Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud to announce the appointment of a new and highly experienced Family Law Special Counsel to our Family Law department at the Kingscliff office, writes Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett.
It has been a strong start to 2020 for Attwood Marshall Lawyers, with our firm continuing to extend our legal services at offices in Brisbane, Robina, Coolangatta, Kingscliff, Sydney and Melbourne. In the most recent addition to the firm, we are proud to announce we are expanding the Kingscliff office, with the addition of a local ‘born and bred’ Family Law special counsel, who is a court room veteran and has built a strong reputation for the rare dual expertise of Family Law and dealing with domestic violence protection orders.
Michael Twohill, who was admitted as a solicitor in 1983, proudly traces his career roots to Murwillumbah, where he began his career in the legal profession as an articled clerk, working for Hynes & Elliott at their Kingscliff office in the late 1970’s. Mr Twohill has worked at some high-profile firms since his admission and founded his own law firm in 1999 at Southport. He sold his practice after more than 20 years working as a sole practitioner and is excited about joining the team at Attwood Marshall Lawyers, back in Kingscliff with 40 years legal experience.
Many Tweed Shire residents will know ‘Michael Twohill’ as their long-serving solicitor, while others will recognise the ‘Twohill’ name. Mr Twohill’s grandfather was Alexander Twohill, an early Tweed Shire President who served two terms in role (1916 and 1932) and was councillor-elect 11 times. The Alexander Twohill Bridge at Tumbulgum was opened in 1986, and Mr Twohill’s parents, Vince and Ollie, were well-respected members of the Tweed community.
As a lawyer, Mr Twohill is skilled in handling complex Family Law matters, including property settlements, parenting agreements, protection orders, and frequently appears in the Local and Federal Circuit Courts, as well as the Family Court which deals with the most complex Family Law matters. Mr Twohill is an Attwood Marshall Lawyers match in expertise and values, and a rare purveyor of legal skill. His strong experience in complex family law matters is an asset, and his caring and personalised approach to clients resonates with us as a firm because we value exceptional client services.
Mr Twohill will join the Attwood Marshall Kingscliff team of resident lawyers, including Wills and Estates Senior Associate Debbie Sage, Personal Injuries Senior Associate, Lisa Robertson, Licenced Conveyancer Rachel Godden and the growing number of local junior lawyers and law graduates in the firm. He will also be a welcome support to Senior Associate Hayley Condon, who has practiced in family law since being admitted in 2009 and heads up the Family Law department.
A few words from Family Law Special Counsel, Michael Twohill:
“Over the years, a lot of my clients have grown old like me, so I’m now dealing with their children, and their grandchildren. Some of my clients have been with me for 40 years. In my 36 years working as a lawyer it has been a privilege to help so many families, and to now have the opportunity to come back to the Tweed and give something back to the region where I had my origins.
“I like helping people, particularly when they’re in a state of crisis. I see myself as the catalyst to assisting parties in a state of crisis to reach a resolution. I take my role very seriously for the benefit of my client. In my mind there are always three parties in a separation – the mother, the father, and the children – and I have always been able to achieve results with the minimum amount of friction between the parties. In any matter I undertake, I seek to achieve an excellent final result for the client, at a minimum cost to them financially and personally.
“Attwood Marshall Lawyers has a large team of young and vibrant lawyers who will benefit from mentoring, and that will be part of my presence within the firm. I also want to increase our presence in the Tweed community, letting people know we’re there at Kingscliff, and that we look after all aspects of the law. I believe in working “with” other members of the profession in the area who accept instructions from people in Family Law matters. I consider it imperative to have a good relationship with other practitioners for the benefit of your clients. In the end it’s not about the lawyers……it’s about the parties including the children.”
Special Counsel, Michael Twohill, qualifications:
- Admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1983
- Admitted to the High Court of Australia in 1983
- Member of Law Council of Australia since 1991
- Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia since 1991
- Foundation Member of the Family Law Practitioner’s Association (FLPA)
- Member of Queensland Law Society since 1983
To book an appointment with special counsel Michael Twohill, phone: 1800 621 071 anytime.