Owner and Principal Lawyer
Elizabeth’s practice in personal legal services includes all aspects of family law, whether property, parenting or divorce, with a particular focus on working towards resolving matters out of court. It also includes the preparation of wills, estate planning and estate administration as well as family provision claims.
With extensive experience appearing in both the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court, Elizabeth assists clients to navigate through property and parenting litigation, whilst maintaining a focus on resolving matters at the earliest opportunity.
As an Independent Children’s Lawyer appointed by the Court to represent children in complex family law matters, Elizabeth is focussed on achieving the best possible outcome for children in the family law system.
Elizabeth is passionate about knowledge and education and ensuring that you are informed not only about the legal issue you are facing and the solutions available to you, but also ensuring that you gain the knowledge about your legal issues necessary for them to make informed decisions to resolve your matter. In our experience having practical information about your legal problem empowers your to make decisions to resolve your matters, enabling you to find solutions to those legal issues that impact your lives.
This passion for knowledge has lead Elizabeth to write her first book. Due for release in early 2018, ‘Trust yourself: How empowered decision making will assist you to resolve your family law matter‘ sets out how having a deep understanding of your facts, your goals, the law, the system, and the reality will empower you to resolve your family law matter.
When not at work Elizabeth enjoys wandering through bookstores, searching for collectable encyclopaedic books and dictionaries, as well as catching up with family and friends.
Elizabeth’s passion for knowledge and learning doesn’t stop with her clients. In addition to a Bachelor of Laws (QUT, 2004) leading to her admission as a Solicitor in 2005, Elizabeth has also completed a Master of Laws (QUT, 2009) and Masters in Applied Law (Family Law) (College of Law, 2014).
Elizabeth is the Chair of the Board of the Working Against Violence Support Service (WAVSS). WAVSS is the Regional Domestic and Family Violence Service for Logan and the Redlands providing information, support and counselling for people, predominantly women and children, experiencing domestic and family violence.
Queensland Law Society
Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland
Family Law Section, Law Council of Australia
STEP – Succession Trusts Estate Planning
Southside Chamber of Commerce