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I strive to bring the legal component of a break-up to a speedy and reasonable conclusion, while focusing on the issues which are a top priority.

Our People - Family Law Experts


Timothy Byrne, Partner, B.A. LL.B, ASLIV.

Timothy's Reflections on working at Berry Family Law:
  • I practise in the area of family and divorce law because no other area of the law has such a connection with people at a time when they need professional assistance. 
  • I always use my best endeavours to bring the legal part of the issues arising from separation to a reasonable, speedy and cost effective solution, while ensuring that the matters that are important to each client are given the highest priority.


Timothy has practised in Family Law since 1999, and has a particular interest in the examination and consideration of expert evidence, along with interstate and international relocation of children after a separation.

Other areas of interest include corporate valuations, matters involving asset concealment, blended families and allegations of mistreatment of children.

Timothy received Accreditation as a Family Law Specialist in 2005. He joined Berry Family Law in early 2005 and became a partner of the firm in July 2010.

Timothy has served on the Education Committee of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria, and has been published on a peer-reviewed basis in the Law Institute Journal. He has presented numerous papers and seminars for organisations such as the Leo Cussen Institute, the Law Institute of Victoria, LAAMS Publications and the Australian Property Institute.