Meet the Committee

Julian Bodenmann

President

Julian is an Associate at Preston Law. He practises in local government advisory, planning and environment law, mining and petroleum law, native title and cultural heritage.

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Julian Bodenmann

President

Julian is an Associate at Preston Law. He practises in local government advisory, planning and environment law, mining and petroleum law, native title and cultural heritage.

Michael Murray

Vice President

Michael is a member of the general civil law team at Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. Prior to this, Michael worked in private practice for a number of years.

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Michael Murray

Vice President

Michael is a member of the general civil law team at Townsville Community Legal Service Inc. Prior to this, Michael worked in private practice for a number of years.

Spencer Browne

Tresurer

Spencer graduated from James Cook University in 2009 and obtained his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in 2010 before taking up a position at MacDonnells... Read More

Spencer Browne

Tresurer

Spencer graduated from James Cook University in 2009 and obtained his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University in 2010 before taking up a position at MacDonnells Law in Cairns, primarily practising in Planning and Environmental Law

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Ashleigh Edwards

Secretary

Ashleigh is a compensation lawyer practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Cairns office. She holds a double degree from the University of Adelaide in Law and Arts, with a major in Japanese.... Read More

Ashleigh Edwards

Secretary

Ashleigh is a compensation lawyer practising in Maurice Blackburn’s Cairns office. She holds a double degree from the University of Adelaide in Law and Arts, with a major in Japanese. Ashleigh joined Maurice Blackburn in 2011, and has gained valuable

Diane Ruhl

Committee Member

Diane completed her Bachelor of Laws degree with James Cook University in 2006, where she graduated with first class Honours, and in November 2007 completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal... Read More

Diane Ruhl

Committee Member

Diane completed her Bachelor of Laws degree with James Cook University in 2006, where she graduated with first class Honours, and in November 2007 completed the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology. Diane joined BCK

Kane Williams

Committee Member

Kane is a Solicitor and member of the Commercial Law Team at McKays Solicitors, based in the Mackay office. Kane practices mainly in Commercial & Business Law. Kane joined McKays... Read More

Kane Williams

Committee Member

Kane is a Solicitor and member of the Commercial Law Team at McKays Solicitors, based in the Mackay office. Kane practices mainly in Commercial & Business Law. Kane joined McKays Solicitors in January 2012 following the completion of a Bachelor

Emma Micola

Committee Member

Emma Micola works in the Succession Law team at wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers. Emma practices in all areas of succession law, including estate planning and asset protection, estate and trust litigation, estate... Read More

Emma Micola

Committee Member

Emma Micola works in the Succession Law team at wilson/ryan/grose Lawyers. Emma practices in all areas of succession law, including estate planning and asset protection, estate and trust litigation, estate administration, elder law and superannuation. Emma graduated from James Cook

Danielle Little

Committee Member

Danielle joined Preston Law in 2014 after undertaking an Associateship in the District Court of Queensland and is a member of Preston Law’s Commercial Law Team.
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Danielle Little

Committee Member

Danielle joined Preston Law in 2014 after undertaking an Associateship in the District Court of Queensland and is a member of Preston Law’s Commercial Law Team.
Danielle is involved in all aspects of the Team’s commercial transactions and advisory practice

Patrick Nevard

Committee Member

Patrick Nevard

Committee Member

Kate Bone

Committee Member

Kate Bone is a solicitor at Beckey, Knight & Elliott Solicitors, practising in all areas of litigation, including family and criminal law. Kate completed her Bachelor of Laws degree with... Read More

Kate Bone

Committee Member

Kate Bone is a solicitor at Beckey, Knight & Elliott Solicitors, practising in all areas of litigation, including family and criminal law. Kate completed her Bachelor of Laws degree with James Cook University in 2008, graduating with Honours.

Emma Coburn

Committee Member

Emma is an Associate in the commercial and property team and has over 14 years experience both in private practice, and as in-house legal counsel for a substantial public company... Read More

Emma Coburn

Committee Member

Emma is an Associate in the commercial and property team and has over 14 years experience both in private practice, and as in-house legal counsel for a substantial public company group and the Mackay Regional Council.