OUR TEAM

Ben O'Neill

Director
ben@oneillfl.com.au

Director, Ben O’Neill is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who has built a reputation for consistently providing clear and meaningful advice on all aspects of family law.

Prior to specialising in family law, Ben was an established commercial lawyer. He brings this commercial background to his practice together with a unique insight into more complex property and parenting matters, without compromising the need to treat family law issues with sensitivity and empathy.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Laws from University of Queensland and since graduation has obtained a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).

In late 2017 Ben was recognised as a Pre-Eminent Family Lawyer in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region by the independently administered Doyle’s Guide review. He is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist, is a qualified Arbitrator and is trained in Collaborative Law.

Ben is a member of the Family Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association to whom he offers commentaries on ever changing case law.

Ben has a longstanding association with Toowoomba, having completed his schooling in the town. He is passionate about the region and his clients.

Ben’s commitment to combining both specialised family law advice and superb service is unmatched. He ensures he is available to his clients, and is effectively responsive to their needs.

BEN O'NEILL

Director

ben@oneillfl.com.au

Ben O'Neill Solicitor

Director, Ben O’Neill is an Accredited Family Law Specialist who has built a reputation for consistently providing clear and meaningful advice on all aspects of family law.

Prior to specialising in family law, Ben was an established commercial lawyer. He brings this commercial background to his practice together with a unique insight into more complex property and parenting matters, without compromising the need to treat family law issues with sensitivity and empathy.

Ben gained his Bachelor of Laws from University of Queensland and since graduation has obtained a Masters of Applied Law (Family Law).

In late 2017 Ben was recognised as a Pre-Eminent Family Lawyer in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region by the independently administered Doyle’s Guide review. He is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist, is a qualified Arbitrator and is trained in Collaborative Law.

Ben is a member of the Family Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association to whom he offers commentaries on ever changing case law.

Ben has a longstanding association with Toowoomba, having completed his schooling in the town. He is passionate about the region and his clients.

Ben’s commitment to combining both specialised family law advice and superb service is unmatched. He ensures he is available to his clients, and is effectively responsive to their needs.

 

LOUISE BLACK

Associate

louise@oneillfl.com.au

Louise Black Solicitor

Louise is experienced in all aspects of family law including parenting and property settlement matters.

She commenced work in the legal profession in 2002 and has been exclusively working in the area of Family Law since 2005. Louise strives to provide high quality legal advice to clients to ensure that each and every client feels supported throughout their journey. Relationship breakdowns are never easy and it is important for anyone experiencing the difficulties that come with separation, to have the assurance that their legal representative is on their side and will do what they can to encourage a timely and cost effective resolution.

Louise identifies the importance of working alongside other professionals such as Accountants, Financial Planners and Counsellors, in order to ensure clients receive support and advice in all aspects of their separation, so they can feel empowered to make informed decisions. She was recognised as a Leading Lawyer in the independently reviewed Doyle’s Guide of 2017.

Louise is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and is registered on the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners. Louise is also a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Family Law Practitioners Association.

STACEY O’NEILL

Solicitor

stacey@oneillfl.com.au

Stacey is a Toowoomba local who completed her primary and secondary schooling in the region.

Since the conclusion of her schooling, Stacey has chosen her career path so as to keep strong ties with the events of the region and she played a significant role during her time at the Toowoomba Regional Council in the award winning Carnival of Flowers and Toowoomba Food And Wine Festival events prior to taking a position at O’Neill Family Law.

Stacey is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and is registered on the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners. She is also a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Family Law Practitioners Association.

Outside of work, Stacey enjoys playing tennis socially and gardening. Stacey has a love for animals and enjoys exercising her two German Shepherd dogs (Freya and Tucker) wherever time permits.

ASHLEE BARRY

Paralegal

ashlee@oneillfl.com.au

Ashlee grew up in New South Wales, her family moved to Queensland in 2008 and she completed the rest of her schooling at Our Lady of the Southern Cross College in Dalby.

After graduating in 2010, Ashlee began working in the legal industry, after three (3) years of working the industry, she developed her passion for the area of Family Law and shortly after began studying a Bachelor of Law to pursue her dream of becoming a Family Lawyer. Ashlee continues to study after work hours to finalise her law degree. During Ashlee’s time in the legal industry she has completed a Certificate of Family Law. She works closely with Ben in assisting with all aspects of family law matters.

Ashlee enjoys keeping fit, riding dirt bikes and spending time with her Golden Retriever, Lewis.

ALEX MEEHAN

Paralegal

alex@oneillfl.com.au

Alex joined the O’Neill Family Law team in January 2017 and prior to that worked in health services and the construction industry.

Holding a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Queensland, Alex’s strengths include drafting documents, editing, and liaising with clients. Clients love how personable she is. She provides invaluable support to Louise and Stacey.

In her spare time, Alex enjoys hiking, travelling, and spending time with her family and dog.

Brodie McKenzie

Paralegal

brodie@oneillfl.com.au

Brodie has grown up in the Lockyer Valley attending her primary and secondary schooling in the Gatton region.

Since the conclusion of her schooling in 2006, Brodie has fulfilled a variety of areas of support during her working career such as a Personal Assistant, Administration Assistant, Family Law Paralegal and also a Conveyancing Clerk which now assists greatly in her position at O’Neill Family Law.

In her spare time, Brodie also shares a great passion for dogs with her Chihuahua’s and socialising with her candle business at local events.

LAUREN CASTEN

Receptionist

reception@oneillfl.com.au

Lauren moved to Toowoomba in early 2017. She grew up in Goondiwindi where she completed her schooling in 2010.

After school, Lauren worked in a Dental practice in Goondiwindi where her time was split between Dental Assisting and Dental Reception. She enjoys the organisation and efficiency of working in the reception role and has taken enthusiastically to that role in a different industry. Lauren provides reception and administrative support to our team of family lawyers and their support staff.

Outside of work Lauren loves heading to her parents’ farm in Nobby, and celebrating all occasions of life with her partner, and their Boxer, Bomber.