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.

  • Congratulations Amy Honan and Tarah Tosh

We Made It to the Doyle’s List of Recommended Lawyers for 2019.

9 January 2019|0 Comments

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 once again. Tarah in the Leading Parenting & Child Matters Lawyers (Brisbane) and Amy Leading Family Lawyers (Brisbane). Doyle’s guide is a prestigious and independent organisation that ranks individual [...]

  • Photo of Any Honan, Director at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers

“The secret to winning arguments every single time” – Amy Honan’s interview for channel Nine Honey

28 November 2018|0 Comments

Channel Nine (Nine Honey) has approached Amy Honan, one of our Directors, to share her "secret to winning arguments every single time". If we argue, we usually do it to get our point across, get what we want, or simply to win. Any Honan knows exactly how to declare ‘Case Closed’ on a topic... Even if you’re the kind of person [...]

  • A photo of Polly Richardson, Associate at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers

Congratulations: 10 years of community service

31 October 2018|0 Comments

It is our pleasure to congratulate Amy Honan, director at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, and Polly Richardson, associate at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers, on both having achieved 10-year anniversaries of community service at the Caxton Legal Centre Inc. Amy and Polly have attended over this time to provide Family Law advice at evening legal sessions as volunteer lawyers. Amy talks [...]

  • Amy Honan, Director, Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. Photo by Sarah Keayes/The Photo Pitch

Interview for channel Nine Honey: “Relocating your kid: what you need to know”

10 October 2018|0 Comments

Channel Nine (Nine Honey) has approached Amy Honan, one of our Directors, for a comment on the State Government’s Family and Child Commission wanting Family Court judges to give more focus to ‘protecting children from harm’. As a result, Amy has provided an expert opinion on the topic. Click here to read the article.

  • A photo of Belinda, Debra and Tarah with certificates 'Give a little change a lot

National Volunteer Week

29 May 2018|0 Comments

This week is National Volunteer Week (NVW), the annual celebration to acknowledge the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. Our Director, Tarah Tosh with our solicitors Debra Effeney and Belinda Jeffrey attended Women’s Legal Service Volunteer Thank you last night to accept their Certificates of Appreciation for volunteer efforts with the service. Well done!

Well Done Amy!

1 May 2018|0 Comments

Amy Honan, Director has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Lawyers Weekly Partner of the year Awards 2018 in the Family Law category. This prestigious and competitive awards program showcases Australia's top legal experts in various divisions of law and those who are celebrated as finalists and winners demonstrate exceptional performance in their area of practice. The winners will [...]

Congratulations Michael! 

30 April 2018|0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that our Managing Director, Michael Lynch has been recognised as one of Australia's leading Family Lawyers in the independent peer reviewed ‘Best Lawyers report 2019′. The award was recently published in the Australian Financial Review and reflects Michael's experience and expertise in Family Law.  Michael has over 27 years’ experience in Family Law and is [...]

Commonwealth Games 2018

26 April 2018|0 Comments

Congratulations! Our Associate Belinda Jeffrey was a 'Games Shaper' (volunteer) at the recent 21st Commonwealth Games. Belinda was involved in the Games 'news service department' as a flash quote reporter for Squash. Belinda has a strong commitment to voluntary work both within and outside of Family Law. She says she is grateful to have been a part of such a [...]

Introducing The Trailblazing Lawyer

23 April 2018|0 Comments

Amy Honan, Director at our firm has recently launched her own website! Introducing the "Trailblazing Lawyer". Amy has created this unique space to share her personal take on the many complex issues that arise in family law and how best to navigate through a separation. The site includes a variety of blogs, Amy's history as a family lawyer, testimonials from [...]

Achievement Recognition for Belinda Jeffrey – Inspirational Women 2018

9 March 2018|0 Comments

Belinda Jeffrey is “the quiet achiever who is a straight talker and knows how to get things done,” states the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ). Over the last 40 years, WLAQ committee have worked with and have been inspired by incredible, unstoppable, generous and achieving women. In addition to being an experienced Family Lawyer, Belinda has a strong commitment [...]

