Review of Family Courts by Commonwealth Government

The Attorney General has announced a long overdue review of the family law system.  It is something that we have been advocating for some time as we have seen that the system is now failing families.  There are many reasons why, not the least…

Sharing & Caring parenting after separation

An article by Randal Binnie. Having practiced family law for almost 25 years, I have seen many changes in the Family Law Act, predominantly concerning children. At the time of the commencement of the Family Law Act in 1976 we lived in…

The Magic of Mediation

I have had more than one lawyer say to me “Let’s see what magic you can do today”. They were talking about how mediation results in agreement. Is it magic? Well no, but it is amazing how seemingly uncompromising positions can ultimately…
Unhappy couple has dispute and are not talking


DANGERS OF CONTINUING COHABITATION AFTER SEPARATION AND THE EFFECTS ON CHILDREN. What have you been advised to do? There is potential danger and injury to the physical and mental health of both the parties and their children where they choose to continue to live in a state of anxiousness and
Resting children

About our Firm

Family Lawyers & Mediation Services commenced in September 2003 and was created by the current partners Mark Francis and Randal Binnie. Originally known as Francis & Binnie Lawyers the name was changed some years ago to more properly reflect the family law and mediation work we do. Our experience and expertise in family law ensures our clients have the most capable divorce lawyers that Brisbane can offer. We have visited offices at Helensvale on the Gold Coast, and in Brisbane City. Get the best advice from our partners. Go to our Contacts Page to see where we are located.