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

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Who we are

Mcnamara & Associates – 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 & Associates 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 is the Managing Partner of McNamara & Associates. Peter works predominantly in the Special Areas practice of the firm...

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Jeremy Bruce

Partner

Jeremy Bruce is a Partner of McNamara & Associates and manages the Springfield office at Orion Shopping Centre. After commencing employment with McNamara &...

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David Millwater

Partner

David Millwater is a partner of McNamara & Associates and manages the Ipswich Office. David was admitted as a solicitor in 2003 and began his career with...

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Our Legal Team

Kevin Steed

Consultant

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

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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...

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Brock Harm

Associate

Brock Harm is an Associate working in the Gatton office of McNamara and Associates. Brock is a local Gatton lad born and bred. Brock started out as a five-year Articled Clerk in...

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Matthew Tyrrell

Associate

Matthew Tyrrell (Graduate) LLB (QUT), BBus (Int Bus)(QUT), Grad Dip Legal Prac (QUT) Matthew Tyrrell is an Associate at McNamara & Associates...

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Rebekah Sanfuentes

Associate

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

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Joshua Brown

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...

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Charmagne Haidley

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.

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Daniel Brownlie

Solicitor

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

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Ruth Wilkins

Solicitor

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.

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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....,

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Aleisha Smith

Property Officer

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

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Cheryl Koch

Property Officer

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

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Our Support Team

Janelle May

Family Law Assistant

Joanne Furlong

Family Law Assistant

Jasmine Reader

Family Law Assistant

Karen Brennan

Wills & Estates Assistant

Sally Adams

Commercial Law Assistant

Stefanie Nielsen

Compensation Law Assistant

Renee Richards

Compensation Law Assistant

Sarah Ambler

Compensation Law Assistant

Jodie Quinn

Compensation Law Assistant

Carey Waterworth

General Manager

Petrice Dobbin

Personal Assistant

Rebecca Pokarier

Admin Receptionist

Leititia Capner

Admin Receptionist

Annie Russell

Admin Receptionist

Glenda Sambrooks

Accounts Manager

Shannon Jackson

Accounts Assistant

Kara-Leigh Colless

Securities Officer

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