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Karina Andrew: Associate

Karina Andrew

Associate - Family Lawyer

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About Karina AndrewKarina Andrew Senior Family Lawyer Townsville

Experience

Karina Andrew is an experienced family lawyer who has been practicing as a solicitor since 2013. Karina has worked in the Burdekin, Mackay and Brisbane. Since she moved back to Townsville in 2017, she has been with community organisations. She has worked for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Legal Service NQ, the Queensland Indigenous Family Violence Legal Service and Townsville Community Law Inc. She has vast experience in family law and has also assisted people with migration law, human rights, coronial and civil disputes and many other matters.

Karina's extensive experience in family law and domestic violence matters has seen her attend many mediations, arbitrations and conciliation conferences. She has prepared court documents and briefs and appeared in court on behalf of clients many times with and without a barrister. She appears in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court on a regular basis.

Karina now works exclusively in family law and can advise and represent people in all types of family law matters including property law, parenting matters, spouse maintenance, child support, child safety and domestic violence.

Leadership

Karina is an Associate and a senior member of the family lawyer team at OSheaDyer. She is highly regarded by her team and clients for her experience, extensive knowledge of family law, calm demeanor and ability to obtain excellent outcomes.

Karina has worked in senior and supervisory roles at community legal centers for many years.

Vision

Other than her passion to provide quality affordable legal services for people, Karina is inspired to work with people to help them to a future where good solutions place them in control of their lives.

Karina is studying a Masters in Law which is focused on family law.

Karina is committed to being thorough, and kind. She is a lawyer who will truly understand your issues. She is a lawyer you will feel protected by.

Relationships

Karina has a relaxed yet thorough approach which puts people at ease. She has assisted thousands of people over the course of her career. She understands not only the law and its application, but how family issues can affect people’s mental health for a time. She is compassionate and practical.

Karina is a foodie. She says that sharing a meal with her friends and family is a huge part of her community and cultural connections. She is unashamed to admit that she looks at menus before attending  restaurants so she knows precisely what to order when she gets there. Karina has travelled extensively through Asia and North America and plans to travel to Europe and South America when able to.

Qualifications + Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Laws – James Cook University 2012
  • Trainee Solicitor Program (Queensland University of Technology)  2012
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland  2013
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 2013
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society, Townsville District Law Association, Women Lawyers Association Queensland, Family Law Practitioners Association and Townsville Community Law Inc.

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