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Emma Donald: Senior Associate

Emma Donald

Senior Associate - Family Lawyer

Experienced Family Lawyer OSheaDyer Solicitors

About Emma Donald


Emma Donald is an experienced Family Lawyer who has been practising exclusively in Family Law since 2015. Emma has substantial experience representing people with complex domestic abuse, parenting and property matters.  Emma assists and represents people with all types of family law situations including parenting matters, complex property matters, spousal maintenance, child support, child safety and domestic violence. Emma has a special interest in domestic abuse cases.  Emma is collaboratively trained, attends mediations with her clients on a regular basis, and is skilled in mediation, negotiation and advocacy. She is an excellent advocate who is dedicated to obtaining the best possible outcome for her clients. She appears in the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia 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 is quick to put people at ease; and can explain 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.   

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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