New QCL president Kay Feeney

New QCL president Kay Feeney

Feeney Family Law director Kay Feeney has been elected president of Queensland Collaborative Law (QCL), the peak body for collaborative law practice.

Ms Feeney replaces Freda Wigan from HopgoodGanim Lawyers who served as QCL president during the past four years. Ms Wigan will remain on the executive committee of QCL as immediate past president.

Ms Feeney is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Family Law Council, Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland, and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

An accredited Family Law Specialist and accomplished mediator with more than 25 years experience, Ms Feeney is a proud sponsor of the QUT Feeney Family Law Prize in Dispute Resolution and the QUT Learning Potential Fund which assists students to access University.

Collaborative law is a form of dispute resolution where each spouse works with a collaborative lawyer to co-operatively resolve their legal, financial and emotional issues without going to court.

“Collaborative Law is a fresh alternative to litigation that is growing rapidly throughout Queensland and worldwide,” said Ms Feeney.

“QCL’s main focus is to educate and promote collaborative practice to the public and bring together like-minded professionals from differing disciplines who share the same commitment to the collaborative process.”

QCL was established in 2006 to promote collaborate law practice in Queensland as a viable alternative to resolving family law disputes without litigation.

Ms Feeney has been an executive member of QCL since 2012 and believes that by applying lateral thinking to resolving family law cases, separating couples can reduce conflict and work together to find solutions that are acceptable to both parties and minimise the impact of separation on their family.

For further information, please contact:
Merrett Pye 0422 096 049 or Caroline Thurlow 0414 565 575