Elly McQuinnLawyer

Elly studied a Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Criminology at Deakin University. After completing her studies, Elly moved to the United Kingdom where she worked at the Medical Practitioners’ Tribunal Service, obtaining exposure to cases of medical negligence and professional misconduct.

During her studies Elly worked in private practice for three years as a paralegal across various areas, including Wills & Probates, Family Law, Criminal Law, Conveyancing and Contracts. Elly also completed an internship with a criminal firm at which she had great exposure to legal aid clientele. Elly has also volunteered at the Melbourne Assessment Prison throughout her studies, having provided free legal information to incarcerated persons.

Upon return to Australia from the United Kingdom, Elly briefly worked as a Judge’s Associate in the Federal Circuit Court of Australia before joining the team at Johnstone and Reimer. Elly works in our family law team and thoroughly enjoys helping our clients achieve results which can assist them in getting through difficult events in their lives. Elly is highly passionate about helping people and balancing justice with compassion.

Outside of work, Elly enjoys spending time with her family and dog, as well as playing sport (netball). Elly loves animals and also engages in fundraisers for Breast Cancer at her local cricket club.


I highly recommend Elly McQuinn at Lilydale for any family law matters. She was compassionate, professional and completely down to earth. No legal jargon, everything was explained in general terms you could understand. Guided me the whole way through, stood by me in my anxious moments and made me feel at ease with the whole situation. Extremely supportive and always available no matter what, even through lockdown, I could count on her. She is a specialist in her field and most definitely knows the law. From start to finish 3 months of smooth sailing, even if there were spokes in the wheel, she ironed them out! First class with attentive follow ups, kept me in the picture throughout and got me MORE than I could have expected in the end. I am so glad I found her, by reading reviews on the internet. My life is now calm, collected and happier than ever! Thanks Elly, for absolutely everything you did for me. You need a family lawyer? ….she is the woman to contact! …RESULT! ….and never went to court …money well spent .