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Our Office Team

Our Conveyancing and Legal teams are headed by solicitors who are admitted to practice under the Legal Profession Act 2007 (QLD). They are all members of the Queensland Law Society and admitted to the High Court of Australia.

They are supported by conveyancing professionals who have decades of experience which means that your matter is in safe 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:

Christopher Trace LL.B. (Hons) GDLP MBA MQLS – Principal

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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 variety of clients. He can assist with a broad spectrum of legal matters and takes the time to understand the issues you may face.

Our Principal also assists the Post Graduate Law School at the Queensland University of Technology with legal graduates as they prepare for admission to the Supreme Court as Solicitors.

He assisted the University of Southern Queensland undergraduate law degree. These roles contribute to the development of the legal profession and he undertakes these tasks with an appreciation of the privilege they afford.

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Kathleen Trace LL.B. (Hons) GDLP MQLS – Senior Associate

Senior Associate

Kathleen has been awarded degrees in Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the University of Southern Queensland and Graduate Diploma of Practical Legal Training from Queensland University of Technology.

She is admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia.

Kathleen has represented clients in a number of jurisdictions including the Magistrates and District Courts and QCAT. She specialises in Estate Matters including Probate, Letters of Administration and Family Estates.

In addition, she has carriage of a variety of matters including litigation and property disputes. Kathleen has a wealth of experience in Debt Collection and Consumer Credit proceedings, and looks forward to assisting you with your next legal matter.

Kathleen approaches any matter with a deep appreciation of the impact upon her clients and works diligently towards the best possible outcome.

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Michael Stockwell LL.B. GDLP JP (Qual) Bteach BMus (Hons) Dip MLang ATCL MQLS – Solicitor

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.

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Nicole Dukleski JP QUAL – Conveyancing Manager

Conveyancing Manager

Nicole is our conveyancer in chief.

She is a highly experienced Conveyancer 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.

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Zoe Gault – Paralegal

Para Legal

Zoe has had over 10 years of experience in the conveyancing and property law sphere.

She has assisted with complex family law property transfers and has carriage of conveyancing matters with the Heritage Conveyancing Team.

Zoe has an attention to detail which ensures that your matter is attended to with the utmost care and consideration. She has conducted over 4000 property transactions and is highly focused on client outcomes.

She is well known for protecting our client’s rights under their contract and is diligent in ensuring all details are attended to.

We are lucky to have her as part of the Heritage Conveyancing Team.

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Lynn Varrie – Conveyancing Paralegal – Dalby, Chinchilla & Western Downs Region

Lynn was born and raised in Lake Manchester where her family operated a cattle raising property and has a lifelong appreciation of working and living in a rural environment.

She has worked for Bendigo Bank in loan document preparation which gives her an understanding of the processes associated with brokers and lending institutions.

Her legal experience encompasses Work Cover where she was responsible for their Magistrate Court proceedings throughout Queensland. This involved briefing barristers, booking witnesses and managing court timelines and proceedings. Her attention to detail was paramount to success in this role and brings that discipline to Heritage Conveyancing with respect to property law.

She has been a conveyancer since 2015, working for developers and buyers and mainly specializes in new development projects but does act for both buyers and sellers of established homes and units.

Additionally, Lynn has served in the Australian Defence Force as a reservist and strengthens the Heritage Conveyancing ties to our serving personnel.

If you require assistance throughout the Maranoa and Western Downs please contact Lynn on 0474 263 874 or email her.

Debbie Lawler – Senior Conveyancer – Bundaberg & Wide Bay

Debbie’s commenced working in the legal industry 40 years ago as a Junior with the second largest Brisbane Law firm at the time. For the past 10 years Debbie has been working in Conveyancing including commercial, developer and retirement village work.

Debbie grew up in Brisbane and lived in the Moreton Bay region for at least 20 years prior to moving to the Wide Bay Region in 2021 for a tree change. She is a great asset to the Bundaberg region who works closely with local Real Estate Agents and our clients to deliver excellent outcomes.

She places great importance on communication with her clients and to find the best possible outcome for any issues that may arise during a conveyancing matter. Her wealth of experience and wide range of property law knowledge gives her the ability to negotiate and think quickly when working with clients, agents, brokers, other solicitors and banks.

Debbie has been responsible for the successful settlement of well over 5,000 matters in the last 9 years and also has vast experience in trusts and company conveyancing, estate, family law and related parties’ transfers. She is a valued member of the Heritage Conveyancing Team.

If you are in Bundaberg or the Wide Bay Area then you can contact Debbie on 0433 195 912 or via email at debbie@heritageconveyancing.com.au

Alyson Mathison Cert IV Financial Services, ABA ICB – Office Manager

Office Manager

Alyson originally hails from the Land of the Long White Cloud but has made Australia her home.

She is our Office Manager and is often the first point of contact for our clients and colleagues.

Alyson is a fully qualified book keeper and holds standing with the Australian Bookkeepers Association (ABA), Member of the Institute of Certified Bookkeepers (ICB).

Alyson has 20+ years bookkeeping and administration experience working across a wide range of different businesses ranging from sole traders to large companies.

She specializes in troubleshooting, Trust Accounting, cloud accounting software packages, installation and set-up of software, BAS preparation and lodgements and high level bookkeeping assistance, advice and training.

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