Jim Dunn - a Double Bay , NSW Managing Director

Farrar Gesini Dunn

modern lawyer
He may not look old enough, but our fearless Managing Director has over 30 years experience in Family Law. Jim cut his teeth in the Sydney family law Court scene in the early 1980s. He studied at the University of Sydney and entered into practice under renowned Solicitor Helen Coonan, who later became a member of the Australian Senate.

Sydney was where Jim found his passion for litigation but after spending time in the leafy suburbs of the Nations Capital, his passion for advocacy in Court turned towards driving collaborative law.

When he isn’t reading books on why lawyers should eat bananas he manages to keep the rest of us feeling good about ourselves and he has steered the firm through 22 successful years (and counting). If you ever catch Jim at home via skype, utilising our flexible work policy, you will often see (and hear) his dachshund Ruby in the background saying hello or his grandson Toby dancing to the Wiggles.

particular strengths
Collaborative Law
Running the World

real person
Jim is a seriously good golfer. Seriously good – has hit numerous holes in one. He has been known to shark through 17 holes just to win a bet on the last. He rides a very girly bike to work, and has established a home away from home in Bali, his holiday destination of choice. Having shunned a career as a bodybuilder in his younger years he now prefers the finer things in life; fine foods, travel, art and attaining the perfect work/life balance.

favourite things
Dog: Dachshund
Sportsperson: Adam Scott
Casual shirt choice: Hawaiian

coffee
Latte, no sugar


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