Chris Thompson


Chris has been a solicitor since 1997. After working in Brisbane and then London, Chris moved to Hervey Bay for the relaxed lifestyle and excellent fishing. Chris is the Managing Partner and practices in all areas of law.

Rebecca Shaw


Rebecca (or Bec as she likes to be called) has been on the Fraser Coast since birth. Sure, she has travelled beyond to discover herself, however the Fraser Coast is her life.

Bec cut her teeth in a prominent Maryborough law firm, before seeing the opportunity to grow with Law Essentials, working in both our Hervey Bay and Maryborough offices.

Bec brings a wealth of experience in commercial law, litigation and family law and has slotted into the friendly and fun team easily.

She loves nothing more than sitting down to watch the NRL with a glass of milk and a few cookies.

Tamara Loveridge

Conveyancing Manager & Paralegal

Tamara manages our Conveyancing practice for the Hervey Bay office and has been working in the legal profession since 2006. She moved to Hervey Bay in February 2013 and joined Law Essentials in July 2013.

Courtney has lived in Hervey Bay since 2008; her family had a sea change, moving up from Brisbane. She joined our team in May 2015 and is now an experienced Conveyancer. Courtney enjoys the nightlife scene on the Fraser Coast (particularly karaoke and dancing) and is otherwise content with spending time scrapbooking.

Kiara Buller

Conveyancer Assistant

Kiara is Courtney’s sister, so we are being inundated by Bullers.  Kiara is covering Keeley’s maternity leave and will be assisting in the conveyancing team until the Christmas break. She took to the new role like a duck to water.  In her spare time, Kiara loves adding to her rock collection and playing with her guinea pigs.

Tamika Clayton

Legal Assistant

Tamika joined our team in May 2018 and is based in our Maryborough office.  Born and raised in the “burra”, she cut her teeth in the field of conveyancing and paralegal duties in other firms before being headhunted to join Law Essentials as a legal assistant.  She loves the outdoors, particularly strolling through the local parks at lunchtime.

Meryl is our Client Services Officer and our first friendly point of contact when you visit or call Law Essentials. Meryl loves relaxing on the beach and playing with her dogs in her spare time.

Keeley Nicholls

Legal Assistant

Keeley is a passionate Queenslander, loving the Broncos and the NRL. She loves all outdoor activities and is a welcomed addition to our Maryborough office.