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Paula Vallance

Legal Qualifications

  • Solicitor, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor, High Court of Australia

Education

  • Bachelor of International Hotel Management and Business
  • Juris Doctor of Laws (Hons), Bond University
  • Graduate Diploma of Professional Legal Education and Training, College of Law

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Family Law Council of Australia, Brisbane Sector
  • Member, Family Law Practitioners Associate, Brisbane Sector

Having a background in both Family and Criminal Law, Paula worked at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions as well as a well-renowned criminal and family law firm before joining our team in January 2017.

Paula graduated from Bond University with a Juris Doctor of Laws (Hons) and is admitted to both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Paula has significant experience in representing clients in both family law proceedings and those accused in criminal law.

Paula provides timely and accurate advice, representing clients across all aspects of criminal law, and strongly believes in each individual’s right to obtain strong legal representation. Paula has represented clients on a range of criminal law matters, ranging from serious indictable offences in the Supreme and District Court to summary pleas of guilty in the Magistrates Court. Paula also has a wealth of knowledge in respect of domestic violence proceedings and is an empathetic and effective criminal law advocate.

Paula regularly appears before Magistrates Courts across South-East Queensland, as well as the District Court, Supreme Court and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia in Brisbane.

Paula is a dedicated and compassionate criminal lawyer, providing her clients with detailed and timely advice and advocating strongly on their behalf.

Paula has recently co-authored and contributed an article to Queensland Law Society’s flagship publication, “Proctor.” A copy of this article is available upon request.

Paula also holds degrees in Business and Hotel Management and prior to working in the legal industry, she worked as a sommelier in restaurants and hotels across the world. Outside of work, Paula also holds a keen interest in aviation.