Jayson Mccauley

Partner Family Law
Accredited Specialist


Having practiced exclusively in family law for over 19 years and having been recognised as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law by the Law Society of New South Wales, it’s not surprising that “Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market” ranked Jayson as an “Australian Rising Star” of Family Law in 2015 and 2016 and a Recommended Leading Family And Divorce Lawyer in Sydney in 2017.

Jayson was admitted to practice in South Africa in 1998, practicing with one of South Africa’s foremost specialist family law firms. Jayson immigrated to Australia in 2002, and was a partner and/or founding director of two specialist family law firms in Sydney, Australia before joining Barkus Doolan as a partner in 2012.

Jayson is able to ‘think outside the box’ to assist clients to achieve the best possible outcome, whether through litigation or effective alternate dispute resolution.

Jayson specializes in all areas of family law matter, and has a passion for complex financial disputes (including matters with comprehensive corporate and/or Trust structures), matters with a technological component (eg. matters with crypto currency or I.T. related components), complex parenting disputes and International Family Law matters.



“Australian Rising Star” Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Market, 2015


Bachelor of Commerce

Bachelor of Laws

Accredited Specialist – Family Law (NSW)

Admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court

Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia

Admitted to practice in the High Court of South Africa


The Law Society of New South Wales

The Law Council of Australia – Family Law Section


  1. Contributing author “Spare the Rod and hit the pocket: towards a jurisprudence on domestic abuse as a quantum factor in financial outcomes on relationship breakdown”
  2. Contributing author “A Practitioner’s Guide to Family Law”