Our Principal - Christopher Trace LL.B. (hons) GDLP MBA MQLS
Our Principal Solicitor has completed a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Southern Queensland (USQ) and the Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Queensland University of Technology (QUT). In addition to his legal studies he has graduated from James Cook University (Brisbane) with a Master of Business Administration (MBA). This combination provides our clients with insights to both their legal and commercial matters allowing us to take a more holistic approach to providing timely and cost effective solutions.
Mr Trace is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. He has appeared in the Supreme, District and Magistrates Courts as an advocate on behalf of a wide range of clients. He can assist with a broad spectrum of legal matters and is happy to take the time to understand the issues you may face.
Our Principal is also a sessional lecturer at the Queensland University of Technology where he assists the Post Graduate Law School with the final preparation of legal graduates as they prepare for admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland as admitted Solicitors. The Practical Legal Training is the final step a law graduate takes before becoming a solcitor.
Additionally Mr Trace assists the University of Southern Queensland undergraduate law program as a marker for litigation exams and assignments. Both of these roles contribute to the ongoing development of the entire legal profession in Queensland and he undertakes these tasks with an appreciation of the privilege they afford.
Our Conveyancing and Legal team are all either admitted solicitors or post graduate law students who have completed their law degrees and are finalising their admission as solicitors. The entire team has been legally trained so you have complete peace of mind that your property is in good hands.
Our team will take you through any contract and are available to discuss your matter at any stage. We will keep you informed of the progress of your transactions and contact you immediately if there is any issue with your settlement.
Our solicitors can assist with a suite of legal services associated with your property transaction including Wills, Property Trusts and Self Managed Superannuation Funds.
Kathleen Trace - Associate
LL.B. (Hons) GDLP MQLS
Kathleen has been awarded degrees in Bachelor of Laws with Honours and Graduate Diploma of Practical Legal Training. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia after being a legal clerk.
Kathleen has represented clients in a number of jurisdictions including the Magistrates and District Courts and QCAT. She specialises in Debt Collection under the Commonwealth Consumer Credit Code and asset recovery.
In addition she has carriage of a variety of matters including litigation and property disputes. Kathleen has a wealth of experience in Wills, Probate and Grants of Administration, and looks forward to assisting you with your next legal matter.
Michael Stockwell - Solicitor
LL.B. GDLP JP (Qual) Bteach, BMus (Hons) Dip MLang ATCL MQLS
Michael specialises in complex and convoluted cases requiring cross discipline lateral thinking. After unravelling intricate cases Michael briefs the firm’s respective specialists and then works with them to provide our clients with concise and impeccably researched legal advice.
Michael has particular interest in Body Corporate, Environmental and Heritage Protection law. He also assists the University of Southern Queensland Law Faculty as a tutor and assignment marker.
Aside from his legal career, Michael is also an experienced and awarded violin and viola teacher. Having a background in education enables Michael to exercise great care and patience when explaining complex and often daunting legal concepts and cases to clients.
This critical ability puts minds at rest and empowers clients throughout the legal process.
Nicole Dukleski - Para-Legal
Nicole is a highly experienced Para-Legal and is a valued member of the Heritage Conveyancing team. She has had experience across a wide range of legal matters including family law, wills and estates.
Her knowledge of the Land Titles Practice Manual and the Queensland Conveyancing Protocol is born from many years experience in the field. She has been responsible for providing conveyancing services to Stockland property throughout Queensland. More recently her role at Subway saw her managing commercial leases throughout Australia and New Zealand on behalf of the Subway franchise.
Nicole is focused on customer service and providing excellent outcomes for our clients.
Jason Phister B.Comm.Acc LL.B. GDLP MQLS
Jason has completed a Bachelor or Laws from Griffith University. He has completed his Graduate diploma of Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology.
In addition to this Jason also holds a Bachelor of Commerce Majoring in Accounting.
Jason is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
He has worked at several firms prior to joining us and specializes in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence and is a member of the Queensland Law Society.
Jason deals with all criminal matters including serious crime, drug offences, serious assaults, breaches of domestic violence, sex offences and robbery offences.
Jason has extensive litigation experience and can appear in Magistrate and Superior court trials.
Involvement with the broader community is a core value for our firm. We are committed to assisting the community through engagement of charities, sporting clubs and social clubs. We proudly support Drought Angels through our conveyancing.
Our Principal contributes directly by his involvement through:
• Area Coordinator of Neighbourhood Watch
• Assistant Treasurer of Ipswich District Neighbourhood Watch
• Executive member of the Ipswich Symphony Orchestra.
Contact us if you would like to enquire about how we may be able to assist your organisation.