Kath Manby

Kath Manby is a Lawyer and Principal with VM Family Law in Brookwater, QLD 4300. Kath Manby has 12 years experience and focuses on Family Law, Domestic Violence and Divorce & Separation.

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Free initial consult - Phone - 15 mins (Legal Aid)
Free First Appointment

Reduced fee initial consult - Brookwater office - 1 hour - $250.00

Reduced fee initial consult - Phone - 1 hour - $250.00

Consult - current client - no monies in trust
Existing Clients Only

Consult - current client - monies in trust
Existing Clients Only

About Kath Manby

VM Family Law is Brookwater and Springfield's only dedicated family law practice.
Katherine Manby, began her career as a lawyer in England. Since moving to Queensland she has had experience in both private law and legal aid. It was her work as a Senior Lawyer in the Violence Prevention and Women’s Advocacy Team at Legal Aid, which inspired her to open her own practice.
Katherine, who prefers to be called Kath, set up her Brookwater practice in order to be available to those who needed her most. While other law firms were withdrawing from Legal Aid and charging initial consult fees, Kath went against the grain by offering free initial consultations for clients needing advice in family law or domestic violence matters. This has given members of the Ipswich community confidence, clarity and a friend to call with legal know how, when they needed it most.
When visiting Kath at VM Family Law, you’ll notice some distinct differences in the way she practices law compared to the stuffy old ‘boys club’ approach. While exuding confidence and being a wealth of experience and knowledge, she is also casual, calm and comforting. Kath believes that the fancy clothes are for court so you’ll often see her in her jeans and a t-shirt while in the office. She has truly created a space for her clients to feel at ease, as if they’re visiting with a friend who just happens to be knowledgeable and efficient in all things family law.
Kath has worked with clients on a broad range of matters, including parenting arrangements, domestic violence, child support, binding financial agreements, representation in court, property settlement, divorce and child support. She also has working relationships with other organisations such as DVAC, Salvos Legal and a number of Barristers who can provide clients Counsel if needed.
Read Kath's verified client reviews as one of the best South West Brisbane family lawyers and book your free first consultation today.
The most popular appointment for Kath Manby is Free initial consult - Phone - 15 mins (non Legal Aid). Book this legal appointment online with LawTap now.
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Year First Admitted
2009 (12 years experience)

Verified Client Reviews for Kath Manby

Kath Manby has received 68 verified client reviews with an average 4.93 rating.

Kacey-lee, 27 March 2021

Kath is absolutely amazing and so helpful! She answered all questions and had all information ready and so understanding. Thank you for all your help!

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Average Rating: 5.00

Leigh, 23 March 2021

Fabulous. Someone who just gets it.

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Average Rating: 5.00

Kadiatou, 26 September 2020

Great service

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Average Rating: 5.00

Damon, 11 September 2020

Kath answered all questions that I asked.

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Average Rating: 4.00

Bridget, 2 September 2020

Appointment was informative and genuine. Waiting for an email with costs that Kath said would be sent to me today so I can choose to go ahead with services.

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Average Rating: 5.00

Susie, 17 August 2020

Informative, understanding and compassionate

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Average Rating: 5.00

Milan, 4 August 2020

Very good to communicate with

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Average Rating: 5.00

Karyn Maree, 26 May 2020

So far Kath and her team have been helpful and understanding.

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Average Rating: 5.00

Candice, 22 May 2020

Amazingly helpful!!!

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Average Rating: 5.00

Denise, 3 March 2020

Exceptional, effective, efficent professional. Kath knows exactly what she doing. I felt comfortable. I know/feel she absolutely trustworthy is 100% acting in my best interests. I feel safe in her care.

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Fixed Cost Legal Services by Kath Manby

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1-hour consultation
$300.00 — $400.00
30 minute consultation
For new clients only
Consent Orders
$2,500.00 — $4,500.00
Divorce Application
Initial Consultation
$250.00 — $400.00
Intervention Order - Contested Hearing
$1,500.00 — $3,000.00
Intervention Order - Mention

Fees and Features

If you are not an existing client of VM Family Law, please confirm their fees for your specific matter after you book.

Hourly Rate
$300.00 — $400.00


Professional Verification

LawTap has independently verified Kath Manby and confirmed:

Verified Full Name
Katherine Rachel Manby
Legal Professional Status
Unrestricted Principal
Member/Licence Number
Admission/Licence Date
27 April 2009
Last Verified
23 June 2019