Bianca joined Miller Harris Lawyers as a graduate lawyer after completing her double degree in a bachelor of laws and bachelor of commerce at James Cook University. During her graduate year at Miller Harris Lawyers, Bianca gained valuable experience in all areas of the firm including wills and estates law, commercial and property law, litigation and family law.

Kristyn Knox is a compensation lawyer practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Cairns office. She values giving back to her local community, and has an enthusiastic and genuine passion for the law. Kristyn obtained a double degree in Law and Psychology at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, where she also completed her practical legal training. She joined Maurice Blackburn in 2014.


Bianka Bosnjak Committee Member

Bianka is a graduate of James Cook University in Townsville having completed a Bachelor of Laws in 2014. In 2015, she completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice through the Australia National University and admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland in the same year. Bianka moved to Cairns at the end of 2015 and is now an employed Solicitor at Newman Family Law.

Peter Apel was admitted as a solicitor in 1989 after obtaining degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Queensland. and holds practising certificates for all Queensland Courts as well as the Family Court, Federal Court and the High Court of Australia. Peter is a past President of the North Queensland Law Association, which represents Solicitors throughout Northern Queensland, as well as holding Board positions on the Mareeba Wetland Foundation and The Mareeba Shire Job Training Association. Peter Apel has been appointed as a Notary Public and is able to authenticate and witness documents for use internationally. Peter lives locally in a farming area and has a family background in business and primary production.

Michelle is currently a Legal Officer at the Office of the Public Guardian. She has practiced in a range of areas including as a Principal Solicitor, as a Senior Prosecutor, and as a criminal defense lawyer...