Janine De Saxe – Director

Janine De Saxe

Janine De Saxe is an accredited specialist in Family Law. With over 35 years of experience, she has established herself as a highly seasoned professional, proficient in all aspects of Family Law.

She believes that being receptive to her client’s needs, being empathetic, efficient and having extensive legal knowledge, are the key reasons that she has built up a successful following. Janine has built a large client base through word-of-mouth referrals from her former clients and other lawyers.  She has acted for two generations of some families as well as siblings, cousins and friends.

A distinguishing aspect of Janine’s practice is her commitment to clear communication in plain English rather than resorting to legal jargon. While her primary focus is on serving clients in the Northern Beaches and North Shore of Sydney, she has also attracted a multicultural and diverse client base, extending her services to individuals from all over Sydney.

In 2012 Janine obtained a Vocational Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution. She also has collaborative training and earned recognition in Doyle’s Guide 2023 as a recommended Parenting and Children’s Lawyer in NSW.

To schedule an appointment with Janine De Saxe kindly visit our contact page or reach out to our team on 02 9948 3820.

We look forward to providing you with our professional assistance.

Janine was admitted as a solicitor in 1987. She has a general practice background, and specialised in Family Law from early in her career. She became an accredited Family Law specialist in 1994 when the Law Society’s accreditation scheme commenced. In 2007 Janine undertook the Collaborative Law training, and in 2012 she became an accredited Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Janine places great importance on keeping families out of court. She is a skilled negotiator and has represented clients at countless mediations and settlement conferences. For those matters which have to be litigated, Janine is well-versed in the court process, is well-regarded by judges and is adept at formulating a strategy that will achieve the best possible outcome for her clients.

When not behind her desk, Janine likes nothing better than spending time with her family and her dog Reuben, or pitching a tent near a beach or in the bush and going hiking.

Family Law


  • Accredited Specialist Family Law 1994
  • Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution 2012
  • Collaboratively trained lawyer 2007
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW 1987
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia 1987
  • Master of Laws, University of New South Wales 1994
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of New South Wales  1986
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New South Wales  1984


  • North Shore Family Lawyer’s Practice Group – founder and convener from 2004-2012
  • Northern Suburbs and Beaches Family Lawyer’s Practice Group – co-founder and convener 2019 to present
  • Member, Collaborative Professionals (NSW)
  • Member, Collaborative Professionals,  Northern Beaches https://www.collaborativeprofessionalsnorthernbeaches.com.au/
  • Member, Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
  • Member, Law Society of New South Wales


  • The Law Society of NSW
  • Doyles Family Law
  • Doyles Parenting Law
  • Collaborative Professionals (NSW) inc
  • PEXA member
  • Just Fund Accredited
  • AACP

Contact Us

‘Bakery Mews’ Suite 6,
67 Wanganella Street, Balgowlah NSW 2093
Phone: 02 9948 3820
Email: reception@dofamilylawyers.com.au