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Dr. Martens: For the Arch and the Soul

When Pete Townshend wore a battered old pair of Dr. Martens boots on stage in 1967, he catapulted the modest workwear brand into the world of rock and roll. The Who’s revolutionary live shows smashed their way to the top of the British mod scene and throughout America, and Dr. Martens were with them every step of the way. As the band’s fame and notoriety exploded, the boot became as iconic as Townshend’s infamous scissor kicks and jumps, becoming a symbol of defiant self-expression. The guitarist and songwriter credited his footwear for his energetic stage moves, claiming “With my new Air Soles, I literally started to fly. Their toughness combined with their flexibility is what made them so perfect for the pseudo-athletic routines I performed on stage.”

And without further ado, the latest addition to the O’Shea and Dyer Team, Emma Donald also accredits her flight, toughness and flexibility, but also her enriched experience and allegiance to our vision, to her trusty Dr. Martens. The experienced lawyer, mother and rebel with a cause for excellent family law outcomes claims an almost too similar notion, “With my Air Soles, I literally started to fly. Their toughness combined with their flexibility is what made them so perfect for the pseudo-athletic routines I perform in the Court Room.”

Shoes aside, we recently welcomed Emma Donald into the O’Shea & Dyer family and our growing team of experienced Family Lawyers. Emma works alongside experienced lawyers Ivan Baxter, Cathy Fon and Jodi Dingwall. 

Emma Donald is an experienced Family Lawyer who has been practicing exclusively in family law since 2015. She has a special interest in domestic abuse cases and can assist with all types of family law situations including parenting matters, property settlement, child support, child safety and domestic violence. She is a Townsville girl, graduating from JCU with a Bachelor of Laws and completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at QUT. 

Emma’s passion is to assist people through Family Law issues as amicably and kindly as possible, particularly when children are involved. She recognises the importance of providing clients with practical and holistic legal advice and representation.  Emma seeks to ensure that her clients understand the processes involved with Family Law and works hard to achieve affordable, excellent outcomes, while wearing Dr. Martens. She is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and has a strong focus on making sure clients feel in control and involved in their matter.

Emma Donald is your pair of Dr. Martens. She is here to protect you, but in 80s style. 

Emma, a mother of two young children, is an explorer of the beautiful beaches and rainforests of Townsville and a seeker of all things vintage.

Book an appointment with Emma Donald or one of our other experienced Family Lawyers today. We offer first time appointments for our Family Law Clients at a low fixed fee of $220. This includes an hour-long appointment with an experienced family lawyer and a 15 minute follow up call a few days later, allowing you time to consider our advice and what you would like to do next.

Rain, hail, shine or in the middle of a pandemic, O’Shea and Dyer Family Lawyers are here to help. We understand your legal issues and will walk with you towards a better future. When you engage us as your lawyer, you come under our protection and you receive quality affordable legal advice. Call us today.

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