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Laura Bannerman

Senior Associate

Laura is a commercial and property lawyer with a breadth of experience in the acquisition, sale, leasing and development of commercial and residential property.

Laura’s Experience

In every matter, Laura strives to provide her clients with quality advice on the best way to achieve their commercial aspirations and desired legal outcomes. She has worked with clients of all shapes and sizes, including private clients, SMEs, property trusts and fund managers across the following disciplines:

  • commercial, industrial and retail shop leasing;
  • commercial, industrial and rural property sales and acquisitions;
  • property development;
  • strata titling and community title schemes;
  • property ownership and development joint ventures;
  • business sales and acquisitions (with a particular interest in rent roll and management rights transactions); and
  • loan agreements, mortgages and securities.



  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice 2014
  • Bachelor of Laws – Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 2013
  • Bachelor of Arts (International and Global Studies) – Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 2013
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management 2017
  • Certificate II in Business 2006



  • Queensland Law Society
  • Women Lawyers Association of Queensland
  • Queensland Young Lawyers
  • Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce

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Jon McCarthy

Director – Corporate (LLB) Telephone: 07 3370 5113 Jon is a commercial and property lawyer with extensive experience in property development law, including community title schemes, retail and commercial property development

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Bruce Durie

Director | Commercial & Estates Bruce is an experienced property lawyer with 42 years in practice and the head of our Commercial and Estates team, based in Cleveland office. Bruce’s

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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

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