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120 A Russell Street,
Toowoomba QLD 4320
(07) 4632 8484

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Stephen Rees

Steve5Stephen Rees is a Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist with a deep level of experience in Family Law, Succession Planning and Business Dealings and is recognised as one of Toowoomba’s senior practitioners.

For over 30 years Stephen has been helping clients with matters ranging from the straight forward to those involving complex commercial and legal issues.

His experience is deep and practical. And whilst fearlessly representing his clients he encourages them to remain in control of their matter and to focus on broad and long term implications of decisions as well those of immediate concern.

He and his team take pride in focusing the need to provide accurate and reliable advice from the outset, to keep costs down and to avoid delays.

As a law student he joined the Caxton Street Legal Service as a volunteer and developed a firm belief in the moral obligation of lawyers to serve the profession and the community as well as fearlessly protecting their clients’ rights.

Steve continued with this commitment by being an active member of the local legal profession and serving the Toowoomba community.

Expertise

Family Law, Business law, Wills and Estate Planning, civil litigation

Career History

  • Principal of ReesLaw 1994 to the present
  • Partner at Cleary & Lee 1984-1994
  • Solicitor at Cleary & Lee in 1982

Memberships and associations

  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners Association
  • Queensland Collaborative Law
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Foundation member (in 1982), long term committee member and  President of the Toowoomba Advocacy and Support Centre (formerly Toowoomba Community Legal Service) from 2005 to 2013
  • Committee member of the Australian Institute of Management 1985 to 1994 and President in 1987, 1988, 1993 and 1994
  • 1991 Committee member and Honorary Solicitor for TOPSTATE – Toowoomba Branch
  • Legal adviser to Anglican Family Care Marriage Education programme (1988 to 1993)
  • Tutor at Queensland University of Technology – External Law Students (1983 to 1985)
  • Queensland representative of the Practice
  • Management Committee of the Law Council of Australia (1991 to 1995)
  • Member of District Appeals Committee of the Legal Aid Office (1991 and 1992)
  • Committee member of the Downs and South-Western Law Association from 1986-1991 and President 1990/91
  • Director of Rotary Club of Toowoomba City – 1992
  • President of Toowoomba Road Runners 2001
  • President of Toowoomba State High School P & C from 2005 to 2012.

Professional qualifications and admissions

  • 2009 appointed Senior Counsellor by the Queensland Law Society to provide guidance to fellow practitioners on any professional or ethical problems.
  • 2004 to the present retained as a mediator of Retail Shop Lease disputes by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal “QCAT”
  • 1996 accredited as a Family Law Specialist by the Queensland Law Society
  • 1982 Admitted, High Court of Australia
  • 1982 Admitted, Supreme Court of Queensland
  • 1982 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice
  • 1981 Bachelor of Laws

Lindsay Brown

Lindsay 1Lindsay is highly motivated, practical and results orientated in his approach to family law. He is empathetic and believes in the importance of ensuring his clients fully understand the legal process and how it relates to them.

Lindsay provides sensible and realistic advice with an aim to achieving the best possible results for his clients while keeping in mind costs and time.

Lindsay assists both de facto and married couples, as well as grandparents and other significant people in children’s lives.

He has a broad range of experience in family law and typically provides advice in relation to children’s matters, financial matters and property settlements, financial agreements, maintenance, divorce and domestic violence matters.

Lindsay joined the ReesLaw team in 2008 after coming to the law later in life. He was a high school teacher teaching humanities for 13 years before changing professions.  Lindsay graduated from Southern Cross University with honours in 2008. He was admitted as a solicitor in 2011. His areas of interest are family law, wills and probate.

Expertise

  • Family Law, Wills and Estates, litigation

Career History

  • 2008 solicitor with ReesLaw

  • 1991 to 2005 high school teacher/head of department

Memberships and associations

  • Queensland Law Society

Professional qualifications and admissions

  • 2011 Admitted, High Court of Australia

  • 2011 Admitted, Supreme Court of Queensland

  • 2010 Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, College of Law

  • 2009 Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Southern Cross University

  • 1990 Diploma in Education, University of Queensland

  • 1989 Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland