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Elias Hanna
Senior Associate - Family Law

Elias Hanna


Elias, as Senior Associate, leads the Family Law department at Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams.  He has over a decade of experience in this field, practising in Sydney to begin with and for the last four years in Melbourne.

Providing our clients with accurate Family Law services is vital, and Elias’s commitment to his clients is second to none.  As a Senior Family Law solicitor, Elias has a great deal of understanding about what his clients are going through and the sensitivity, knowledge and skill to guide them through the most difficult of matters including:

  • Complex property disputes (trusts, company, business, deceased estates)
  • Difficult parenting matters
  • Child abuse - Magellan List
  • Divorce and separation
  • De facto relationships
  • Same sex relationship matters
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Child and spouse maintenance applications
  • International child abduction

Elias has a great deal of experience and skill in conducting mediations, informal settlement conferences and complex court proceedings before the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

About Elias

Elias has spent most of his career in Sydney after being admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in August 1999.  He also spent two years in the United Kingdom, during which time he practised in Civil Litigation as well as undertaking extensive travels through Europe.

Elias joined Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams in September 2016, bringing with him significant Family Law and general life experience. 

Some testimonials from our clients

  • "Elias, thank you again so very much for all you have done for me and my girls, haven't processed it all in its entirety yet but fairly certain I will sleep well tonight.  Thank you again for your awesome work :)"

  • "Elias, thank you once again for your hard work and counsel. One more step in the right direction. Best wishes and sincere thanks."


  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Technology Sydney
  • Trust Accounting - Law Institute of Victoria


  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Supreme Court of New South Wales


  • Law Institute of Victoria


Elias Hanna

Key Service Areas

Family Law