After graduating from James Cook University, Kellee began employment at Whitsunday Law (Formerly Grevell McLean Solicitors) in 2003 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2004. Kellee has subsequently become the Legal Practitioner Director/Principal of the practice in 2016 which has seen her dive into and thoroughly enjoy the management side of the business including the expansion and improvement of the digital programs and the streamlining of those to allow the firm to assist any client in Queensland resourcefully and economically.
Kellee’s main experience lies with property, business/commercial and succession law but also has experience in debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency. She also manages a landlord leasing portfolio extending from the major clients of Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Proserpine, to include substantial shopping centres in Brisbane. Kellee, who works closely with local developers and bodies corporate along with other lessee clients.
Kellee invites you to contact her to discuss your transaction or enquiry.
John and his wife Catherine have lived in the area for over 30 years, raising their two now grown boys. John originally hails from Brisbane where he graduated from the University of Queensland in 1974 and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in December 1974.
He commenced legal practice in Proserpine in 1975 and has been in continuous legal practice in the Whitsunday area for over 40 years.
There are very few areas of the law in which John has not had some exposure during that period of time.
John describes himself as a general practitioner in the true sense of the word however his main areas of professional interest are in property law, litigation (including criminal law), family disputes and maritime law. He has a special interest in the developing area of alternative dispute resolution (mediation) and is a qualified Mediator. He is also a Retail Shop Lease Dispute Mediator appointed by the Queensland State Government.
John’s interests include aviation (he is a qualified light aircraft pilot), and travel. John has travelled widely over the years.
In the early 1980’s John received his commission as a Notary Public, the first Notary Public to be appointed in the Whitsundays and is a member of the Society of Notaries, Queensland.
He is also a long time member of the Queensland Law Society and the North Queensland Law Association where he was a committee member for some years. John has also been appointed by the Queensland Law Society as a Senior Counselor to assist other practitioners in resolving ethical and other issuwes that arise from time to time in the practice of the law.
After practicing on his own account since 1993 as “John Ryan & Co” John joined the Whitsunday Law team in 2008 where he is engaged as a Consultant.
John believes that he has been privileged to carry on legal practice in this part of the world where the legal challenges are as diverse as the widely differing background of many of the residents of the area many of whom have moved to the Whitsunday’s from other parts of Australia and the world to call the Whitsunday’s home.
Denise Forbes is a highly personable and talented paralegal with a broad experience and understanding of the industry. In particular, her knowledge of the sub-lease process and off-the-plan contracts make her invaluable.
If you are buying off the plan, at Laguna Quays Whitsunday, or buying and selling a sub-lease on Hamilton Island or any of the other islands in Queensland, Denise is the person to speak to.
Trix Kunz originally from South Africa, came to Australia with the family (husband and two kids). “Just passing through” they thought, instead they got stuck and the whole family fell in love with the Whitsundays. Back in South Africa Trix owned a successful business for sixteen years as a Safety Assessor for motor vehicle accident claims and bringing financial relief to those that were victims of motor vehicle accidents. Thus having a very strong passion for people was the key to her success. Some of the challenges were to bridge across different cultures, being bilingual and able to speak Afrikaans helped shorten the bridge between English and Afrikaans cultures. Having a strong network between medical aids, workmen’s compensation and insurance made the process flow quickly.
Trix Kunz is a paralegal of the firm and specialises in cottage conveyancing (buying and selling of existing residential properties & Vacant Land). Trix is focused, organised and has a great track record of properties settling on time. Always happy to take your call and will promptly attend to any requests or queries that is of concern to you, as your property is important to Trix.
Cumberland House, 2-4 Island Drive,
Cannnonvale, QLD, 4802