About Us

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Denise 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 and litigation. Denise also keeps an eagle eye on the rest of our team.

Tamara Hensen, Family Law Solicitor

Tamara joined us in April 2020 and is our Family Lawyer. Tamara was admitted as a solicitor on 16 February 2016 and is also admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia. Tamara has experience in all things family law, and she also has experience in domestic violence and child protection. In her ‘spare time’ Tamara coaches gymnastics with her athletes representing at local, state, national and international levels. At times, Tamara likes to join in with her athletes to keep up her fitness and skills… and she swears that the urge to be upside down is just a gymnast thing that all gymnasts experience. Hopefully she will keep that to the gym…….

Nicole Kirkwood, Solicitor

Nicole joined us in August 2019. She was admitted as a Solicitor on 17 September 2018. Nicole is our wills and estates solicitor and also assists with conveyancing and commercial matters and anything else Denise throws at her. Nicole has slotted into our team very quickly and made herself part of the furniture. She brings to us her bubbly, friendly personality combined with a passion for the law and innate capacity for giving Denise cheek. The rest of the team love it! Nicole has also proven herself to be a magnet for dogs and children and is now known as the office dog-whisperer.

Tasmin Booysen, Solicitor

Tasmin joined us in October 2019. Tasmin is our Conveyancing and Commercial Solicitor and was admitted as a Solicitor on 27 August 2018. Tasmin has a passion (some might call it an obsession) for all things Celine Dion. Tasmin has quickly introduced us to her fine singing voice, although we are wondering if her repertoire might extend beyond just Celine for the sake of some variety. Tasmin has a quiet, dry sense of humour and is heavily competing with Nicole for the dog-whisperer tag.

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. Her passion for her work is only matched by her passion for all things Jimmy (Barnes that is)!

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!)


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