Terri Smith

Terri is the Chief Executive Officer of the Gadens Brisbane and Adelaide partnership and is responsible for maximising successful leadership and management initiatives within the Firm. Her position serves as a senior professional leader, Board member and Executive Officer to the National Board, working closely with the Chairman on successful delivery of key strategic initiatives […]

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Matthew Bode

Matthew is a Consultant in Gadens’ Litigation and Corporate Recovery Services group. He has over 25 years’ legal experience, having worked in major international law firms in London, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, Sydney and Brisbane. Matthew has advised on a vast array of commercial, corporate, property, and banking and finance matters across a wide range […]

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Liam Chambers

Liam is a Partner in Gadens’ Property and Construction group. He advises private clients and public sector agencies on complex property, procurement and development matters, particularly where they relate to government transactions, industrial property and infrastructure projects. Liam has advised public sector agencies on development transactions, State land issues and non-freehold tenures, and the procurement […]

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Angela Szczepanski

Angela is a Director in the Corporate Advisory team in Brisbane. She has over 14 years’ experience in employment and industrial relations and has worked across a range of industries including retail, electrical contracting, education and the building and construction industry. Angela has gained extensive recent experience in public administration, white collar crime and federal […]

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Lara Cresser

Lara is a Director in the Corporate Advisory team in Brisbane. With degrees in law, creative industries and a masters of intellectual property, Lara has a highly specialised expertise in a range of areas including corporate litigation, dispute resolution, intellectual property, social media and general corporate and commercial advice work. She is passionate about the […]

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Andrew Mackenzie

Andrew is a Director in the Property team in Brisbane. With dual degrees in law and journalism Andrew is a passionate practitioner across the full ambit of property law, including commercial and retail leasing, commercial sales and acquisitions, flat land and high-rise development, off-the-plan sales, and receiver and manager sales. Andrew has leading experience in […]

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Liam Hennessy

Liam Hennessy specialises in compliance / risk matters, regulatory investigations and complex disputes. His practice focuses on financial services clients, and he has acted for banks, insurers and others in the financial services industry in a number of significant regulatory investigations, commissions of inquiry and class actions spanning multiple international jurisdictions. Liam’s experience covers long […]

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Tim Fuller

Tim is a Special Counsel in the Corporate Advisory team. With extensive experience in corporate and commercial with a sports law focus, he regularly advises professional athletes, clubs, governing bodies, athlete associations and corporate sponsors. Tim is well-versed and practised in matters involving contract, agency, intellectual property, anti-doping policy and rule disputes. Tim has spent […]

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Dawn Tran

Dawn is a Director in Gadens’ Property Group where she advises principally in the area of commercial sales and acquisitions for companies whose interests extend throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia and the Northern Territory. She has advised government departments on a range of property and major infrastructure matters including leasing and general […]

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Susan Forrest

Susan has more than 20 years’ experience and is one of Queensland’s leading litigation and insolvency lawyers. Her areas of expertise include banking and debt recovery, enforcement of mortgage and other securities, insolvency, secured and unsecured asset recovery and loss minimisation, including farm debt mediation. Using her extensive advisory and legal risk management experience, Susan […]

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Stafford Hopewell

Stafford is a Special Counsel in the Planning and Environment team in Brisbane. His widespread expertise includes town planning, environment, heritage, coastal, vegetation and contamination matters with a focus on major development and infrastructure projects. These include mixed use developments, master planned residential communities, road and water infrastructure. He acts for a broad range of […]

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Sharon Christensen

Sharon is a professor at the Queensland University of Technology and consults exclusively for Gadens Lawyers. She is an expert in all facets of property law with a special focus on land contracts, leasing and body corporate law. Sharon is widely regarded as one of Australia’s leading property law academics, which is further enhanced by […]

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