Our Team

Suzanne Stannett

CEO/Director and Team Leader (Lawyer)

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.

Sue loves nothing better in her personal time than to “Netflix” with a particular liking for docuseries such as “Making a Murderer”, “The Staircase” and “Abducted in Plain Sight”.

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Debra McMaster

Team Leader (Paralegal)

Debra is a Sunshine Coast local, choosing to raise her family on the Sunshine Coast and has established roots in the community. For many years Debra could often be found volunteering her time at her local church, school and sport/dance communities. Debra joined Freedom Law as a Senior Paralegal in 2014. She brings with her to the team over 30 years’ experience in the legal industry. Debra has extensive experience in all areas of law, however, like all the Freedom Law team, her passion is family law She has a her warm, friendly nature, and is passionate about supporting our clients through their toughest legal challenges with a strong understanding of the emotional stress that can be placed on families during a family law break down. In her personal time, Debra loves spending time with her family and grandchildren. She can often be found with her husband supporting their grandchild at the local soccer club. She also loves music, theatre, dance, sport, board games and travel.

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Caitlin Stannett


Caitlin was admitted as a solicitor in 2020 after graduating from QUT. She has previously worked in a large ASX 200 listed company as a paralegal within an in house legal team. Caitlin is the daughter of Suzanne and is excited to follow in her footsteps. Caitlin can be found reading, listening to true crime podcasts or catching up on the last Netflix series in her free time.

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Wendy Lee


Wendy is the most recent member to join the Freedom Law team and brings with her 20 years of legal experience working on the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane. Wendy has worked as a paralegal primarily in the areas of family law, child protection, domestic violence and criminal law. Wendy has a genuine interest in supporting clients through what is often very challenging times and understands the pressures on families during this process. Wendy has a very caring and approachable manner and prides herself on her professionalism. Outside of work Wendy loves spending time with her children and grandchildren who also live on the Sunshine Coast. Wendy has a keen interest in travel, gardening, outdoor activities and the beach.

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Tara Simpson

ACCOUNTS MANAGER AND Business Administrator

Tara first started working with Freedom Law 8 years ago. She has worked in all areas across the Freedom Law team and now focuses on Business Development and Administration. Tara is the first point of call on contacting our office. She can discuss with you any of your account enquiries, book appointments, and any other matters you might need assistance with. Tara’s enthusiasm, professional manner and diligent work ethic means she is an integral member of our team. Tara finds enjoyment in helping our clients and her co-workers however she can, and helps to keep the office running smoothly. When not at work, Tara enjoys reading books, going to beach and spending time with her family and friends.

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