Our Team

Greg Michel – Director

Greg is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Greg specialises in domestic and commercial conveyancing, business and Commercial law, leasing, Estate administration including Probates and Intestacy, Wills and Powers of Attorney, employment law and industrial relations.

Greg was born in Gladstone and is a third generation Gladstone resident.  Greg is a well-known local sporting identity, both as a player and administrator who acts as honorary solicitor for numerous local sporting organisations and clubs.  He is a life Member of The Glen Cricket Club, Sparks Hockey Club, Gladstone Cricket Incorporated, Central Queensland Cricket Incorporated, North Queensland Cricket Alliance Incorporated and Queensland Country Cricket Association Incorporated, acknowledging his years of service.

Bill Macdonald B.A., LL.B. – Director

Bill is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Bill specialises in domestic and commercial conveyancing including property development, commercial litigation, commercial and business law, leasing and mortgages. Bill has numerous community and social interests, having been a member of the Board of Directors of the Gladstone Area Promotion & Development Limited for many years.

Stacey O’Gorman – Solicitor

Stacey is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Stacey was admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and relocated to Gladstone in 2003 where she has remained working as a solicitor in the local area as well as being involved with the Community Legal Program and volunteering her time and legal expertise with not for profit organisations.

Stacey has experience primarily in Criminal Law, Wills and Estates and Family Law. Stacey regularly appears as an advocate before the Court and takes pride in providing grounded, practical advice to her clients.

Helen Withoos – Conveyancing Paralegal

helenHelen has acted on behalf of thousands of clients for sales and purchases of residential land, houses and units either as individuals, companies, trusts or property developers over the past 25 years.  She has a high work ethic and is committed to providing clients with professional service to ensure a positive outcome.  Helen ensures that her clients are apprised of the conveyancing process and are kept informed as each matter progresses.

In her role, Helen works closely with senior lawyers on sales and purchase of land and units and undertakes the paralegal work on all stages of the file including document preparation, due diligence, liaising with other law firms, banks and clients.  Helen’s experience also extends to retirement accommodation and rural property transactions.

Helen is dedicated to client service and developing lasting relationships with her clients. Helen’s kind and courteous nature are always commented upon by clients along with the reassurance Helen provides in handling their transactions, which also takes away the stress of moving house.

Melissa MacBean – Paralegal

Melissa has over 20 years’ experience working in law firms including managing a busy Conveyancing Department.

Melissa is studying a Law Degree and her professional conduct flows through to her dealings with clients, solicitors and staff from other firms, agents, industry leaders and banks.

Melissa is a Paralegal and Assistant to the Senior Partner, Bill Macdonald, with file conduct across all areas of law including commercial property and leasing, conveyancing, rural farming transactions, Retail Shop Leases, Wills and Estates.

Our clients appreciate Melissa’s detailed knowledge of Contracts and the time she takes in explaining each step of the conveyancing process.

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