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Emma Donald: Associate

Emma Donald

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 appears in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court on a regular basis.


Emma works with a team of legal professionals in the Family Law Department of 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 relevant to her clients.   Emma has stunning reviews on Google. She has many clients who have appreciated her assistance.  When Emma is not being a lawyer, she is enjoying being a Mum. She has two school aged children. They enjoy exploring the beautiful beaches and rainforests of Townsville and North Queensland. And you may spot Emma at an Op-Shop, scoping for a vintage bargain.

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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