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Lisa Lahey - Partner

Lisa Lahey Lisa advises on all facets of family law, including complex property and children’s matters.

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Lisa has over 25 years of experience advising on all facets of family law, including complex property and children’s matters. She is Recommended by Doyle's Guide to the Australian Legal Profession in Leading Family & Divorce Lawyers – Brisbane, 2017 & 2018, and the Australian Financial Review Best Lawyers in Australia - 2018 for Family Law. Most recently, Lisa was named in Doyle's Guide as a Leading Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyers – Queensland, 2018.

Her interest is in problem solving and helping her clients navigate difficult times by finding suitable options for them to resolve their family law matter with a minimal level of conflict, where conflict does not serve their purpose. Lisa genuinely cares about the outcomes her clients seek and believes a good result is one where her clients can reflect on the process knowing they made the right choices.

Lisa takes great pride in the level of service she offers and the feedback she receives from her clients fittingly describes a lawyer who is very respectful of individual circumstances, prompt to respond, straight talking and highly strategic in driving the outcomes her clients desire.

Outside of the law, Lisa devotes herself to horses, gardening and her children.  Her friends include many of her past family law clients which we think speaks volumes about her style of practice. 

Areas of Practice

Lisa holds qualifications in Laws and Arts from the University of Queensland, and  a Master of Taxation from the University of New South Wales. She has presented papers at industry events, is a contributing author to Family Law Handbooks and chapters in professional publications, and was shortlisted for a national pro bono lawyer of the year award for her work with a family in crisis. 

She is experienced in  representing clients in property proceedings in the Family Court and the Supreme Court and out of court settlements, including advising medium and high net wealth individuals on cohabitation and binding financial agreements, and undertaking mediation, arbitration and collaborative law negotiations.

Her experience includes:

  • Advising clients on their property settlements involving complex business structures, including third parties and trusts.
  • Advising on family law issues affecting farming clients, including fifteen years of experience in a rural law practice.
  • Advising family law clients on mediation, arbitration, dispute resolution and collaborative law.
  • Advising clients on the drafting and negotiation of binding financial agreements.
  • Representing clients in parenting proceedings in the Family Court of Australia, including with respect to relocation issues and child abuse issues.