Our Team

Meet our friendly and down-to-earth team

Our team are proud to live and work in Hervey Bay and Maryborough and provide helpful legal advice throughout Queensland

Chris Thompson
Lawyer / Director

Chris (or Thommo, as most people know him as and what he prefers to be called) has been a Lawyer since 1997. After working in Brisbane and then London, Thommo moved to Hervey Bay in 2002 for the relaxed lifestyle and excellent fishing. He is the Managing Partner and practices in all areas of law.

Rebecca Shaw
Solicitor

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 is our Conveyancing Manager and considered a “gun” in her field. She manages the team of conveyancers making sure transactions run smoothly. She also undertakes paralegal work in her spare time. Tamara loves the outdoors, provided she has internet access and it does not involve sand, dirt, rain or cold temperatures.

Keeley Nichols
Administration Officer

Keeley became an addition to our team in March 2017, shortly after completing high school. She runs the front desk in our Hervey Bay Office and is the first friendly face you will see when you enter the office. With Keeley’s experience, she can easily step into conveyancing or paralegal duties when required. Keeley enjoys relaxing at the beach and spending time with her family and guinea pigs.

Tamika Clayton
Conveyancer

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.

Addy Russell
Conveyancer

A true Maryborough local. Addy is one of our conveyancers working in Hervey Bay and Maryborough. She has extensive experience acquired over the years in local law firms and we are glad to now have her as part of our team. Addy loves spending her weekends enjoying the sights of Maryborough and gardening.

Camilla Blacker
Administration Officer

Camilla was a recent addition to the team to be based out of the Maryborough office. She’s the final piece of the puzzle for that office as the lead Administration Officer. Camilla is the first point of call if you ring either office and her politeness will set the tone for your experience with our firm. Camilla loves having fun with her family outside of work. She is also an experienced scrapbooker and knitter (specialty in socks) if she manages to get any spare time.