John has been practising Law for over 20 years in the Hervey Bay area. He has experience in a wide range of legal practice areas with a special interest in Estate Law.
His knowledge and experience enables him to give you the sound, confident and reasoned advice you require with any legal issue you may encounter.
When John is not at the office, you will likely find him on the golf course!
B.Bus, GDLS, GDLP, MForAccy, JD, GAICD
Melissa is a Solicitor in our firm and has over 16 year’s experience in business. She has recently moved from Canberra to Hervey Bay to pursue a career in Law. As a consultant to the Federal, State and Local Governments, she has had very broad experience in a number of jurisdictions with a primary focus on compliance, investigations and assurance.
With her experience as a Director and Treasurer, she is well placed to advise business owners on their compliance obligations and organisational policies. Her background in Forensic Accounting, consulting and auditing is invaluable for all clients who need legal assistance, particularly when there is a dispute involving property or damages.
Melissa has a Masters Degree in Forensic Accounting, a Degree in Business as well as a Juris Doctorate, in conjunction with extensive experience in Business.
Melissa’s background in investigations and audit gives her a unique perspective when assisting clients.
Outside of work you will find Melissa spending time with her four children, at the gym or relaxing by the beach with her family.
Kelsey is a Paralegal at our firm and Secretary to Melissa Guilfoyle with ten years’ experience working in professional administration roles. She is currently completing Law School at CQU with Torts, Criminal and International Law being her favourite subjects so far.
Kelsey is an all-rounder and assists the Solicitors in all matters including Family Law, Criminal, Litigation, Commercial and Property Law. Along with Karen & Shaleah, Kelsey also looks after conveyancing at the firm.
Need something actioned urgently? Keep calm and call KELSEY.
Karen is a Paralegal and Secretary to John McDuff at our firm with over 5 years’ experience working for other regional law firms. She assists the solicitors in Wills, Estate Planning, Estate Administration and some conveyancing.
Her previous experience of 15 years at a bank working up the ranks to branch manager means she brings a great deal of knowledge in areas of finance, making her an asset in multiple areas of our firm such as conveyancing. 🏡🏡
In her spare time Karen enjoys socialising at our local venues and enjoys relaxing on our beautiful beaches.
Looking for someone who speaks your language? Keep calm and call KAREN
Georgia is in charge of administration and is usually the first point of contact for our clients, she ensures that the office runs smoothly.
Georgia moved to Hervey Bay with her family in 2015 after finishing school and is enjoying the laid back beach lifestyle and friendly people our town has to offer.
When Georgia is not at work you can find her at the beach with her friends and family or horse riding whenever she gets the chance.
Looking for someone energetic and methodical? Keep calm and call GEORGIA
Kira has been with the firm for six years but has a total of 15 years experience in the legal industry during which time Kira has gained invaluable knowledge in all areas.
Kira loves that her current position in Accounts as it is both challenging and rewarding and has provided her with a wealth of new skills.
When Kira is not at work she is kept busy raising her five young children.
Looking for someone reasoned and empathetic? Keep calm and call KIRA
Originally she started at our firm as our Office Junior but has since worked her way up to conveyancer. 🏡🏡🏡
She has always had an interest in law and is now enjoying the challenge of conveyancing whilst also working alongside Georgia to ensure the office runs smoothly.
In her spare time Shaleah loves going to the gym, researching and watching anything true crime and going on road trips with friends in her new car.
Looking for someone calm and considerate? Keep calm and call SHALEAH