The ru­ral lawyer

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At Best Wil­son Buckley, we know that as fam­ily lawyers we’re not on any­one’s bucket list to meet. We work in an in­cred­i­bly per­sonal area of life and the law, and it is peo­ple that make our line of work so in­cred­i­bly re­ward­ing and chal­leng­ing at the same time. That’s why we cel­e­brate the ex­cep­tional peo­ple that we have the good for­tune to call our team. An­drew Mccormack has prac­tised ex­clu­sively in fam­ily law since 2005, re­cently pro­moted to se­nior as­so­ciate at Best Wil­son Buckley. He is an ac­cred­ited fam­ily law spe­cial­ist, and a col­lab­o­ra­tively trained fam­ily lawyer with a in­ter­est in the im­pact of fam­ily law in ru­ral ar­eas.

Why fam­ily law?

The an­swer is pretty sim­ple, I love a chal­lenge [and] prac­tis­ing in fam­ily law means that you need to know more than just fam­ily law. On a daily ba­sis I am try­ing to help peo­ple [and] I don’t al­ways know the an­swers to their ques­tions, and I read­ily ad­mit that To help them I need to work with other pro­fes­sion­als who are trained in these ar­eas and can pro­vide so­lu­tions, [and] at the end of it, I get a lot of sat­is­fac­tion know­ing I have helped some­one as best as I can.

How do you un­wind? What do you do in your spare time?

Yoga and gar­den­ing. Most Satur­days you’ll find me at Bun­nings or Masters in my yoga gear with my daugh­ters in tow.

What is num­ber one on your bucket list?

I’d love the chance to study some­where like Cam­bridge. It was founded in 1209 [and] my alma mater, UQ, has only been around since 1909.

Who was your child­hood hero grow­ing up?

"It’s a toss-up be­tween Satler and Wal­dorf from the Mup­pet Show or The Count from Se­same Street." You can fol­low An­drew’s blog, The Ru­ral Fam­ily Lawyer at www.theru­ral­fam­i­ly­

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