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Cathryn McConaghy, BA, Grad Dip Ed, MEd, PhD, FACE, LLB

Dr Cathryn McConaghy was called to the Bar in Queensland in January 2016 after being admitted to practice as an Australian Lawyer in the Supreme Court of NSW in June 2015.

 

Previously, Cathryn was a University Ombudsman for eleven years and a Professor and Dean of Education with a distinguished academic career that spanned fifteen years with universities in Queensland, NSW, Canada and the USA.  She was a board member of the Australian Council of Deans of Education and was made a Fellow of the Australian College of Educators for her outstanding contributions to Australian education. Prior to her academic career Cathryn was a Senior Policy Advisor to the Queensland Government. Her early working life was in adult education and community development in remote Indigenous communities. She has appeared as an expert in social justice issues in education before Senate and Government Inquiries and was a member of the Australia 2020 Summit

 

Cathryn is a Registered Practitioner of the High Court of Australia and has appeared in Federal and State Courts. Cathryn is a member of the International Bar Association, the Family Law Practitioner’s Association of Queensland, the Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland and the Women Lawyer’s Association of Queensland. She has undertaken pro bono matters for the Suncoast Community Legal Service and public interest briefs for QPILCH.

 

Cathryn's areas of practice include:  

  • Family Law, including ICL, Children, Property, and Adoption matters 
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  • Child Protection  
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  • Discrimination Law  
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  • Wills, Family Provision and Succession 
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  • Personal Injuries  
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  • Domestic Violence 
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  • Employment Law    
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  • Native Title 
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  • Public and Administrative Law  
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  • Migration Law 
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  • Education Law  
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  • Professional Negligence 
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  • Professional Discipline 
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  • Inquests and 
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  • Inquiries  

Phone:                     (07) 3211 3265

 

Mobile:                     0437 397 460

 

Fax:                           (07) 5443 5314 

 

Email:             mcconaghy@scbar.com.au

 

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