Abigail Braid is a solicitor practising in criminal law at Aitken Whyte Lawyers. Abigail has experience in criminal defence, driving matters, domestic violence applications, and commercial litigation.
Abigail undertook her Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University and obtained her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology.
Abigail has always had a strong desire to practise as a criminal lawyer, wishing to make a difference to her clients’ lives by supporting them through a difficult time and achieving the best possible outcome on their behalf. Her passion has led her to complete the Advocacy Course with the Australian Advocacy Institute as well as volunteer her time at Robina Community Legal Centre and Caxton Legal Centre.
She has experience advocating for clients during negotiations, in applications, and at sentence, and instructing counsel at Magistrates Court trials.
Strategically minded, Abigail works closely with counsel to devise trial strategies when needed. She is versed in communicating with people from different backgrounds and cultures and our clients find her approachable and relatable. Abigail has previously worked with indigenous elders on their native title claims, listening to their stories and compiling their evidence.
Abigail possesses exceptional communication skills. She is willing to speak up for others and through her empathy, easily builds rapport with her clients. By clearly explaining the Court process, Abigail utilises her communication and interpersonal skills to empower her clients as they navigate the complexities of the legal system.
Abigail appears in Courts throughout Brisbane, the Sunshine Coast, and the Gold Coast most mornings.
Abigail’s experience as a lawyer extends into the following areas:
Bachelor of Laws (Griffith)
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (QUT)
Admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of QLD
Admitted as a solicitor to the High Court of Australia
Aitken Whyte Lawyers Brisbane
2/414 Upper Roma Street
Brisbane QLD 4000