About Us

Macpherson Family Law is a boutique Specialist Family Law Firm practising exclusively in Family and Divorce Law. Don Macpherson is an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

At our 4 offices across Brisbane ( Newstead, Murrarie, and Milton) and at North Lakes, we are dedicated to assisting people to deal with what is often the most challenging thing they’ve had to face during their lives.  That means that as well as being experts in the law, we need to be sensitive to people’s emotions and needs.

Our focus is on the Outcomes, the Results, for our clients.

Our experience has been that too many Family Lawyers are all about process, rather than the Outcomes.  For many lawyers, it’s the journey, not the destination.

We realise that people want to get through their separation, and get to the other side, with the least time, drama, emotion, and money being expended in the process.

That is why we focus on saving clients costs when that is possiblesee our link on how to save costs of your family law matter.

That is why we aren’t afraid to tell clients that sometimes the particular fight they are choosing isn’t worth it. Some things are worth fighting for, and if so, we’ll fight as hard as any.  But some things are expensive distractions and diversions from getting a matter finalised, so we tell the clients when to fight, and when to “let the ball go through to the keeper”.

That is why we are constantly getting referrals from satisfied clients – because they know their friends and relatives will be looked after, not ripped off, and will be given expert, but also common sense and practical advice – see our link to our testimonials.

That is why other professionals – other lawyers, accountants, financial planners etc. send their clients to us – because they know their clients will be taken care of, and will be given expert, but also common sense and practical advice.

If you, or a family member or friend is facing a Family Law matter and don’t know what to do – Call us, we do.

We are experts in relation to all Family Law issues.  For more information you might like to look at:

Property Settlement


Estate Planning

Separation and Divorce


Super Splitting

Don Macpherson

Don Macpherson has been widely regarded as one of the Premier Family Lawyers in Brisbane and North Lakes for more than 20 years.

He was one of the very first lawyers in Qld accredited as a Family Law Specialist in 1996, and was the first Lawyer to be accredited as a Family Law Specialist in both NSW and Qld in 1999.

Prior to starting Macpherson Family Law in 2017, Don was the Brisbane Managing Partner for a leading Qld Law firm, leading a family law team of 10 across 3 offices.

Starting Macpherson Family Law has allowed Don to focus directly on the needs of clients, assisting and advising them during what is often the most challenging time of their lives.

Don’s Approach

“My function and focus is to help people deal with what is often the worst thing that has happened to them in their lives. As well as giving expert family law advice people need and are entitled to receive common sense, practical guidance and leadership in very challenging times, and that’s part of the role I see myself providing”.

Don’s Expertise

Don has practiced in Family and Divorce Law for more than 30 years and has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist since 1996. He is widely known as one of the premier Family Lawyers in Queensland. For more detailed information see Don’s CV.

Outside the Law

Don is married and father to two girls. His interests include virtually every type of sport, and he remains a rather inactive member of the Australian Lawyers Surfing Association. In an earlier life (last century) he represented Queensland and Australia in Touch Football. He is a member of the Assembly of Catholic Professionals, and he and Lesa are actively involved in a charity in the Brisbane Catholic Archdiocese.

Lesa Macpherson

Lesa has extensive and varied experience in relation to children including:

  • Child Care Centre Director
  • Lecturer in Early Childhood Studies

This background helps to inform Don’s work in the area of children’s matters.

Lesa is also in charge of Digital Marketing and Social Media.

Outside the business

Lesa is the mother of two girls. She is actively involved in Charity work in the Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane.

Our Team

Things always go better when you’re part of a team all striving for the one goal, so many thanks to our valued support team:

PRUE AND LAURA Marketing and Design
CHRIS Information Technology.
LEEANN Accounts.
RACHEL Typing.
JAMES Digital Marketing.

Find Out More

Want further advice on family law? Don’t hesitate to contact us, either by calling or completing an enquiry form.

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