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Chief Justice presents award

By Julie Bligh

The Chief Justice of Queensland has presented our own Julie Bligh with an award in Brisbane. Julie received the “Highest Achiever” award in Family Law Specialist Accreditation in 2019.

The Queensland Law Society hosted its annual Accredited Specialist Breakfast at the Brisbane Town Hall, attended by Judges, Barristers and Solicitors.  The event honours those who have gained Specialist Accreditation in their areas of practice.

We are doubly proud of Julie: she now holds two Specialist Accreditations (Family Law and Personal Injuries Law).  And both times she was the highest achiever in the assessment process.   There are over 12,000 solicitors in Queensland but only 16 have two Specialist Accreditations, so it is great to see a Townsville solicitor with that recognition. 

We asked Julie:  how did she prepare for the tough assessment process? 

“Despite being a Solicitor for almost 25 years and specialising in Family Law, I did more than a years’ study in areas including Tax, Trusts and corporate restructuring. 

When told that I had passed my first thought was relief. 

All the candidates are experienced Family Lawyers, making me especially proud to be the highest achiever.

This recognition confirms that solicitors in regional areas are the equal of any.” 

It certainly shows that you can obtain legal advice in North Queensland with confidence.  We are very proud of our family law team.