Carmen is a Senior Conveyancer in McCarthy Durie’s Conveyancing team, based in Cleveland.
Carmen started her journey in property law in an administrative role in 2005. A year later, she undertook conveyancing training, and has worked in the field ever since.
With over 10 years’ experience, Carmen has grown to specialise in off-the-plan development work. This includes put-and-call options for both the buy-in prior to subdivision and on-selling new lots to builders.
- Commissioner for Declarations
Carmen is a self-professed ‘volunteer junky’, having volunteered for many organisations over the years, including Apex, Radio Lollipop (i.e. Mater Children’s Hospital Brisbane), Beagle Rescue Queensland, GC2018 Commonwealth Games, and more.
She has also fostered dogs for Siberian Husky and Alaskan Malamute Rescue Queensland, adding that each dog has “left a paw print” on her heart.
Lyndon is a member of our Conveyancing team, based in our Brisbane CBD office.
Lyndon was the Conveyancing Manager in Anderson Brady (acquired by MDL in February 2019) between 2009 and 2019, where he was responsible for managing well-established property developers and assisting with thousands of settlements.
Lyndon is well-versed in handling developers’ projects, subdivisions and other related developments. Coupled with Lyndon’s proven experience is his ability to build and maintain strong rapports with clients to ensure their current and future expectations are met, and even exceeded.
He is also experienced in managing residential purchases and sales.
- Justice of the Peace (JP)
“Ross & Lyndon are highly skilled solicitors who have represented Pelican Waters Development for many years. Their legal understanding and clear advice offered in areas of conveyancing, development and property is second to none. No legal matter is ever too big or small and are always willing to listen to our needs. Professional and diligent, they both work extremely hard to achieve the best possible outcome. Thank you very much for all your assistance and help!” – the team at Pelican Waters
A conveyancer based in our Cleveland office, Melanie has been working in the property law industry for 20 years after starting at the administrative level.
Melanie studied Conveyancing Law and Practice in NSW, before gaining valuable experience working in conveyancing in both NSW and QLD. She has always had an interest in real estate and the property market, and enjoys helping both buyers and sellers through the process.
Melanie can assist you with residential house, land and unit property transactions.
Lauren is a lawyer who works within our conveyancing team across our Cleveland and Capalaba offices.
With formal legal training and three years’ experience as a settlement agent and law clerk, Lauren can assist her clients with both the legal and practical facets of the conveyancing process.
Lauren is a dedicated member of the MDL team who prides herself on her professional service and clear communication. She makes the complex conveyancing process simple and effortless for her clients.
Telephone: 07 3479 5234
Ross is one of the solicitors based in our Commercial and Property Law Departments bringing years of experience on the frontlines of property transactions as a settlement agent, conveyancer and now solicitor to our already diverse and experienced team.
Ross’s practice focuses primarily on day to day residential and commercial property transactions including leasing, off-the-plan developments and dealings with the Queensland Titles Office. That being said Ross also assists our Wills and Estate team. Dedicated to prompt and accessible legal service when and where it’s needed he prides himself on fast response times and quality results for his clients.
With this in mind Ross also forms a valuable part of the legal panel with oversight of our conveyancing department and is actively involved in implementing projects to streamline and automate our internal practices to help ensure uniform quality and efficiency across the entire firm.
Senior Associate (LLB BCom GDipLegPrac)
Kylie commenced her career as a personal injury lawyer and has subsequently moved on to practice in commercial and property law. Kylie was admitted as a Solicitor in 2009 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting) at Griffith University. She has experience across a broad range of commercial and property matters and endeavours to provide practical legal advice in a timely and cost effective manner to meet her clients’ needs.
- Commercial and Retail Shop leasing
- Residential and Commercial Conveyancing
- Franchise Agreements
- Buying and selling business
- Aged Care and Retirement Village Agreements
- Loan Agreements
- Community Title and off-the-plan contracts
- Employment and Business Contracts
- General property and commercial related matters
- Bachelor of Laws
- Bachelor of Commerce (major in Accounting)
- Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
- Queensland Law Society
Fiona joined McCarthy Durie Lawyers’ Conveyancing team in 2015.
Fiona started in the legal arena as an office junior in 1997, and then graduated to legal accounts a year later.
She then moved into the conveyancing arena as a part-time town clerk, followed by a dual role with accounts in 2000. In 2003, she gained a role as a conveyancing assistant and has never looked back.
Fiona’s breadth of experience, which also includes a two-year stint working for a finance broker, ensures no client question goes unanswered.
Fiona is experienced, confident and here to help make your purchase or sale transaction proceed as smoothly as possible.
- Justice of the Peace (JP)
- Certificate III in Small Business 2017
Fiona coaches, umpires and plays netball. She also loves rugby league and has a soft spot for animals – particularly dogs!
“I just wished to express my sincere appreciation of the professionalism, courtesy, and unfailingly pleasant attitude of your Conveyancing Manager Fiona Soo during the sale of my house.” – Naomi
Conveyancing Manager (C.dec)
Telephone: 07 3479 5214
Juliet started at McCarthy Durie in 2002 as a Conveyancing assistant and progressed to the role of Conveyancer in 2007.
Juliet’s working life has always been in the legal field but she has found enjoyment in working with Conveyancing matters. She prides herself on achieving settlement within the required time frame of a contract and endeavours to ensure that each client has a happy experience when buying or selling their property.
With experience in residential contracts for house and/or land as well as off the plan land or units, Juliet can help make the Conveyancing process a smooth and informative one for every client. Juliet also has experience in liaising with solicitors in commercial contract transactions.
Juliet is based in our Cleveland office and is available to answer any questions you may have in relation to Conveyancing.