IN THE PRESS

Here you can learn about Michael Lynch Family Lawyers’ latest internal news, views, upcoming client events and relevant media articles.

Notable achievements

This is where we celebrate exciting new hires, promotions, career milestones and team achievements.

We believe in giving back by providing legal advice to the most vulnerable members of our community. Below you can find out more about our pro bono work.

Our principal, Michael Lynch, was recently acknowledged by the Queensland Law Society for 25 years service as a Solicitor. Read more below.

Family law in the news

Local news articles relating to family law matters are also collated in this space, so you can learn as much as you can in the field in one place.

The social pages

We’ll also recap recent industry events and other notable happenings in our firm and in Brisbane legal circles.

If you have any questions or if you want to speak with a legal expert, call us at (07) 3221 4300.

We Made It to the Doyle’s List of Recommended Lawyers for 2018.

6 December 2017

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are proud to announce that our Directors, Tarah Tosh and Amy Honan, have been listed as Recommended Family Lawyers on the Doyle’s Family & Divorce Lawyers list for 2018. Tarah in the Leading Family Lawyers (Brisbane) and Amy in the Leading Parenting and Children Matters Lawyers (Queensland). Doyle’s guide is a prestigious and independent organisation that [...]

Family Law Implications on Clinical Practice – Polly Richardson Presents – Family Law for Psychologists

10 November 2017

Family Law for Psychologists and Impact of NDIS (National Disability Insurance Scheme) on CHQHHS (Children’s Health Queensland Hospital and Health Services) was the theme of this year’s CHQHHS Annual Psychology Event that took place last Tuesday, 7th November 2017 at the Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital. Ms Polly Richardson, Associate, from Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, was one of the presenters and [...]

Announcement – New Directors

4 August 2017

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Tarah Tosh and Amy Honan as Directors.  Michael is proud to have Tarah and Amy join him as Directors of the firm. Both are dedicated to their clients and the client care culture that is Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. Amy is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has over 10 years’ Family [...]

“Style” Networking Night

29 June 2017

We recently hosted a ‘style’ networking night at our new offices with, personal stylist, Megan Potter. Solicitors and guests enjoyed an entertaining evening as Megan enlightened us on the finer points of personal styling and how to dress to make a great first impression. The night was a huge success! “I mingled around afterwards, offering personal style advice and answering [...]

Parenting Orders – Compliance and Contravention

12 May 2017

Amy Honan, Senior Associate, recently presented on Contravention Applications at the WLS Advocacy Accurately conference. The event provided essential legal training for frontline and specialist domestic and family violence workers, including strategies and tools to help women in crisis navigate the legal system. Amy appears in the photo with Julie Hearnden and Zoe Rathus.

Women’s Legal Service’s White Ribbon Breakfast

18 November 2016

Staff at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers and guests attended the Legal Profession White Ribbon Breakfast at City Hall yesterday. Many moving speeches including guest speaker Tara Moss. The breakfast successfully raised over $100k for Women’s Legal Service. Well Done!

Law Week

31 May 2016

Elizabeth and Belinda from our office recently attended the QLS Open Day program for legal practitioners. The session included presentations by experts on a range of issues including business law, marketing, diversity and the changing legal landscape.

25 Year Milestone!

11 November 2015

Our Principal, Michael Lynch has recently been acknowledged by the Queensland Law Society for 25 years service as a Solicitor. In presenting the 25 Year Pin, the President of the Queensland Law Society stated "a quarter of a century in the legal profession is a considerable and notable achievement. This milestone is a great credit to you". In achieving the [...]

Staying Ahead

25 June 2015

With a significant increase in court filing fees coming next month our solicitors are helping clients by staying ahead of the news. Our early advice to clients has allowed many to save significant costs by filing Applications before the start of the fee increase. Recently, Accredited Family Law specialist, Amy Honan of our office has spoken to the Courier Mail [...]

Seminar success at QUT

20 May 2015

Amy Campbell, Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist recently presented her highly successful presentation “Courts, Counsellors and Confidentiality” to the Social Work Department at QUT. The QUT host stating,“Amy’s seminar was both informative and thought provoking. The feedback from staff and students was extremely positive”. Amy’s presentation is available for free as a podcast (online audio file) under the [...]

Brisbane Legal – Appointment Notice (March 2014)

4 March 2014

Michael Lynch Family Lawyers has added four more accredited specialists to its Brisbane office, making it the biggest specialist accredited family law firm in Queensland. Elizabeth Millar, Amy Campbell, Clare McCormack and Amy Honanhave all been appointed accredited specialists in family law. Read the full article here.

