History A Tradition of Quality Legal Service

Holden Barlow is a Family Law firm founded in 1987 by the partnership between Michael Holden and John Barlow. Today, Holden Barlow's team comprises of 6 practising Barristers & Solicitors and an office manager, specialising in all aspects of Family Law.

1987

Holden Barlow Founded

The law firm of Holden Barlow was founded in 1987 as a partnership between Michael Holden and John Barlow becoming the first 'boutique' Family Law firm in Perth.

1987


1988

John Barlow appointed as Judge of the District Court

In 1988 John Barlow was appointed as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia.

1988

Nan Jenour becomes a Partner of the Firm

Upon John Barlow's appointment as a Judge of the District Court of Western Australia, Nan Jenour succeeded him as a partner of the firm.

1988


1991

Michael Holden appointed a Judge of the Family Court

In 1991, Michael Holden was appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

1991


1996-1998

Honour Michael Holden appointed Chief Judge of Family Court

In 1996, His Honour, Michael Holden, was appointed the Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

1996

John Barlow appointed a Judge of the Family Court

His Honour, John Barlow, was subsequently appointed a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

1998


2005

Honour John Barlow retires as a Judge of the Family Court

His Honour, John Barlow retires from service as a Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia.

2005


2007

Honour Michael Holden retires as Chief Judge of the Family Court

His Honour, Michael Holden served as Chief Judge of the Family Court of Western Australia until 8 February 2007.

2007


Retirement of Nan Jenour

Nan Jenour continued to operate the firm in the tradition of the founding partners until her retirement in June 2007.

2007


1st July 2007

Holden Barlow becomes Incorporated

In contemplation of Nan Jenour’s retirement, Holden Barlow was incorporated by the returning Justin Dorney, who had been working in a top tier firm in the United Kingdom until then. Justin Dorney has brought significant skills and expertise to all areas of the firm since assuming directorship of Holden Barlow.

2007


November 2013

Holden Barlow Today

Today, Holden Barlow's team comprises of 6 practising Barristers & Solicitors and an office manager, specialising in all aspects of Family Law.

2015


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