About Us

Ross Hirst

Principal

Ross has over 30 years of experience in family law matters, and has established a reputation as one of the leading lawyers in the practice of family law, particularly complex financial matters. Ross has represented a variety of clients from business owners and professionals to stay at home parents, and understands that the needs of each client are important and unique.

Ross will work closely with you and his team of lawyers to ensure that your interests are represented to a high standard, and oversees all work carried out on your matter from start to finish.

Ross completed his bachelor degrees of Law and Arts at the University of Queensland.

Donna Abella

Senior Associate

Donna completed her bachelor degrees of Law and Arts at the University of Queensland, and her graduate diploma in Practical Legal Training at the Queensland University of Technology. Donna has worked exclusively in family law for 10 years, and has developed extensive knowledge in all areas of family law.

 

 

Chloe Jackson

Senior Associate

Chloe studied at the University of Queensland to complete her bachelor degrees of Law and Arts, and completed her graduate diploma in Practical Legal training at the Queensland University of Technology. Chloe has practiced solely in the area of family law since her admission as a Solicitor in 2012, and has gained experience in matters involving a variety of family law issues.

 

Damon Hatchett

Solicitor

Damon obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degrees at the University of Queensland and undertook practical legal training at the Australian National University. Damon was admitted as a Solicitor in 2016. Prior to joining Hirst & Co, Damon worked as a judge’s associate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

 

 

Laura Wainwright

Law Graduate

Laura obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree at the Queensland University of Technology. Prior to joining Hirst & Co, Laura worked as a judge’s associate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Laura is currently undertaking her practical legal training at the College of Law.

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