Ipswich Conveyancing Lawyers | Ipswich Family Lawyers | Ipswich Property Lawyers
Our team is dedicated to handling your legal matter, from complex criminal defense matters, complicated family law matters, or your first house or land purchase. Our Ipswich team is not only a local team but an understanding team. We service Ipswich and surrounding suburbs and have appeared in matters in all states.
Dale Hooper – Principal
Dale started his career with a leading North Queensland law firm where he practiced in the areas of property, conveyancing, litigation, family law and employment law. He then followed a family tradition by joining the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF). As a lawyer in the RAAF, Dale advised all around the world in the areas of employment law, administrative law, discipline tribunals, wills and commercial law.
Dale has settled in the Greater Springfield area and still serves as a RAAF Reserve Legal Officer. He remains committed to supporting the Australian Defence Force (ADF) by delivering affordable legal support to current ADF members and veterans.
Dale also supports the local Greater Springfield community through various community organizations and projects. Dale’s spare time is spent playing golf, learning Chinese and supporting his son and daughter’s sporting activities.
- Bachelor of Business (NTU) 2001
- Bachelor of Laws (QUT) 2003
- Graduate Diploma in Military Law (ANU) 2007
- Master of Law (with Merit) (ANU) 2013
Honours and Awards
- Australian Active Service Medal (with Clasps: Iraq 2003 and ICAT)
- Iraq Medal
- Afghanistan Medal
- Australian Defence Medal
- NATO Non Article 5 Medal (with Clasp: ISAF)
- United States of America Army Commendation Medal
- Reserve Legal Officer – Royal Australian Air Force
- Queensland Law Society
- Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce
- Visiting Lecturer University of Southern Queensland
Amanda Kent – Associate
Amanda has a background in Family and Domestic Violence Law. Prior to commencing employment with Brookwater Legal, Amanda worked as a Law Clerk for 3 ½ years and has practised in Family and Domestic Violence since her admission as a lawyer in June 2015.
Amanda graduated from Bond University with a Juris Doctor of Laws and is admitted to both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Amanda has significant experience in representing clients in Family and Domestic Violence proceedings.
Amanda provides timely and accurate advice, representing clients across all aspects of family law. She strongly believes in the right to obtain legal representation and regularly volunteers with Caxton Legal. Amanda has represented clients on a range of Family Law matters, including those seeking parenting orders, relocation orders, recovery orders, change of residence, schooling orders and property orders. She has experience in domestic violence proceedings and has represented both the aggrieved and respondent.
Amanda regularly appears before State and Federal Courts of Australia. She has recently appeared in the Family Court of Western Australia and the Federal Circuit Court (New South Wales, Victoria and Tasmania).
Amanda is a dedicated and compassionate family lawyer, providing her clients with detailed advice and advocating strongly on their behalf.
Amanda has also completed a Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution Practice and is a qualified Family Law Mediator. Amanda is currently studying her Master of Laws, majoring in Family Law.
Amanda also holds a Bachelor of Health Science. Prior to working in the legal industry, she was employed by Queensland Ambulance as a Paramedic. Outside of work, Amanda enjoys spending time with her family. She is a mother of two and a stepmother of three.
- Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
- Solicitor, High court of Australia
- Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner
- Bachelor of Health Science
- Juris Doctor of Laws, Bond University
- Graduate Diploma of Professional Legal Education and Training, College of Law
- Graduate Diploma in Family Dispute Resolution Practice, College of Law
Jessika Avernell – Paralegal
Jess joined the Brookwater Legal team in February 2017 and comes with a strong background in conveyancing, property and customer service.
Jessika has extensive experience in all types of property conveyancing. She came to Brookwater Legal from a Top Tier firm where she was responsible for complex property conveyancing files, including heavy involvement in Retirement Village conveyancing.
Along with the knowledge required to help you through every step of the conveyancing process, whether it be buying or selling, Jess prides herself on excellent customer service. She will always ensure our clients receive all the help and assistance they need to finalise their matter as smoothly as possible.
- REIQ Certificate IV in Property Services
- Commissioner for Declarations
- Queensland Justices Association