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Kylie Bremner, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Kylie Bremner

Kylie Bremner

Solicitor

Kylie is a Solicitor in the Business & Property section of the firm.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mining) (Hons)

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association

Admitted to Practice:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland – admitted 2020
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Catherine Da Silva, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Catherine Da Silva

Catherine Da Silva, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Catherine Da Silva

Solicitor

My goal as a Commercial & Property Lawyer is to build lasting relationships with clients by paying attention to their current needs and anticipating their future needs.

Location:

  • Mackay

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

Languages:

  • Fluent in Portuguese

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Catherine Da Silva, Solicitor

Biography:

I am a “born and bred” Mackay local, with long standing connections to the region.  I returned to Mackay to be close to my family and friends after having spent two and a half years working in private practice as a Commercial & Property Lawyer specialising in taxation and estate planning in Brisbane.

I am enjoying living in Mackay and can assist clients with a broad range of matters including business structuring, conveyancing (residential, rural and commercial), estate planning, succession planning and estate administration.

As a Commercial & Property Lawyer, I strive to build a strong relationship with my clients so that I can assist with their current needs and anticipate their future needs.  I find that this allows my clients to rest assured that I have their best interests at heart.

If I am not working, you will generally find me running or exploring the Mackay and Whitsunday region.

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Testimonials

“Our Solicitor, Catherine Da Silva, was excellent, cannot fault her.  Always answered questions promptly and helped make the process of buying our first home simple and flawless.

Courtney & John

“Catherine Da Silva was the solicitor we worked with, Catherine and her staff were extremely helpful and pleasant, nothing was too much trouble.  Excellent service. Thanks”

Desley & Barry

“Catherine Da Silva was compassionate and professional in regards to my mother’s estate.”

Susanne

“Couldn’t be any more helpful. Very satisfied. Lovely to talk to.”

Brett & Deborah

“Great to work with. Have used your firm before on a couple of occasions.”

Kevin & Avril

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Brittany Colussi, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Brittany Colussi

Brittany Colussi, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Brittany Colussi

Solicitor

I work primarily on family law and traffic matters.  My aim is to provide clients with advice and support in a way that makes them feel understood and respected during difficult times in their lives.

Location:

  • Mackay

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme  Court of Queensland – admitted 2020

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Brittany Colussi, Solicitor

Biography:

I completed my Bachelor of Laws while working full time as a secretary and law clerk.  During my years of study I worked as a secretary and law clerk in the areas of family law, criminal law, property development, conveyancing and personal injury at Ballina, the Gold Coast and finally at Mackay.

I completed high school at Moranbah and after travelling away for study wanted to return to this area as both my family and my husband’s family live in Moranbah. I have a strong connection to the Moranbah area as my husband and our families all work in the mining industry which provides me with great understanding of matters in the Mackay, Moranbah and coalfields area.

Now admitted, I focus primarily on family law and traffic matters.  I am passionate and empathetic.  My previous experience has provided me with an in-depth understanding of the challenges clients face in accessing and understanding legal advice and I aim to ensure that my client’s feel understood and respected while navigating the legal system.

When I am not working, you will find me spending time with my family both in Mackay and also travelling regularly to Moranbah.

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Belinda Peoples, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Belinda Peoples

Belinda Peoples

Paralegal

Belinda is a Paralegal in the Commercial section of the firm and has been working in the legal industry for approximately 18 years.  Belinda has predominately completed work in residential, commercial and off the plan property including leasing, conveyancing and multi-unit developments.

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Dannielle Woodward, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Dannielle Woodward

Dannielle Woodward, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Dannielle Woodward

Lawyer

I am a passionate and empathetic advocate, with a strong focus on client outcomes.  I like to adopt a holistic approach wherever possible, and encourage my clients to be proactive in managing their affairs.

Location:

  • Mackay

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

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Dannielle Woodward, Lawyer

Biography:

I began my legal career with Wallace & Wallace Lawyers in 2012, as a legal assistant in the commercial litigation team, while completing my Bachelor of Laws through the University of Southern Queensland.  My first few years at the firm gave me invaluable experience, and once I graduated and was admitted to the profession, I was able to hit the ground running.

