Collaborative Law

Congratulations to Scott Pearson and Rebecca Durkin who have successfully completed the Collaborative Law Training.

At McLaughlins, we now have three Collaboratively trained professionals available to consult with you in our Gold Coast offices in Southport and Burleigh.

Rebecca Durkin has been practising in the area of family, de facto and relationship law since 2007.

Scott Pearson has been admitted as a lawyer in Queensland for in excess of 25 years and is a Nationally Accredited Mediator with over 5000 hours of mediation experience in Family Law and Will and Estate Dispute matters.

Sophie Pearson, Partner of our Family Law division says “Rebecca and Scott will be wonderful additions to our Gold Coast Collaborative Law practice group. Rebecca is a very senior experienced lawyer with many years of experience in negotiating successful outcomes for her clients. Scott is very well respected within the Gold Coast legal community and will be able to bring creative and out of the box solutions to help families through the Collaborative process.”

Sophie Pearson completed the Collaborative training in 2006 when the respectful divorce process was first introduced to Australia. Since that time, Sophie has undertaken further Collaborative training and has worked with clients and independent professionals in Collaborative Law matters to assist separating couples.

With McLaughlins Lawyers’ commitment to Collaborative Law, our clients receive not only the benefit of lawyers practising exclusively in Family and De Facto law, but our expert Business Law , Commercial Law, Property Law and Estate Law Divisions ensure our clients are provided with expert advice on all matters relevant to help rebuild their lives professionally and personally.