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Catherine Cheek

Special Counsel – Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist

Biography

Catherine Cheek is dedicated to assisting people through some of the most difficult times of their lives by providing understanding and empathetic legal representation.

Her goal is to make her clients feel supported throughout litigation, to stand up for those who are suffering and to achieve the best outcome possible.

She takes great pride in achieving fair outcomes for her clients and ensuring that all individuals have access to justice and excellent quality legal representation.

Since being admitted in 1991, Catherine has actively campaigned for the individual’s rights, particularly in the medical law and elder abuse areas, and been involved in a number of significant and difficult cases.

She is also a strong supporter of her local community and was actively involved through her volunteer work at the Homeless Persons’ Legal Clinic for 10 years.

Memberships

  • Committee Member Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc. 2018 to date
  • State and National Chair for the Professional Negligence (2000/2001 and 2003/2004) – Australian Lawyers Alliance
  • Secretary – Australian Lawyers Alliance, Queensland 2011 – 2016
  • Committee member – Australian Lawyers Alliance 2002 – 2004; 2007 – current
  • DSWQLA committee member 2009 to 2019
  • DSWQLA – Vice President 2013 – 2015
  • DSWQLA President – 2016 & 2017
  • Committee member – Australian Lawyers Alliance 2002 – 2004; 2007 – current
  • State and National Chair for the Elder Law Special Interest Group (since 2007) - Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA).
  • Queensland Chair of the Australian Lawyers Alliance Elder Law Special Interest Group – 2007 – current
  • Member – Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Board of Study – School of Law and Business USQ – 2016 & 2017

Awards

  • Queensland Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year 2017 – Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Inc.