Family Law Practitioners Christmas Celebration

21 December 2017|0 Comments

The Solicitors from Michael Lynch Family Lawyers enjoyed being a part of the Practitioners Association (FLPA) Christmas Celebration along with 200 Family Law Professionals from other firms.  Building and maintaining professional relationships and industry insight, is not only for seminars, conferences and staff training events. Getting together, keeping in touch and networking with colleagues and friends in a more casual [...]

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

10 November 2017|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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!

25 Year Milestone!

11 November 2015|0 Comments

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 [...]

Proctor Article (February 2014): Four For The Family

21 February 2014|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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.

Client Testimonials

Your team’s communication with me was exceptional, I knew exactly what was happening.
A.A., 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.
C.W., Brookfield
I really liked the personable service by Michael, the simple plain language he adopts and his patience.
A.O., Kedron
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.
M.R., 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.
C.W., 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.
K.H., Augustine Heights
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers always gave me competent and knowledgeable advice. 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.
K.B., Carina
I liked my solicitor keeping things as simple as possible.
S.M., Clayfield
My lawyer 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 her 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.
P.B., Carindale
Michael is a good listener. My documentation maintained the high moral ground.
S.S., 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.
A.O., 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.
B.W., Chapel Hill
The staff at Michael Lynch Family Lawyers were great. Everyone was fantastic, professional, understanding, caring and always communicated with me. I knew I was in good hands.
A.A., Eatons Hill
I appreciate my lawyer’s professional approach and her being on top of my situation.
N.S., Mt Gravatt
Amy, thank you. You have been diligent, accurate and pro-active for the entire duration of my matter. I appreciate it.
R.P., Cleveland
Michael knew what he was talking about.
R.M., Warwick
I really appreciated the happiness of your secretarial staff.
G.C., 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.
S.L., Moranbah
I like your friendly service and the ability to speak to my solicitor directly.
R.G., Wishart
Your team is professional, warm, friendly and real.
N.R., Crows Nest
I was also always confident that I was getting the very best advice.
T.S., Flinders
May I take this opportunity to express my gratitude to you and your staff for the excellent professional services I received. In a word, priceless.
D.H., Hendra
Michael Lynch Family Lawyers are easy to deal with and their systems are good.
D.T., 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.
C.M., Morningside
Your staff is knowledgeable, professional and very calm.
A.C., Helensvale
My family lawyer 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.
M.J., Manly
If I need a family lawyer in the future I’ll be heading to Michael Lynch Family Lawyers again.
C.W., Brookfield
I’m very glad Michael is my lawyer and not the other side’s solicitor.
S.S., Hamilton
Thank you, 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!
L.R., 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.
G.C., 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.
L.R., Samford
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.
S.C., Nundah
A personalised and professional service. Information has been clear and provided timely to assist my decision-making.
S.S., Hamilton
Lovely to deal with and provides a balanced view in what are very difficult circumstances.
A.C., Morningside
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.
M.T., Stafford
Michael is very personable and very good at covering the material and explaining the strategy.
J.O., Hawthorne
Michael was the most knowledgeable of all lawyers I spoke to when looking for a lawyer. He showed professionalism.
R.R., Brighton
Thank you 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
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.
R.P., Cleveland
Thank you for the great newsletter. Your article on “Coping with Christmas” is brilliant – clear, caring and helpful. Thanks again!
C.T., 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 my lawyer conducted my case, I am deeply grateful and extremely happy with the results. I will be referring others to your service.
J.H., Wellington Point
Thank you for helping me through 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 expertise of Michael Lynch Family Lawyers. I am more than happy with the outcome of mediation.
J.H., 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.
J.S., Brisbane
I just wanted to get in touch to say thanks for helping me get through my custody and settlement. Thanks again to you and your staff. You have had a significant positive impact in my kids’ lives!
B.S., Brisbane
Thank you Debra and Helen for all the work you did for me, you both made the process manageable and brought sense to the chaos.
R.B., Toowong