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Max Sutton

Max is a Solicitor at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law in the firm’s Toowoomba office.

Max joined our team in 2014 after being the recipient of the Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Scholarship at the University of Southern Queensland. Through his time working with the firm, Max has worked across various facets of the practice before transitioning into his Solicitor role in 2018, gifting him with a unique insight into the firm and experience with clients.

Max’s enthusiastic and genuine approach to practising family law has been ignited and encouraged through his time with the firm. He finds great reward in supporting and empowering people at a difficult time to find a rewarding and fulfilling resolution to their family law matter. As a collaboratively trained lawyer, Max’s focus is to protect the best interests of his clients and their family by resolving matters through an amicable agreement rather than litigation wherever practical.

Growing up in regional Queensland, Max has previously lived abroad in Germany before moving to Toowoomba in 2011. In addition to his Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Max also holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in International Relations.

Expertise and Professional Qualifications

Max’s understanding of the world of family law has been developing since joining the team in 2014. With a genuine desire to be a specialist family lawyer, he has been learning the trade from many angles already and has quickly become efficient and effective in resolving parenting, property, and domestic and family violence matters in a way that reflects the best interests of his clients and their family. Max is also responsible for all Applications for Divorce in the firm’s Toowoomba office and is well-rehearsed in assisting clients through this stage of their family law matter, often appearing in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia where required. As a collaboratively trained lawyer, Max’s focus is to protect the best interests of his clients and their family by resolving matters through an amicable agreement rather than litigation wherever practical.

Associations and Career Awards


  • Downs and South West Queensland Law Association
  • Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Law Council of Australia
  • Golden Key International Honour Society


  • Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Scholarship – 2014
  • Shine Lawyers Rising Star – 2019


By Max Sutton | estate planning | Family Law | Podcasts

Family Law & Estate Planning

In this edition of “We Need to Talk,” Best Wilson Buckley Family Lawyer, Max Sutton talks with Estate Planning Lawyer, Jo Maloney about the relationship between family law and estate...

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By Max Sutton | Podcasts | Separation

The “What Next” Factor

In this edition of “We Need to Talk,” Family Lawyer Max Sutton talks with Best Wilson Buckley, Director & Accredited Family Law Specialist, Kara Best on “what next” the following...

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By Max Sutton | Separation

I have just separated – what next?

Going through a separation can be one of the most emotional and stressful times in your life. It can be difficult to accept that you and the person with whom...

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By Max Sutton | General

New Year, New You!

As the New Year gets underway and we all enter it a little bleary eyed after the festive season, it might be time to tackle those issues that were left...

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By Max Sutton | About Us

My Journey with Best Wilson Buckley Family Law

In my second year of university, I was fortunate enough to receive the “Best Wilson Buckley Family Law Scholarship” which provided me with $5,000 to put towards my studies, along...

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By Max Sutton | Separation

Negotiating a Resolution: What, When, Why & How?

After separating, you may be unsure as to what happens next, particularly if there are children involved and/or there is property, such as a house, cars, credit cards, and even...

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Thank you again for your invaluable assistance in bringing resolution to this matter yesterday. I was particularly impressed with your approach to the mediation.
Happy Client
Thank you all once again for your kindness and support.
Happy Client
Cheers for your help in obtaining a great result in mediation Max.
Happy Client
Pure professionalism throughout the process, with exceptional advice and timely action that lead to the optimal outcome.
Happy Client
I especially want to thank Max and Lizzie for helping me with my property settlement – they were amazing. Max in particular showed nothing but professionalism – he didn’t keep me in the dark, he was up front and honest, and was very compassionate, understanding, and supportive… Max also made me aware of future costs so there weren’t any unexpected costs. I would like to thank the whole team at BWBFL for their support and I will definitely high recommend their services.
Happy Client
I wanted to thank you for all your help throughout this journey. As stressful as the process was, you made it a lot easier to deal with. I really appreciate the help and support you have given me.
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