Bev Reaston

Bev is a Director at Reaston Drummond Law in Cairns, Queensland.

With decades of family and de facto law experience, Bev and the Reaston Drummond Law team specialise in commercial law, family law advice and wills, estates and trusts.

In 2022, Bev was awarded the Regional Woman of the Year award at the 43rd Annual Women Lawyers Association of Queensland Awards.

Hear more about what being a leader in the legal industry means to Bev:

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

I passionately assist children to remain positive during emotional times. I think outside the square and deliver notable outcomes for my clients. On the weekends, I create a welcoming outdoor piece of paradise.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Bravery, evolution, tenacity.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

Collaboration and research will assist to open people’s minds to acknowledge the need for changes within our industry. Influential leaders need to be committed to their beliefs and call on the profession (including our Judges) to accept that there are more innovative and creative solutions rather than the traditional path.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

To help people. To fulfill my need for social justice.