About Emerson Family Law

Your Unwavering Advocate Through Hard Times.

About Emerson Family Law

Your Unwavering Advocate Through Hard Times.

Your new and harmonious life starts
right here.

Family matters can lead to frustration, anger, and feelings of injustice. 

We get it and are here to take this weight off your shoulders.

At Emerson Family Law, we will be your biggest ally and strongest advocate in this sensitive moment of your life, with resolution in sight at all times.

Who Are We

As one of the leading boutique specialist Family Law practices in south and north Brisbane, our family lawyers are dedicated to resolving even the most intricate and frustrating problems our clients face in the most beneficial way possible for them and their loved ones.

Our experienced team has successfully guided high-net-worth individuals through particularly complex cases, keeping over 95% of them out of court.

Our Trusted Family Lawyers

Aishwarya Somal Family Lawyer

Aishwarya Somal

Director / Solicitor

Aishwarya Somal is the Director of Emerson Family LawEmerson Migration Law, and Global Pathways Education and Migration Services.

She earned the Nick Xynias Lord Mayors’ Young Multicultural Businessperson of the Year award in 2020. She was recognised by the Queensland Government for her contributions to preventing Domestic and Family Violence, especially within diverse communities.

Gavin Family Law

Gavin Lai

Special Counsel

Gavin is a seasoned Family Law Solicitor with over 18 years of experience, having worked with top family law firms in Brisbane.

Committed to community service, Gavin volunteers at the Caxton Legal Centre and mentors at both the University of Queensland Law Mentor Program and the QUT Career Mentor Scheme. He’s also a notable contributor to the Queensland Law Society’s “Proctor” publication. Feel free to look through some of Gavin’s publications here.

Why Choose Emerson Family Law as Your Family Lawyer

We Will Connect You With Our First-Class Network.

Our family lawyers will collaborate with professionals across various complementary fields, ensuring you and your loved ones receive premium support and holistic assistance. 

We Will Treat You With Compassion and Empathy.

Our approach is rooted in compassion and empathy, ensuring you feel understood and emotionally supported every step of the way – no matter how long the resolution of your case will take. 

We Will Empower You.

Our family lawyers will empower, educate, and arm you with all the knowledge you need to succeed in this brave journey you set yourself on — while expertly handling all the legal intricacies of your case.

We Will Offer Fixed and Transparent Fees.

Transparency is a core value for us, and we guarantee no hidden costs. After understanding your needs, our family lawyers will present you with a clear, reasonably-priced fixed fee, plus court fees if applicable.

We let our clients do the talking...

The Vision Statement of Emerson Family Law

Our 3 Core Values

Our Purpose

To empower, educate, and arm you with the knowledge you need while we strive for the most advantageous outcome possible.

Our Promise

Our family lawyers will remain settlement-focused at all times and avoid litigation as the ultimate resort.

Our Vision

For you to ultimately walk out of our offices feeling calm, powerful and ready for a fresh, new start.

Request a confidential consultation at a fixed fee.

Right from my online enquiry I received their prompt response only half hour later. The consultation was extremely honest, helpful, informative and professional. Gavin sent me email straight away with the detailed answers to all my questions.

Christine Ying Ding


Gavin clearly stated a fixed price at the outset of our matter that was competitive with the market.

Jac B.


Prompt responses to any questions. I would highly recommend. Made what was a very tough time in my life just that little bit easier.

Tyson B.


They were very prompt with their responses and made it very easy to get through the process, especially given the stressful nature of these dealings. I would highly recommend Gavin and his team.

Mario Silva


After the first visit I handed my case to Gavin with confident. He guided me through one of the most difficult times in my life and was able to bring about the perfect result quickly and efficiently.

Waruna Wickramanayake


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