harrington family lawyers
Monday, 29th of December, 2014

Our Lawyers

Julie Harrington

Julie was admitted as a solicitor in 1983. She has specialised in family law gaining her experience in a number of private firms and then as a principal from 1991. Julie has been a Queensland Law Society Family Law Accredited Specialist since its inception in 1996. For many years Julie chaired the Queensland Law Society Family Law Section. She is a member of the committee which plans and co-ordinates the Family Law Residential, Australia’s largest annual family law conference. She also has a keen interest in furthering the specialist education of the Law Society’s family law solicitors and has regularly, in consultation with the Continuing Legal Education Department of the Queensland Law Society, been involved in the planning of family law seminars for solicitors. Julie is on the panel of private practitioners able to be appointed as an Independent Children’s Lawyer. Julie has served on various committees of the Queensland Law Society including being the former Chair of the Children’s Committee and a member of the Access to Justice Committee and has published in the Queensland Law Society magazine Proctor.

Julie is a member of:

·       Queensland Law Society

·       Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

·       Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Qld Ltd

Julie has spoken at these seminars:

·      Queensland Law Society/Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld Ltd – Family Law Residential - opening session

·      Queensland Law Society, Session on Property Law for Young Lawyers, Chair


Stephen Page

Stephen graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) in 1985 and was admitted as a solicitor in 1987. He has long specialised in family law and has been an accredited family law specialist since its inception in 1996. Stephen has spoken at local, national and international conferences about family law, surrogacy and domestic violence. He is also on the panel of private practitioners able to be appointed as an Independent Children’s Lawyer.

As one of the partners of Australia’s CEO Challenge, Stephen was a co-recipient of the Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Community Business Partnerships – State and Territory Business Award (2005).

Stephen was a 2011 White Ribbon Ambassador of the Year Finalist in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the White Ribbon Campaign and the Ambassador Program. For more, click here: http://www.whiteribbon.org.au/update/2011-ambassador-of-the-year-finalists

Stephen is a member of:

·         Queensland Law Society

·         Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

·         Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Qld Ltd

·         Fertility Society of Australia

·         American Bar Association (Associate)

·         American Bar Association Commission on Domestic Violence newslists

·         International Surrogacy Forum

·         Australia’s CEO Challenge  


Bruce Provan

Bruce was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and became a Queensland Law Society Family Law Accredited Specialist in 1999. Bruce also has a variety of professional experience including working in chartered accounting firms in tax and insolvency. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Queensland. He has written articles for the Queensland Law Society magazine Proctor and the financial planners’ magazine IFA.  Bruce is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and is training to become a mediator.

Bruce is a member of:

·     Queensland Law Society

·     Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

·     Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Qld Ltd

 

Karen Gough

Karen graduated with Bachelor of Laws in 2003, then obtained a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and was admitted as a solicitor in 2004. Since admission Karen has worked exclusively in family law and intends to become an accredited specialist. Karen and Stephen Page write a regular column about legal issues. Karen is a volunteer at Caxton Legal Service.

Karen is a member of:

 

·       Queensland Law Society

·       Family Law Practitioners Association of Qld Ltd

·       Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

 

  


Matt Taylor

Matt was admitted as a solicitor in 1997. He joined the firm again in August 2010 after working as a family lawyer in England since 2002. He previously worked for the firm in 2000 and 2001. In his most recent employment in England Matt worked as a Team Leader (Social Services Group) for a local authority in London. Whilst in the United Kingdom Matt regularly spoke at seminars and provided training to social workers and local councils with respect to family law and child protection matters. He holds a Bachelor of Laws from Bond University. He intends to become an accredited specialist in family law.

Matt is a member of:

·       Queensland Law Society

·       Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland Ltd.

·       Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia


 Katelyn Harrington

Katelyn graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and was admitted as a solicitor in 2014.  She has worked for the firm since 2011, initially working as a junior then as a law clerk. She is a member of the Queensland Law Society. She has worked exclusively in family law and intends to specialise in this area of practice.