Geoff Croxford – Principal
Geoff Croxford is a Principal of the firm and predominantly practises in the areas of family law, criminal law, including major criminal cases, and racing law. Geoff completed a double degree in a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and Law at Monash University, Melbourne and has practised, in his own right, and with boutique law firms during an extensive career.
With over 40 years’ experience, covering all facets of Family Law and De facto Law, including Intervention Orders, Children’s matters and financial agreements. Every effort is made by Geoff to resolve matters in that jurisdiction, through sensible discussion, exchange of relevant financial information, mediation and collaboration and not through the Courts, unless absolutely necessary.
The issue of proceedings in the family jurisdictions can be trying, stressful and cause great upset and heartache to the parties, let alone the substantial costs involved. More than 95% of cases that Geoff handles are resolved either without the issue of proceedings or where proceedings issue and through sensible discussion, negotiation and mediation. Geoff endeavors to bring those steps, at a preliminary stage, in an attempt to avoid substantial legal fees.
Wills, Probate & Estates
Extensive experience in probate matters and wills and deceased estates in the Supreme Court of Victoria.
Criminal experience spanning decades. Geoff has acted in some of Victoria’s most complex criminal matters. His expertise includes all aspects of criminal matters, including homicide and serious crime, sexual offences and family violence. Geoff’s extensive expertise is drawn upon to secure the best possible outcomes in all cases. He values and maintains close relationships with and use of distinguished barristers in the jurisdiction.
Geoff has extensive experience in racing matters, having previously acted for Harness Racing Victoria, Racing Victoria Limited, jockeys, owners and trainers involved in Disciplinary Hearings, lease disputes, ownership disputes and other racing related matters.