Giles Coakes

Admitted to practice as a solicitor in NSW: 1978
Called to Bar: 1989
Appointed to Bench: 2004
Phone: (02) 4032 4511

Giles practised as both Solicitor and Barrister almost exclusively in the Family Courts jurisdictions.

In January 2004 Giles was appointed a Federal Magistrate in the Federal Magistrates Court and then a Judge of the Federal Circuit Court.

After a little more than 11 years sitting exclusively in the Family jurisdiction around the country but principally in Newcastle he retired on 30th June 2015.

Giles brings a wealth of experience in Family matters but especially children and property and believes many matters could benefit from mediation with considerable saving of costs and angst for all concerned but especially children and with the benefit of earlier resolution.

In December, 2015 Giles successfully completed the Victorian Bar Lawyers Mediation Certificate leading to National Mediation Accreditation.

Giles is also an accredited Arbitrator and a practising Barrister.