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Louise O’Reilly



I am a Family Law Accredited Specialist and Collaborative lawyer, practising exclusively in family law.

Having been a lawyer since 2006, I have a commercial background and spent the early years of my career in commercial litigation, construction law and property law, including international arbitration matters at a top tier firm.

My experience as a lawyer has made me acutely aware of the effect conflict has on a person’s life, on their family, and their health and career. I assist my clients to avoid unnecessary conflict by using methods of dispute resolution including mediation, and collaborative practice. However, if the matter is unable to be resolved I am well equipped to represent my clients in arbitration or litigation.

My clients regularly include small to medium size business owners and high net worth individuals. I have a keen interest in complicated business and tax structures.

I also have significant experience in complex parenting matters where there are issues of domestic violence, risk to the safety of the client or children, and relocation issues.

I am committed to assisting my clients to resolve matters in a collaborative and amicable manner, and to the growth of a collaborative approach to resolving Family Law matters in Queensland. For several years I served as a board member of the Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners.

I am dedicated to assisting my clients to avoid unnecessary conflict, feel empowered and rebuild their lives in the way they would like.

Family Law Recommended 2021
Qls Accredited Specialist


“My experience with Louise and the O’Reilly Shaw Lawyers team has been nothing but amazing. Louise took the time to get to know me on a personal level, so I felt more relaxed and comfortable. We built a really good and trusting relationship. My parenting case was not straight forward. There were many things I needed to know and I didn’t know where to start. Having Louise backing me every step of the way, I was able to achieve what I needed and wanted.”

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