FAIRWAYS is a specialised, affordable and accessible legal and alternative dispute resolution practice founded and run by a multi-award winning business woman and lawyer, Selena Cartwright located on Bribie Island. Our primary focus is to help separating and conflicted families transition from the past to a better tomorrow by affordably resolve their parenting and property disputes with respect, dignity and certainty. We offer a range of legal and dispute resolution services both during business hours, after business hours and on weekends. We service client’s Queensland wide.

Our Services 

Legal Services 

Legal advice and representation in the areas of Family Law, Estate planning and administration.

Dispute Resolution Services  

  • Family Dispute Resolution/Mediation delivered through a number of methods including face to face, electronically online through videoconferencing, phone and/or shuttle mediation; and
  • Family Law Arbitration.

About Selena Cartwright 

Selena is the Founder, Legal Practitioner Director/Principal Mediator/ FRDP and Arbitrator at Fairways. She has been working in legal dispute resolution for two decades. During that time, she has gained a wealth of legal experience and has not only represented and advocated for hundreds of clients across many complex and delicate family law related matters (both on a domestic and international level) but she has successfully helped clients resolve their conflict and move forward with their lives through her ADR work which has included working at a Family Relationships Centre as a FDRP.

Selena’s business acumen and dedication to the legal profession has not only earned her an Australian of the Year nomination but has seen her featured in management Publications such as Management Today and Australasian Law Management Journal but she has been named:-

  • Business Owner of the Year in the Telstra Women in Business Awards,
  • Australian Institute of Managements Rural/Remote Manager of the Year; and
  • Gympie’s Business Woman of Excellence.


Selena has attained high levels of education qualifications, possessing a dual degree of a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (majoring in sociology), mediation qualifications including a Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution Practice from Bond University. She also holds qualifications as a Family Law Arbitrator. Selena is a Nationally Accredited Mediator with the Queensland Law Society. She is also a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General’s Department and is able to issue Section 60I Certificates in respect of family dispute resolutions. She is also on Legal Aid Queensland’s Family Dispute Resolution Practitioners panel of mediators and regularly mediates disputes for them.

For further information on how Fairways can help please phone 0417 787 345 or visit our website https://www.fairwayslegal.com.au

There is no charge for an initial chat to see where you stand and how we can help.