Our Team

Our Director

Hi, I'm Julann Tiernan

I am the Director of Tiernan Family Law but I am also lots of other things too. I am a mother of five, a wife, previously divorced and was once a Police Officer. Since becoming a lawyer, I have only ever worked in Family Law. From my own personal experience, I know what it is like to feel lost at sea during separation and divorce, with rising legal fees adding to my distress. This shaped the divorce lawyer – and the person – I am today and it is the reason I started Tiernan Family Law. 

I am more than a divorce lawyer – I am an Accredited Family Specialist lawyer, which means I have been recognised as an expert in the field. Family Law is all I do and have worked only in this area for over twelve years now. I have come to recognise that most families going through separation and divorce do so because they want to move on and be happy, not to stay in the fight. For that reason, our firm is entirely resolution focussed, offering alternative pathways to Court including mediation. I work with families to guide them towards a kinder, more collaborative outcome to protect the family unit and your children from conflict. 

Whilst I developed Tiernan Family Law as an entirely virtual law firm at the start, to make family law legal assistance more accessible to everyone, we now have warm and inviting offices for face to face meetings, at Bundall, Gold Coast and at South Brisbane. Of course, we still offer online appointments to assist clients all over Australia.

My professional qualifications and memberships include:

  • Bachelor of Law (Hons) (Bond)
  • Grad Dip Legal Practice (QUT)
  • Accredited Family Law Specialist
  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Family Law Practitioners of Australia
  • Member, Gold Coast District Law Association
  • Admitted to High Court of Australia
  • Admitted to Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator (NMAS)
  • Member of the Family Law Council of Australia

Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist

Being an Accredited Specialist in Family Law is something pretty special.

To gain this accreditation from the Queensland Law Society in 2017, I had to undertake very specialised training and assessments to become recognised as an expert in my field. I practice only in Family Law which is a highly specialised area of law. Each year, I have to maintain this accreditation by undertaking further and ongoing training and education to stay up to date with the ever-evolving legal landscape of family law. You can rest assured that this symbol means that I am devoted to family law more than most and I take great pride in specialising in this interesting, challenging and rewarding area of law.

Meet The Team

Our experienced team is ready to assist you with all areas for Family Law. Click on the link below to find out more about how we can help.

I have recommended Julann to others after my positive experiences with her during my separation and divorce. Julann was always professional and knowledgeable, yet also empathetic and understanding.

We Only Do Fixed Fees.

We're Never "On The Clock"

We only charge fixed fees so there are no nasty surprises and you know what the costs will be. We work with you, together, in what is likely to be one of the most uncertain and challenging times in your life. We strive to ensure the cost of legal help does not add to your burdens.

Our Director

Hi I’m Julann Tiernan

I’m a specialist family lawyer and practice only in family law. Having worked in larger firms, I put out my shingle to make a difference for my clients by offering genuine fixed fee services. My ‘why’ is simple; I believe in offering whatever fee certainty I can along with support, empathy, kindness and compassion for my clients through their toughest of days. You are not alone.

We're Truly Human

Tiernan Family Law is here to make a difference; that’s what we do. We specialise in bringing humanity and kindness to family dispute resolution. We are experts in delivering virtual family law services. We know that, even after separation and divorce, you are still a family and that is what’s important. We are a fresh start – for families in need.

Offices in South Brisbane & Bundall, Gold Coast

We're A Little Different

With our empathetic, approachable and incredibly experienced Julann at the helm, Tiernan Family Law is here to make a difference.  That’s what Tiernan Family Law does.  We specialise in bringing humanity and kindness to family dispute resolution. 

At Tiernan Family Law, we know that, even after separation and divorce, you are still a family and that is what’s important. 

We Are A Fresh Start For Individuals and Families In Need