Grace Lawson obtained her law degree in 2002 and commenced practicing as a solicitor in personal injury law, criminal law, and family law. Grace's practice quickly became focused solely on family law. In 2013 Grace became admitted to practice as a barrister and now practices at the private bar in Queensland. Her practice includes family law, personal injury, and employment law. Prior to embarking on a legal career, Grace practiced as a registered nurse.
As a solicitor Grace managed complex family law matters involving children, property and child support disputes. She regularly appeared in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Since becoming a barrister Grace's practice is focused on representing clients in court, and she appears at interim and procedural hearings, at trials, and in appeals.
Grace authors for LexisNexis Australia, drafting complex court applications, orders, affidavits, and binding financial agreements used in family law. She uses her spare time as a sessional academic at the Queensland University of Technology Practical Legal Training Course where she provides guidance to graduate lawyers in trail advocacy.
Grace often speaks at seminars and conferences for lawyers and businesses on a range of topics such as current issues in family law, health and safety in the workplace, drafting in plain English, and effective trial advocacy. Grace also practices as a mediator, assisting parties to resolve their issues, and mediates disputes in all areas of law.
Although Grace is generally briefed by solicitors, she accepts enquiries from the general public, and where appropriate, refers the enquiries to an appropriate solicitor.
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