Since my admission in 2018, I have continued to work predominantly in commercial litigation, however I’ve also amassed experience in employment and industrial relations law.

I am a passionate and empathetic advocate, with a strong focus on client outcomes.  I like to adopt a holistic approach wherever possible, and encourage my clients to be proactive in managing their affairs.

Outside of work, I am interested in all things health and fitness.  I’ve recently discovered a love for cycling, and on the weekends you can find me out trying to beat my personal best, or taking in the scenery of a new route.  I also enjoy spending time with my young family, or catching up with friends over coffee.

I am on the committee of the Mackay District Law Association, and regularly volunteer at the Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre’s Legal Advice Evenings.

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Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Cassandra
Adorni-Braccesi

Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi

Associate

I practice in criminal and family law, and have a particular interest in cases where serious criminal allegations have been made against one parent.  My knowledge of both areas enables me to assist clients in understanding the issues from a criminal law and family law perspective.

Location:

  • Mackay

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons)
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association
  • Member of the Law Council Australia – Family Law Association
  • Volunteer at Mackay Community Legal Centre
  • Member of the Golden Key Society

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

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Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi, Associate

Biography:

Prior to my admission, I was employed as a law clerk at a busy criminal law firm on the Gold Coast.  This gave me grounding and insight into the criminal law process from an early stage in my career.  I have been employed at Wallace & Wallace Lawyers since being admitted in late 2014.

Family and criminal law have been my practice areas since my admission.  I am passionate about these areas of law.  I often meet clients during the most stressful and confronting time of their lives.  I am empathetic and listen carefully to my client’s situation and their concerns.  I am upfront in my advice to ensure my clients have a thorough knowledge of the process and the likely outcome.  This helps my clients in making an informed decision about their matter.

I have appeared in the Family Court, the Federal Circuit Court, the Magistrates Court, the District Court, the Supreme Court and the Coroner’s Court on a regular basis throughout my career.  I am a confident advocate for my clients and I enjoy the unique challenges of appearing at Court.

Outside of work, I play netball competitively.  I am a member of Galaxy Netball Club, a supportive and friendly club in Mackay.  I enjoy hiking and have completed several long distance hiking trips.  If I am not at netball or hiking, you will generally find me baking or trying (this far unsuccessfully) to grow vegetables in my garden.

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Testimonials

Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi provided not only an exceptional level of service but also provided her time, knowledge and expertise in a particularly complex case. She is an extremely skilled solicitor and I would highly recommend her for any legal matters. I would certainly use Wallace & Wallace for any legal services in the future.

Rochelle

I consider Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi as being an excellent lawyer and extremely good when it comes to representing a client in court.  I had confidence in her ability right from the first meeting.

Vincent

I have seen other lawyers about this matter previously but I felt the service I got from Lara and Cassandra was outstanding. They both understood my position and understood where I was willing to be negotiable. I could not have asked for a better outcome or better legal representation.

Kyla

I would like to say that the confidence that Cassandra gave me in my case was of the highest level. I felt secure that she would give me the best possible outcome and she delivered it. Thank you so much. Cassandra you are very professional.

Patricia

Very professional and precise and a pleasing result.

Zoey

Throughout extremely distressing encounters and phone calls, I was always treated with compassion and spoken to with respect. Thank you.

Linda

There is no word in the English language I can use to describe how satisfied I have been with Cassandra from Wallace & Wallace. Cassandra has been a pleasure to have on my side. Always knowledgeable and inspires confidence in her clients. I could not recommend highly enough.

David

“Excellent!”

Colette

Cassandra was amazing, she made a very stressful situation as easy as possible.

Lisa

I have recommended Cassandra a number of times over the years and will continue to recommend Wallace & Wallace Lawyers in the future.  Thank you.

Melanie

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Rebecca Rutland Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Rebecca Rutland

Rebecca Rutland

Solicitor

Rebecca is a Solicitor in the Commercial section of the firm.

