Jason Walker is a Partner at Gadens and has dual accreditation as specialist in Family Law (2005) and as a specialist in Children’s Law (2012), one of the first practitioners in Victoria to hold both qualifications.
Jason has over 20 years of experience helping clients through family and relationship breakdown. He has particular expertise in complex parenting matters and complex financial litigation, acting for high net worth individuals in matters involving trusts, companies and businesses.
Jason’s practice includes international family law, often involving jurisdictional and forum disputes. He is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers, a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries. Jason is a member of the IAFL Executive Committee.
Jason is also trained in Collaborative Law which is a non-adversarial process facilitated by lawyers with the objective of achieving an enduring settlement for clients, through a series of ‘four-way’ face-to-face meetings between the parties and their lawyers.
Jason has served as the Chair of the Family Law Section of the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), the peak body for lawyers in Victoria. He was a founding member of the LIV Children’s Law Specialisation Advisory Committee, which is responsible for assessing and examining candidates for specialisation in Children’s Law.
In December 2018, Jason was elected as the Victorian solicitor representative on the Executive of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia (FLS), the peak national body for Lawyers. He is the current FLS Treasurer.
Jason is the co-editor of Australian Family Lawyer and regularly presents to the profession on Family Law issues.
Jason is regularly named in the Doyle’s Guide list of Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers (Melbourne). Jason has also been ranked in the Doyle’s Guide list of Leading High Value Family Lawyers (Melbourne) and list of Leading Parenting Lawyer (Melbourne). Doyle’s Guide is drawn from peer opinion. Jason is also named in Best Lawyers Australia.