Andrew Crooke

Nationally Accredited Mediator
Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Family Law

Biography

Andrew is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law having been involved in the area for over 25 years.

Murdoch Mediations is unique because we guide our clients through each stage of the mediation process to reach the best possible solution for the whole family.

Australia’s court system of family law can be both costly and time-consuming. In contrast, mediation offers a neutral venue where the parties will cooperate to resolve disputes respectfully. The mediation process empowers the parties to reach an amicable agreement, creating their own mutually satisfactory solutions with the assistance of expert facilitators.

Please do not underestimate the success of mediation vs litigation when it comes to the many benefits for children and parties, especially early resolution of a relationship dispute, e.g. concerning financial outcomes and wealth preservation.

I studied a Bachelor of Laws at Bond University and was admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia as a lawyer in 1994. I have more than 25 years’ experience exclusively in family law, assisting parties in relationship breakdowns. I became a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Family Law in 1999 and have successfully headed a team of family lawyers since 2009 in my current role as Director of Family Law at Murdoch Lawyers.

14 years of training and background in collaborative law has helped me to assist clients in reaching agreements across a wide range of issues, without the stress and intervention of the Court system.

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For many consecutive years I have been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family Lawyer, Leading High-Value/Complex Property and Commercial Matters Lawyer, Leading Parenting Lawyer in the Toowoomba and Darling Downs region.

In 2019 I became a nationally qualified mediator through the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators. I believe preparation (by both myself and the parties) is essential to a successful mediation. My approach is to conduct all intake sessions (where possible) prior to the mediation day, so as to ensure that negotiations can commence in the early stages of the morning.

  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Recognised as a leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyer in Regional Queensland 2020

Andrew Crooke - Family Law Solicitor at Murdoch Lawyers Toowoomba

Practice Areas

Qualifications & Reputation

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Bond University)
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist – Family Law
  • Collaborative Law Practitioner
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of High Court of Australia
  • Accredited Mediator through the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators

Associations

  • The Honorary Solicitor for Legacy Brisbane
  • Board Member of Queensland Collaborative Practice
  • Member of Family Law Practitioners Association Queensland
  • Member of Darling Downs & South Western Queensland Law Association
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Family Law Arbitrators and Mediators
  • Committee member – Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • President of the University of Southern Queensland Cricket Club and has coached several Junior representative cricket teams in Toowoomba

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Family Lawyer, Toowoomba & Darling Downs, 2020
  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyer, Regional Queensland, 2020
  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Parenting Lawyer, Toowoomba & Darling Downs, 2020
  • Recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading High-Value/Complex Property & Commercial Matters Lawyer, Regional Queensland, 2019

Contact Information

Direct Line: 07 4616 9848