Meet The Team
The team at Daykin Family Law are committed to providing high-quality services to clients across all areas of family law in an efficient way, geared towards saving you time and money where possible. Client satisfaction is very important to us and we pride ourselves on our ability to assess issues quickly and move your matter in a direction that will benefit you and meet your needs.
Choosing the right family lawyer for you can be a daunting task. Our Legal Team at Daykin Family Law are there to guide you through the process, explain the law, the process and your options in a simple, easy to understand way. We provide you with practical guidance at every step so you never feel alone.
Shannon Daykin, Legal Practitioner Director & Accredited Family Law Specialist
Daykin Family Law Director Shannon Daykin is an accredited Family Law Specialist. Shannon holds an extensive range of experience in practising law and focuses exclusively in all aspects of family law and is also trained in Collaborative Law.
Shannon started her legal career as a clerk in 2001 and was admitted in 2004 following completion of Articles of Clerkship. Initially Shannon worked in commercial law across the areas of dispute resolution and commercial and rural property, learning the finer art of negotiation and a sensible commercial approach to complex issues.
Early in her career Shannon was appointed State Manager for a national child abuse prevention agency and oversaw the rollout of primary prevention initiatives across Queensland. This experience gave her a competitive edge in being able to deal effectively with challenging cases involving child abuse, neglect and family violence and guiding clients through these difficult issues.
Since 2009, Shannon has practiced exclusively in family law and gained experience in some of Queensland’s top family law firms across all areas, advising clients on a range of matters from complex property settlements and asset protection measures to parenting matters, Hague Convention/child abduction matters, international adoption and surrogacy.
In May 2015 Shannon’s legal work was highlighted on a national level in a front-page article within The Weekend Australian Magazine, the article was titled “One needy baby meets loving new parents. Who says adoption is taboo?” and was written by esteemed journalist Kate Legge. A feature of the article was the bespoke, legally binding agreement for parenthood that Shannon crafted in collaboration with key stakeholders to help her clients grow their family.
Shannon was elected by her peers as Board Member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland in 2014 and continues to retain this position, representing the great work of family law professionals across the State.
Shannon has a particular interest in surrogacy and advising clients on alternative pathways to parenthood, and understands the sensitive approach needed for clients grappling with the emotional and social aspects of infertility.
As a trained Collaborative Lawyer, Shannon has a strong focus on practical solutions and co-operative practice. It is this pathway that can most often achieve an outcome for all parties involved that will benefit them and their families in the longer term.
Sometimes however, the only option to progress matters is to litigate through the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court. Shannon has a great depth of experience in family law litigation and advocating for client’s interests, whether it be representing clients in property settlement, spousal maintenance, de facto issues or parenting matters in the Family Law Courts, or dealing with domestic violence proceedings in the State Magistrates Court.
Ashleigh Price, Lawyer
Ashleigh joined Daykin Family Law in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honours) and a Bachelor of Justice (Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology. She developed an interest in family law at university. This continued to grow after working for the Australian Institute of Family Studies collecting data for their research at the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court. Having worked in general practice, she has a wide understanding of different areas of law and brings this to her practice of family law. Ashleigh continued to be drawn to family law matters in general practice and therefore decided to specialise in this area.
Ashleigh has experience with property and parenting matters. She has also assisted clients with the mediation process and appreciates the value of early settlements for the financial and emotional wellbeing of all parties in a dispute.
She is empathetic and understands the importance of having a trustworthy advisor when dealing with family law matters.
Caitlyn Markwell, Administration Assistant
Caitlyn joined Family Daykin Law in 2020. She holds a Certificate III in Business Administration and is passionate about all aspects of administration. She looks after many areas of the admin and filing duties here at Daykin Family Law. Caitlyn holds organisation skills to high regard and her friendly disposition provides a welcome greeting to guests of the office.
For more information on our service offering or to make an appointment for a consultation with Daykin Family Law contact us today by email firstname.lastname@example.org.