Our Brands

AFL is a house of brands, including some of the most powerful brands in legal services in Australia. These brands are known in their localities for the strength and quality of their service, the depth and experience of their people and their share of market.

A leading, innovative national legal group.

Become part of the success story. The AF Legal Group has launched an unique Owner/Operator Partnership Model to help you realise your dream of legal firm ownership partnering with the strength and infrastructure of a national legal group behind you.

Entrepreneurs, disrupters, career lawyers, professional service leaders, academics, global law firm operations executives, private equity and venture capitalists, innovators, ASX listed marketing officers and global digital marketing advisors have contributed to the construction of AFL Connect. With AFL Owner/Operator Partnership Model you are no longer on your own. You have the best minds in business and law firm management as your partner.

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Over 25000 Australians helped
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Our Growth Story

Uniquely Positioned

As the largest specialist family law and private client firm in Australia

Industry Recognised

Nominated for “Law Firm of the Year” in 2022, 2021 and 2022

National Footprint

Australia-wide presence with an office in every mainland state

ASX Listed

Listed on the Australian Stock Exchange on 19 June 2019

Strong Team

With over 100 staff in Australia and offshore across 19 offices

Market Leader

Reaching over 25,000 Australians a year

Our Team

Unlike private law firms AFL is governed by a Board of Independent and Executive Directors, bringing together some of the leading governance talent in professional services in Australia. Our Board and leadership team includes:

Rick Dennis

Rick is an experienced company director currently serving on the boards of several ASX-listed companies and is an Advisory Board member of Australian Super in Queensland.

Board Director
Dr Sarah Kelly

Sarah is an Associate Professor in Law and Marketing at the University of Queensland, an experienced commercial lawyer and a non-executive director across the sport, tourism, technology, and professional services sectors.

Board Director
Peter Johns

Peter is the founder and Portfolio Manager at Westferry Investment Group which is a major shareholder of AF Legal. Prior to his current role Peter practised as a lawyer for 14 years in Australia and the UK.

National Legal Practice Director
Grant Dearlove

For 28 years Grant has been a lawyer and company director owning, leading and growing companies at C-suite level combining strategic business, investment and legal competencies.

Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Stace Boardman

Stace is a CPA with over 20 years’ of operations experience. She has worked with national and international senior and executive management across a number of industry sectors, 12 of those years within law firms.

Chief Executive Officer
Chris McFadden

Chris has over 30 years of experience in senior finance roles including 20+ at CFO level, in market leading organisations covering the services, retail and distribution sectors.