• 02 6248 7255
  • Mon - Thu: 9am – 5pm & Fri: 9am - 4pm
  •  Ground Floor, AMP Building, 1 Hobart Place, Canberra City


Our Practice




David Ridge is the principal of Barker & Barker and one of Canberra’s most experienced and respected lawyers.  He studied Arts/Law at the ANU, was admitted to legal practice in 1983 and has been with Barker & Barker ever since.

David’s career started at a time when the ability to practice across multiple fields of law was essential.  His training and grounding in a variety of areas of practice enables him to provide comprehensive legal assistance across a wide range of client needs.


Advising clients on Wills and Deceased Estate issues has long been a strength of the services provided by Barker & Barker.  David has practiced in these areas throughout his many years as a lawyer. 

Making a Will is an important planning step that every adult should take.  Your Will may not need to be complicated, but it can save your loved ones from having more complex and expensive processes to deal with on your passing.  David can assist you to put appropriate arrangements in place - whether your needs are simple, or you are needing to address more complex and sensitive family issues around estate planning and management of personal and financial affairs. 

You will be treated with understanding and respect when dealing with arrangements after the loss of a family member or dear friend.  David can assist you by getting estate affairs sorted out in a timely and efficient manner.

David is experienced in dealing with estate disputes.  If unfortunate conflict arises following the passing of a family member, then David can work with you to find sensitive and appropriate solutions and minimise the distress and expense.


Another important aspect of personal planning is having an Enduring Power of Attorney in place.  In the ACT this document addresses property and finance issues, but also health care and personal care decision making.  In NSW theses different aspects of future planning are split, with a separate Appointment of Enduring Guardian covering health and personal care issues.  David can assist in getting the appropriate documentation and arrangements in place, to enable your trusted family member or friend to take care of your affairs should the need arise.

Call Barker & Barker on 02 6248 7255 to make an appointment with David.



At Barker & Barker we offer comprehensive and personalised assistance from very experienced personnel in the area of residential and commercial conveyancing.  David Ridge has long and extensive experience in conveyancing, both for ACT and NSW properties.  Whether it is a first home, a downsize or an investment, in a house, apartment or new build, David can help you through the process.  Barker & Barker can also assist if you are purchasing under the ACT shared equity and land rent lease schemes.  Barker & Barker has been a certified user of the online settlement process for NSW conveyancing since its inception.  That online settlement process is now also available for many ACT settlements.

At Barker & Barker we understand how important it is to have certainty about when your important transactions are going to happen.  We keep you informed.  We get done what is required to get you to settlement.


David can also assist you with your commercial leasing and contract requirements.


David practised extensively for many years in Family Law, gaining a strong reputation as a trusted and competent Family Lawyer.  David no longer takes instructions in contested or Court matters.  However, if you have reached agreement about your Family Law property settlement, he is happy to assist in documenting the settlement and implementing the settlement.