Troy Dobinson


One of the most experienced and trusted family lawyers in Newcastle, Troy adopts a pragmatic and personalised approach to ensure the best possible outcome for each client.

Troy is one of Newcastle’s most experienced family lawyers, having focused his talents in the Family Law jurisdiction throughout his career. A Partner at Rankin Ellison, he also has extensive expertise in property and commercial transactions, Estate Planning and Family Provision Claims. His broad experience is a rarity, allowing him to consider your case from every angle and apply practical and commercial knowledge where beneficial.

Troy’s vast experience working with clients going through the personal and financial stress of relationship breakdown has allowed him to develop a deep understanding of the importance of an outcome-focused approach. He routinely assists clients to obtain timely and cost-effective results with alternate dispute resolution processes, providing tailored advice for each distinct circumstance.

An approachable and effective communicator, Troy adopts a calm, flexible and strategic approach to meet the needs of his clients. He will take the time to talk you through every possible option to resolve the challenges you face, whether it be separation and divorce, property settlement or parenting arrangements for your children.

Memberships & Admissions

  • NSW Law Society – Member
  • Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association – Member
  • Admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW, 1998
  • Admitted to the High Court of Australia, 1999


  • Bachelor of Economics/ Bachelor of Laws, University of Newcastle
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law
  • Collaborative Lawyer