

Fortunately for me and my children, Warrick agreed to represent my children and myself. Progressively over the following years the matter became even more complicated, involving many levels of domestic and financial abuse towards the children and myself. Warrick was always available for us and provided the most effective and detailed advice and genuine care for us. He often checked up on our welfare and ensured our safety. Warrick’s correspondence between myself and the other parties was always thorough and purposeful with intention to ensure our safety and to settle the matter.

As my case unfolded, several ‘Case within a Case’ applications were necessary. Warrick over saw each of these applications and I feel that every request we were seeking was achieved for the children and myself. My family and I felt a great sense of trust and relief when Warrick went on the stand for us. He has a presence and is respected by his colleagues and Judicial members which makes the process in the court room run as smooth as possible.

Fast forward to 2024 and my case reached final hearing. Warrick’s professionalism assisted a fair and desirable outcome regarding both the parenting and property settlement. I will be forever grateful for Warrick’s representation and the way he guided us throughout this period of our lives. The decision to engage Warrick as our lawyer was ‘spot on’. Our futures look bright.” -K