FCDLA

The Fraser Coast District Law Association exists to connect Solicitors and Barristers in Hervey Bay and Maryborough:

  • with each other, and the wider legal community, by hosting social and networking events
  • with the wider profession, through our relationship with the Queensland Law Society
  • with the local and circuit courts, by developing an effective working relationship with the courts.
  • with the community, through participation in community legal education and advocacy
  • with legal resources, highlighting region specific information

 

Meet the Executive Committee

John Willett


Committee Member

Solicitor, Suthers Lawyers

 

NAME: John Andrew Willett
POSITION/TITLE: Solicitor
FIRM/CHAMBERS: Suthers Lawyers
ADDRESS: 128 Richmond Street, Maryborough. Q. 4650
EMAIL: john@sutherslawyers.com.au
PHONE: 41213650
DATE OF ADMISSION: 12/03/2012

 

Katie Elder


Treasurer

Solicitor, ATSILS

 

NAME: Katie Elder
POSITION/TITLE: Solicitor
FIRM/CHAMBERS: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (QLD) Ltd
ADDRESS: PO Box 755, Hervey Bay, Qld, 4655
EMAIL: katie.elder@atsils.org.au
PHONE: 0741282488
DATE OF ADMISSION: 14/12/2011
AREA OF LAW: Family Law, Child Protection & Civil Law

Natasha Schumacher


Committee Member

Solicitor, Morton & Morton

Paul Cate


Committee Member

Solicitor, One Legal

 

NAME: Paul Cate
POSITION/TITLE: Solicitor
FIRM/CHAMBERS: 1 Legal
ADDRESS: Po Box 107 Maryborough Qld
EMAIL: cato.cato2@bigpond.com
PHONE: 0417 677 611
DATE OF ADMISSION: 26 October 2016

Rebecca Pezzutti


President

Solicitor, Bell Dixon Butler Lawyers

NAME: Rebecca Pezzutti
POSITION/TITLE: Solicitor
FIRM/CHAMBERS: Bell Dixon Butler Lawyers
ADDRESS: 45 Torquay Road Pialba QLD 4655
EMAIL: rpezzutti@bdblawyers.com.au
PHONE: 0741251611
DATE OF ADMISSION: 07/07/2006
AREA OF LAW: Family Law, Crime & Traffic, Employment & Workplace Relations, Contracts
 

 

Rebecca has practiced law since her Admission in 2006, after graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (First Class Honors) from the University of Technology Sydney.

Rebecca provides advice and representation in Litigation and Dispute Resolution across a broad range of practice areas, including Commercial Contract Disputes, Industrial Relations, Defamation, Personal Injury, Estate Litigation, and Torts. Rebecca also supports the Family Law practice of BDB’s Accredited Family Law Specialist, Margaret Kummerfeld.

As the current President of the Fraser Coast District Law Association, Rebecca is also passionate about enhancing the reputation of Regional Lawyers, and the delivery of legal services in the Regions.

As an essential part of the BDB team, Rebecca provides legal services that exceed expectations, engaging clients with understanding, and empowering clients with knowledge and strategies for effectively solving their legal problems.

Rebecca has extensive litigation experience, regularly appearing and conducting matters before Courts of all jurisdictions, including the Magistrates Court, District Court and Supreme Court, along with the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court.

Rebecca was admitted to legal practice after a career of more than 10 years in Professional Indemnity Insurance, during which time she performed in leadership roles, managing litigation for some of Australia’s largest insurance companies, and a top tier insurance law firm. She brings the wealth of that corporate and real world litigation experience to bear on her legal practice.

Samantha MacKay


Vice President

Solicitor, Carswell & Co

 

NAME: Samantha Mackay
POSITION/TITLE: Solicitor
FIRM/CHAMBERS: Carswell & Company Solicitors
ADDRESS: 192 Bazaar Street, Maryborough Q 4650
EMAIL: sam@carswell.net.au
PHONE: 07 4122 2622
DATE OF ADMISSION: 8 July 2013

Sarah Smith


Secretary

Solicitor CSG Law

Selena Cartwright


Committee Member

Senior Associate, James & Co Lawyers

 

NAME: Selena Cartwright
POSITION/TITLE: Senior Associate
FIRM/CHAMBERS: James Co Lawyers
ADDRESS: Shop 3/25 Queens Road, Scarness
EMAIL: selena@jamescolawyers.com.au
PHONE: (07) 41283844

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Fees:

Annual Membership (expires 31 October 2019)

Solicitor/Barrister $50.00
Student/Conveyancer/ Non Admitted Solicitor $25.00

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