Tim Ryan leads Quinn & Scattini Lawyers’ Family & De Facto Law practice.
Like all Q&S practice leaders, Tim is an acknowledged expert in his field and is accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a family law specialist.
Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1981 and later, the Supreme Court of Queensland (1992), Tim has a wide range of experience in legal practice generally. He has represented clients in the family law field for over twenty years and has been with Q&S since 2001.
Tim has acted for his clients in matters involving property pools with net values ranging between that of an “average” household and one where the net value exceeded $800,000,000. In whatever circumstance, the same high level of professionalism and diligence has been applied.
Tim specialises in all areas of Family and De Facto Law and has a particular interest and experience in complex property issues. These matters have at times involved complicated corporate and trust structures whilst representing high wealth individuals. When necessary, he has conducted intricate forensic investigation into corporate structures, sometimes involving overseas jurisdictions.
Tim has acted for high profile clients both in the court process and through mediation where discretion has been warranted. Tim is an experienced litigator and is entirely comfortable in representing his clients before the court if a judicial resolution is the only available option. He will, however always pursue the most cost effective means of settlement.
He is also a qualified mediator, a skill which is of key relevance to the field of family law, with its emphasis on negotiated dispute resolution.
Tim is also a member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland.