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Our Team

CPL is headed by long term law professionals Michelle Paskins, Alison Hunt, Emma Sampson and Bobbi Crane.

Michelle Paskins

Michelle Paskins has practised exclusively in family law since 2008.

Alison Hunt

Alison Hunt has been practising as a solicitor for over 10 years, with extensive experience gained from working as a senior associate within a Brisbane city firm specialising in insurance, family and commercial law.

Bobbi Crane

Bobbi Crane contracts to Crane Paskins Law and brings over 20 years of an accredited specialist in family law.

Emma Sampson

Emma Sampson has fifteen years of experience working across a wide range of fields including family law, consumer protection and competition law.

Lydia Abraham

Lydia Abraham has ten years of local experience as a Legal Assistant working in the areas of Litigation, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Commercial and Property Law.

Crane Paskins Law is headed by 2 partners, Michelle Paskins and Alison Hunt, an associate, Emma Sampson and consultant, Bobbi Crane.

Michelle Paskins


Michelle Paskins has practised exclusively in family law since 2008. Michelle holds the degrees of Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Education/Bachelor of Creative Arts (Drama).


Michelle has experience in all aspects of family law, including custody disputes, property cases, relocation, financial and relationship agreements, divorce and child support matters.


This wealth of knowledge allows Michelle to provide advice to clients in delivering the best results for them.

Alison Hunt


Alison Hunt has been practising as a solicitor for over 10 years, with extensive experience gained from working as a senior associate within a Brisbane city firm specialising in insurance, family and commercial law.


Alison holds a Bachelor Law and Bachelor of International Business.


Alison advises clients in relation to a broad range of issues including wills, powers of attorneys and appointments of enduring guardian, estate matters including probate and complex family provision claims, property matters including residential and business sales and acquisitions, leases, and commercial disputes.

Bobbi Crane


Bobbi Crane has been a lawyer for almost 20 years and is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law. Bobbi is a highly respected senior lawyer in the legal community. Bobbi has worked in private practice for nearly 20 years specialising in family law which includes areas involving recent changes to De Facto and same sex property disputes.


As a senior lawyer, Bobbi's extensive experience and knowledge in most areas of the law allows her to provide the highest quality advice and gain the best results for her clients.

Emma Sampson


Emma Sampson has fifteen years of experience working across a wide range of fields including family law, consumer protection and competition law.


Emma has worked in London, Sydney and Brisbane and is passionate about protecting her clients’ interests and achieving fair outcomes.


Emma holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Psychological Science. Emma is approachable and reliable and enjoys getting to know her clients and working with them to ensure their voices are heard in a legal setting. 

Lydia Abraham


Lydia Abraham has ten years of local experience as a Legal Assistant working in the areas of Litigation, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Commercial and Property Law.


Lydia is a licenced Conveyancer and enjoys building relationships with clients and other parties to create a smooth process from the sale or purchase of property through to settlement.


Lydia holds a Certificate 3 in Business Administration (Legal), an Associate Degree in Law and a Conveyancing Licence.