Fiona Kennedy - Vice President
Principal Solicitor | B.A. (Hons), Dip.Ed., LL.B.(Hons)(UQ)
Fiona Kennedy completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Literature at University of Queensland in 1984, her Diploma of Education in 1988 and her Bachelor of Laws (Hons) in 1998 from the same institution. She has tutored in Law at the University of Queensland.
After Fiona completed articles with Delaney & Delaney and worked as an employed Solicitor in another CBD firm and at a legal advisory service, she returned to Delaney & Delaney as Principal Solicitor of the firm in 2001. Fiona has also completed the Barristers’ Practice Course so that she is comfortable as an advocate in the courtroom as well as in her role as solicitor.
In 2005, Fiona became an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She also practices in Employment and Commercial Law. Currently she has a special interest in Native Title and working for organisations in the disability sector.
Delaney & Delaney is a general law firm of six solicitors with offices in the Brisbane CBD and Wilston on Brisbane’s inner city northside.
Fiona has had four children, one of whom, Andrew, was severely disabled with cerebral palsy, epilepsy, hearing and sight loss associated with microcephaly. She has been involved in advocacy for disabled people through committee positions for Queensland Parents of the Disabled (later named Queensland Parents of People with a Disability), the Cerebral Palsy League and Red Hill Special School P & C. She has been a member of the Board of QAI since the AGM in 2009.
Fiona believes passionately in systemic advocacy for the disabled. She has experienced the frustrations of advocacy for individuals in systems that are chronically underfunded and disconnected from the needs of those who are most vulnerable. She wants to be part of QAIs drive to effect positive change.