Accredited Specialist, Family Law
AIFLAM Accredited Family Law Mediator & Arbitrator
2019 & 2020 Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year (Family Law)
2020 Lawyers Weekly Wellness Advocate of the Year
2021 Doyle's Guides Recommended Leading Family Lawyer
Malcolm Gittoes-Caesar is the Head of Coleman Greig's Family Law Team. Malcolm is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law, and an Accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator and also leads a growing team of 30 brilliant family law staff.
With over 20 years’ experience, Malcolm has a breadth of practical knowledge across a wide range of family-related matters. Malcolm has particular expertise in complex parenting matters, and property matter for high net-worth individuals and has significant experience in drafting Binding Financial Agreements and Child Support Agreements.
Well-known in the media, he has featured on the SBS program “Insight” and Money Magazine in relation to Binding Financial Agreements. Malcolm has experience dealing with criminal and AVO matters, and acts as a solicitor advocate in relation to those matters, as well as interim and final hearings in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Being acutely aware of the financial and emotional stress that family breakdowns can cause, Malcolm prides himself on providing straightforward advice, as well as the most practical solutions available to clients. His pragmatic and professional approach, coupled with his genuine understanding, allows him to consistently find the best possible solution for each individual case.
As a Nationally Accredited Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator, Malcolm works at all times to resolve disputes without the need for court. In the event that litigation is unavoidable, Malcolm is a highly experienced litigator across all jurisdictions, and is well respected by both the judiciary and other members of the legal profession.
Malcolm has been a member of the Law Society of NSW’s Specialist Accreditation Advisory Committee for Family Law for the past 4 years, and is the Director responsible for Personal Services at Coleman Greig.
Malcolm has lectured as a casual academic at The University of Sydney and Western Sydney University and is a regular provider of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) to the Legal Profession on a number of different topics, and for various CLE providers, including UNSW, the Law Society of NSW, the College Of Law, Television Education Network, Legalwise and Bench TV.
Also known as a passionate advocate for mental health, mentoring and work/life balance, Malcolm has appeared in numerous articles in the Law Society Journal and the Sydney Morning Herald in relation to these issues, as well as speaking at various events. Malcolm is a big believer in equipping and mentoring the next generation of up and coming lawyers and achieves this through the Coleman Greig Cadetship program. Many members of his team have won various awards and accolades.
Malcolm’s expertise has been recognised with the following award nominations:
- 2017 –Family Law Partner of the Year – Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – nominated
- 2017 – Partner of the Year – Lawyers Weekly Australian Law Award – nominated
- 2019 – Family Law Partner of the Year - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – winner
- 2020 - Excellence in Law - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards - nominated
- 2020 - Family Law Partner of the Year - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – winner
- 2020 – Wellness Advocate of the Year - Lawyers Weekly Partner of the Year Awards – winner
- 2021 - Doyle's Guide Recommended Family Lawyer and Family Law Firm in Sydney