Meet our team

Damien Greer, Principal qls

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Damien has practised for over 35 years in the Family law and de facto relationship fields. Damien is an Accredited Family Law Specialist, a Mediator and an Arbitrator with extensive knowledge and expertise in all areas of family law. He has a particular interest in complex financial and property settlements and international family law matters.

Damien is consistently recognised by his peers in published reviews as a leader in the field of family law.

Damien was invited to become a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers in 1996, being one of the longest standing Fellows in Australia.

Damien is an appointed expert witness on Australian Family Law before the High Court in the United Kingdom. He has also provided expert trial evidence on Australian Family Law in the United States. Damien is a regular presenter at legal and other professional seminars, presenting to the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers on two occasions. He has had numerous articles published both in legal and non-legal publications.

Damien was a partner in a large Brisbane CBD and subsequently national firm for over 35 years before opening his own boutique family law practice where he can focus on his passion of helping clients achieve the best possible results during this very stressful time in their lives.

While consistently being recognised by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession as a Leading Family and Divorce Lawyer for a number of years running, Damien has also been recognised as a Leading Family Lawyer in High-Value & Complex Property Matters.

 

Damien’s specialties include:

  • complex financial and property settlements
  • international Family Law including Hague Convention
  • relationship agreements
  • issues relating to children
  • de facto relationships
  • Parenting Pathway

Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist
  • Mediator and Arbitrator
  • Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Fellow of International Academy of Family Lawyers

Wendy Miller, Special Counsel qls

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Wendy is a highly experienced accredited family law specialist and an accredited family law arbitrator. Her strong preference is to assist clients settle their family law issues in a conciliatory manner through negotiation, mediation, arbitration or through the collaborative law process. However, if litigation is necessary Wendy will take immediate action to protect her client’s position.

Much of Wendy’s work is with financial agreements and the often difficult corporate, trust and tax issues that arise in family law. She also has an interest in contributing the family law component to business and family succession planning.

Wendy is adept at problem solving and strategic thinking to achieve the best outcome for her clients. They can also rely on her to be responsive and easily accessible and rely on her support during those times of high anxiety and stress.

 

Wendy’s specialties include:

  • complex financial and property settlements
  • identifying tax minimizing opportunities to maximize financial outcomes presented by a marriage breakdown
  • asset protection and business succession planning in a family law environment
  • child maintenance trusts
  • relationship agreements
  • de facto relationships
  • Hague convention disputes

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Master of Laws
  • Master of Taxation Law
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist
  • Queensland Law Society Approved Arbitrator
  • AIFLAM Accredited Family Law Arbitrator
  • Collaborative Law Practitioner
  • Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Queensland Law Society Family Law Committee
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Fellow of the Tax Institute
  • Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • UNSW Australian School of Business Alumni Brisbane Branch

Scott Richardson, Special Counsel

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Scott has been practicing law since August 2000 across various jurisdictions including the United Kingdom, Asia, New South Wales, & Tasmania. Specialising in Family Law since 2005 and with a number of years in Criminal defense, Scott brings his passion for the law to the team at Damien Greer Lawyers. Scott is an experienced advocate having represented clients across a spectrum of family law matters in both the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Scott listens carefully to his clients to ensure he understands their concerns, priorities and expectations. Scott combines his extensive professional knowledge with a strong determination to ensure each client achieves the best possible outcome, assisting client’s move forward from what is one of the most stressful and emotional periods of their lives.

 

Scott’s specialties include:

  • Separation and divorce
  • Property and Financial Settlements
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Child Support and spousal maintenance
  • Domestic Violence

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate certificate in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Justin Hine, Associate

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Justin holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University.  Justin was admitted as a lawyer in 2009.

Prior to commencing practise as a lawyer, Justin was an associate to His Honour Judge Searles in the District Court of Queensland.  As an associate, he gained immeasurable litigation experience which can only be absorbed when immersed in a court room day in, day out.  That experience serves him well in his day to day activities.

Justin has practised predominately in Family Law since his admission in 2009, however also has experience in criminal law, wills and estates and personal injuries.  Justin’s experience in a variety of areas of law gives him a greater understanding of the broader issues that can arise in family law matters.

Justin has an interest in property settlement matters, particularly those involving business owners, that often have more complex business structures and require greater analysis and scrutiny of business records and managing the impact of the property settlement on the ongoing operations of the business.  Justin prides himself on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients.