Rebecca has a particular focus on:

  • mining law
  • company, trust and partnership law
  • commercial and retail leasing
  • conveyancing (residential, rural and commercial)
  • wills, powers of attorney and advanced health directives
  • corporate and business structuring and restructuring

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Laws (Honours)
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Professional Affiliations

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association

Admitted to Practice

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland – admitted 2016
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Lara Tom, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Lara Tom

Lara Tom, Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Lara Tom

Associate

I have a focus on assisting clients with their parenting, property and domestic violence matters.  I provide advice tailored to assist with the client’s particular circumstances and needs.

Location:

  • Mackay

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia

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Biography:

I have practised law in Mackay for five years and have worked on a range of family law matters including parenting, property and domestic violence.

I have particular interest in helping people navigate the court process and in achieving outcomes through dispute resolution where possible.

I am a board member for the Mackay Women’s Centre and regularly appear as duty solicitor in the Mackay Magistrates Court for domestic violence matters.

I have been an active member of the Mackay District Law Association since 2018, and regularly volunteer at the Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre.

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Testimonials

“Lara Tom handled all of our concerns and questions very professionally.

Waverley & Yvonne

“I have seen other lawyers about this matter previously but I felt the service I got from Lara and Cassandra was outstanding.  They both understood my position and understood where I was willing to be negotiable.  I could not have asked for a better outcome or better legal representation.”

Kyla

“Lara, I cannot thank you enough for your assistance.  Your legal expertise and professionalism went above and beyond my expectations throughout the course of my case.”

Bec

“Having to go to court after a traumatic experience was terrifying but necessary.  It was such a relief having Lara representing me when I felt so vulnerable.  All my calls were answered/returned.  Every email was replied to. The excellent team of staff kept me informed and answered all queries with professionalism and understanding.  I was also impressed with Ruth’s patience with my many technological difficulties.  She never treated me like the moron I left I was.  I am grateful to have been represented by Wallace & Wallace.  The balance of professionalism and customer care got me through a difficult time in my life.  Thank you.”

Maria

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Emma Coburn Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Emma Coburn

Emma Coburn Solicitor, Wallace & Wallace Lawyers Mackay

Emma Coburn

Partner

My goal is to develop strong long lasting relationships with my commercial clients based on understanding their needs and anticipating their future requirements.

Location:

  • Mackay
  • Brisbane (by appointment)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Justice of the Peace (Qualified)

Memberships and Associations:

  • Member of the Queensland Law Society
  • Member of the Mackay District Law Association
  • Member of the North Queensland Law Association (past President, current committee member and life member)
  • Independent Director and Governance Chairperson for Rugby League Mackay & District Ltd.

Admissions:

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland (2004)
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia (2004)

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Emma Coburn, Partner

Biography:

I have been predominately focused on Business and Property Law since 2005 after completing my articles across all general areas of legal practice.

I have a strong focus on developing relationships with my clients to better understand their business to ensure I can deliver outcomes for my clients that are best suited to their individual circumstances.  I understand that each and every client and matter is different and do not subscribe to a “one size fits all” approach to legal practice.

Having worked in-house in private enterprise and local government I have developed a greater understanding of how to tailor legal advice to fit the practicalities of day to day business and enjoy assisting clients achieve their business goals.

I have a particular focus on clients and matters involved in the mining industry; acting for large international mining companies, businesses that service the mining industry and landowners impacted by the mining industry.

In addition to the above I practice daily in all aspects of commercial law including but not limited to business structuring advice, leases (both commercial and retail), business sales and acquisitions and agribusiness matters.

When I’m not at work I am spending time with my three boys who keep me very busy with their sporting interests.

I also enjoy giving back to the community and sit on the Board of Directors for the local rugby league and have been involved with the North Queensland Law Association for over 10 years.

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Testimonials

“We would recommend Emma Coburn to anyone. She has been excellent in all our dealings which have been many in the last 6 months.

Peter & Cathy

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