Our Team

Our team is a great mix of experience and enthusiasm.  Not only do we have the size and depth to easily deal with the legal queries of our clients, we also have access to a network of other specialists and resources that we can call on at short notice to create a seamless result for our clients.

Danielle Lim

Principal

Danielle is an experienced lawyer providing specialist legal advice and practical solutions to the Australian retirement living sec (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Danielle Lim

Principal

Danielle is an experienced lawyer providing specialist legal advice and practical solutions to the Australian retirement living sector.

Danielle holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws with first class honours.

She has developed a unique and thorough understanding of the retirement living sector through many years of first-hand experience with national retirement village operators, manufactured home park owners, industry associations, regulators, residents and their families.

Throughout her career, Danielle has worked for regulators, listed retirement village operators and a national law firm specialising in retirement living.

Danielle has developed a reputation for providing excellent retirement living advice to operators and residents including:

  • drafting and reviewing contract documents;
  • retirement village conveyancing;
  • assessing and acquiring communities;
  • complex budget issues; and
  • general compliance.

Danielle has a special interest in dispute resolution, with a focus of proactively resolving and preventing disputes for the mutual benefit of residents, operators and the industry.

Danielle enjoys being actively involved in the retirement living industry. She is a regular speaker at industry and resident events, has consulted and advised on legislative changes, and is a current member of the Property Council’s Retirement Living Committee and the UDIA’s Seniors Living Committee.

Danielle is also an established property lawyer with expertise in commercial and residential transactions throughout Australia.

Naz Pattison

Solicitor

Narayan is a solicitor who specialises in retirement living conveyances and compliance advice.

Narayan holds a Bachelor o (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Naz Pattison

Solicitor

Narayan is a solicitor who specialises in retirement living conveyances and compliance advice.

Narayan holds a Bachelor of Laws, achieved with Distinction.

During his time with DSL Law Narayan has handled all aspects of retirement living conveyances for numerous operators throughout Australia. From the drafting of residence contracts, through to settlement and the registration of interests on title, he is committed to ensuring every aspect is handled seamlessly. He has also assisted many clients resolve disputes efficiently by a range of methods such as direct negotiation, deeds of settlement and tribunals. Narayan has also provided advice to both operators and residents regarding matters such as contract interpretation, legislative compliance and management of risks.

Narayan’s other areas of interest and expertise include family law and wills and estates. He is passionate about assisting his family law clients achieve positive outcomes for property and children matters. He is also driven to assist his clients with estate planning, via the drafting of clear and effective wills, as well as achieving the efficient and hassle-free administration of estates.

Di Crocker

Head of Conveyancing Division

Di is the head of the conveyancing division of DSL Law and is regarded as one of the most experienced and best operators in the Que (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Di Crocker

Head of Conveyancing Division

Di is the head of the conveyancing division of DSL Law and is regarded as one of the most experienced and best operators in the Queensland conveyancing market. She brings decades of experience to bear on every single file and is able to anticipate almost every outcome possible of each step during a conveyancing file.

Di has a passion for helping first home buyers and her unwavering patience ensures that her clients feel calm, secure and looked after every step of the way.

Agents, clients and financiers constantly applaud the way Di is available for her clients (even after hours), and the way they are always kept informed of the progress of a file.

Di will always go above and beyond the normal levels of service to help her clients achieve settlement.

Michelle Simpkins

Paralegal

Michelle is a personable and diligent member of the DSL law team. She is enthusiastic, has excellent attention to detail and enjoys (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Michelle Simpkins

Paralegal

Michelle is a personable and diligent member of the DSL law team. She is enthusiastic, has excellent attention to detail and enjoys working closely with other members of the retirement division throughout all aspects of retirement living conveyances to ensure clients receive the best possible legal service.

Michelle is also passionate about estate planning and assists in the wills and estates division to achieve prompt and effective estate administration.

Michelle is currently completing a Bachelor of Laws.

Niki Hamilton

Paralegal

Niki is a paralegal in the conveyancing division of DSL Law, with over 10 years experience in the field of conveyancing.

(...)

Read full Bio
Close

Niki Hamilton

Paralegal

Niki is a paralegal in the conveyancing division of DSL Law, with over 10 years experience in the field of conveyancing.

Niki has a bright attitude, unrivalled attention to detail and a commitment to service.

Niki works closely with the other members of the conveyancing division to provide seamless and stress-free conveyancing services for her clients.

Debra Balhatchet

Paralegal

Debra is an experienced paralegal with a practical and friendly approach that her clients consistently compliment. Debra is a qual (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Debra Balhatchet

Paralegal

Debra is an experienced paralegal with a practical and friendly approach that her clients consistently compliment. Debra is a qualified justice of the peace, a former business owner and quite often travels to our elderly clients if mobility is an issue. Debra makes a point of knowing and understanding our client’s individual circumstances to ensure their files are managed appropriately.

Georgia Hunter

Paralegal

Georgia is a friendly, outgoing and hard-working member of the DSL Law team who always endeavours to achieve the best for her clien (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Georgia Hunter

Paralegal

Georgia is a friendly, outgoing and hard-working member of the DSL Law team who always endeavours to achieve the best for her clients.

Georgia applies her years of paralegal experience to make the process of buying and selling as smooth as possible, and does it all with a smile on her face.

Georgia is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws, and has a keen interest in the finer points of contract law.

Brandon Lim

Practice & Technology Manager

Brandon is the practice manager of DSL Law and works hard to ensure the firm adopts best practice in its systems, processes and app (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Brandon Lim

Practice & Technology Manager

Brandon is the practice manager of DSL Law and works hard to ensure the firm adopts best practice in its systems, processes and approach to allow continued and seamless service delivery.

Brandon holds an undergraduate degree in Design Studies and Masters of Information Technology.

Julianne White

Finance Manager

Julianne is an experienced Finance Manager, who provides expert assistance in the daily management and reconciliation of our trust and (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Julianne White

Finance Manager

Julianne is an experienced Finance Manager, who provides expert assistance in the daily management and reconciliation of our trust and general accounts, as well as attending to special requests from our clients and suppliers.

Kaitlyn Moore

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Kaitlyn brings youth and enthusiasm to the firm and is always looking for opportunities to keep the world informed about DSL Law throu (...)

Read full Bio
Close

Kaitlyn Moore

Digital Marketing Coordinator

Kaitlyn brings youth and enthusiasm to the firm and is always looking for opportunities to keep the world informed about DSL Law through the digital platforms of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Kaitlyn is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing.

Our Values

Certainty

We understand that clients want certainty when it comes to dealing with their lawyers, especially in relation to pricing. 

We will always be upfront about our costs and, wherever possible, we will provide a fixed fee.

Clarity

Our advice and service is focused around providing our clients with clear solutions and advice.

We go to lengths to ensure that our clients understand the issues, our role and the potential outcomes at all key stages of their matter.

Personal Service

We pride ourselves on providing premium quality services to our clients. Part of what that means to us is that we take the time to really get to know our clients and their business. As a result, our clients have come to expect the very best tailored service to be available to them when and where they need it.

Book an appointment with us

Get in touch