Darren Mort

Family Law Barrister &
Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator
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Darren Mort is a Family Law Barrister and Arbitrator & Mediator in Intervention Orders, DeFacto Property, Domestic Violence, Same Sex De Facto relationships.

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About Darren Mort

I’ve been a Barrister in Family Law for over 30 years. I’ve had the privilege of being the Chair of Patterson’s Barrister List. Prior to being admitted to the Bar I was a County Court Judge’s Associate to Judge Hassett.

My practice areas are Family Law and DeFacto Property Law. I’m an accredited Arbitrator on the List of Arbitrators kept by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.

I’ve served as a Steering Committee Member on the Family Violence Taskforce headed by Chief Magistrate, Melbourne Magistrates’ Court.

I’m a current Committee Member of Pacifica Congress.  

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Awards & Honors

Isla's Song

Set in the heady folk music days of the 60s, Isla’s Song is a story of choices, betrayal, love, stardom, eternal hopes, and a child’s love…

This gripping tale is Darren Mort’s debut novel. Darren is an author, an expert on family law, divorce, and separation, and has been a Barrister for over 30 years. He was awarded Barrister of the Year in 2022 at the Australian Law Awards.

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Darren Mort's Experience

Darren Mort is a Family Law Barrister based in Melbourne, Victoria. He is an Accredited Arbitrator and Mediator who practices in the areas of Intervention Orders, DeFacto Property, Domestic Violence, and Same Sex De Facto relationships.

Much of his understanding about domestic violence and parental separation comes from first-hand experience, both personally and professionally.

Darren has been a Barrister in Family Law for over 30 years. He has been the Chair of Patterson’s Barrister List. Prior to being admitted to the Bar he was a County Court Judge’s Associate. 

He is an accredited Arbitrator and Mediator on the List of Arbitrators kept by the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators.

2023
Isla's Song

Bestselling captivating tale of love, betrayal, and hope from a mother’s secret, a child’s love and music that made dreams come true…

2022
Barrister of the Year

Darren Mort is highly regarded and recognised
in the field of Family Law and he received the 2022 Barrister of the Year at the
Australian Law Awards.

2019
Tommy the Movie

Experience the heart-wrenching journey of Tommy, a boy caught in the war zone of his parents’ separation. 

2018
To Be Loved

The To Be Loved Network is a registered charity formed to give children a voice while navigating parental separation. The organisation focuses on protecting the wellbeing of children and creating content that supports children of divorce and their families.

The To Be Loved Network

Services

Darren Mort is a Family Law Barrister and Accredited Arbitrator offering legal services in the following areas:

• Family Law
• Intervention Orders
• DeFacto Property
• Domestic Violence
• Same Sex De Facto relationships

Brilliant Barrister, I am forever grateful.
Leah Griffiths
A gentleman who has drive and empathy particularly his insight relating to alienated parents and children together with domestic violence. #degreeofseperation #tommythemovie #parentalalienation
Mick Jones
Such a kind and collaborative barrister. Honour to have briefed him. Highly recommend.
Jane Francisco
Fantastic barrister insightful and caring.
Corinne Pascal
Family Mediation

Darren Mort’s family and divorce mediation services assist separating families to come to their own agreements.

The Latest from Darren's Blog

Darren Mort’s blog combines his professional insights, personal experiences, and philanthropic efforts with his charity, To Be Loved.

Darren Mort's debut Novel - Isla's Song

Isla's Song - Darren's Debut Novel

Set in the heady folk music days of the 60s, Isla’s Song is a captivating tale of betrayal, love, stardom, eternal hope.

Darren Mort - Bar None

Bar None

A short movie commissioned by the Victorian Bar grappling with the mental health issues faced by law professionals.

Darren Mort Family Mediator

Darren Mort Family Mediator

Darren offers online and in-person mediations, following the AIFLAM model. Services include pre-conference, joint or shuttle sessions, certificate issuance, and special provisions for parenting matters.

Circuit mediations are also available.

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