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Our Toowoomba Family Law Team


Our Services

We act on behalf of a variety of clients impacted upon by a separation.

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Our Toowoomba Family Law Team

We are passionate about providing a specialty Family Law service.
Our Toowoomba Family Law Team are dedicated & experienced practitioners whom are
committed to achieving the most optimal outcome for you.

Kara Best

Kara Best

Legal Practice Director | Lawyer & Accredited Family Law Specialist

Kara Best is the Legal Practice Director at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law and has practiced exclusively in family law following her Admission to Practice in 2001. Kara was born and bred in the local area and returned to Toowoomba in 2007. She is a former Senior Legal Associate to the Chief Justice of the Family Court in Melbourne

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Reagan Wilson

Reagan Wilson

Legal Partner

Reagan Wilson is a Legal Partner at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law and has practised exclusively in the complex and challenging area of family law since 1999. His reputation in Toowoomba and the Western Downs is unsurpassed. Recognised by the independent Doyle’s Review of Australian Lawyers as one of Queensland’s Leading Family Law Practitioners in 2012, 2014 and 2015.

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Andrew McCormack

Andrew McCormack

Senior Associate | Accredited Family Law Specialist

Andrew McCormack has practiced exclusively in family law since 2005. He is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and Collaborative Lawyer. Prior to 2005 Andrew had experience in general practice areas including litigation, succession law, wills and estate administration and agency matters.

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Lynn Armstrong

Lynn Armstrong

Senior Associate | Accredited Family Law Specialist

Lynn Armstrong is a Senior Associate and Accredited Family Law Specialist in the firm’s Toowoomba office. As an established Toowoomba family lawyer, Lynn has over 12 years’ experience in exclusively practising family law and has an exceptional knowledge in her specialisation across all areas of property and parenting, with further extensive experience in child protection matters, and domestic violence cases.

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Neal Wood

Neal Wood

Associate

Neal Wood has specialised in family law since his admission in 2008. Prior to joining the Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Team as an Associate in early 2015 Neal worked exclusively in family law firms in Brisbane. Neal’s experience in all aspects of family law and knowledge of the law and Court that only a more senior practitioner provide is a comfort to clients.

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Katherine Marshall

Katherine Marshall

Senior Solicitor

Katherine Marshall is a Senior Solicitor at Best Wilson Buckley in the firm’s Toowoomba office. Katherine has returned to family law after practising for a number of years in commercial litigation building and construction law and estate planning and a brief period in corporate law and personal injury law.,

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Teigan Jones

Teigan Jones

Senior Solicitor

Teigan Jones holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) and a Bachelor of Business from Griffith University. In recognition for her high achievements in family law she was awarded the Griffith University Academic Excellence Award for Family Law in 2009.

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Samantha Iwers

Samantha Iwers

Senior Solicitor

Samantha Iwers holds a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Southern Queensland and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. Samantha is currently studying a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law) program.

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Tammy Wright

Tammy Wright

Paralegal

Tammy provides top level Paralegal support to Kara Best, joining the firm in 2014. With extensive legal industry experience across family law, dispute resolution, wills and estate planning, succession planning, estate administration, and companies and trusts, Tammy is also a JP.

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Jessica Fry

Jessica Fry

Paralegal

Jessica is a Paralegal in our Toowoomba office working primarily with Lynn Armstrong. With over five years’ experience as a Paralegal in the area of family law, Jess brings with her a caring and personable approach to supporting and working with clients, hoping to relieve their stress and assisting them through what can be a difficult time during their lives

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Jodie Handley

Jodie Handley

Paralegal

Jodie Handley is a Paralegal in the firm’s Toowoomba office, working with Neal Wood. With over seven years’ as a Paralegal working in the areas of criminal, wills and estate planning, commercial law and litigation Jodie has experience on her side. Having recently joined the family law fraternity Jodie’s knack for brightening people’s day and a genuine interest in their story are motivators for joining the BWB team.,

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Max Sutton

Max Sutton

Paralegal/Graduate Solicitor

Max Sutton is a Paralegal/Graduate Solicitor in the firm’s Toowoomba office. He is now responsible for all Applications for Divorce in the firm’s Toowoomba office in addition to working closely with Andrew McCormack whilst learning the ropes.

