About Us

Specialising in all aspects of family and relationship law.


Your Brisbane Family Law Firm


Sambanis Family Law

At Sambanis Family Law, we understand that a relationship breakdown, whether that be a marriage breakdown or the end of a de facto relationship, is one of the most stressful periods in a person’s life. Our role, as your solicitors, is to ensure that you have all of the necessary legal support you require to achieve the best outcome for your future.

We are passionate about successfully achieving the best possible results for you, given your circumstances. Our integrity is founded on our diligence in attending to your legal matter; addressing your needs and concerns with empathy and respect.



“We provide you with the right family legal support in your most difficult times. Every family is unique. We work closely with you to provide straight forward legal advice and advocacy. We put you in control of your future by being solution focused and easing the burden of navigating your separation, divorce, property settlement or parenting dispute. We are here for you. Call us for a confidential consultation.“


Marie Sambanis | Principal


Marie Sambanis | Principal

Marie demonstrates a true commitment to her chosen legal specialty. Working exclusively in family law, Marie has a particular interest in resolving complex financial and property settlements and challenging parenting matters following the breakdown of a marriage or de facto relationship.

Marie’s extensive experience specialising in family law is best demonstrated by her exemplary negotiation and mediation skills as a first response in resolving difficult and complex legal and interpersonal issues. Since founding Sambanis Family Law in 2012, this approach has proven to be highly effective in minimising client costs and reducing the likelihood of extensive litigation. Marie’s clients respond to her empathetic nature and open communication style.

  • Negotiating Complex Property and Financial Matters
  • Children and Parenting Matters
  • Child Support Agreements
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Family Law Mediation
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • Family Law Litigation
  • International Child Abduction Matters
  • Family Law Recovery Orders
  • Family Provision Applications
  • Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration
  • Juris Doctor, UQ
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, QUT
  • Bachelor of Arts in Justice Administration, Griffith University
  • Solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor admitted in the High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • Hellenic Australian Lawyers
  • Valley Chamber of Commerce

Terry Lockitch | Senior Associate

Terry’s skillset within the family law arena derives from the merging of his passion for justice and his expertise in strategic and commercial management and complex negotiations for some of Australia’s largest corporations. Terry’s experience combined with an innate empathy enable him to maintain an empathic stance whilst focusing on a solutions-driven approach and results-focused outcome optimised for the client’s specific needs and individual circumstances.

Having experienced first-hand the emotional, psychological, and financial challenges faced in the finalisation of property and parenting matters within the family law system, Terry is well-placed to appreciate the impact and strain on you and your family, and find the best way to effectively navigate your matter to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

  • Assessment and negotiation of complex property and financial matters, including complex corporate and trust structures
  • Family Law Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Children and parenting matters
  • Divorce applications
  • Family law litigation
  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), SCU
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, QUT
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland
  • My Community Legal, Community Legal Centre

Nayyer Qureshi | CA

Nayyer is a qualified and dedicated Chartered Accountant and taxation expert with many years’ experience across Australia, UAE and the UK in a multitude of leadership and advisory roles. Nayyer is passionate about being at the forefront of change processes and controls whilst driving compliance with state and federal laws. He is proficient in taxation, reporting and predictive analysis.

When not at work, Nayyer enjoys spending his time with family and friends and is an active participant in his local community, including assisting new migrants to find their feet and understand services available to them.

  • Tax management
  • Tax compliance
  • International taxation
  • Financial Planning
  • Data analysis
  • Chartered Accountant (CA) | Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Applied Accounting, Accounting and Business Management | Oxford Brooked University- UK
  • Chartered Accountancy – Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • Registered Tax Practitioner – Tax Practitioners Board
  • Certified Practising Accountant – CPA Australia

Deb Mogridge | Legal Assistant

Deb’s passionate and vibrant nature makes her invaluable to the firm. Her positive energy always livens up the office. Deb also has extensive experience in accounting and business. As such, she plays an integral role in the management and organisation of the office. Deb has a keen interest in fashion and adores her dog.

Kasey Gill | Legal Assistant

Kasey is currently studying a dual degree in Law (Honours) and Arts at the University of Queensland. Kasey’s calm and efficient approach to client enquiries makes her well-trusted by our clients.  She approaches tasks with a logical and clear mindset that ensures everything is kept on track and running smoothly. When Kasey is not working or studying you will find her listening to a podcast or playing basketball.

Jessica Freer | Legal Assistant

Jessica’s empathetic and caring nature makes her the ideal first point of contact for clients. Her highly compassionate and genuine determination to help in any way she can makes her invaluable to the firm. Jessica has a keen interest in studying the French language and travelling in the near future.

Let Us Help

At Sambanis Family Law, we understand how difficult separation and divorce can be. It is emotionally and psychologically draining, and it can be difficult to know who to trust or what to do. We are here to help you.

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