Shona first commenced employment with the firm Caldicott & Co as a Law Clerk in February 2005. She graduated from Flinders University in July 2005 with Honours in a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice and with a Bachelor of International Studies in which she majored in Japanese. In 2012 Shona founded Douglas Hoskins Legal as a Partner with Jim Douglas.
Having practised in a wide variety of areas Shona now specialises in Family Law, general dispute resolution and all areas of Estate Litigation and practice. She regularly appears on behalf of clients in the Supreme Court of South Australia, the District Court of South Australia, the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Shona’s specialised experience in all areas of Family Law means that she can offer comprehensive and helpful advice about property settlements, spousal maintenance claims, custody disputes, child support matters, drafting consent orders and binding financial agreements, and divorce applications.
Shona has been recognised as a Doyle’s Guide Recommended Family Lawyer in 2016, 2017 and 2018 and has given presentations on behalf of LegalWise to assist other solicitors on a range of family law topics. She has also previously been a member of the Law Society Family Law Committee.
Estate Litigation and Practice
Shona is a specialist in all areas of Estate Litigation and practice including inheritance claims, disputes between executors and beneficiaries, and challenges to wills. She also specialises in preparing and advising on difficult Probate applications such as lost or copy wills, informal wills and where the circumstances of death are not straight-forward. Shona has been able to successfully resolve a large number of contested Probate actions and inheritance claims due to her knowledge of the law in this area and her strong negotiation skills.
Shona has been recognised as a Doyle’s Guide Recommended Wills and Estates Litigation Lawyer in 2017 and 2018.