Meet Barbara Houlihan

Special Counsel | Family Law
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Barbara Houlihan

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Name
Barbara Houlihan
Position
Special Counsel
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Barbara Houlihan

Special Counsel
Family Law
Barbara has a wide range of general legal experience spanning most areas of practice. She has practised as a lawyer for more than 34 years.

Barbara’s expertise includes commercial litigation and dispute resolution, estate litigation and family law.

During her professional career, Barbara has had wide and varied experience undertaking the role of executor of estates and as statutory trustee for the sale of property.

Barbara focuses on establishing strong and long-standing client relations.  She currently acts for third generation members of families with whom she has had a professional association for over three decades, providing legal advice, guidance and action in respect of their personal, testamentary and business interests.

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Approachable, practical, trusted.

Barbara has a wide range of general legal experience spanning most areas of practice for more than 34 years.
Commercial litigation and dispute resolution
  • Partnership and company disputes
  • Property disputes
  • Professional liability
Estate litigation
  • Family provision applications
  • Contesting Wills on testamentary capacity grounds
  • Statutory Wills
  • Rectification applications
  • Trust disputes
Family law
  • Financial issues: Providing advice, undertaking settlement negotiations, mediations and representing parties in contested applications.
  • Binding financial agreements: Drafting and advising on agreements made before, during and after marriage.
  • Parenting/children issues: Advising, negotiating and representing parties in contested applications.

Milestones

Qualifications
Bachelor of Laws | University of Queensland
Memberships
Queensland Law Society
Society Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Legal Practice Committee (Qld) (est. under the Legal Profession Act 2007)
Admissions
1982 Supreme Court of Queensland
1982 High Court of Australia

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