Bev Reaston

Bev Reaston

Bev is the mother of three adult children and a grandmother and has been a long term Cairns resident. Her three children attended Cairns schools, played sport including representing Cairns, had leadership roles at school and coached young sporting teams.

Bev ProfileFrom the outset, Bev is committed to getting the best results for her clients. With her experience and understanding of the challenges families face when relationships breakdown, Bev will be there for her clients and ensure their matter is resolved in a respectful and cost effective manner.

Bev has a reputation for being a hard worker and if your matter requires lengthy litigation, she has what it takes to manage your case to a successful conclusion.

Bev has been practising as a Family and De Facto Lawyer for 42 years. She has presented many Family Law Papers over the years to her peers, Financial Advisors, Accountants, Psychologists, Teachers and students. Bev is one of the most experienced Cairns Family Lawyers. Her practice has ranged from complex children’s matters, international relocation cases, constructive trust arguments and farming cases, to Appeals in the Full Court.

Bev is the Queensland Representative on the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and as such has her finger on the pulse with what is happening with Family Law and De Facto matters across Australia.

Bev has been on Cairns Management Committees for domestic violence, Legal Aid and North Queensland Women’s Legal Centre.

Bev was chosen as one of the 45 Australian female lawyers seen as a trailblazer, whose story, along with other pioneer women lawyers, is on disc at the National Library of Australia. You can read that here.

In 2022, Bev was nominated as a finalist for the QLS Agnes McWhinney Award, was awarded WLAQ Regional Woman Lawyer of the Year. Bev also published a memoir about the history of family law in Cairns. For more information, click here to read the published article in Tropic Now about her new book:

Bev was one of the first appointed Independent Children’s Lawyers in Cairns. She is passionate about Australia’s commitment to the aims of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

With training in Mediation and Collaborative Law, Bev has developed a unique practice for thinking outside the square.

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Voted Tier One Family Law Firm in North Queensland 2020,2021,2022 & 2024

Our Principals, Bev Reaston and Deanne Drummond, Voted Pre-Eminent Family Lawyers in North Queensland in 2021; 2022 & 2024