Gold Coast Family Lawyer takes out Top Prize
Posted: 3rd May 2011
Posted in: News
Posted by: Dean Evans, Partner
As published on http://www.newsmaker.com.au/news/12765
Gold Coast Family Lawyer, Luke Brandon, has won the Highest Achiever Award for the 2011 Qld Law Society Accredited Specialist Program in Family Law.
In results published to participants, Mr Brandon topped the course for those seeking accreditation in 2011. The QLD Law Society 2011 Accredited Specialist Family Law Program saw only 35% of participants successfully meet strict requirements and the judgment of assessment pieces submitted during the year.
Mr Brandon, who this year became a partner at Evans & Company Family Lawyers, will be awarded his Certificate of Accreditation and the Highest Achiever in the 2011 Family Law Specialist Program Trophy by the Honourable Paul De Jersey, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland on 2nd December, 2011 at a breakfast held for Accredited Specialists annually.
Mr Brandon commented that he was relieved when he received his results letter from the Law Society knowing the course was notoriously hard to pass. The news that he had topped the program was icing on the cake.
Mr Brandon credits his outstanding result to both plenty of study and the mentoring he received during his employment at Evans & Company Family Lawyers, a long term job he has held since graduation from university and at which he completed his articles of clerkship.
Mr Brandon was articled to Dean Evans who is also an Accredited Family Law Specialist and who established Evans and Company Family Lawyers in 1998 as a boutique Firm handling Family Law and De Facto Relationships Law matters.
Mr Evans commented that he was proud of the achievements of Mr Brandon as a lawyer and of his work whilst an employee of the firm – achievements which have led to partnership for Mr Brandon.
Mr Brandon acknowledges the importance of the Specialist Accreditation Program, noting that in recent times there have been many Solicitors taking up the practice of family law following the reduced work in personal injuries law and the general lack of work in commercial litigation. Mr Brandon commented “Most people will only go through a marriage or de facto relationship break down once or twice in a lifetime. It is a very stressful and emotionally charged event which can be exacerbated by having poor legal representation. The Family Law Specialist Accreditation Program recognises the top family law practitioners in Queensland and provides the public with the assurance that if they take up representation by an Accredited Specialist, they will be competently represented”.
Offered at no cost to Gold Coast residents, Evans and Company Family Lawyers hold family law seminars periodically throughout the year.
About Evans and Company Family Lawyers
Boutique Gold Coast Family Law Firm exclusively dealing in family and de facto relationship law situated at Level 2, 142 Bundall Road, Bundall