Curriculum Vitae

Andrea Lawrence

EDUCATION
2006 – 2010Master of Laws, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC
2003 - 2005Juris Doctor, Bond University, Gold Coast, QLD
2000 – 2002: Master of Arts (English), University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
2013-present
Member of the Bar Association of Queensland
Member of the Family Law Practitioners Association
Member of the Far North Queensland Law Association
Member of the North Queensland Medical and Legal Association
Member of the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc

EXPERIENCE

April 2013 Barrister, The Queensland Bar, Cairns QLD

Andrea practises in family law matters in the Family Court and the Federal Circuit Court.  Appearances include interim and final hearings in both children’s and property matters.  Andrea also appears frequently in contested domestic violence orders in the Magistrates Courts.  She has significant experience includes acting in child protection matters where she has both prosecuted for the Crown and appeared for defended matters. Andrea appears as Counsel for Independent Children’s Lawyers.  She welcomes briefs in all locations, including remote areas.

Andrea is a member of Trinity Chambers.

May 2007 - December 2011 Barrister, The Victorian Bar

Andrea appeared in all proceedings in the Family Court and the Federal Magistrates’ Court.  Whilst at the Victorian Bar Andrea appeared regularly in the State and Federal Magistrates’ Courts, Children’s Court, Family Court and the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal.