Jane McCarthy

Solicitor / Managing Director

Jane McCarthy is the Managing Director of Noosa & Hinterland Family Lawyers. Jane is a Family Lawyer, Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, and Parenting Co-ordinator. Jane has more than a decade of experience in Parenting and Property matters but particularly enjoys offering a sensible and realistic approach to parenting matters. Jane can also assist with Wills to ensure all aspects of your separation are finalised.

Jane has been a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner since 2017 and believes that these negotiation skills assist her legal practice by settling matters in a cost effective and expedient manner.

Jane first moved to Noosa in 1987 and now lives in the Noosa Hinterland in Doonan. She is a mum and step mum of seven (now adult children) and has one grandchild. Jane is actively involved in her local community, volunteering and assisting clients of SunnyKids. Jane is a member of Noosa Zonta and assists preparing food at the annual Noosa Salvation Army Christmas.

Jane aims to work collaboratively to assist clients to resolve their matters in a child focused and appropriate manner helping and enabling each client, and their family to move forward positively following separation.

Jane is based in both the Noosaville and Cooroy Office. 

Academic Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws
University of New England

Master of Laws (Applied Law)
Double Major: Family Law & Family Dispute Resolution Practice

Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
Australian National University

Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice
College of Law


  • Parenting Co-ordination
  • Registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
  • Nationally Accredited Mediator
  • Admitted to Supreme Court – Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to High Court – Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of Queensland Association of Collaborative Practitioners
  • Member of Family Law Section of Law Council of Australia
  • Former Panel Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner – Legal Aid Queensland
  • Zonta International (Noosa)
  • Noosa Chamber of Commerce, since 2017