About us

Disability Law Queensland is a non-profit law firm that assists people with disability and their families to plan for the future, assert their rights and access justice.

About

Our aim is to provide an accessible service that demonstrates an understanding of issues that affect people with disabilities and their families. 

Our services are tailored for people with disability and their families. We understand the challenges faced by our clients and have developed solutions in response to these challenges.

We offer excellent value. We have technical skills and are priced competitively.

All funds raised by Disability Law Queensland are used to support the work of Mamre Association in building rich, meaningful and inclusive lives for people with disability and their families.

To find out more about what we can offer, see what we do or contact us for a consultation.

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Our Staff

Aimee McVeigh

Founding Director

Aimee has worked as a lawyer in private practice and government organisations both in Australia and internationally. For the past five years, she has focussed on assisting people with a disability and their families to plan for the future. She worked with Mamre to establish DLQ in February 2016. Prior to this, Aimee was a legal consultant for Pave the Way, helping families throughout Queensland to understand the legal aspects of safeguarding a good life for people with disability.

In addition to succession planning, Aimee has experience working in the areas of discrimination, administrative law, child protection and human rights. Aimee is committed to making our society more inclusive and, to this end, is coordinating the campaign for a Human Rights Act for Queensland. She was a 2017 Australian of the Year state finalist for her work in promoting the human rights of vulnerable people.

Aimee is also a board member of the recently established Gallery of Children’s Art and is a member and previous board member of Queensland Advocacy Incorporated.

Aimee loves working at DLQ to help people with a disability achieve their goals and build a positive future.

Amee Grattan

Acting Director

Amee is a solicitor with over a decade of experience. She has worked for the Official Solicitor to the Public Trustee of Queensland, in superannuation organisations and her own business. She has specialised in estate planning, administration and litigation and recently completed a Masters of Applied Law.

Nga Pham

Senior Solicitor

Nga brings substantial legal experience to the DLQ team from having worked as a Research Associate to a judge of the Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Australia, commercial property solicitor at a preeminent Australian law firm, legal officer at Queensland Treasury and consultant at a private equity company.

Nga has been personally involved with the disability community for over 20 years and is a nominee under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), she has lived experience and with this unique skill set she brings to DLQ an in-depth understanding of the issues that affect people with disability and the day-to-day challenges faced by their families. To this end, she is driven to helping people with a disability through advocacy, education and legal advisory work. She can provide legal advice and representation before the courts, tribunal and commissioner in matters relating to human rights, disability discrimination, administrative law including disputes with the National Disability Insurance Agency (NDIA) and property law matters from general contracts and leases to disability housing agreements.

Nga is personable, she is an empathetic listener and is well practised at explaining complex legal terminology and processes in plain English.

In her spare time, Nga volunteers for a charitable organisation that provides care, comfort, play and entertainment for children in hospitals, she is also an avid reader and weekend market venturer.

Xannel Mangahas

Administration Officer

Xannel is studying a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts (majoring in Philosophy and Economics) at The University of Queensland and works for DLQ as one its law clerks. He aspires to become a legal practitioner himself one day and to use his degree to make a positive impact in society. Xannel currently volunteers for a St. Vincent de Paul Society conference where he visits and assists some of the most needy and vulnerable people in his local community. He is also into sports and has the position of sports officer with his university’s law society, which is a role where he organises sporting activities for fellow students.

Work with us

DLQ is a truly flexible, family-friendly practice. We value an inclusive and fair society where people with disability have the opportunity to make their own choices, and we strive to create that society through our legal and advocacy work. 

From time-to-time we have job openings which we post here. If we sound like a good employment fit for you, keep checking back or register for our newsletter to find out when we’re recruiting.