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Monday, 21st of April, 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 was also a Council member of the Queensland Law Society from June 2000 until June 2005. She is also 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  

Stephen’s recent presentations include:

2012     Life Fertility Clinic

2012     Caxton Legal Centre, Family Violence Bill

2012     International Commission on Couple and Family Relationships

2012     Family Law Practitioners Association, Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012

2012     LexisNexis 9th annual family law summit, The roles of lawyers in surrogacy arrangements – click here: http://surrogacyandadoption.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/roles-of-lawyers-in-surrogacy.html

2012     City Fertility Centre

2012     Australia’s CEO Challenge- speech to West African women’s network and disability network members about being a White Ribbon Ambassador

2012     Australia’s CEO Challenge, The New Domestic and Family Violence Protection Act 2012 – click here: http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com.au/search/label/Domestic%20Violence?updated-max=2012-05-28T20:48:00%2B10:00&max-results=20&start=2&by-date=false

2012     Australia’s CEO Challenge, Family Violence Bill 2011 Amendments to the Family Law Act – click here: http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/family-violence-bill.html

2012     Legalwise, Domestic Violence Changes – click here: http://australiandivorce.blogspot.com.au/search?q=legalwise


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.

Bruce is a member of:

·     Queensland Law Society

·     Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

·     Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Qld Ltd

·     Queensland Collaborative Law

·     Business Networking International

Bruce has spoken at these seminars:

·       Lexis Nexis Family Law Summit-Indemnity costs

·       Legalwise Seminars  - Family Law in Practice (chairperson)

·       Legalwise Seminars  - The basics of property settlement

 

Bruce was quoted in the Australian Financial Review on 30 July 2010 in the article "Divorce case tests status of trust assets".


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

 

Karen has spoken at these seminars:

·       5th National Health in Difference Conference  – Planning your future (with Stephen  Page)

·       5th National Health in Difference Conference  – Same sex Domestic Violence (with Stephen Page)

·       5th National Health in Difference Conference  – Dilemmas in gay marriage (with Stephen Page)

 ·       Amnesty International   


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


Phoebe Kahlo

Phoebe joined the firm in 2005, working as a paralegal prior to her admission as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2009. Phoebe holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours together with a Bachelor of International Relations from Griffith University. She also holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Australian National University. Phoebe has practiced exclusively in Family Law since her admission and intends to become an accredited specialist in family law.  Her family law expertise include parenting, property and divorce proceedings, domestic violence matters, child protection proceedings, adoption, family law confereneces as well as binding financial and child support agreements.   

Phoebe is a member of:

·       Queensland Law Society

·       Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland Ltd.

·       Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia

She is a regular volunteer with Women's Legal Service.