Dr Margaret Voight

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Personal details


Bar Practice, Legal Practice, Family Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Advocacy



Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Doctor of Juridical Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations

  • Doctor of Juridical Science (family law).
  • Legal Practitioner (Supreme Court Queensland & High Court of Australia).
  • Volunteer Legal Practitioner - Community Legal Centre.
  • Member - Queensland Law Society.
  • Member - CLEAA - Continuing Legal Education Association of Australasia.
  • Member - Women Lawyers Association of Queensland & former committee member.
  • Member - Family Law Practitioner’s Association (Qld).
  • Former Member - Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section).
  • Former Member - Lawyers Beyond Borders.
  • Former Member - Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland Limited.
  • Former Bar Practice Management Committee member.
  • Professional evaluator on the inaugural QUT Crime Club 2012-2013 pre-investigative targeting committee.
  • Rotary member.
  • SES volunteer.


Since 2003 (and in conjunction with legal practice) Margaret has been a sessional academic at QUT in the following units:

  • Legal Research & Writing.
  • Family Law (Co-Unit Co-ordinator 2008).
  • Evidence.
  • Law Society & Justice.
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution.
  • Civil Procedure.
  • Formerly the Warden (Director) of the Bar Practice Course (barrister training).

Since 2009 Margaret has taught post graduate subjects in the practical legal training course at various institutions both in the  'face to face' context and online (zoom) teaching. The areas taught and mentored include:

  • Lawyers skills - including ethics, interviewing, writing and drafting, resilience in practice, risk managment and problem solving, advocacy, and negotiation and dispute resolution.
  • Ethics and Professional Responsibility.
  • Civil Litigation.
  • Property.
  • Commercial and Corporate Practice.
  • Administrative Law.
  • Banking and Finance.
  • Consumer Law.
  • Criminal Law.
  • Employment and Industrial Law.
  • Family Law.
  • Planning and Environment Law.
  • Wills and Estate Planning.

Selected publications

QUT ePrints

To find publications by Margaret, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.