About me

I am the Director of Daykin Family Law, practising in all aspects of family law and trained in Collaborative Law.

I started my legal career as a clerk over 13 years ago in 2001 and was admitted in 2004 following completion of Articles of Clerkship. I initially worked in commercial law across the areas of dispute resolution and commercial and rural property learning the finer art of negotiation and a sensible commercial approach to issues.

In 2005, I went in search of the old adage to find what you love and never work a day again in your life. I took on the role of State Manager for a National child abuse prevention agency and oversaw the rollout of primary prevention initiatives across Queensland.

In 2009, I commenced working in family law to utilise the skills I gained in the legal and not-for-profit sectors, and have worked solely in family law since then. I enjoy the unique aspects of family law, and the diverse challenges that greet me daily.

As a mother to three school-aged children, I understand the challenges that modern families face and am alive to the issues experienced by parents in today’s society.

I am a 2015 Board Member of the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland and am proud to represent the great work of family law professionals in our State.

I am also a member of the Surrogacy Australia Legal Team, and have a particular interest in domestic and international surrogacy matters.

My other professional memberships include the Queensland Law Society, the Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland, Family Law Section and Women in Finance.

My motivation in coming to work every day is to make a difference to the lives of others, whether it be charting the course for a new start, or guiding people through their divorce with their interests and dignity in tact.

I have a keen interest in surrogacy, collaborative law and complex financial settlements, with a strong focus on practical solutions and co-operative practice.

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Contact Shannon to discuss your family law needs.


Please note that this website contains information of a general nature and is not intended  as legal advice.  Shannon Daykin and Daykin Family Law will not accept any liability or responsibility for loss occurring (including negligence) as a result of any person or entity acting or refraining from acting in reliance on any material contained in this website.  Shannon recommends that you obtain independent legal advice about your situation prior to taking any steps or action.

Liability is limited by a scheme approved under professional standards legislation

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