Proctor Article (February 2014): Four For The Family

21 February 2014

Four of Michael Lynch’s leading family law practitioners – Amy Campbell, Amy Honan, Clare McCormack and Elizabeth Millar – successfully completed the Queensland Law Society’s family law specialist accreditation. Michael Lynch Family Lawyers now boasts seven accredited specialists (family law) and claims the title of the firm with the most family law accredited specialists in Queensland. Read the press release online

Specialist Accreditation 2013

19 December 2013

Amy Campbell, Amy Honan, Clare McCormack and Elizabeth Millar – successfully completed the Queensland Law Society’s family law specialist accreditation. On 6 December 2013, they were presented with their certificates by the Honourable Chief Justice Paul de Jersey AC at a presentation breakfast.

FLPA Article (Summer 2013/14): The latest Accredited Specialists in Family Law

17 December 2013

Congratulations to all family lawyers who this year passed and gained their Family Law Specialist accreditation. Always a tough process, this year only 19 passed of the 55 who sat the exam. Notably, four of those who passed were from one firm, Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. Read the full article here.

Courier Mail Article (Dec 2013): Pro bono pays off

5 December 2013

A team of inner-city lawyers have banded together to help some of the city's most vulnerable people. Michael Lynch Family Lawyers' Amy Honan, Amy Campbell and Clare McCormack volunteer their time to give free legal advice. Read the full article here.

Proctor Article (July 2013): ‘Just and equitable’ – a threshold issue?

1 July 2013

A High Court decision is changing the basis on which the Family Court determines property settlement applications under s79 (or s90SM) of the Family Law Act 1975. Report by Amelia Trotman. Read full article here.

Proctor Article (April 2013): Steps to step-parent adoptions

1 April 2013

The need to obtain leave from the Family Court means it can take an extended period for a step-parent to adopt a child. Amy Honan suggests practitioners keep this in mind when advising clients. Read the full article here.