 

Justin’s specialties include:

  • Matrimonial and de facto financial settlements (including spousal maintenance)
  • Litigation in the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Consent orders
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Divorce

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Caitlin Wilson, Associate

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Since being admitted to practice in 2010, Caitlin has practiced exclusively in Family Law. While Caitlin practices across all aspects of family law, including parenting and property matters, financial agreements, spousal maintenance and child support issues, she has a particular interest in international family law matters, including relocation, child abduction and other international jurisdictional issues.

Having completed her training in Collaborative Law in 2011, Caitlin is able to offer client’s her unique collaborative skills, in order to assist clients in arriving at an agreement suitable to all, in an amicable, interests based and results driven manner – which is of particular advantage to children of separated families.

Caitlin believes that the best and earliest outcomes can be achieved for her clients through a combination of sensitivity and objectivity, through cooperative practice between solicitors and alternative dispute resolution mechanisms such as Mediation, Family Dispute Resolution and Arbitration.

 

Caitlin’s specialties include:

  • Property and Financial Settlements (including Spousal Maintenance)
  • Financial Agreements
  • Consent Orders
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • International Family Law
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Family Violence
  • Divorce

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts Honours
  • Juris Doctor
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

Sarah Dibley, Senior Lawyer

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Sarah has been working within the family law industry for 10 years. Initially, as a paralegal and following her admission in 2011, as a Solicitor.  Sarah enjoys working with people and assisting them find solutions. This is why family law appeals to her most.

Sarah is passionate about helping clients through often what is the most challenging times of their lives and aims to provide realistic and practical advice, while supporting client’s navigate their way from the end of one chapter of their lives, to another.

Sarah enjoys attending ongoing educational and training events, which ensures she remains up to date with all aspects of family law.

Sarah is a member of Queensland Law Society, the Family Law Practitioners Association and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland Limited.

Sarah was most recently recognised as a Family Law Rising Star by the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession for 2018.

 

Sarah’s specialties include:

  • Separation and Divorce
  • Care of children and parenting orders
  • Child support issues
  • Matrimonial and de facto property settlements
  • Domestic Violence

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Moreton Bay District Law Association
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland

Joshua Williams, Lawyer

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Joshua was admitted in January 2013 and has practised primarily in Family Law, both rurally and in Brisbane.

Joshua enjoys solving client’s problems and in a strategic, methodical and empathetic manner. Although conflict in litigation is, at times, unavoidable – Joshua has been impressed by the great dignity and humanity displayed by some clients in facing and overcoming the challenges that family law proceedings present.

He has a particular interest in complex property matters and financial agreements. He also has a particular interest in complex parenting matters involving elements of both psychiatric and international jurisdictional issues.

Joshua’s specialties include:

  • Matrimonial and de facto property settlements
  • Care of children and parenting orders
  • Child support issues
  • Domestic Violence

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia
  • Queensland Young Lawyers Association

Bridie O’Sullivan, Lawyer

After completing her studies at Bond University, Bridie gained work experience in legal practices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and London, in the areas of Litigation, Personal Insolvency, Planning and Development Law and Criminal Defence.

Since joining our firm in March 2017 and being admitted as a solicitor in May 2017, Bridie has practised exclusively in Family Law.

Bridie is passionate about helping her clients navigate their way through the family law legal system at what is often a difficult and stressful time in their lives and providing practical legal advice in doing so.  She is committed to assisting clients through the stages of the family law process and understands, with ease, the sensitivities and complexities of Family Law issues.

Having the benefit of assisting others within our firm, Bridie has expressed a particular interest in international family law and parenting matters, but is able to assist across all areas of family law generally.

Bridie’s specialties include:

  • Property and financial settlements (including spousal maintenance)
  • Care of children and parenting orders
  • Child support issues
  • Separation and divorce
  • Domestic Violence

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

 

 

Carolyn McKenna, Paralegal

Carolyn has been working as a paralegal in the family law industry for four years, both in London and Brisbane.

Carolyn has a particular interest in assisting in financial disputes, Financial Agreements and international family law matters with experience in both English and Australian family law.  Carolyn has assisted on numerous high end and complex financial disputes as well as difficult parenting matters and is keen to use both her observations and her experience to assist clients in achieving fair and amicable results moving forward.

Carolyn will be applying for admission to the legal practice in mid-2018 and is currently a student member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland.

Carolyn’s specialties include:

  • Property and financial settlements (including spousal maintenance)
  • Financial Agreements
  • Consent Orders
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Divorce

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Memberships

  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland