Kara Best

Founding Partner

Best Wilson Buckley Family Law

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Her story

Kara Best is a founding partner of Best Wilson Buckley Family Law, and in October 2021, was appointed as a Senior Judicial Registrar in the newly amalgamated Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia.In 2021, Kara was a finalist in the Regional Woman of The Year Award at the 2021 Women Lawyers Association of Queensland (WLAQ) Awards.

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

I generate solutions for problems.

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

Inclusion, Compassion and Growth.

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

Greater self-insight and investment in understanding our own drivers. Thought leaders whom challenge poor behaviour and encourage greater insight and respect. More compassion, and greater appreciation that so much in this world is inherently grey, as opposed to black or white.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

A desire to help others, and to win the odd argument.

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Senior Associate

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Sarah Ford

Vice President

Women Lawyers Association of Queensland

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Non-Executive Director

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Kristan Conlon

Chair of Partners

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Kim Trajer

Chief Operating Officer

McCullough Robertson

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Kiarah Kelly

Collaborative Family Lawyer

Brisbane Family Law Centre

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