About Parry Coates Family Law
Meet our family lawyers
After more than 16 years as a professional family lawyer, in February 2016 I made a choice taking me in a ‘Different Direction’ and a ‘New Beginning’. My different direction and new beginning saw the creation of Parry Coates Family Law.
Daniel Coates is one of our Principal Family Lawyers, Nationally Accredited Mediator, and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner. I have been involved in Family Law for many years. Since my admission to law, I have chosen to specialise in family law, and have practicing in both the public and private sectors.
| Lauren Finlayson
Lauren Finlayson, special counsel, and newest member of the Parry Coates Family Law team in Brisbane, Queensland. Lauren has practiced almost exclusively in family law since her admission. Her tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Laws and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice. She is also a trained Collaborative Law Practitioner and Parenting Coordinator.
Candace Watkins is our Family Solicitor in Brisbane and holds a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland University of Technology. I have gained extensive experience and assisted many families in the tough time that follows the breakdown of a relationship.
“Thank you both for being firm, caring and keeping me realistic and focused during my difficult time. I know without you both I would not have done so well!”
“Parry Coates made my settlement much easier than I thought it could be and I was very comfortable with the final outcome. Your communication throughout the process was fantastic, with no false promises, simply what should and would happen.
"Rebecca is very professional and understanding. Her experience in family law gives you confidence and support during a very difficult time. I highly recommend her."