OUR PEOPLE

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Brad James
Principal
E: bj@jamescolawyers.com.au

Brad James is the Principal of the Firm. He was admitted as a Barrister-at-law in the Supreme Court of Australia in 2004 and throughout the course of his career he has practiced as a barrister, solicitor and partner of a law firm in the bay. Passionate about people and making a difference Brad launched James and Co eight years ago with a vision of creating a firm of real ‘down to earth’ people with the skills, expertise and creativity to deliver cost effective real solutions for his client’s from all walks of life.Over the past 8 years Brad has worked tirelessly across all areas of law and the firm. Offering a caring, personalized experience coupled with his effective negotiation and advocate skills, Brad prides himself on achieving the best possible outcome for his clients whilst providing a personalized experience that is second to none. It is his approach to life and law that has contributed to the success of repeat business time and time again. When he is not otherwise working, Brad enjoys a drop of red, golf and fishing on the beautiful bay.
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Selena Cartwright- BA/LLB
Senior Associate
E: selena.c@jamescolawyers.com.au
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Selena Cartwright is a multi-award winning Lawyer, Business Woman and a Nationally Accredited Mediator. Having previously owned and operated one of the largest regional law firms in Gympie, Selena recently decided on a sea change and has proudly joined our team as a Senior Associate.Boasting over 15 years’ experience in law, management and business, Selena has not only received an Australian of the Year nomination but has been named Queensland’s Business Owner of the Year in the Telstra Women in Business Awards, Sunshine Coast’s Rural/Remote Manager of the Year in the Australian Institute of Management Awards and Gympie’s Business Woman of Excellence. Throughout her legal career Selena has gained practical experience across a number of practice areas, but holds a special interest in helping people who are involved in the breakdown of a relationship.Taking inspiration from Marilyn Monroe’s quote “sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together” Selena prides herself on achieving the best possible outcomes for her clients, by providing tactical advice and offering practical solutions to help client’s make the journey from something good to something better!Outside of the firm Selena is passionate about food, wine, travel and her gorgeous two year old son.
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Shani Mitchell- JP (Qual) Paralegal
E: shani@jamescolawyers.com.au
Shani Mitchell has been in the firm for a period of five years and with a bubbly ‘can do’ attitude she is our resident ‘jack of all trades.’ With experience in reception, administration, conveyancing and management you name it she can and has done it! After spending time across all areas of the practice, Shani has decided on pursuing a career in law and is now a lawyer in the making currently undertaking a Bachelor of Laws which she is expected to complete towards the end of this year.Shani otherwise has completed a Certificate II and III in retail management, a supervising/management certificate and a Diploma in Business Management.Outside of the firm Shani enjoys her dogs, Lily and Koko, playing netball and watching My Kitchen Rules!
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Lynda Plummer
Conveyancing Clerk
E: linda@jamescolawyers.com.au

If you’re buying or selling a home and you want your house or investment in safe hands, then look no further than Lynda Plummer. Lynda is our resident conveyancer and boasts over a decades experience in representing the interests of a diverse range of client’s in a number of property transactions, striving to make the process as easy and straight-forward as possible for clients.Outside of the firm Lynda enjoys a glass or two of red, art and undertaking ongoing renovations to her labor of love, a 100 year old Queenslander!
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Meggan Banks
Receptionist/Law Secretary
E: reception@jamescolawyers.com.au

Meggan comes to our firm with diverse experience in retail management, having held managerial positions in the past. Passionate about people and providing the highest level of customer care, Meggan undertakes all our reception functions liaising with clients, stakeholders and the industry generally as well as providing invaluable secretarial
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Outside of the firm, Meggan enjoys travelling, spending time with her family and her poodles, Audrey and Humphrey.
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Elle James
Accounts Manager
E: accounts@jamescolawyers.com.au

Elle has worked at James & Co Lawyers for the last 7 years. She works in the accounts and payroll department.Elle is also a busy mother of two and in her spare time enjoys going to the beach and enjoying dinners with friends.