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 (...)

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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.

AJ Dunsmuir

Partner

For over a decade, Andrew has helped clients navigate the complex process of buying and selling all types of property, from first h (...)

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AJ Dunsmuir

Partner

For over a decade, Andrew has helped clients navigate the complex process of buying and selling all types of property, from first homes to shopping centres, retirement villages and high rises.

He has also delivered streamlined leasing services to major tenants, institutional landlords and banks, assisting clients in maintaining their leasing portfolios throughout Australia.

Andrew also has extensive knowledge of franchising after working with major franchisors and franchisees for various franchise chains that operate in Australia and internationally.

Long standing clients have included The Coffee Club, Charter Hall and Suncorp.

Kim Kyle

Senior Solicitor

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from QUT and completing a five-year article clerkship with ABKJ Lawyers on the Gold (...)

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Kim Kyle

Senior Solicitor

After graduating with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from QUT and completing a five-year article clerkship with ABKJ Lawyers on the Gold Coast, Kim has been admitted to practice as a solicitor in Queensland since 2007. As a result of her years of experience, Kim has extensive knowledge and skill in all areas of the law. However, her particular passion is succession law and having the opportunity to assist clients with any issue associated with estate planning, administration or litigation. With experience in drafting standard to complex wills, Kim provides a holistic approach to her estate planning making sure that all possible options are considered in order to maximise the intended goals of the client. She also provides practical guidance and support during the administration of an estate and has the skills to negotiate the pursuit or defence of a family provision claim. In all, Kim has the empathy and experience to provide a professional and compassionate service to all her clients and strives to achieve an outcome that is client focused.

Naz Pattison

Solicitor

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

Narayan holds a Bachelor o (...)

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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.

Romy-Jean Domburg

Solicitor

Romy-Jean brings valuable commercial knowledge and experience in the areas of corporate governance, policy and compliance, procurement (...)

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Romy-Jean Domburg

Solicitor

Romy-Jean brings valuable commercial knowledge and experience in the areas of corporate governance, policy and compliance, procurement, property, franchising, consumer law and intellectual property. She has a special interest in litigation, statutory interpretation and contract law. Romy-Jean holds a Bachelor of Laws with honours and has a unique background including many years’ experience as an in-house counsel at an international food group and also at Racing Queensland. During this time, Romy’s role included assisting with multi-million-dollar construction projects, transactions, disputes as well as issues arising with a portfolio of over 300 leased properties. Romy-Jean’s clients appreciate her unwavering service standards and professionalism that come from an understanding of the law that is well beyond her years.

Michelle Simpkins

Solicitor

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

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Michelle Simpkins

Solicitor

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.

Alex Stewart

Solicitor

Alex is a Solicitor who is hard-working and reliable. He brings his passion for contracts, commercial law and details to the Brisbane (...)

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Alex Stewart

Solicitor

Alex is a Solicitor who is hard-working and reliable. He brings his passion for contracts, commercial law and details to the Brisbane office every day where he assists in ensuring commercial and conveyancing transactions are completed on time and to our client's satisfaction. Alex always strives to provide clients with the best possible service. He is very thorough and proudly ensures that no detail is left unchecked.

Di Crocker

Paralegal

Di is regarded as one of the most experienced and best paralegals in the Queensland conveyancing market. She brings decades of exp (...)

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Di Crocker

Paralegal

Di is regarded as one of the most experienced and best paralegals 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.

Brooke Board

Paralegal

Brooke has a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing. During her 20+ years of experience as a paralegal in the conveyancing (...)

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Brooke Board

Paralegal

Brooke has a wealth of experience in residential conveyancing. During her 20+ years of experience as a paralegal in the conveyancing industry, she has had the opportunity to develop and refine exceptional skills, knowledge, attention to detail and client focus. Brooke understands that buying and selling can be stressful and ensures she always keeps clients up to date and provides a streamlined and professional service with a friendly and helpful manner to deliver consistently smooth transactions. Brooke prides herself on providing exceptional service. She loves working with buyers and sellers to achieve great outcomes and pain free settlements – especially when it comes to first home buyers and off the plan contracts.

Leanne Gibson

Leanne Gibson

Paralegal

Leanne brings a wealth of experience in probate, wills, estate and retirement village conveyancing. With over 30 years of legal exper (...)

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Leanne Gibson

Leanne Gibson

Paralegal

Leanne brings a wealth of experience in probate, wills, estate and retirement village conveyancing. With over 30 years of legal experience, Leanne is able to offer a unique combination of caring, compassion and understanding to really help our clients.

Niki Hamilton

Paralegal

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

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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.

Carly Madigan

Paralegal

Carly recently completed a certificate III in legal services and is now a paralegal in the retirement living division of DSL Law. It i (...)

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Carly Madigan

Paralegal

Carly recently completed a certificate III in legal services and is now a paralegal in the retirement living division of DSL Law. It is her responsibility to assist her team of solicitors in retirement village conveyancing processes. With a retirement village background including clinical and administrative experience, Carly is familiar with retirement village operations. Carly enjoys interacting with operators, prospective residents, and sales team members of retirement villages to enable an efficient and seamless legal process. Carly is compassionate and understanding; ensuring our client’s needs are met whilst carving positive long-term relationships.

Michelle Greenhalgh

Practice Manager

Michelle is DSL Law’s Practice Manager, and she is one of the busiest team members being responsible for overseeing the firm’s finance (...)

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Michelle Greenhalgh

Practice Manager

Michelle is DSL Law’s Practice Manager, and she is one of the busiest team members being responsible for overseeing the firm’s finance, compliance and human resources, as well as refining general policies and procedures. It is Michelle’s unwavering commitment to these areas that ensures a truly seamless experience for the DSL Law’s team and clients.

Brandon Lim

Business Services Manager

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

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Brandon Lim

Business Services Manager

Brandon is the business services 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.

Julieanne White

Consultant

Julieanne is an experienced finance and operational professional who provides external consulting to DSL Law on strategic and financia (...)

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Julieanne White

Consultant

Julieanne is an experienced finance and operational professional who provides external consulting to DSL Law on strategic and financial matters.

Kaitlyn Moore

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 (...)

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Kaitlyn Moore

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, Instagram and LinkedIn. She is also responsible for coordinating DSL Law's events and activities. Kaitlyn has a double degree in Bachelor of Business, majoring in marketing as well as a Bachelor of Creative Industries, majoring in media and communication.

Samantha King

Receptionist

Samantha is DSL Law’s reception and legal support person. With a friendly smile and warm approach, Samantha enjoys the responsibil (...)

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Samantha King

Receptionist

Samantha is DSL Law’s reception and legal support person. With a friendly smile and warm approach, Samantha enjoys the responsibility of finding out what our clients need and connecting clients to solicitors. With a background in litigation admin, Samantha is familiar with the ins and outs of ensuring a law firm runs smoothly. Samantha is currently undertaking a legal services certificate. Samantha aims to build on her current skills and further develop her paralegal skills to further support DSL’s team of solicitors.

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.

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