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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • Thomas Serafin

    Tom is a litigation solicitor at McCarthy Durie Lawyers, based in our Brisbane CBD office.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • Greg McClure

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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • Michael Mapp

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

    Learn how I can help you
  • Elena Sgorlon

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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Bronwen Curtis

    As Senior Associate: Head of Family Law in our Family Law team, Bronwen has practiced exclusively in Family Law since her admission.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Sara Ser

    Sara is a solicitor in our Family Law and Commercial Litigation teams. She is practical in her approach and strives to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Matthew Hunter

    Matthew is a lawyer in our Commercial Litigation team based in our Cleveland office. He can assist in a range of disputes and litigious matters, including contractual disputes, debt recovery, and review of administrative decisions.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Josh Savill

    Josh Savill is a commercial lawyer in our Brisbane city office, focusing on corporate advisory, business structuring and sales/acquisitions.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Melissa Ban

    Melissa is a Senior Associate in MDL’s litigation team, based at the Capalaba office. She has represented a wide range of clients, from small business to large banks, insurance companies and local governments.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • 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.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Sandi Shuttleworth

    Sandi is a lawyer in the property and commercial team in our Cleveland office. With a range of experience in corporate in-house legal and conveyancing, Sandi aims to provide a down-to-earth service and hassle-free solutions for her clients.

    Learn how I can help you
  • Sarah Higton

    Sarah is a commercial and property lawyer, with a special interest in Wills and Estates. While she works out of MDL’s Capalaba office, Sarah can service clients across the Redlands and Brisbane city.

    Learn how I can help you

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This