We would like to extend our congratulations to Maggie Formosa who was admitted as a lawyer in the Supreme Court at Rockhampton on Monday, 14 June 2021. Justice Graeme Crow presided over the admission ceremony in which Maggie’s father John Formosa moved her admission. Also at the Bar Table was Maggie’s brother, Paul.
Justice Crow has had a long association with Macrossan and Amiet as, prior to becoming a Judge, he was originally a barrister in Rockhampton and as Senior Counsel in Rockhampton his Honour was regularly briefed on Court matters by the firm.
During the ceremony, Justice Crow spoke about the history of the firm, congratulated Maggie on her admission and commented that he felt Maggie’s admission, paired with the fact that she was working at Macrossan and Amiet under the guidance of her father and brother, was the sign of a modern legal dynasty.
Maggie commenced her employment with the firm in September 2020 after finishing just over two years of her undergraduate studies on campus at Bond University on the Gold Coast and completing her final six months via correspondence from Mackay due to Covid-19. Maggie has since completed her Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice through Bond and satisfied the necessary requirements to be admitted to the legal profession.
Maggie is the third member of the Formosa family to be admitted as a solicitor and work with Macrossan and Amiet. Her father, John and brother, Paul, who are both directors of the firm, were admitted in 1985 and 2012, respectively.
In the 126-year history of our firm, Maggie is the youngest person who has completed the relevant practical legal training, as she only turned 21 in early May this year.
Also attending Maggie’s admission ceremony and providing her with support was her mother, Kate, and brothers, Christopher and Patrick.