14 Queens Rd, Scarness, QLD, 4655 Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm
07 4128 4777



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!


Melissa Guilfoyle

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.


Brooke is our conveyancer and has been with the firm for four years starting out as the Office Junior. She moved to Brisbane for a year in that time and worked for SAI Global. Brooke is passionate about Conveyancing and enjoys the challenge.

Outside of work Brooke enjoys the outdoors, she loves going to the gym and spending time with her friends & family.


Coralee started working at the firm as the Office Junior after completing high school. During her five years with our firm, she has gained invaluable experience in all areas of the law and has also undertaken formal study, having completed a Diploma in justice studies.

Coralee is currently in a paralegal position after having managed all Conveyancing files previously.

She is the Secretary to Melissa Guilfoyle and assists in all Family Law, Criminal, Litigation, Commercial and Property Law matters.

She enjoys weekends away, loves the beach and anything out doors especially when she can take her dog!


Kat is a paralegal and has been with the firm for over eight years. She is a Paralegal and Secretary to John McDuff with a focus on Estates, Family Law & Conveyancing.

Kat is a mother of 4 girls and loves to spend her spare time with family and she keeps active by going to the gym and walking at the beach.

Kat is heavily involved in fundraising for breast cancer research and raising awareness about breast cancer in young women with the So Brave Young Women’s Breast Cancer Charity.


Kira has been with the firm for five 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 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.


Sienna is an assistant to John McDuff and to the Conveyancing department. Sienna has been with the firm for 2 years originally starting out as the Office Junior . Sienna likes to go to the gym on the weekend and teach her bird to mimic sounds or songs.


Shaleah is usually the first point of contact for customers visiting our offices, she is in charge of administration and her key role is to help the office run smoothly. She is an active person and enjoys being outside hiking and adventuring.

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