Shanna Quinn specialises in relationship law, working with people involved in legal proceedings and disputes in the areas of family law, testamentary disputes, elder law, child protection and domestic violence.
Shanna has over thirty years experience working across Australia and Hong Kong. Her multidisciplinary background and extensive experience provides her with a unique set of skills and perspective allowing her to assist clients navigate their way through the stress and complexities of litigation and dispute resolution.
Shanna was called to the Private Bar in 2011 and specialises in a range of family law matters including parenting, spousal maintenance, asset division and international relocation as well as domestic violence and child protection. She accepts legal aid briefs.
Shanna has been practicing as a mediator since 1990 and has provided mediation and training in Australia and Asia, across diverse cultural, socio-economic and religious backgrounds. Her background as a forensic social worker makes her particularly equipped to deal with sensitive and complex child-related matters.
Over her career, Shanna has provided Alternative Dispute Resolution training throughout Australia and Asia, with an established association with a number of tertiary institutions and private organisations.
Being crossed examined or attending interviews for a court ordered family assessment is at the very least intimidating and unknown territory for most people. Shanna’s experience as a former family report writer, expert witness and barrister make her uniquely placed to help parties understand the process and know what to expect.
Parenting Coordination is a form of dispute resolution and child development education which is child-centred and focused on helping separated and separating parents implement parenting orders or parenting plans. It is reportable and non-confidential.
Working with Shanna Quinn
Shanna Quinn has built her career on helping individuals and families navigate disputes and conflict in a fair, equitable and conciliatory manner. Her practical approach to your situation, combined with her extensive experience as a Barrister, Mediator, Forensic Social Scientist and Parenting Co-ordinator can assist you in resolving disputes or representing you in court proceedings.
Shanna has been involved in highly complex and sensitive cases relating to family and relationship law, child protection and domestic violence orders. Shanna is able to quickly comprehend her clients' needs, is adaptive and can deliver valuable, practical and prompt legal advice, mediation, parenting co-ordination and mediation training.