Scholarship helps family law ambition

College of Law Queensland Executive Director Anne-Maree David, scholarship recipient Lauren McHugh, and FLPA President Shannon Daykin.

An Ipswich legal assistant has received a career boost by winning this year’s Family Law Practitioners Association (FLPA) and College of Law Practical Legal Training Scholarship.

Lauren McHugh, a final-year University of Queensland Arts/Law student, will receive a College of Law Practical Legal Training (PLT) course and $1000, as well as mentoring and a PLT work experience placement with an experienced FLPA member.

Lauren works at Ipswich firm McNamara Law, and has a strong interest in family law, particularly alternative dispute resolution.

“The scholarship holds great significance for me, not only for the financial support it provides but also for the invaluable guidance and mentorship from esteemed family lawyers it offers,” she said.

FLPA President Shannon Daykin, who is a QLS accredited family law specialist,  said the association and college were pleased with the number and standard of applications for this year’s scholarship.

The Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPA) represents almost 1000 family law practitioners. Visit

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