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


Lisa Barnett

Team Leader (Paralegals)

Lisa is the newest member of our team.

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8019 | Email


Debra McMaster

Team Leader (Paralegals)

Debra has 30+ years’ experience in many aspects of law. She has been happily married for over 30 years and has 6 adult children (and a growing extended family!). Deb enjoys music, theatre, dance, sport, board games, strolling along the Sunshine Coast’s beautiful beaches, picnicking at Mary Cairncross Scenic Reserve, ‘getaways’; but most of all, family time.

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

Caitlin Stannett


Caitlin is the youngest member of the team. She began studying law in 2015 at QUT  and is set to graduate in 2019. Caitlin loves  art, pop culture and most of all, her dog Picasso.

Contact details – Phone 07 5409 8000 | Email