Katrina Potter

Katrina is a Lawyer in our Family Law team based in the Toowoomba office.

Biography

I am part of the Murdoch Lawyers Family Law team in Toowoomba, and have been practising as a lawyer for over 10 years.

I have completed a Bachelor of Health Science (Public Health) through Queensland University of Technology (QUT), a Bachelor of Laws through QUT, and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through Griffith University.

While studying I worked as an articled clerk for my late father in his small firm in the Lockyer Valley, and then later as an instructing clerk for the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions, and as Associate to Her Honour Judge Richards DCJ.

Once admitted as a lawyer I worked for several years as a legal officer within the Office of Director of Public Prosecutions within the Toowoomba, Ipswich and Brisbane chambers. Through this role I gained a high level of skills and experience in court advocacy, and I also developed a strong sense of justice and a commitment to fairness and integrity.

Just prior to joining the Murdochs team, I worked as a Principal Lawyer and Legal Services coordinator with one of the largest community legal services in Queensland. Through this role I was able to gain an appreciation for the specific challenges that people face in rural, regional and remote parts of our community.  This is also where my I developed a keen interest in the legal issues associated with separation, relationship breakdowns, and domestic violence.

On a personal note, I am married to a farmer from the Lockyer Valley and we have two beautiful children, aged 6 and 3.  My little girl has just started prep locally at Fairholme, and my little boy is about to create havoc in the kindy classroom!

On occasions when I do get free time, I love having coffee with friends and family, reading, shopping, and being outdoors.

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Domestic and Family Violence Law

Qualifications & Reputation

Personal Qualifications

  • Admitted as a Solicitor with the Queensland Supreme Court
  • Admitted to practise in the High Court of Australia
  • Leadership, Enhance, Aspire Program (LEAP), Focus HR 2016
  • Mental Health First Aider Course, Mental Health First Aid Australia 2017
  • Legal Practice Management Course, Queensland Law Society 2017

Associations

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Downs & South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Member, Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland
  • Member, Women Lawyers Association of Queensland

Articles

The Impact of Inheritances on Family Law Property Settlements

Inheritances are often a contentious issue in family law property settlements due to the emotional significance that is attached to…

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Binding Child Support Agreement

This type of Agreement is used as an alternative to having an administrative assessment prepared by the Department of Human…

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Parenting Plan

A Parenting Plan is a written agreement that sets out the parenting arrangements for children. The plan is worked out…

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What is? Family Law Series : Part 4

What are Consent Orders? The next article in our “What Is?” series explains what Consent Orders are, and how to…

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What is? Family Law Series : Part 2

What is a Family Report? This is the second article in our four-part What Is? Series. We have collected the…

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Podcasts

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9813