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Wayne Howard


Wayne is an experienced general practitioner with a specialty in Family Law and a focus on Estate Planning and Estate Administration work.

Wayne was born in Rockhampton, spent his childhood on his parents’ cattle properties at Banana and between Rolleston and Injune.

After completing his education, he commenced employment at the local Magistrates Courts office and completed Bachelor of Laws with Honours at the Queensland University of Technology.

Wayne commenced practice as a Solicitor in April 1988 at Kerry Connolly and Associates, here in Rockhampton. Wayne and Kerry Connolly entered into a partnership on 1st July 1991 which continued successfully until Kerry’s retirement at the end of October 2015. Wayne has continued the practice as a sole practitioner since Kerry’s departure.

In his earlier years in practice, Wayne worked in a broad range of areas including, personal injuries, care and protection applications, all aspects of family law, criminal law, conveyancing and commercial work. Over the years Wayne’s practice has become more specialised and is now primarily Family Law, Estates Administration, Estate Planning and general legal matters.

Wayne continues to live in Rockhampton where he and his wife Wendy have raised their three sons who now have families of their own based in Rockhampton, Brisbane and Newcastle.

Key Achievements

The breadth and scope Wayne’s Family Law and Estate Law experience is extensive and includes:

  • Family Law property settlements involving significant interests in grazing properties in the Central Queensland district and large business enterprises.
  • Parenting Disputes including relocation matters around Australia and overseas.
  • Child Support Disputes both within Australia and involving US jurisdictions
  • A broad range of Family Law including Divorces, Spousal Maintenance and other financial matters and parenting issues.
  • Estate and Administration matters involving Estates situated in Queensland, other Australian States and overseas.
  • Complex Estate Planning matters.

Wayne has been a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Family Law Practitioners’ Association of Queensland and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia for over 30 years.