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Leeann Murphy

Special Counsel
Leeann practises exclusively in family law and advises clients on matrimonial and de facto property settlements and parenting disputes.

As a special counsel in Cooper Grace Ward’s Family Law team, Leeann advises on all aspects of matrimonial law including complex property settlements, alternative dispute resolution, child-related matters including child support, spousal maintenance and binding financial agreements.

Leeann brings 16 years’ experience in negotiations and litigation in family law matters.

Leeann has been recognised by Best Lawyers Australia for 2021.

  • Bachelor of Laws – Griffith University
  • Bachelor of International Business – Griffith University
  • Solicitor – Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor – High Court of Australia
  • Member – Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Member – QLS (Queensland Law Society)
  • Advising clients in relation to property settlement entitlements in complex property matters.
  • Advising clients in relation to family and domestic violence matters.
  • Advising clients in relation to general parenting matters, including for non-parents and grandparents.
  • Advising clients in relation to international relocation.
  • Advising clients in relation to conflict of laws issues.
  • Advising clients in relation to issues relating to bankruptcy in the context of property settlement matters.
  • Representing clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia in relation to property settlement and parenting matters.
  • Representing clients in the Magistrates Court of Queensland in relation to protection order applications.
  • Representing clients in mediations.
  • Preparation of standard and complex consent orders, financial agreements and binding child support agreements.
  • Preparation of applications and evidence in relation to Court matters.

Areas of Expertise

Publications

What if you do not agree with a single expert report in your family law matter?

In this video, special counsel Leeann Murphy discusses the role of a single expert report in a family law matter, and what to do if you don’t agree with the contents or findings of the report.

What if I don’t like the judge’s decision in my family law matter?

In this video, special counsel Leeann Murphy discusses what options you might have if you don’t agree with the decision of the court.

What stays confidential in family law?

In this week’s video, associate Hannah Flanderka talks about what does and what does not stay confidential in a family law matter.