About us

DibbsBarker is an Australian commercial law firm known for its strategic focus on key industry areas – Financial Services, Insurance, Life Sciences & Healthcare and Real Estate & Construction.

To help you achieve your business goals, we believe our lawyers need to be part of your industry. By understanding the challenges and developments occurring in your industry, we are able to balance the legal issues with the broader factors that may influence your outcomes.

To better understand your business strategy and imperatives, we form strong relationships and foster true collaboration. We care about your success, so we assemble the right team to work with you and develop innovative solutions to address your challenges.

We are down-to-earth and flexible, adapting our recommendations and services to your needs. Open communication with your lawyers is integral to your success: that’s why our advice will always be explicit, clearly showing you the implications of our recommendations.

You will find us easy to work with and trust us to deliver on our promises. We are in regular contact with you and honest about our capabilities, so there are no nasty surprises. We commit to deliver the outcomes you expect, when you expect them, and at competitive rates.

DibbsBarker has offices located along the east coast of Australia in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We are committed to developing and nurturing strong relationships with our clients, to whom we are able to offer a full suite of services in the following areas:

Cross-border and international clients

While based on the east coast of Australia, DibbsBarker regularly advises on matters and transactions across the country and around the world, from IP and commercial work in Asia, to product liability cases in the USA, to insurance work in the UK. We also handle extensive volumes of inbound work, particularly from Europe-based companies via our International Desk. We offer inbound clients a wide range of assistance, contacts and insight, including a comprehensive Guide to doing business in Australia.

DibbsBarker is the only Australian-based member of several international referrer networks including:

  • Business Counsel, Inc. (BCI), a network of law firms spanning North America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Caribbean. The core focus of the network is to provide high quality legal services to the business community. BCI member firms each maintain complete autonomy, provide professional services on an individual basis and are not restricted in referring, handling or accepting cases, or in joining other professional organisations.
  • Trans European Law Firms Alliance (TELFA). TELFA is a network of independent law firms across Australia, Europe, South America, North America and China. TELFA's focus is on client service through the provision of quality legal advice, which can be managed by the member firm in the client's jurisdiction or by the member firm in the foreign jurisdiction, offering clients a flexible alternative to the global law firm model.
  • USLAW Network (USLAW). USLAW is an international organisation composed of more than 60 independent, full practice firms with roots in civil litigation, including more than 6,000 attorneys across the US, Canada, Latin America and Asia, and with affiliations in Africa and with TELFA in Europe. USLAW is comprised of highly rated law firms that are part of the network by invitation only.