Lynette Galvin

Accredited Family Law Specialist, Lawyer, Family Law Mediator and Arbitrator


  • Bachelor of Laws 1989 QUT
  • Admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court in Queensland 1991
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia 1991
  • Queensland Law Society Specialist Accreditation 1997
  • Bachelor of Education QUT., 2003
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer from 2004 to 2012
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator 2014
  • Admitted as a Barrister 2013
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Provider 2014
  • Arbitrator


  • Solicitor in Private Practice for 20 + years
  • Founder of Journey Family Lawyers in 2004
  • Now Special Counsel of Journey Family Lawyers.
  • Author


  • Councillor Queensland Law Society
  • Independent Children’s Lawyer
  • Former Primary School Teacher ( during a sabbatical from Legal practice) 2002
  • Former Barrister
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution


Through Lyn’s advocacy and mediation Lyn hopes to foster positive transitions for the children and the parties involved in family breakdown.

Separation Case Study

Our client, ‘Sarah’, came to see us after her split from her husband of 24 years. Although she was the one who had left, she…

Children's Matters Case Study

Unfortunately, sometimes children can be taken by one parent without the others knowledge, and this happened in Greg’s case. Greg had been caring for his…

Grandparent's Rights Case Study

Sometimes we can act on behalf of other parties such as grandparents or other relatives, as we did for ‘Judy’ and ‘Ron’ earlier this year.…