About Andrew McCormack


Why a Rural Family Lawyer?

I was born in Griffith in South-West New South Wales.  I grew up in Northern New South Wales, not far from the Queensland border.  My wife, also a lawyer, grew up in the Central Burnett area of Queensland.  My grandfather, James Victor McCormack was a farmer and graizer in the Old Junee region of South-West New South Wales.

I spent around 14 years in Brisbane either studying or working for a large firm.

Just before my second daughter was born, we decided that it was time to get out of the city for a more family friendly lifestyle.  I was lucky enough to find a position with a firm in Toowoomba.

Over the years I have acted for a broad cross-section of people from rural areas.

My current practice

I  have practised exclusively in family law since 2005.  In 2013 I became  an Accredited Family Law Specialist. I am lapsed probate and administration lawyer.

I am currently Special Counsel to the firm Thynne + Macartney Lawyers in Brisbane.

Prior to this I worked in Brisbane with the firm HopgoodGanim Lawyers as an Associate in their Family Law Practice. I was previously a Senior Associate with the firm Best Wilson Buckley Family Law in Toowoomba.

In 2020, I commenced my own Dispute Management and Consulting Practice, CONCLUDE Dispute Management & Consulting. I am a Nationally Accredited Mediator and a Member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediations known as AIFLAM and the Resolution Institute. I undertook my mediation training through the Bond University Dispute Resolution Centre. I mediate in all areas of law.

I divide my time between Toowoomba and Brisbane.  I also have a growing client base in the Border areas including Northern New South Wales and South West Queensland.

Back of house at our Toowoomba office. Yes, that is my to the left in a remarkable tidy office! That is me to the left in a remarkable tidy office!

My current practice areas and experience include disputes relating to:

  • rural family law and third party/inter-generational interests;
  • parenting issues including child protection matters;
  • matrimonial and de facto property settlements;
  • domestic and family violence matters;
  • third party intervention in matrimonial and de facto property settlements; and
  • child support matters.

I also have an interest in the intersection of estate and succession planning and family law.

I have a broad range of experience across these areas.  I am admitted as a Legal Practitioner in Queensland and New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

To contact me:

All articles and posts on this site contain general legal information and is not a complete statement of the law.  You should obtain specific advice about your own circumstances and not rely upon any articles or posts until you have done so.  Andrew McCormack and or any firm he is employed by will not accept any liability or responsibility for loss occurring (including negligence) as a result of any person or entity acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any material contained herein.  Information current as at date of posting.
Liability is limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation where applicable

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