Meet The Team
Bo is a family law solicitor at Connolly Suthers. This is Bo’s second year on the TDLA Committee. Bo volunteers her time to the TDLA to help promote the legal profession in Townsville.
Bronte originally hails from South East Queensland and practices in family law. Since her relocation to Townsville, Bronte has shown enthusiasm at being involved in the community and to creating opportunities for other legal professionals to meet and mingle, and to be provided with support and resources when needed. In particular, Bronte is a keen participant in TDLA’s Trivia Night and never turns down a Christmas Party invite.
Alex is a solicitor practicing in succession law at wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers. Alex has practiced in Townsville since 2019, having moved to the city from the UK in late 2018. It is his first year on the TDLA committee, and he has a strong belief in the importance of the TDLA in facilitating, representing and promoting the district’s legal community.
I am a descendant of the Quandamooka and Bundjalung nations of South East Queensland. I was born and raised in Townsville, and completed all my education here. I graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Laws, then completed my Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at the Queensland University of Technology while working full-time at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (ATSILS) as a Court Support Officer. I was admitted to practice in 2015 and gained a Criminal Lawyer position at ATSILS in 2017 before moving onto my current position as a Criminal Lawyer at Legal Aid Queensland. I volunteer my time for the committee as I enjoy networking and am committed to ensuring there is a voice and a place for our emerging First Nations practitioners and those with linguistic and culturally diverse backgrounds.
Ji joined the TDLA in 2020 with a focus on extending support networks and social events for newly admitted Members. Ji commenced his career with local Firm Connolly Suthers in 2018 in their Personal Injuries Litigation Department. Ji also mentors local JCU Law Students through the JCU-Chamber of Commerce joint initiative in further support of the up and coming profession.
After completing her degree in Brisbane and undertaking an Associateship at the Parole Board, Emily returned to her hometown of Townsville to begin her career as a solicitor. Since the beginning of 2020, she has been employed as a Criminal Lawyer at Navarro Lawyers. This is Emily’s first year on the committee and her aim is to encourage positive relationships between early career lawyers as well as the profession generally.
Andrew joins the TDLA for the first time this year. Andrew has come to the law late in his career after deciding that he would practice law to help disadvantaged people access quality legal representation. Andrew is passionate about being the voice of practitioners who have made a decision to become lawyers late in their careers. Andrew hopes that by being a committee member on the TDLA, he can provide a different perspective based on his experience in areas other than the law.