Linda is highly regarded as an experienced Family Lawyer who resolves complex property settlements including those with businesses, companies, family trusts, unit trusts, Self Managed Super Funds and insolvency issues.
Linda Hackney
Special Counsel

Linda is a Senior Lawyer with over 20 years experience specialising in Family Law, who is highly regarded by her colleagues in the Newcastle Family Law fraternity. She joined Delaney Roberts Family Lawyers as Special Counsel in September 2020.

She is passionate about assisting her clients to navigate the Family Law process and regularly receives referrals from former clients and other Solicitors.

Her expertise includes resolving financial issues relating to complex property matters and child/spousal support. Linda’s breadth of experience also includes surrogacy arrangements and dealing with the insolvency of one of the parties.


Linda is dedicated to providing a tailored approach to each client’s circumstances and needs, to ensure the best possible result. She focuses on empowering her clients by providing clear advice and options on how to move forward so that they can take control of their life.

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Christie Carroll

Would recommend they highly to anyone.

I had Linda Hackney look after my financial separation and Tanya Chapman prepare my Will and another matter I could not speak highly enough of both these ladies and their wonderful professional team.

Gina Caddies

Thankyou for helping me obtain the financial agreement I was after and making me feel like I wasn’t “just another client”.

During a particularly difficult personal time Linda, Christa and Kylie made my legal settlement so much easier than I had expected. I will always treasure their sense of professionalism, understanding and support during the course of my legal matter. I would absolutely recommend the team to anyone looking for a professional family law team.

Krystal Longworth

We can not thank Linda enough for the outcome on the day and we look forward to continuing to work with her as our case continues before the courts.

“Linda Hackney came recommended to us by a close friend. After meeting with Linda and choosing her to represent us in our family law court case, we’ve both been extremely happy with her professional yet friendly service and although our court case is still ongoing we recently had the blessing of a very positive experience when our case went before a Judge for the first time.”

Teneika Riley

Linda Hackney was nothing short of incredible! She was always going above and beyond for me with my case.

“I would refer to Linda as my back bone because she would constantly give me the strength and support I needed to keep moving forward through my case. I’m so grateful to have had her in my corner over these past few years. I’m so happy with my case result, I highly recommend her as she is kind, supportive and has such a high understanding of the family law. Thankyou Linda!”

Rachel Evans

My only regret is that I didn’t find Linda immediately after separating.

“I came to Linda Hackney at Delaney Roberts exasperated after 18 months of little progress with parenting issues. Linda listened, and then proposed an appropriate course of action that once implemented bought about a resolution that sees my children and I finally have certainty. Linda and her team are professional, thoughtful, compassionate, and get results.”

Nadia Falzone

I highly recommend Linda Hackney from Delaney Roberts. She was extremely professional and provided me with expert advice.

Kayla Gorton

We were pleased to have been able to settle the matter thanks to Linda’s hard work.

“We were assisted by Linda Hackney to finalise our parenting dispute. The experience with Linda, Kylie and the Delaney Roberts Team was seamless. They made what should have been a difficult situation so much easier.”

Joanna Cotterill

They did what they said they would do, when they said they would. They were there for me when I needed them and they have literally helped me change my life!

“At the start of my separation I read that a good solicitor will ask you what you want, not tell you, and that was the very first question Linda asked me. Then she listened and understood! Linda, Kylie, and Christa at Delaney Roberts have been amazing support over the last twelve months. Excellent information and advice, every question answered and I have felt supported and informed the whole time. They did what they said they would do, when they said they would. They were there for me when I needed them and they have literally helped me change my life! I highly recommend the team at Delaney Roberts. I can not thank them enough for their support.”

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Linda holds a Bachelor of Commerce from The University of Newcastle and a Diploma of Law from the Legal Practitioners Admission Board.

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