Anne-Marie is a director of Rice Naughton McCarthy Family Lawyers and the principal mediator at Rice Mediations. She is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and a registered Family Dispute Practitioner and Arbitrator.

Anne-Marie has extensive experience in all aspects of family law and has been routinely nominated by her peers as a Leading Family Lawyer (Doyle’s Guide) in Qld and Australia. Anne-Marie is also recognised as one of Queensland’s “Pre-eminent” Family Law Mediators.

Anne-Marie holds, and has held, executive positions on Queensland and Australia’s leading professional bodies including the Queensland Law Society and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.

Since 2002, she has been regularly invited to present papers on a variety of family law and mediation related topics at local, national and international conferences. She trains practitioners nationally in the essential elements of Arbitration and Collaborative Practice and has written for professional and academic publications about technical and dispute resolution topics as well has having undertaken major rewrites of chapters of the CCH loose leaf service and the Master Family Law Guide.

In addition to her technical legal skills, Anne-Marie possesses excellent communication skills and a capacity to quickly, and meaningfully, engage with clients and engender their trust.