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Neal Wood

Neal is a Senior Associate and Practice Leader at Best Wilson Buckley Family Law in the firm’s Toowoomba office.

Since his admission in 2008, Neal has practised exclusively in family law within specialised family law firms across the Brisbane and Toowoomba regions.  His advice is robust, practical, realistic, and as unique as each client he supports, whether it be through a negotiated process or through Court proceedings.  The clear and definitive impact of family law on a person’s life is what drives Neal’s desire to support clients in this area of the law, and his approach is as the calm voice and touchstone of stability and reason who works with clients towards an outcome that achieves a defined future and a sense of closure.

Since moving from Brisbane to Toowoomba in 2015 to join the Best Wilson Buckley team, Neal’s presence in the local community has been strengthened through his involvement with the Toowoomba Family Relationship Centre where he provides free legal advice to members of his community as well as representing clients in mediations on a pro-bono basis.  He is also helping to shape the next generation of family lawyers by participating in the University of Southern Queensland’s high-school and university student moot competitions where his years of experience and insight as a senior practitioner allow him to succeed as a coach to teams of young law students.  Outside the world of law, Neal regularly participates in triathlons, marathons, and other sporting events in an effort to raise funds and awareness for numerous charities in the community.

Expertise and Professional Qualifications

Combining years of experience in dedicated family law firms in Brisbane with his time practising in a regional setting in Toowoomba, Neal offers insight into the world family law that only a more senior practitioner can provide. He is particularly skilled at resolving property settlement matters involving large rural properties and is well rehearsed in preparing Financial Agreements. His practical skills and personable attributes benefit clients across other areas of family law including complex parenting matters and domestic and family violence matters.

Whilst Neal’s focus is always on reaching a swift and amicable resolution for his clients wherever possible, he possesses an intimate knowledge of the Court and the relevant rules and procedures. As an experienced litigator, clients can be assured that he is always acting in their best interests.

Associations and Career Awards


  • Volunteer, Toowoomba Family Relationship Centre
  • Volunteer, University of Southern Queensland Moot Competition
  • Downs and South West Queensland Law Association
  • Queensland Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Law Council of Australia


October 01, 2019

By Neal Wood | Parenting | Parenting matters

How Long Since You Checked Your Orders?

As I sit here, it’s early October and it already feels like the majority of the year has flown by. Last Christmas seems like an absolute world away. The Easter...

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September 11, 2019

By Neal Wood | Parenting | Parenting matters

Avoiding the Holiday from Hell

With winter having now drawn to a close and the days increasingly getting longer, it must mean that the warmer months are on the way. If you’re like me and...

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August 23, 2019

By Neal Wood | Property settlements

Til Debt Do Us Part

Rarely in the context of family law do I like to offer or give relationship advice, which for the most part is generally unhelpful. Statistically speaking, at least one in...

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July 10, 2019

By Neal Wood | Relocation | Videos

What You Need to Know about Parenting and Relocation

In this video, Family Lawyer and Senior Associate, Neal Wood discusses all the things you need to consider about relocation.

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July 01, 2019

By Neal Wood | Separation | Videos

The Importance of Seeking Early Legal Advice

BWB family law, Senior Associate Neal Wood talks to us about the practical steps you can take when contemplating separation in this video. Steps to avoid issues arising from communications,...

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June 18, 2019

By Neal Wood | About Us | General


From time to time I find myself reflecting on my work as a family lawyer. What am I doing well? What do I need to focus on improving? How do...

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February 14, 2019

By Neal Wood | Property settlements

High Court Delivers Decision on High Tax Debt

In December 2018, the High Court delivered a particular decision about whether the Family Law Act provides power for a Judge to order that one party could be substituted for...

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July 06, 2018

By Neal Wood | About Us | General

You Want to Stop but You Don’t Need to Stop

I’ve recently chalked up three years since I moved with my young family from our home of over 15 years in Brisbane to the relative calm of Toowoomba. In the...

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Neal, I can’t thank you enough for your professional services and support over the last two years … I seriously don’t know what I would have done without you and I will be forever grateful.
Happy Client
He was very caring and understanding of my situation and I thank him for the time he spent listening to me.
Happy Client
Thank you for your prompt reply. I very much appreciated your sincerity, directness, and the scope of your knowledge. It has sorted out a great deal in our lives and made me and my son aware of so many vital pieces of information. I will pass on the information. Thank you once again for your guidance
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