A founding Principal of Purcell Taylor Lawyers, Michael Purcell practices in family law and is an accredited Independent Children’s Lawyer in the Family and Federal Circuit Court of Australia, as well as a separate representative in the State Children’s Court. He deals with all aspects of family law, including divorces, property settlements and disputes regarding children.
In addition to his focus on family law, Michael also practices within the area of appeals to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, particularly in regards to Veterans’ Affairs. He works closely with veterans in Townsville and surrounding areas who are seeking a pension from the Repatriation Commission. Michael also maintains a practice in criminal law.
Prior to establishing Purcell Taylor Lawyers, Michael worked both in private practice and for government authorities, practicing in all areas of law. Michael was previously the Assistant Director of the Legal Aid Office (Queensland) for North Queensland, the
Public Solicitor for the Republic of Vanuatu and a consultant to the Policy and Legislative Division of the Queensland Government Department of Justice and Attorney-General. He was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in February 1981.
Michael is a passionate advocate for children, and for the fair resolution of family-based legal disputes.