Amanda Millyard

Founder & Director

Amanda Louise Millyard is the Founder and Director/Principal of Millyard Family Lawyers. Millyard Family Lawyers was named one of the leading Family Law firms in North and Central Queensland by Doyle’s Guide in 2021.

Amanda has been practicing in the area of Family Law in Cairns since 1997 when she commenced her articles of clerkship. She was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1999 and has also been admitted to appear in the High Court of Australia.

She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law and has been placed on Legal Aid Queensland’s Independent Children’s Lawyer and Separate Representative Panel in the capacity: Independent Children’s Lawyer – family law jurisdiction.

Amanda’s career in law in Cairns follows that of her parents before her.

She values being of service to others.

Amanda compassionately represents clients from a variety of backgrounds during some of the most difficult times in their lives.

She engages with others respectfully and professionally, and she stays focused on resolving the issue.

Amanda works in partnership with her clients in deciding upon and implementing case strategy.

The firm invests in continuing legal education and professional development.

Amanda has received the honour of being named one of the Doyle’s Guide Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers in North & Central Queensland (2021).

Amanda is regularly invited to present at continuing legal education programs as a speaker and panellist.

Amanda serves as President of the Cairns chapter of the Family Law Practitioners Association, Queensland.

Amanda has extensive experience in Family Law matters and is equally effective in negotiation, mediation and collaborative law contexts as she is in contested courtroom litigation.

QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

  • Collaborative Law Practice Workshop, 2012
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law, 2005
  • Bachelor of Arts, James Cook University, 1999
  • Bachelor of Laws, James Cook University, 1997

INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section)
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Queensland Collaborative Law
  • Family Law Practitioners Association Cairns
  • Far North Queensland Collaborative Law Practice Group

 

Amanda is trained in collaborative law practice and offers clients collaborative law solutions to resolving cases. She finds practicing family law rewarding when she assists clients to move forward positively in their lives. Last but not least, she values enjoying her family life outside of her working life.

AMANDA’S AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

  • Binding financial agreements to protect high net worth clients.
  • The dynamics of personality in family law matters.

 

PANELS

  • Independent Children’s Lawyer – family law jurisdiction, 2013

ACCREDITED SPECIALIST FAMILY LAW, PANELS, INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS AND ACCOLADES

Amanda Millyard

ACCREDITED SPECIALIST FAMILY LAW, PANELS, INDUSTRY MEMBERSHIPS AND ACCOLADES