IN THE PRESS
Here you can learn about Michael Lynch Family Lawyers’ latest internal news, views, upcoming client events and relevant media articles.
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.
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We’ll also recap recent industry events and other notable happenings in our firm and in Brisbane legal circles.
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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 [...]
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.
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!
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.