Susan was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2006 and later in the High Court of Australia.
She worked in two top tier national law firms and Australia’s largest industrial organisation as an industrial relations advocate many years before joining Corney & Lind Lawyers.
Susan still enjoys practicing in workplace relations and also utilising her persuasive advocacy skills in the areas of Family Law and Domestic Violence and appears regularly in the Family Court of Australia, the Federal Circuit Court and the Magistrates Court.
Professional Qualifications & Associations
- Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (UQ)
- Graduate Diploma of Legal Training (College of Law, Brisbane)
- Double Diploma of Business and Fitness (Max College, Brisbane)
- Member of the Queensland Law Society
- Specialised Experience
- Mediation and Conciliation Conferences
- Family Dispute Resolutions
- Complex property settlements
- De facto relationships
- Parenting arrangements
- Child Support
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Domestic Violence
Susan’s approach in the family law space is collaborative, appreciating it achieves the best possible outcome for parents and children alike.
While she believes better outcomes can be achieved outside the four walls of the court room, as an experienced advocate she vigorously pursues just and equitable outcomes at Court.
Susan has a heart for community issues and has been actively involved in Church missions to Cambodia and Nepal. More locally, she was a longstanding volunteer with Working Wonders at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.
What Susan’s clients have to say about her:
We have found working with Corney & Lind Lawyers very professional. We have been working closely with Susie Donkin who has been advising us on all our employment matters. She has been extremely easy to deal with, has been thorough, confident and knowledgeable and very prompt with responding to questions and all other matters. Thanks Susie, for all your advice! If you are looking for a professional team with regards to employment matters we can definitely recommend Corney & Lind and make sure to ask for Susie DonkinKat, Moveage Group
I highly recommend Corney & Lind. Susan Donkin is representing me at the moment for family, property and DV matters. I was so nervous on the first court date but as soon as I saw her in action negotiating with the rather rude and unprofessional respondent’s lawyer, all nerves disappeared. Susan has great communication throughout the process, answers every question and is patient in describing things in lamans terms for me.Emm
Extremely competent, professional, understanding and knowledgeable and it shows when she is presenting the case in the courtroom. I saw quite a few lawyers fumble and unprepared that day. Susan confidently detailed the issues and got the best results for me on the day. I have the utmost confidence in her for the rest of my proceedings.
I highly recommend Susan Donkin from Corney & Lind. She made my first legal experience as pleasant as it could be. She truly cared about my situation and ensured I was comfortable and satisfied. Cannot thank her enough.Farryn Dale