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Who We Are

Elizabeth Shearer and Bruce Doyle are the people behind Affording Justice. Through our incorporated legal practice Shearer Doyle Pty Ltd, we operate Affording Justice, and our associated practice, Doyle Family Law.

Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer has been a solicitor for more than 30 years.

Elizabeth’s expertise is in the law that impacts on people’s everyday lives, with a focus on family and civil law problems.  As a general practitioner, she can quickly diagnose your legal problem, and advise you about your options and the best way to proceed.   She can look after most of your day to day legal needs, and identify and refer you when you need specialist advice.   Throughout her career, Elizabeth has pioneered new ways of delivering services to provide high quality legal advice as economically as possible.  In recognition of this, she was awarded a Churchill Fellowship in 2003.

Elizabeth is an active member of the legal profession, volunteering her expertise to assist the profession as:

  • Senior Counsellor for the Queensland Law Society (QLS) providing support to other lawyers with difficult issues that arise in legal practice
  • Chair of  the QLS Access to Justice Pro Bono Committee
  • Member of the QLS Professional Conduct Committee, QLS Practice Management Course Committee, QLS Ethics Committee and former QLS Councillor
  • Member Supreme Court Library Committee
  • Member Professional Standards Councils
  • Member Access to Justice Committee of the Law Council of Australia.

With Affording Justice, Elizabeth is committed to bringing innovative and affordable legal services to the many people and small businesses who cannot otherwise get access to justice.

She is also available to conduct cases through Doyle Family Law, if your case falls outside those that Affording Justice can assist with.

Bruce Doyle

bruce doyleBruce Doyle is well known in the Australian legal community as President of the Queensland Law Society (2011) and a Director of the Law Council of Australia (2010-11).

Bruce is an accredited specialist in family law who has been in legal practice since 1983.  He devotes most of his time to our associated practice, Doyle Family Law, but Bruce is available to provided specialist family law advice through Affording Justice to people who want to talk to a specialist first, particularly in the area of Child Support where he has particular expertise.

Bruce also has a long-standing interest in access to justice and he has been a regular volunteer at a community legal service. He is a long standing member, and former Chair, of the Queensland Law Society’s committee on Access to Justice and Pro Bono Services, and a former member of the Law Council of Australia’s Access to Justice Committee. Through supporting Affording Justice, Bruce is keen to expand access to justice for the people who otherwise miss out.