Kellee Fogg has been with the firm since 2004 as an employed solicitor and more recently since 2016 as the Legal Practitioner Director/Principal.
Kellee has experience in wills and estates, business law, debt recovery and commercial law but her passion is in property law.
Between running a busy law firm to wrangling three children and a husband, time management is key. Combine that with over 15 years experience and Kellee is the solicitor who will give you a practical resolution in an efficient and cost effective manner.
John Ryan has over 40 years experience and joined Whitsunday Law in 2008 when his firm John Ryan & Co merged with Whitsunday Law. John is a consultant at Whitsunday Law and is currently the only Notary Public in the Whitsunday Region.
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. John is an enthusiastic supporter of Alternative Dispute Resolution processes in most litigious matters as it often saves clients costs and helps resolves matters in a timely manner.
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Sarah Smith started her career as a general practice solicitor, gaining experience in a broad range of areas including leasing, commercial transactions, criminal law and wills and estates.
Sarah’s passion, however, has always been family law.
Sarah has a genuine compassion for her clients, she knows that no two family law matters are the same and understands that most of her clients are going through what may be one of the most stressful and emotional times in their lives. Let Sarah resolve (or fight) for your rights during what is an emotional tumultuous situation to gain the best outcome for you.
Eilidh McCallum (her first name pronounced like Hayley but without the ‘H’) commenced her career as a conveyancer in Victoria gaining vital experience in property transactions. Once she completed her degree, she gained admission in Queensland and worked for another local firm before joining Whitsunday Law.
Eilidh has gained experience in criminal law and litigation as well as complicated property transactions. She also assists John Ryan and Sarah Smith in family law matters.
However, Eilidh enjoys criminal law the most.
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 for Hamilton Island 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.
As an “added extra” to her 17 years experience since arriving in Queensland, Denise also has extensive conveyancing experience with mainland residential dwellings, vacant land and apartments, with a base of repeat clients who request her personal attention to their individual transactions.
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Trix Kunz is a paralegal who has been with Whitsunday Law for over 7 years and has focused her knowledge base in excelling in cottage conveyancing (buying and selling residential houses, units & vacant Land).
Years of experience, along with Trix’s strong passion and dedication to her work ensure that the conveyancing process is essentially smooth and co-ordinated ensuring that your property is protected with all your legal rights.
Not only does Trix offer excellent service and advice, she is also a qualified Commissioner for Declarations which assists with witnessing and certifying documents for her conveyancing clients and the wider community.
Sheri Flynn Office Manager/Legal Secretary to John Ryan
Sheri Flynn is the office manager. With over 6 years of managerial experience and over 20 years of working in law firms, Sheri assists in the implementation of firm policies and procedures, manages and oversees the administration of HR policies and practices and is also the legal secretary for John Ryan.
Not only is Sheri great at keeping John Ryan and the office in line, she also continues that role with her husband and two daughters at home.
Tanya Chapman is the accounts manager. Tanya has been with the firm since 2013 and as accounts manager since 2017. Tanya is responsible for maintaining accounts payable, receivables and billing on client files as well as the bank reconciliations and trust audits.
Tanya has over 10 years experience working in law firms and commenced her career as a conveyancing paralegal before becoming a typist at Whitsunday Law.