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

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 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 High School in 2010, Ashlee began working in the legal industry, she developed her passion for the area of Family Law and began studying a Bachelor of Law to pursue her dream of becoming a Family Lawyer. Ashlee continues to study part time 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 O’Neill in assisting with all aspects of family law matters.

Ashlee enjoys keeping fit and spending time with her Golden Retrievers, Lewis and Toby.

JOEL STOWER

Solictor

joel@oneillfl.com.au

Joel is a born and raised Toowoomba local who attended his schooling and University in the region.

Joel commenced work in the legal profession in 2016 and after working in the Civil Litigation, Crime, Mental Health and Domestic Violence jurisdictions joined the Family Law team at O’Neill Family Law in 2019. Joel is passionate about providing assistance to clients with respect to complex parenting matters and often works in matters where domestic violence is present both currently and historically. Clients say that Joel’s ability to provide clear legal advice in an empathetic way is what sets him apart. Joel is admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and is registered on the High Court of Australia Register of Practitioners. He is also a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Family Law Practitioners Association.

Outside of work, Joel always has a number of DIY projects on the go and enjoys time with his family. He is an avid sports follower and enjoyed a professional sporting career when he was younger. He now assists and is involved in various local sporting organisations, which continues to feed his passion for sport, particularly in the Darling Downs region.

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 LOGAN

Paralegal

lauren@oneillfl.com.au

Lauren is a Toowoomba local having attended both primary and secondary school in the region and after living in Brisbane and Overseas for a period of time, Lauren returned to Toowoomba in 2013.

Lauren joins the O’Neill Family Team after a role in office management in the print and graphic design industry. Her experience in client services is invaluable and makes her a great addition to the family law support team.

Clients of the firm enjoy seeing Lauren’s friendly face and dealing with her down to earth personality.

In her down time Lauren enjoys the outdoors, travelling and spending time with her family.

CASEY HUBBARD

Paralegal

casey@oneillfl.com.au

Casey is originally from the South West region and moved to Toowoomba to commence her tertiary education, studying Law at the University of Southern Queensland.

Casey joined the O’Neill Family Law team in 2020 after a short period working in the area of personal injury law. She brings a warm, welcoming and professional nature to Ben’s support team.

In her spare time Casey enjoys reading, socialising with friends and family and doting on her puppy Cruise.