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Emma Donald: Senior Associate

Emma Donald

Senior Associate - Family Lawyer

Emma Donald Family Lawyer Townsville

About Emma Donald


Emma Donald is an experienced Family Lawyer who has been practicing exclusively in Family Law since 2015. Emma has substantial experience representing people with complex property matters.  She can assist with all types of family law situations including parenting matters, complex property matters, spouse maintenance, child support, child safety and domestic violence. She has a special interest in domestic abuse cases and often appears in Court on these types of matters.

Emma is collaboratively trained, attends mediations with her clients on a regular basis, is skilled in mediation, negotiation and advocacy. She is an excellent advocate who is all about getting the best possible outcome for her client. She appears in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court on a regular basis.


As a Senior Associate, Emma is a leader in our Family Law team at O'Shea Dyer Solicitors. She is highly regarded by her team and her many clients. She is sought after and consistently recommended by her clients to people in need of an experienced family lawyer. Emma is committed to providing quality affordable legal services and to her clients feeling like they come under her protection.


Emma’s passion is to assist people through Family Law issues as amicably and as practically 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. She is a trained Collaborative Lawyer and has a strong focus on making sure clients feel in control and involved in their matter. Emma’s preference is to avoid the need for lengthy and expensive court proceedings where possible. 


Emma is authentic in her communication with clients.  She puts people at ease, and explains the law and how it applies in a way that is easy to understand.  Emma has some stunning Google reviews which is not surprising as she has many clients who have appreciated having her as their lawyer.  Emma also enjoys being a Mum to her two school aged children. They enjoy exploring the beautiful beaches and rainforests of Townsville and North Queensland.  Emma also enjoys scoping for vintage bargains at Op-Shops!   

Qualifications + Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Laws – James Cook University – 2013       
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice – QUT – 2014      
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland – 2015
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia - 2015
  • Collaborative Practice Training – 2016 – Collaboratively Trained Family Lawyer
  • Member of Queensland Law Society, Townsville District Law Association, Women Lawyers Association Queensland



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