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Who we are

Colloquially referred to as “Ipswich’s local law firm,” it’s a tagline that we happily wear.

Who we are

Mcnamara Law – Reliable | Experienced | Approachable | Local

Colloquially referred to as “Ipswich’s local law firm,” it’s a tagline that we happily wear. Our lawyers have deep ties to the Ipswich region that apart from their professional involvement in numerous local activities, we support many community-based initiatives.

McNamara Law has been a provider of quality legal services to the people of Ipswich and the Lockyer Valley for over 70 years. We now have a dedicated team of 20 highly skilled people who can assist you with your legal problem, no matter what it is.

Our Partners
Peter Wilkinson Managing Partner

Peter Wilkinson

Managing Partner

Peter Wilkinson is the Managing Partner of McNamara Law. Peter works predominantly in the Special Areas practice of the firm...

Jeremy Bruce Partner

Jeremy Bruce


Jeremy Bruce is a Partner of McNamara Law and manages the Springfield Central office....

Our Legal Team
Kevin Steed Partner

Kevin Steed

Special Counsel

Kevin studied Law at QUT and did Articles of Clerkship with McNamara Law. Kevin was admitted as a Solicitor in December 1991 and entered into partnership with...

Emario Welgampola Special Counsel, Family Law

Emario Welgampola

Special Counsel, Family Law

Emario has practiced extensively in the area of Family law in Queensland and has made notable contributions to the development of Family Law in a number of Brisbane law firms.

Abraham Arends Senior Associate

Abraham Arends

Senior Associate

Abraham Arends was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in March 2003. After initially practising at Upper Mt Gravatt Abraham moved to Carter Capner...

Brock Harm Solicitor

Brock Harm

Senior Associate

Brock Harm is a Senior Associate and Manager of Gatton Branch office of McNamara Law. Brock is a local Gatton lad born and bred. Brock started out as a five-year Articled Clerk in...

Rebekah Sanfuentes Associate

Rebekah Sanfuentes

Senior Associate

LL.B Grad Dip LP TEP Rebekah has been employed by McNamara Law since 2003. Rebekah began studying her Bachelor of Laws at Queensland University of Technology in 2006.

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Joshua Brown

Senior Associate

Josh was born and raised in the Lockyer Valley, Queensland and attended Lockyer District High School. Josh aspired to become a Solicitor early on in life however when Josh...

Charmagne Haidley Solicitor

Charmagne Haidley

Senior Associate

Charmagne Haidley is a Solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia and has practiced exclusively in family law for almost 9 years.

Daniel Brownlie Associate

Daniel Brownlie


Dan Brownlie completed his Bachelor of Laws in 2015 before joining McNamara Law as a graduate in 2016. In October 2016 Dan was admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Ruth Wilkins Estates Law Clerk

Ruth Wilkins


Ruth Wilkins is our newly admitted solicitor in our Ipswich office. Ruth has a passion for will and estate planning, estate administration and estate disputes.

Nick Gillece Solicitor

Nick Gillece


Nick comes from a background in Agribusiness and Meat Processing. In 2015, Nick seized the opportunity to study law and reinvent himself as a Legal Practitioner....,

Michele Linde Property Law Officer

Michele Linde

Property Officer

Michele has spent all her working life in legal firms, firstly in Toowoomba, later the Lockyer Valley and has lived in Gatton all her life....,

Aleisha Smith

Aleisha Smith

Property Officer

Aleisha Smith is a Property Officer at McNamara Law. She has been a part of the McNamara team since 2013.

Cheryl Koch Conveyancing Property Officer

Cheryl Koch

Property Officer

Cheryl Koch has recently joined our McNamara Law team. Cheryl has previously 6 years’ experience in conveyancing in the Ipswich and surrounding areas.

Our Support Team
Janelle May Property Officer

Janelle May

Family Law Assistant

AleiSexually Harasseda Smith Property Officer

Joanne Furlong

Family Law Assistant

Jasmine Reader Family Law Assistant

Jasmine Reader

Family Law Assistant

Karen Brennan Estates Assistant

Karen Brennan

Wills & Estates Assistant

Sally Adams Commercial Assistant

Sally Adams

Commercial Law Assistant

Stefanie Nielson Compensation Assistant

Stefanie Nielsen

Compensation Law Assistant

Renee Richards Compensation Assistant

Renee Richards

Compensation Law Assistant

Sarah Ambler Compensation Assistant

Sarah Ambler

Compensation Law Assistant

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Jodie Quinn

Compensation Law Assistant

Carey Waterworth team

Carey Waterworth

General Manager

Petrice Dobbin Commercial Assistant

Petrice Dobbin

Personal Assistant

Rebecca Pokarier Admin Receptionist

Rebecca Pokarier

Admin Receptionist

Letitia Capner Admin Receptionist

Leititia Capner

Admin Receptionist

Annie Russell Admin Receptionist

Annie Russell

Admin Receptionist

Glenda Sambrooks

Glenda Sambrooks

Accounts Manager

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Shannon Jackson

Accounts Assistant

Kara Leigh Colless Securities Officer

Kara-Leigh Colless

Securities Officer

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