Meet our team

McCarthy Durie enjoys a unique structure for our Brisbane law firm. Instead of employing “jack of all trades” lawyers who attempt to turn their hand to every legal issue, we’ve assembled a team of legal experts who specialise in particular fields.

This structure means you can rest assured that with MDL, your legal matter will go into the hands of an experienced legal practitioner who is highly skilled in the specific area of law your situation requires.

It’s another way McCarthy Durie Lawyers delivers you high quality legal services, without the price tag of a ‘tier one’ law firm.

  • Jon McCarthy

    Jon is a commercial and property lawyer with extensive experience in property development law, including community title schemes, retail and commercial property development and taxation planning

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  • Bruce Durie

    Bruce is an experienced property lawyer and heads the Commercial and Estate Division in Cleveland. Bruce is very experienced in wills and estates and should be contacted to look after your requirements

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  • Shane McCarthy

    As McCarthy Durie’s CEO, Shane McCarthy is passionate about building excellent client relationships and delivering outstanding service. A major focus for Shane is on ensuring transparency between clients and the MDL team

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  • Antony Eaton

    With almost 20 years litigation experience, Antony is Special Counsel in our litigation team, based in our Brisbane CBD Office. He joins MDL after 14 years as principal of Eaton Lawyers at Arana Hills

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  • Raisa Blanco

    Raisa’s key areas of practice include commercial and corporate, property, intellectual property, and wills and estates. She works across a variety of industries in the public and private sectors including accountancy, financial services, health, real estate, retail, and telecommunications and IT

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  • Vimal Raniga

    Vimal is a Commercial Lawyer in our Cleveland office. He commenced with McCarthy Durie Lawyers in 2010 after completing a Juris Doctor (Honours) degree. Vimal has a wealth of real world business experience

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  • Nathan Hardman

    Nathan’s expertise includes commercial advisory, personal and business succession planning, estate administration, business sales and acquisitions, commercial property transactions, property development and leasing

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  • Eugene McAuley

    Based in our Cleveland office, Eugene has experience in both rural and suburban practice and is focussed on delivering quality legal services which are both cost and time efficient

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  • Madison Bailey

    Thanks to her background in psychology, Madison prides herself on her sensitive and cost-effective approach to resolving the legal issues that arise out of relationship breakdowns

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  • Ian Neil

    With more than 36 years of Court experience, Ian’s knowledge of Court proceedings in all jurisdictions is hard to rival. Ian has practised in the Childrens, Small Claims, Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and Court of Appeal

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  • Lohenay Trewheellar

    Based in Capalaba, Lohenay works on all facets of Conveyancing matters such as residential land, house and units. Lohenay also has experience in off-the-plan land or units and commercial contracts

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  • Thomas Serafin

    Tom is a lawyer in our Commercial Litigation team and is based in our Brisbane office

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  • Juliet Little

    Juliet is a Conveyancer with experience in residential contracts for house and/or land, as well as off the plan land or units. Juliet also has experience in liaising with solicitors in commercial contract transactions

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  • Stephen Gibson

    Stephen is a Property Law Accredited Specialist and holds the position of Senior Associate in our Commercial Team. Stephen has been working in Commercial, Property and Succession Law for over five years

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  • Charlotte Paterson

    Charlotte has significant experience in both parenting and property matters, with particular interest in parenting matters involving issues of relocation and property disputes, business structures and family trusts

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  • Andrew Taylor

    Andrew’s particular passion is for complex transaction drafting, corporate advisory, structuring and regulatory advice. Andrew’s focus is on business law (including buying and selling a business), intellectual property and the Corporations Act 2001

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  • Fiona Soo

    Fiona joined the conveyancing team at McCarthy Durie Lawyers in July 2015. Fiona is experienced, confident and here to help make your purchase or sale transaction proceed as smoothly as possible

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  • Greg McClure

    As McCarthy Durie’s CFO, Greg applies his knowledge to enhance the financial and management accounting reporting for our firm

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  • Allison Van Wyk

    A valued member of the ‘behind the scenes’ McCarthy Durie team, Allison works closely with our CEO Shane McCarthy to ensure all our employees have the resources they need to provide our signature outstanding service

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  • Vinh Ho

    Vinh is a commercial, property and wills and estate lawyer in our Capalaba office. He always strives at delivering quality legal services in the most cost effective and timely manner

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  • Katrina Strachan

    Katrina is a qualified solicitor and has been admitted to practice for over 15 years. While Katrina is not currently advising clients, she instead has a varied role with MD Lawyers as the firm’s Audit and Precedent Manager

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  • Nikita Lim

    Nikita began her career at MDL as a Conveyancing Assistant and has quickly gained experience and developed her skills to become a keen and enthusiastic Conveyancer

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  • Ben Schefe

    Ben is a Director and practises in the areas of commercial litigation (including personal and company insolvency), building and construction law, employment law and workplace relations

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  • Michael Mapp

    Michael is a lawyer in our Arana Hills office. He can assist you with a range of different legal matters.

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  • Elena Sgorlon

    Elena Sgorlon concentrates her practice in the areas of Commercial Contracts, Trusts, Leases, Probate/Estates, Wills & EPOA, Business Sales/Purchases.

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  • Ross Snell

    Ross is a lawyer currently assisting our Conveyancing team and is based in our Capalaba office. Ross’s formal legal training is coupled with three years experience as a settlement agent and law clerk

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  • Kylie Newman

    Kylie commenced her career as a personal injury lawyer and has subsequently moved on to practice in commercial and property law. With her broad range of experience, she provides timely, cost-effective and practical legal advice to meet her clients’ needs.

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  • Laura Bannerman

    Laura is a commercial and property lawyer with particular interest in the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of commercial and residential property. She has acted for individuals, SMEs and incorporated associations.

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  • Ellana Neville

    Ellana has wide experience in the conveyancing process – from working in real estate, in law, and as a property buyer herself. She can assist you with residential house, land, unit, and commercial transactions.

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  • Julie Beasley

    Based in our Arana Hills office, Julie helps hundreds of clients move home every year. She prides herself on treating her clients’ purchases and sales as if they were her own matters.

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  • Michelle Reilly

    Based at our Arana Hills office, Michelle is a member of our Conveyancing Team. She has experience in many matters including land, house & unit purchases.

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