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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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  • 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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  • Stephen Gibson

    A Director of McCarthy Durie Lawyers, Stephen is the head of the firm’s Property Law Department. He is one of a very few lawyers Accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a Specialist Property Lawyer.

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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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  • 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 practiced in the Childrens, Small Claims, Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and Court of Appeal

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  • John Warlow

    John’s speciality is in handling particularly complex matters, whether it be a dispute, a complicated corporate transaction or a building and construction issue.

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  • Andrew Pye

    Having been a business owner for over a decade, Andrew understands the challenges faced by your businesses and the need to adopt a commercial approach that ensures transactions and negotiations are delivered on time and within budget.

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  • Peter Sprott

    His background in finance, and early years in general practice, have given Peter a breadth of real-world knowledge and experience well beyond that possessed by many lawyers.That experience has led Peter to understand the importance of finding practical, cost effective solutions to legal issues which don’t unnecessarily complicate a matter or jeopardise a successful outcome.

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  • Lyndon Huang

    Lyndon is well-versed in handling developers’ projects, subdivisions and other related developments. Coupled with Lyndon’s proven experience is his ability to build and maintain strong rapports with clients to ensure their current and future expectations are met, and even exceeded.

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  • James Halliday

    James has over 10 years’ experience in successfully dealing with complex property and parenting matters concerning married, de facto and same-sex couples, including matters related to Binding financial agreements, spousal maintenance; and child support.

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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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  • Ross Anderson

    Ross has 40 years’ post-admission experience as a legal principal or partner. He is a general practitioner who has practiced in most areas of law during his career. His current interests include commercial and business law, having focused on building units, residential, broadacre and canal developments over the past two decades.

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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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  • Anna Funnell

    Anna has worked in the legal industry for over 10 years. Her expertise spans staff training and development, recruitment and employee relations.

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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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  • Michelle Hughes

    Having worked in the industry since its infancy, Michelle has pioneered marketing techniques with many national and international brands. She has a proven track record of increasing brand exposure, enhancing client connections and driving business growth strategy across all areas of practice.

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  • Carmen Robaldo

    Carmen started her journey in conveyancing in 2006. With over 10 years’ experience, Carmen has grown to specialise in off-the-plan development work as well as residential conveyancing. This includes put-and-call options for both the buy-in prior to subdivision and on-selling new lots to builders.

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  • Jasmine Evans

    Jasmine is committed to assisting client’s resolve their disputes through negotiation, with a resolution focused attitude to all her matters. If required, Jasmine has strong advocacy skills and appears regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and Family Court of Australia to represent client’s through the Court process. Having previously worked as a Legal Associate within the Court, Jasmine has valuable insight and understanding of court practices and procedures.

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  • Alexander Strange

    Alexander provides commercially astute advice and an outcome-focused approach to achieve his clients' objectives. 

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  • Ben Schefe

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

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Ross Snell

    Ross is one of the solicitors based in our Commercial and Property Law Departments bringing years of experience on the frontlines of property transactions as a settlement agent, conveyancer and now solicitor to our already diverse and experienced team.

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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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  • 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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  • Lauren Clark

    Lauren is a dedicated member of the MDL team who prides herself on her professional service and clear communication. She makes the complex conveyancing process simple and effortless for her clients.

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  • Melanie Foley

    A conveyancer based in our Cleveland office, Melanie has been working in the property law industry for 20 years after starting at the administrative level. Melanie can assist you with residential house, land and unit property transactions.

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  • Clair Tighe

    Clair has acted for private lenders, fund managers, mortgage trusts and property trusts. In every matter she is dedicated to delivering exceptional legal service and achieving the best practical commercial outcome for her clients.

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