Jennifer Hetherington

Jennifer Hetherington

Jennifer Hetherington is a multi award winning Brisbane family lawyer with over 20 years experience in the legal profession.   She has been an Accredited Family Law Specialist for the last 12 years.

Jennifer believes court should be your place of last resort in family law cases. She recommends you use options to divorce without court, like mediation or collaborative law. So, you know she will avoid creating conflict.

Jennifer is first and foremost a strategist. She will work with you to develop a pathway to achieve your goals for your future for yourself and your family.


Jennifer Hetherington is frequently called on to present and chair presentations and seminars for the Queensland Law Society and has presented at numerous international conferences.  She is regularly reported in the media in relation to family law issues and has featured in The Huffington Post.

She is an adjunct lecturer with the College of Law in their Practical Legal Training program, in particular in Negotiation and Dispute Resolution.

Memberships and board roles

Volunteering and charity

  • Past Chair of Mummy’s Wish, a charity providing practical support whilst Mums of young children are having cancer treatment
  • Volunteer Women ‘s Legal Service
  • Past member Karalee Community Association after the 2011 floods devastated her area

Jennifer Hetherington and Hetherington Family Law support a number of charities including:

Family Law Partner of the Year Finalist Jennifer Hetherington