Freedom Law

Suzanne Stannett

CEO/Director and Team Leader (Lawyers)

Suzanne was admitted as a solicitor in Queensland in 1992 after graduating from QUT and has practiced in most areas of law but specifically as a family law solicitor (family law attorney) since then. Her experience in other areas of law gives her an “edge” over other practitioners who have only ever practiced in family law because often other areas of law come into play during a family law case. She became an Accredited Specialist in Family Law (Qld) in 2005, a Mediator of Disputes (QLS) in 2006 and a Graduate of the Barrister’s Practice Course (Qld) in 2006. Sue has direct knowledge and experience in family law, not just as an expert in the field, but also as someone who has gone through the legal process and out the other side into the day to day reality of a blended family. She is the proud mother of two children and three step-children.

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8000 | Email


Monica Barbeler

Team Leader (Paralegals)

Monica has over 10 years’ experience in family law. She also has a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management and worked as a Human Resources Officer for many years. She has two teenage children. In her spare time she loves to travel internationally and socialise with her friends and family. She enjoys cooking, dining out, reading and can be bribed with wine and chocolate.

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8019 | Email


Debra McMaster

Team Leader (Paralegals)

Debra has 25+ years’ experience in many aspects of law. She has been happily married for over 30 years and has 6 teenage/adult children (plus a daughter-in-law and grandson). Debra enjoys music, dance, theatre, strolling along the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful beaches and picnicking at Mary Cairnscross Scenic Reserve. She is also an avid sports spectator (especially when her children are competing!)

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8011 | Email


Tara Simpson

Business Administrator

Tara has many years’ experience in law on the Sunshine Coast. She enjoys boating, wakeboarding, spending time with her family and friends. Tara and her husband welcomed a new baby boy in 2014 and is enjoying being a mother for the first time.

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8015 | Email