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Carmel Torney

Accredited Specialist in Family Law.

Guy Gibbons

Carmel has been admitted as a lawyer since 2000.  Carmel has practiced in Queensland, Northern Territory and Western Australia.



In 2011, Carmel completed her examinations (written and practical) to qualify as an Accredited Family Law Specialist in Western Australia.  Carmel’s Accreditation was recognised by the Queensland Law Society in 2019, after she relocated to Queensland.



Carmel obtained Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics at the Northern Territory University in 1999. Subsequently, Carmel went on to obtain a Master of Laws from Queensland University of Technology and then a Master of Business Administration from Edith Cowan University.  Carmel is currently studying to obtain her Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution.



Carmel initially practised in the litigation with a large Darwin law firm, before taking a short break from law during which she obtained a management position in a large national firm which included work with finances and budgeting, human resources, employment and compensation issues and compliance with policies and procedures.


Carmel in 2008 returned to work as a lawyer. Since that time, she has predominately practised in Family Law together with some Wills, Estate Planning and Deceased Estates matters.



Carmel is passionate about helping her clients navigate the obstacles of dealing with arrangements for children and property after separation or dealing with difficulties that arise out of co-parenting. Carmel is an enthusiastic scuba diver and this combines well with her love of travel.



Carmel can assist you with a wide range of family law matters including:

·         Pre and post separation advice;

·         Pre-mediation advice, strategy and planning;

·         Representation at mediation;

·         Preparation of Consent Orders and Binding Financial Agreements;

·         Negotiations in relation to children and property matters;

·         Court proceedings in relation to children and property;

·         Arrangements for international relocation of children;

·         Surrogacy and adoption issues;

·         Child support issues;

·         Divorce Applications




 With offices in Brisbane North (Stafford),  Brisbane South (Upper Mount Gravatt), Sunshine Coast (Kawana) and Gold Coast (Robina and Mermaid Waters) Alexander is available to chat to you today.

Contact Us


Freecall: 1300 334 566

We have offices located  at:

Brisbane South- Upper Mount Gravatt

Brisbane North- Stafford

Sunshine Coast- Kawana

Gold Coast- Robina

Gold Coast- Mermaid Beach