Despina Christofis

Fourth Floor Selborne Chambers Barrister Sydney Family Provisions Despina Christofis

Admission Dates:

Solicitor: 1999
Barrister: 2007


Diploma in Law, University of Sydney, LPAB, University of Sydney 1999

Despina has been listed in the 2020, 2019 and 2017 edition of Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Junior Counsel in the area of Wills & Estates Litigation.

Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel, 2020
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel, 2019
Leading Wills & Estates Litigation Junior Counsel, 2017


NSW Bar Association


2020        Claims by Spouses and De facto Spouses – Presented paper for Legalwise Seminars Family Provision Claims Conference on 9 September 2020
2019        Removal of an Executor and Family Provision Claims by Spouses, Adult children and Grandchildren – Presented paper for the Penrith Law Society Wills CLE on 3 October 2019
2019        Bringing Urgent and/or Interlocutory Applications – Presented paper for Legalwise Seminars Succession Law Symposium on 13 March 2019
2019       Claims by Adult Children – Presented paper for College of Law on 20 February 2019
2018       Applications for Interim Distributions – Presented paper for Legalwise Seminars Wills and Estates Symposium on 23 November 2018
2017       Family Provision Claims – Commencing claims – Presented paper at Novotel Wollongong to Wollongong solicitors on 7 September 2017
2017       Report from the frontline – giving practical tips for managing matters in the Family Provision List – Presented paper for NSW Bar Association on 30 March 2017
2016       Mediation of a Family Provision Claim – Presenting paper at The New South Wales State Legal Conference on 22 March 2016


2008 – 2010   Halsbury’s Laws of Australia loose leaf titles:

Practice and Procedure
Weights and Measures

2007 – 2008   CaseBase Digesting



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