Carriae was recognised on the Doyle’s Leading Family Law (regional) Mediators list for the previous four consecutive years, and was voted by her colleagues as the Leading Gold Coast based Family Law Mediator for 2020, 2021 and 2022. As a highly skilled lawyer who has practiced exclusively in family law since 2006, Carriae’s unique skill set produces exceptional results for all her clients.

Carriae spent the first part of her career acting as Department Head in private practice. Carriae is now focusing exclusively on mediation. Carriae is a Nationally Accredited Mediator and Registered Family Dispute Resolution Provider. Whether mediating or running family law files, Carriae is a family lawyer who strives to drive all her cases to conclusion as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

It was Carriae’s genuinely held belief that it is in the interests of all related parties to reach an agreement via mediation (where appropriate), that compelled Carriae to become an Accredited Mediator. 

Carriae has also completed her psychological training and was accredited as a Lifeline counsellor. Carriae is a passionate advocate for the rights of children and families. Carriae’s training has given her the expertise necessary to support clients during turbulent and emotional times. This training, coupled with her sharp legal knowledge, delivered solutions for her clients in and out of the courtroom.

Carriae’s dedication to achieving powerful results in all her dealings ensures all her clients receive exceptional service, and confidence that they have achieved the best outcome possible.


  • B Law (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • B Social Sciences (Hons) (Major – Psychology), Waikato University, NZ
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, QLD College of Law
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator, Australian Mediation Association, qualified October 2012
  • Vocational Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution, Bond University, qualified May 2013

Admitted to Practice

  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • High Court of Australia
  • Accredited Lifeline Counsellor
  • Admitted to the Golden Key International Honour Society

Registered Family Dispute Resolution Provider

  • Family separation
  • Parenting arrangements
  • Cases involving high conflict
  • Legally assisted negotiations

Nationally Accredited Mediator

  • All family law related property mediations
  • Child support disputes
  • Spousal maintenance disputes
  • Legally assisted negotiations

Carriae’s Availability

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