About Us

Business leader looking at camera in working environmentDenise Maxwell, Solicitor is a legal team that understands real people and their legal issues. Based in inner suburban Brisbane, we provide ready access, prompt and ethical service, and affordable fees to a growing local and international clientele. Our principal, Denise Maxwell, has been a solicitor since 1989 and established our practice in 1998. We offer our clients experienced, professional legal counsel and specialist insight. Located in inner suburban Yeronga in Brisbane, Australia, our team is easy to access, approachable, and professional.

Our Team

Denise Maxwell, Principal

Denise is the founding Principal of our firm. Denise has been a lawyer since 1989 and has extensive experience in a wide range of areas of law. Before starting our firm in 1998, Denise worked in various legal practices in Kenmore, Southport, Brisbane and Mackay. Denise mainly looks after business matters, commercial leases, wills and estates and litigation. Denise also keeps an eye on the rest of our team.

Sarah Flower, Principal
oql Accredited Family Law Specialist

Sarah joined our team on 26th October 2009 as Special Counsel and became a Principal of our firm on 1st June 2011. Sarah is an Accredited Family Law Specialist. She has extensive experience in complex relationship property matters and children’s matters, having practised in these areas since 1999. Sarah gained her specialist accreditation in Family Law in 2004. Sarah and Denise have known each other since 2000 through their mutual involvement on the Management Committee of the Womens Legal Service Queensland Inc.

Allison Baxter, Conveyancing Manager

Allison and Denise first worked together in 1988 when Denise was fresh out of law school. They remained friends and Allison came to work for us in 2001 as our Conveyancing Paralegal. Allison is the head of our conveyancing team. Allison keeps us entertained by dancing to Chiquitita whenever it is played on the radio she insists on having next to her desk.

Glenys Sommerville, Managing Law Clerk

Glenys and Denise worked together in the late 1990′s.  Glenys joined our team in October 2013 as a Managing Law Clerk.  Glenys has extensive skill and experience in debt recovery work, including for national and international businesses, insurance companies, car hire businesses and the like.  Glenys is passionate about her work and is a tiger at recovering debts.

Carmel Murphy, Legal Secretary

Carmel is Legal Secretary for Denise and Sarah and also our friendly and helpful receptionist one day a week. She has been part of our team since 2006. Carmel keeps our office ticking over, we would be lost without her!

Lyn Vicary, Accounts Manager

Lyn is our Accounts Manager and all round miracle worker (she successfully got Denise to empty a tray of paperwork that had gathered dust, much to the astonishment of the rest of our team). We await with interest her next miracle (the odds on her successfully having Denise tidy her office have gone down from 1 million to 1 to 500,000 to 1!)

Michael Holden, Conveyancing Paralegal/Receptionist

Michael joined our team in early 2017. Michael is studying law and has a keen interest in commercial matters, property transactions and general legal matters. Michael is thoroughly enjoying on the job experience in the law and learning quickly (under Denise’s sharp eye!).

Zoe Manns, Debt Recovery Paralegal/Receptionist

Zoe is the newest addition to our team, having started with us in August 2017. Zoe is enjoying her work a debt recovery paralegal and learning to be as tigerish as Glenys!

Call us today at (07) 3892 4329