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Shanna Quinn

LLB Hons (QUT), Grad Dip Leg Prac (QUT), BSW (UQ), MSW (UQ)

Shanna's clients benefit from her extensive training in social work and law. Her lengthy career as a social scientist and mediator has now been enhanced by her practice as a Family Law barrister. Shanna's larger than life personality and capacity to empathise with mediation clients adds to our confidence in her to deliver excellent outcomes for all stakeholders in a wide range of dispute areas.

Some of Shanna's relevant Training and Experience is as follows:

  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General's Department and able to issue s60I Certificates under The Family Law Act 1975
  • Trained as a Mediator in 1991 and has undertaken significant subsequent training in both Matrimonial and Commercial Mediation
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Social Work and a practitioner for over 25 years
  • Bachelor of Laws and Diploma of Legal Practice
  • Established a private Mediation Practice as a Social Worker in 1988 in Brisbane
  • Mediation Consultancy in Hong Kong established in 1996 to provide training, accreditation, and cross-jurisdictional mediation in children’s and property disputes
  • Worked in and for the private sector, all three tiers of government and the police service
  • Maintains a longstanding interest in working with children and separating families and has continued to provide expert witness opinion to the Family Court of Australia
  • Currently working as a Barrister at the Brisbane Bar as well as a Mediator
  • Overseas experience provides regular opportunities to work with widely diverse cultures, significant quantum and disputes of a unique nature