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Simone Barbour


Voted Year After Year as One of Queensland's Recommended Law Firms

Tony Black Family Lawyer


We provide high quality, highly experienced and highly regarded family law help

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Due to the current circumstances surrounding COVID-19 and in the best health interest of our clients, staff and third parties our physical office will be closed from Monday, 30 March 2020 until further notice.

Our firm will continue operations as an electronic office during this time.

All staff will continue to have access to their email to answer your queries.  All solicitors are contactable directly on their mobile phones, as well as contact through our reception by calling our landline.

Meetings can still take place using Skype, Zoom or by telephone during this time.

Furthermore, as you would appreciate, at this time we’re prioritising estate planning services, including Wills, Power of Attorney and Advance Health Directives.

family law

Separation can be a difficult time for all parties concerned. We can assist you in both the preparation for separation and all matters that follow.

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Separation & Divorce

parenting orders

We can advise you of your entitlement to the division of the assets of your relationship and all matters regarding property settlement.

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Property Settlements

consent orders

We can assist in all matters regarding how parental responsibility is to be allocated and with whom the children will live with and spend time.

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Parenting & Children’s Issues

About Anthony Black Family Law


Anthony Black Family Law is a widely regarded specialist family law firm based in Brisbane.

The Firm has been recognised nationally as a highly recommended Family Law Practice in the 2015 and 2016 Doyle’s Guide to the Legal Profession. Our lawyers are highly experienced in dealing with issues arising out of marriage and family disputes with two Accredited Family Law Specialists.

Most Recently Tony Black was listed by Doyle’s Guide as a Recommended Family & Divorce Lawyer – Brisbane, 2019 and Simone Barbour listed as a Recommended Parenting & Children’s Matters Lawyer – Brisbane, 2019.

Our Special Counsel Tony Black and Legal Practitioner Director Simone Barbour have over 33 years combined experience as Accredited Specialists.

Why Choose Anthony Black Family Law?

How Much Will an Initial Consultation Cost?

Our Fixed Fee Initial Consultation is for 1 hour and it costs $350.

What is an Accredited Specialist?

Accredited specialists are deemed by the Queensland Law Society (the governing body of Solicitors in Queensland) to have extensive experience in the relevant area of law, and have successfully completed an advanced, peer reviewed assessment program specific to their area of expertise.


This assessment process is challenging, but holds multiple personal and professional benefits. Only those practitioners who have successfully completed this assessment can distinguish themselves from their peers by referring to themselves as accredited specialists.

What Are Your Legal Fees After the Initial Consultation?

We are proud of our competitive charges for the quality of services we provide and unlike many other firms we disclose the detail of our fee charges up front.

Special Counsel rate (Accredited Specialist) – $485 plus GST (Tony Black)

Legal Practitioner Director rate (Accredited Specialist) – $465 plus GST (Simone Barbour)

Senior Associate rate – $400 plus GST (Elizabeth O’Flaherty)

Our Team

simone barbour

Simone Barbour

Legal Practitioner Director
(Accredited Family Law Specialist)

Simone is Legal Practitioner Director for the firm. Simone graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours) and a Bachelor of Business (Management) (with Distinction) from the Queensland University of Technology completing her course at the end of 2003.

tony black

Tony Black

Special Counsel
(Accredited Family Law Specialist)

Tony is Special Counsel for the firm and its original founder. Tony practises exclusively in the area of matrimonial and family law including de facto relationship law.

Elizabeth O'Flaherty

Elizabeth O’Flaherty

Senior Associate
(Family Law & Wills & Estates)

Elizabeth is well regarded by her clients and regularly receives accolades for her high level of empathy and responsiveness.

Amy McBreen

Amy McBreen

Senior Associate
(Family Law)

Amy is collaboratively trained and understands that every client and family is different. She encourages a ‘big picture’ approach to resolving disputes and provides realistic and practical advice across all aspects of family law.