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Directors

MICHAEL SMALL

MICHAEL SMALL

Managing Director

Michael is the Director responsible for the Family Law and Business & Estate Planning teams.  He has extensive experience in family law, taxation and business law. 

COL MYERS

COL MYERS

Director

Col has exclusively practiced as a property lawyer since his admission in 1981 and specialises solely in Management Rights, strata and community titles.

CRAIG NICOL

CRAIG NICOL

Director

Craig is as an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and de facto relationship matters.  He is co-author of a national reference work ‘The Family Law Book’.

Special Counsel

FRANK DWYER

FRANK DWYER

Special Counsel

Frank is an Accredited Specialist in Business Law. His areas of expertise include business, property, finance and securities, structuring and tax and employment law.

Senior Associates

JARAD MAHER

JARAD MAHER

Senior Associate

Since his admission in 2007, Jarad has practiced exclusively in strata law in all states of Australia, with a particular focus on Queensland and New South Wales. 

PENNY WELLS

PENNY WELLS

Senior Associate

Penny’s areas of expertise include asset structuring and planning, assisting clients in planning their affairs for succession, retirement and asset protection purposes.

KONRAD WOJTASIK

KONRAD WOJTASIK

Senior Associate

Since his admission in 2007, Konrad has experience dealing with business and taxation matters as both an ATO litigator and a practicising solicitor.

BEN ASHWORTH

BEN ASHWORTH

Senior Associate

Since joining SMH in 2011, Ben works with our business and management rights clients with a focus towards obtaining positive, practical and commercial results.

BRENDAN PITMAN

BRENDAN PITMAN

Senior Associate

Brendan’s area of expertise includes body corporate disputes and commercial disputes servicing clients in Queensland and New South Wales. 

ASHA EGAN

ASHA EGAN

Senior Associate

Asha’s extensive experience in family law ranges from complex property settlements, parenting matters, child support issues and binding financial agreements.

SIAN OGGE

SIAN OGGE

Senior Associate

Sian practices in asset structuring and planning, trusts, estate planning, probate and estate administration in both Queensland and New South Wales, as well as estate litigation.

Associates

JAMES O'BRIEN

JAMES O'BRIEN

Associate

James is focused on helping clients achieve practical solutions to their issues with an emphasis on the commerciality of the options available to clients.

Lawyers

DANIEL O'REILLY

DANIEL O'REILLY

Lawyer

Daniel has worked extensively in family law since 2014 and has gained valuable experience in a braod range of property and parenting matters.

EMILY CHILD

EMILY CHILD

Lawyer

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in February 2020 before joining Small Myers Hughes as a Law Clerk prior to her admission as a solicitor in June 2020.

JASMINE BANISTER

JASMINE BANISTER

Lawyer

Jasmine holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Government and International Relations (Honours) from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice.

JOEL DIXON

JOEL DIXON

Lawyer

As a member of the business team, Joel looks to provide clients with practical and effective strategies to assist with their legal issues and achieve their goals.

ALICE CHEUNG

ALICE CHEUNG

Lawyer

As a member of the tax litigation team, Alice strives to assist clients with structuring their commercial matters and resolving their disputes with the ATO.

NIKO VOUKELATOS

NIKO VOUKELATOS

Lawyer

Niko practices mainly in areas of Strata Law, Management Rights and Commercial Litigation in both Queensland and New South Wales. He joined the team in November 2020.

BENJAMIN DYER

BENJAMIN DYER

Lawyer

Ben completed his Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Commerce from Griffith University in December 2020.  Ben is now a practising Lawyer.

Support Staff

ANDREA NG

ANDREA NG

Department Manager

JULIE SCHUTT

JULIE SCHUTT

Paralegal

YURI PRICE

YURI PRICE

Paralegal

KYLIE VARLEY

KYLIE VARLEY

Accounts Manager

TARLIE HERMENS

TARLIE HERMENS

Accounts Clerk

LINDA PARSONS

LINDA PARSONS

WP and Precedents Manager

TINA HUNTER

TINA HUNTER

WP Assistant

ASHLY SANDILANDS

ASHLY SANDILANDS

Administration Manager

LEANNE RILEY

LEANNE RILEY

Administration Assistant

ISABELLA LASSERE

ISABELLA LASSERE

Administration Assistant

ANDREA NG

ANDREA NG

Department Manager

JULIE SCHUTT

JULIE SCHUTT

Paralegal

YURI PRICE

YURI PRICE

Paralegal

KYLIE VARLEY

KYLIE VARLEY

Accounts Manager

TARLIE HERMENS

TARLIE HERMENS

Accounts Clerk

LINDA PARSONS

LINDA PARSONS

WP and Precedents Manager

TINA HUNTER

TINA HUNTER

WP Assistant

ASHLY SANDILANDS

ASHLY SANDILANDS

Administration Manager

LEANNE RILEY

LEANNE RILEY

Administration Assistant

ISABELLA LASSERE

ISABELLA LASSERE

Administration Assistant

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TESTIMONIALS

Take a look at what our clients say

Dr Jacqueline Kerr

"Michael is the consummate professional and he has the ability of getting straight to the issue, no matter how complex. He achieves timely results and has an in depth knowledge of the law which extends well beyond family law. Michael is compassionate and always has time to talk through an issue even when he is overseas or away on holidays he will respond to his clients. I can not recommend him highly enough to anyone who needs a man of probity who knows his law and puts his client first."

Annette Kontoleon

"I was facing the prospect of losing everything I had worked so hard for which was awful, I was at breaking point. Mitchell not only was a very good lawyer negotiating my financial security, he was also helpful, compassionate and caring. I felt like a human being and not just a number."

Peter, Civil Designer

"The service I received from SMH was great. Michael and Jessica were very professional and were always quick to get back to me and let me know what was happening with my matter."

Melissa Paul - Director, Strata Sphere

"I have worked with Jared Maher on various matters over the past few years. I have found SMH to be extremely efficient in all the dealings we have had with them. Jared’s experience in BSA and building defects issues is excellent and we have found the issues resolved in a timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm to any prospective clients."

Robert, Property Developer

"Col has been my go to lawyer for more than 20 years. He and his team have looked after many property developments for me over the years and they always do a great job helping me get through each development. I like that I can call any member of the team and get the legal advice I need at the time. I guess you could say that our relationship is more like a partnership than client and solicitor. "

Jan - Chairperson (San Delles)

"The advice and assistance that our Body Corporate has received from SMH Lawyers has been invaluable. Our Body Corporate has engaged them to assist us with formulating our onsite building managers schedule of duties, updates to our By-laws and they ensured the Body Corporates best interests were of utmost importance with three Deed of Assignments finalised over the past 10 years. I highly recommend SMH Lawyers and in particular Jarad Maher and Ben Ashworth. "

Michael Groves - Director, AM Strata

"As a Body Corporate Manager Company we work closely from time to time with Solicitors on wide and varied matters, so finding a company with efficient and knowledgeable staff is vital to our business. To that end we have used the services of Small Myers Hughes on many occasions, in particular with matters associated with property and body corporate legislation. We have always found their advice to be very sound and comprehensive, carried out in an efficient and timely manner and most importantly at reasonable rates. The staff that we have dealt with over the years always extend a courteous manner and tend to go beyond the brief, offering additional support if required. Based upon this experience that we have enjoyed we will continue to utilise the services of Small Myers Hughes into the future. We unreservedly recommend their services. "