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Hello and welcome to Duke Legal.

Our team has well over 50 years’ experience across Property, Wills + Estate Planning and Commercial and Business Law.

We bring more than experience to our clients – we love what we do, we do it well and we do it consistently.

We provide outstanding service in the areas of Property Law, Wills + Estate Planning, Deceased Estates and Business Law.

We strongly believe in supporting the community in which we live, work and raise our families. The Directors of Duke Legal are actively involved in organisations that are dedicated to supporting at-risk women on the Sunshine Coast.

By choosing Duke Legal, you will receive outstanding knowledge and service. Our aim is to build lasting relationships with our clients and be your trusted legal advisors, always.

Michaela Duke

Director + Principal Solicitor
Michaela

Michaela is the Principal Solicitor and a Director of Duke Legal.​

 

Michaela holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours), Bachelor of International Business and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Griffith University). Michaela is a Member of the Queensland Law Society.

Highly experienced in estate planning, Michaela assists clients with simple wills, complex testamentary trusts and accompanying structures.

Michaela has a particular interest and empathy for assisting clients through the process of deceased estate administration, applications for Probate and Grants of Administration and more complex administration processes.

Michaela provides practical advice to business owners (small and large) and private investors around structuring, leasing and commercial property transactions.

Michaela places great importance on being accessible to her clients.

In 2020, Michaela was appointed to the Board of Directors of Purpose Real Estate, the Sunshine Coast’s first not-for-profit real estate agency. Purpose Real Estate is a member of Coast2Bay Housing Group and its philanthropic mission is to reinvest all surpluses back into the Sunshine Coast community towards building affordable housing.

Michaela is also busy raising her two young boys, together with her husband Jon, on the Sunshine Coast and loves spending time with her family and catching up with friends.

Lyn Colautti

Director + Senior conveyancer
Lyn

Lyn is renowned for her knowledge of property and conveyancing and led the conveyancing division of a prominent Sunshine Coast law firm for over 19 years.​


Clients consistently rave about Lyn, praising her exceptional customer service, her willingness to ‘go the extra mile’, her 30+ years experience, and her attention to detail.

Lyn specialises in:

  • purchases and sales of residential land, houses and units;
  • off-the-plan land developments; and
  • off-the-plan unit developments.

Lyn jumped at the opportunity to become an owner and Director of Duke Legal and lead the conveyancing division.

Lyn is driven and provides a tailored approach to conveyancing. She recognises and respects that buying or selling a property is one of the most significant and often complex transactions in a person’s life.

For over 15 years, Lyn has also engaged in serving and fundraising for the Zonta Club of Caloundra.

By choosing Duke Legal to look after your conveyancing, you will be in the safest and most respected hands on the Sunshine Coast. Lyn genuinely loves helping people and cares about each individual client.

To switch off and relax, Lyn prefers the simple life – yoga, gardening, reading, walking on the beach, socialising with friends and enjoying her family and grandchildren.

JULIEANNE NOLAN

SOLICITOR
Julieanne

Julieanne holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law). Julieanne is a Member of the Queensland Law Society and the Sunshine Coast Law Society.

Julieanne is working in the areas of Wills and Estate Administration and Commercial Law, and she has a background in Family Law. Julieanne is warm and approachable and is dedicated to helping clients through the deceased estate administration process. Julieanne enjoys assisting commercial clients including in the areas of leasing and buying and selling businesses. 

Originally from Emerald in Central Queensland, Julieanne and her family have been living on the Sunshine Coast for 11 years now. 

Outside of Duke Legal, Julieanne is busy with her two children’s extra-curricular and sporting activities, and she is an avid Sunshine Coast Lightning (netball) fan and Captains Club Member, she doesn’t miss a game! 

Julieanne loves exploring this beautiful part of the world with her friends and family and going out for lunch and dinner as often as possible!

JASMINE ELLIS

CONVEYANCER
Jasmine

Jasmine holds an Associate Degree in Law – Paralegal with a Major in Conveyancing. She has worked as a Conveyancer for over seven years both in NSW and QLD.

Jasmine is here to assist in the smooth running of conveyancing files from start to finish. Jasmine brings a depth of knowledge to purchases and sales of residential land, houses and units as well as off-the-plan land and unit developments. 

Originally from Lennox Head, NSW, Jasmine and her family moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2020. 

Outside of work, Jasmine loves to spend time with her young son Luca and her partner Tim. 

Jasmine loves yoga, hiking, road trips and spending time with family and friends exploring the Sunshine Coast and its surrounds.

Claire Lubert

Personal Assistant to the Directors
Claire

Claire has been with Duke Legal since close to its inception and as such has intimate knowledge of the business and its practice.

Claire provides valuable support to the Directors in preparing documentation, booking client appointments and helping to ensure matters are handled with care and attention. 

She keeps our office running smoothly and ensures that clients receive a warm welcome and are looked after throughout their matter.

Kirsten Durkin

Administration & Conveyancing Assistant
Kirsten

Kirsten provides valuable administration assistance and support to our property team, helping to actively progress property files and keep things running smoothly for our clients.

Outside of Duke Legal, Kirsten enjoys spending time with her family and friends, beach-time and has a special love for travelling and seeing the world.

Kirsten is busy looking after her 2 little ones alongside her husband Kelvin. She says her home is filled with both love and chaos!