Max joined BWB in 2014 as a member of the administrative team bringing with him prior experience in legal administrative support marketing and client support. In mid-2016 he took on the role as Office Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the firms’ Toowoomba Brisbane and Ipswich offices.

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Jennifer Ryder

Jennifer Ryder

General Manager

Bringing with her general management experience in the health and financial services industries, Jennifer is excited to grow and develop Best Wilson Buckley as a unique family law firm, while maintaining the commitment to superior family law service delivery that has always been at the core of the firm.

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Leandra Herberts

Leandra Herberts

Operations Manager

Leandra Herberts joined Best Wilson Buckley Family Law as Operations Manager in September 2017. Having predominantly worked across Local Government and professional services industries, Leandra brings extensive experience in human resources and business operations. With a passion for innovation, leadership and engagement, Leandra is excited to join our growing and evolving business to deliver exceptional service to our clients and their families.

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Liz Griffiths

Liz Griffiths

Accounts Manager

Liz Griffiths is the Accounts Manager at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, managing client and firm accounts functions. With an extensive background in financial administration Liz has been with BWB since early 2014, bringing a breadth of knowledge to the firm from across private enterprise, including six years in the legal industry, as well as the public service and not-for-profit organisations.,,

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Esther Patterson

Esther Patterson

Accounts Officer

Esther has nearly 15 years of experience in law firms throughout Toowoomba and the Sunshine Coast and brings to Best Wilson Buckley a wealth of knowledge in client servicing. Esther was previously a part of our Reception team before transitioning to Accounts, and her day-to-day tasks are crucial in ensuring that client ledgers are accurate at all times.

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Christiane Mullins

Christiane Mullins

Paralegal

Christiane was admitted to practice in 2018, having graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Psychological Science in 2017. With this combination of qualifications, Christiane has become particularly effective in understanding and being sensitive to the complex emotions that often accompany family law matters.

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Jessica Kilner

Jessica Kilner

Paralegal

Jessica has over 10 years’ of paralegal experience working primarily in property law before making the switch to family law. Jessica’s property background allowed for a smooth transition across to family law and she is particularly effective in understanding property settlement matters. Jessica enjoys being a part of the Best Wilson Buckley Family Law team and assisting people and their families through a difficult time.

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Katie Avery

Katie Avery

Paralegal

Katie started with Best Wilson Buckley in 2010 and enjoys being a part of such a passionate and diverse team that strives to achieve excellent outcomes for their clients. In addition to her Paralegal role, Katie also provides reception and administrative assistance across the office.

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Jessica Holloway

Jessica Holloway

Administration Assistant

Jessica is new to the world of family law having joined the team in early 2018. Jessica brings with her an extensive background of administrative support and her duties are crucial in ensuring the smooth day-to-day operations in our firm’s busy head office. Jessica enjoys being a part of the Best Wilson Buckley team and the opportunity it allows her to interact with colleagues and clients alike.

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Joan Murtagh

Joan Murtagh

Administration Assistant

Joan has over 10 years of administrative and secretarial support experience working in both law firms and with the Department of Education. Joan enjoys being a part of a busy team and her hard-working nature allows her to provide a high level of support to all Solicitor and Paralegal teams in the Toowoomba office.

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Kate Lowry

Kate Lowry

Receptionist

Kate has nearly 12 years’ experience working in law firms having previously worked in the UK as a Conveyancing Secretary in a number of firms. Kate’s friendly, bubbly and approachable nature allows her to build strong relationships with clients and colleagues. Kate also provides transcription support to all Solicitors at Best Wilson Buckley.

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Cassandra Bate

Cassandra Bate

Receptionist

Cassandra is one of the friendly and reassuring voices you will hear on the other end of the phone when making contact with Best Wilson Buckley’s Toowoomba office. In addition to her role on Reception, Cass also provides transcription support for our legal practitioners as well as using her high attention to detail to assist with the production of Crossroads, our free quarterly family law publication.

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Tricia Coleman

Tricia Coleman

Receptionist

Tricia Coleman is a Receptionist in our Toowoomba office.

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