Director, Pippa Colman & Associates; Accredited Specialist (Family Law) and Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor
Pippa was admitted as a solicitor in 1979 and practises on the Sunshine Coast in a family law practice which she founded in 2001. Pippa and Margaret Rimmer established the Sunshine Coast Family Contact Centre in Maroochydore in 1995 and in 2001 they were recognised by the Supreme Court and Queensland Law Society. Pippa is a lifetime member and past president of the Sunshine Coast District Law Association and is also a Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor.
Ethics Solicitor, QLS Ethics and Practice Centre, Queensland Law Society
Shane was admitted in 1992 and worked as a general practitioner for several years before joining the Ipswich City Council in-house legal team. In 2001 he moved to the in-house legal team at Queensland Building Services Authority, taking over management of the team in 2006. During this time Shane served on, and later chaired, the Queensland Law Society Government Lawyers Committee. Shane joined QLS in 2014 as Manager, Advocacy and Policy/Senior Policy Advisor and now works in QLS Ethics and Practice Centre as an Ethics Solicitor, providing bespoke ethics sessions and ethical guidance to the profession as well as publishing articles in Proctor and on the QLS website.
Special Counsel, Damien Greer Lawyers; Accredited Specialist (Family Law) and Queensland Law Society Senior Counsellor
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Laws and Arts, a Masters in Law and a Masters in Taxation Law. She has been a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Family Law since 2001 and is also an Approved Arbitrator.
Wendy specialises in complex financial and property settlements and identifying tax minimising opportunities to maximise financial outcomes presented by a marriage breakdown. She is expert in asset protection strategies and business succession planning in a family law environment.
Wendy is a member of the Queensland Law Society Family Law Committee, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators, and is a Fellow of the Tax Institute.