Sybilla Francis

Sybilla Francis
Words By Jesse Short
Photo By Silvia Mogorovich

Offering over 40 years of combined legal experience, Suzanne Hadley and Sybilla Francis bring a combination of accredited specialisation, experience and dedication in the area of family law.

Information can be complex with different legal rules applying to different aspects of family law. However Suzanne and Sybilla’s detailed legal knowledge enables them to assist clients to make informed decisions in progressing their cases.

“We offer sound practical advice to our clients, considering at all times that every client is an individual, each with their own unique circumstances.” says Sybilla.

Her wealth of experience in the UK and Australia also enables her to extend her services to international clients, and can advise people on Australian and British Jurisdictions. She is an accredited specialist in the latter jurisdiction.

Long term Cairns resident, Suzanne Hadley, who established the practice, has gained extensive experience in the fields of civil litigation, family law and criminal law. She is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Family Law, and has a great sense of justice for people, having served as a committee member on various bodies, on an advisory body reporting to the Multiple Sclerosis Society Queensland, and is a National Advocate for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Australia.

Suzanne Hadley says her commitment to endeavouring to improve the lives of those with disabilities is a way of enabling her to give back to the community.

The plight of younger people in nursing homes is a particular issue on which she advocates.

For people wanting some clarification on a key aspect of their legal services, Senior Lawyer at Hadley Family Law, Sybilla Francis, says “It is important for parents to be aware and gain reassurance from the underlying principles of family law in Australia, that both parents are important in their children lives; and understand that there is a great onus in achieving equality in that regard. Today there is a larger emphasis on the caring and sharing of responsibilities of children.”

For more information regarding their range of services and areas of expertise, please visit their website at or contact the office of Hadley Family Law on (07) 4044 5000.

Hadley Family Law | Ph: 07 4044 5000 |