After Michael started working at a firm where Sandra was Managing Partner, Sandra and Michael didn’t know they would end up partners in practice and in life but with their shared values, goals and interests, it’s no surprise that they are such a successful duo.
“My mates tease me that “I ‘married the boss’ when they hear I used to work for Sandra” Michael laughs.
“In 2009, we bought highly respected law firm Crosby Brosnan and Creen, which I operated while Sandra continued in her practice. Then, in 2011, we had the opportunity to merge our two practices and work together at CBC and we haven’t looked back.”
“We have a complement of 20 talented staff with offices in Townsville and Ayr to service both the Townsville and Burdekin region, where we both grew up. Working together in business has helped Michael and I juggle work and raise our young family.” Sandra said.
While Sandra manages the litigation department, which is primarily the family law and commercial litigation teams, Michael manages the commercial, property and wills and estates departments.
CBC Lawyers’ motto is ‘problem solvers’ and this is what Sandra and Michael both enjoy most about their jobs.
“Every day I’m able to solve my clients’ legal problems,” Michael says. “It gives me a lot of pleasure to see their relief when I take the stress and worry off them.”
“I have always loved practicing law because it allows me to make a difference in people’s lives at a time when they need it the most,” Sandra says.“My clients see me at what is often the lowest point in their lives. It’s incredibly satisfying being their voice and helping them get past conflict and move forward with their lives in a positive way.”
It’s not surprising that CBC Lawyers now is the largest family law practice in Townsville with five full time solicitors. Michael and Sandra have plans to continue to grow their firm, while remaining a family owned and operated business delivering a very personal service to their clients.