Terry Newman OAM

  • Level 1 181 Mulgrave Road, Cairns QLD 4870
  • (07) 4051 7744
  • terry@newmanfamilylaw.com.au

Terry Newman OAM

Principal Solicitor & Accredited Family Law Specialist

Terry Newman OAM was admitted as a solicitor on 1 March 1982 and became an Accredited Family Law Specialist on 1 July 1996. In the 2018 Queen’s Birthday awards, Terry was awarded the “Medal of the Order of Australia” (OAM) for his contributions to youth and law.

Terry is currently listed as a Preeminent Solicitor on the “Doyle’s Guide” of Leading Family and Divorce Lawyers in North Queensland. Terry has also completed the National Training Program as an Independent Child’s Lawyer appointed by the Family Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit Court of Australia, to act on behalf of children.

Terry was a serving member on the Family Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society from January 2000 to May 2010. He has also served for over twenty years as Secretary and honorary Solicitor for the Far North Queensland Youth Assist Fund Inc, a charity established to assist youth in need.

Professional Details of Terence Dale Newman

Terry commenced his articles in December 1976 in Townsville.

He conducted his first family law Trial in 1980.

On 1 March 1982 Terry was admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland.

Terry was admitted on 12 April 1988 as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

1 March 1983 – 31 December 2005 – Terry was a partner of the firm of Farrellys Lawyers in Cairns.

Additional Professional Qualifications

27 July 1993                     Completed the training qualifications as an approved Mediator for Queensland Law Society

1 July 1996                       Completed examinations to become an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

24 November 1996            Completed the National training program for appointment as an Independent Child’s Lawyer in the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

January 2000  to May 2010       North Queensland representative for the Family Law Committee of the Queensland Law Society.

Additional Experience

5 years on the management committee of the Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service.

President of the Cairns Volley Ball Association

5 years as Treasurer and active member of Cairns Mudcrabs Swimming Club

President of the Cairns Water Polo Association

4 ½ years including 1 ½ years as Chairman of St Mary’s Catholic College School board.

Involvement on the management committee as an honorary solicitor and secretary for the Far North Queensland Youth Assistance Fund Inc from 1990.

Over 5 years regularly lecturing for the MENDS program operated by CentreCare Cairns.

Over 5 years regularly lecturing Separating Father’s Course through Relationships Australia.