As a Family Law Specialist accredited by the Queensland Law Society, Warwick (Rick) specialises in working with clients with more complex family law cases. These include property and financial cases as well as some difficult parenting cases including relocation (both domestic and international) and the Hague Convention (international child abduction). Rick Jones and David Mitchell established Jones Mitchell in 1990 – being the first and only law firm in Australia to practise exclusively in matrimonial and family law, including de facto relationships. Some 30 years later, Jones Mitchell remains one of the largest specialist family law firms in Queensland. Rick is the most senior and experienced family lawyer on the Gold Coast.
Rick has a strong focus on arbitration, early neutral evaluation, and mediation – various forms of alternate dispute resolution. Rick was one of the first family lawyers in Queensland to become an approved mediator and throughout his career, he has conducted numerous family mediations involving parties from the local area as well as interstate and overseas. In 2001, Rick was accredited as one of the few arbitrators in Queensland and has continued to be an advocate for all forms of alternate dispute resolution . Rick is now recommended by Doyles’ Guide as one of the only preeminent family lawyers on the Gold Coast.
Specialising in complex family law cases, Rick has been instrumental in helping his clients resolve their matters and achieve the goals they were seeking. Rick enjoys the richness of mentoring and developing a team of efficient, and effective family law practitioners who perpetuate his unique professionalism in practice.