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Who We Are

Elizabeth Shearer and Bruce Doyle are the people behind Affording Justice. We also operate Shearer Doyle Law a general legal practice, and Doyle Family Law, a specialist family law practice.

Elizabeth Shearer

Elizabeth Shearer is a solicitor who specialises in the legal problems of every day life.

She sees herself as general counsel for individuals and small businesses 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 respected member of the legal profession, volunteering her expertise to assist the profession as:

  • President of the Queensland Law Society in 2021
  • Executive Director of the Law Council of Australia since 2022
  • Senior Counsellor for the Queensland Law Society (QLS) providing support to other lawyers with difficult issues that arise in legal practice
  • Member Professional Standards Councils in 2019-20 and from 2023
  • Chair of the Queensland Law Society Access to Justice Pro Bono Committee and 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.

Bruce Doyle

Bruce 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 aand 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.