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Client Testimonials

Helen’s communication with me was exceptional, I knew exactly what was happening
AA, Eatons Hill
The professionalism and reliability delivered by Amy Honan was fantastic. I had an urgent matter around my property sale and Amy offered to provide assistance over a weekend if I required it – that’s above and beyond!
E.F. Nundah
So pleased to have had a good, sound and knowledgeable firm
CW, Brookfield
I really liked the personable service by Michael, the simple plain language he adopts and his patience
AO, North Brisbane
Elizabeth was very helpful
FP, Kangaroo Point
Amy, thanks very much to you and your team. Throughout my dealings with MLFL I have been continually impressed with your level of professionalism and in particular your understanding of circumstances and the articulate way you conduct yourself. I was completely satisfied with today’s outcome and without your experience and expertise in family law I doubt that the result would have been achieved.
MR, West End
I always felt that the service provided by Michael Lynch Family Lawyers was of a high standard. Each time, after appointments I came away feeling secure. Keep doing what you are and maintain the ‘family feel’ that permeates your services.
CW, Brookfield
Amy’s work was extremely professional but above all she has a manner and wisdom in dealing with people under stress. I will be recommending your firm to anyone that requires assistance.
KH, Augustine Heights
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers always gave me competent and knowledgeable advice. I was always given the best advice and I was consistently kept up to date. The meetings and phone calls were kept business-like, yet caring and thoughtful of my emotional state at the time. Thank you.
J.S. Holland Park
Your newsletters are great, I appreciate them
KB, Carina
I liked my solicitor keeping things as simple as possible
SM, Clayfield
Clare acted with professionalism in all her dealings with me and with the lawyer on the other side. I was always kept in the loop. I liked Clare’s approach. Thanks.
D.S. Coorparoo
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers have really listened to me. I felt confident my case was handled well. The law has changed recently and I did not feel that a previous law practice I spoke to was suitably up-to-date.
PB, Carindale
Michael is a good listener. My documentation maintained the high moral ground.
SS, Hamilton
Thank you for providing me with a professional yet empathetic approach to gain the best outcome for me. My solicitor was excellent in explaining the processes and in representing me in Court. You have great customer service!
T.V. Everton Park
I appreciate you being upfront with fee estimates. You also have a fantastic website and the seminars REALLY helped to get me focussed.
T.C. Tarragindi
You guys provide extraordinary service
AO, North Brisbane
I was impressed by my solicitor’s attention to detail and her concern for me and that the process was explained to me and that I understood it at all times.
BW, Chapel Hill
The staff at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers were great. Helen was fantastic, professional, understanding, caring, she always communicated with me. I knew I was in good hands.
AA, Eatons Hill
I appreciate Elizabeth’s professional approach and her being on top of my situation
NS, Mt Gravatt
Hi Amy,Thank you. You have been diligent, accurate and pro-active for the entire duration of my matter I appreciate it.
RP, Cleveland
Michael knew what he was talking about.
RM, Warwick
I really appreciated the happiness of your secretarial staff
GC, Clayfield
Thank you, you placed my needs first, you were aware of the need to reach a final result and not get caught up in the personal issues of the other party
SL, Moranbah
I like your friendly service and the ability to speak to my solicitor directly
RG, Wishart
Helen was professional, warm, friendly and real
NR, Crows Nest
I like Helen’s personable nature. I was also always confident that I was getting the very best advice
TS, Flinders
May I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent professional services I received and a special thanks to Helen for the confidence and trust she engendered throughout the entire legal process, in a word, priceless.
DH , Hendra
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are easy to deal with and their systems are good.
DT, Ferny Grove
I was very impressed with the first initial interview. Everything was well explained and the advice was honest about what I should expect.
CM, Morningside
Amelia is knowledgeable, professional and very calm.
A.C. Helensvale
Helen was very helpful in assisting me to combat a very ugly situation without stooping to the low levels that the other solicitor attempted to take us
MJ, Manly
If I need a family lawyer in the future I’ll be heading to Michael Lynch Family Lawyers again.
CW, Brookfield
I’m very glad Michael is my lawyer and not the other side’s solicitor.
SS, Hamilton
Thank you Helen, you kept me sane in a difficult situation and gave me the encouragement and the confidence to keep going. You made me feel extremely comfortable.
A.M. Chambers Flat
At Michael Lynch Family Lawyers I got professional and no nonsense advice, costs were within quoted amounts and my matter was resolved quickly – well done!
LR, Ascot
Many thanks for your assistance – life is now great – I’m moving on
J.K, Mansfield
My solicitor provided a personalised service, prompt and quick responses and cost information prior to my commitment
GC, Southport
I like that my lawyer treated me like a friend and kept jargon to a minimum. She was easy to contact and kept me informed.
LR, Samford
Hi Clare, Thank you for your ongoing conciliatory approach in this matter and as always I appreciate your level headed advice. I certainly feel that I ended up with the right Solicitor.
SC, Nundah.
Helen provided a personalised and professional service. Information has been clear and provided timely to assist my decision making
SS, Hamilton
Elizabeth is lovely to deal with and provides a balanced view in what are very difficult circumstances
AC, Morningside
Kirstie, thank you for the outstanding legal advice you have provided and professionalism in which you conduct yourself. I am truly thankful that it was you who represented me
MT, Stafford.
Michael is very personable and very good at covering the material and explaining the strategy
JO, Hawthorne
Michael was the most knowledgeable of all lawyers I spoke to when looking for a lawyer. He showed professionalism.
RR, Brighton
Thank you Amelia for being very personable, professional and always providing me with the most appropriate advice in my times of difficulty. The other party’s lawyers were extremely aggressive while Michael Lynch Family Lawyers remained calm and professional.
S.D. Parkinson
Hi Amy, Thank you for all that you have done during this matter. You impressed me with your professionalism from our initial meeting, and you have proven beyond doubt, to have had the skills and knowledge required. You are a credit to the company, and I would highly recommend you to anyone in a similar situation.
RP, Cleveland
Thank you for the great newsletter. Your article on “Coping with Christmas” is brilliant – clear, caring and helpful. Thanks again
CT, Bribie Island.
I have appreciated the way that you and the staff at your firm have handled my situation. I would especially like to mention the professional and caring way Kirstie conducted my case, I am deeply grateful and extremely happy with the results. I will be referring others to your service
JH, Wellington Point.
Helen, Thank you for helping me throgh this difficult time. You have been caring, compassionate and efficient. Some of my divorcing friends have not been so fortunate. In my mind you are the best family lawyer in Brisbane. If anyone I know needs a good family lawyer, I will tell them to speak to you. Thanks again.
B.T. Clayfield
I was guided through a really difficult time with Elizabeth’s expertise. I am more than happy with the outcome of mediation
JH, Windaroo
Michael, thank you again for your presence here yesterday. We really appreciated the clarity and accessibility of your presentation. It is a rare thing to find somebody who not only has expertise, but also has a skill in communicating it.
JS, UQ, Brisbane