OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

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MEET THE BOONAH TEAM

RIKI MILLARD

LL.B

Legal Practitioner Director

Riki is the Legal Practitioner Director of BLP. Riki has over 20 years’ experience within the legal industry. After many years working within the legal industry in a variety of capacities, Riki completed her law degree in 2006.

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Riki is the Legal Practitioner Director of BLP. Riki has over 20 years’ experience within the legal industry. After many years working within the legal industry in a variety of capacities, Riki completed her law degree in 2006. She was admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2007.

At the time of admission, Riki was working in a medium-sized law firm on the Gold Coast where she became an Associate. Riki is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Boonah Chamber of Commerce.

In 2015, Riki and her husband relocated to a cattle property at Tamrookum Creek (via Rathdowney), where she fell in love with rural life and the rural community. Her passion for rural law followed and she took over the Boonah Law Practice where she utilises her qualifications to enrich the clients she serves.

Riki is a keen breeder of beef cattle, sheep and goats. She has a menagerie of animals on her property where she loves to spend her time when she is not working. She also loves gardening.

Lana Carter – Solicitor – Boonah Law Practice

LANA CARTER

LL.B, BA (PolSci)

SOLICITOR

Lana joined our team in January 2023 and brought with her an incredible commitment to serve our clients by utilizing her unique blend of empathy, cultural richness as well as a wealth of legal knowledge.

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Lana embarked on her legal career in New Zealand, earning admission as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court in 2010. She honed her skills in Porirua, Wellington, before venturing to Brisbane in 2012, where she was admitted as a Legal Practitioner in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Lana’s vision is to provide clients with a warm and engaging service, putting their unique legacy wishes onto paper. She stands apart from the traditional lawyer stereotype, favouring clear communication over legal jargon. Lana is a dedicated listener who values the opportunity to enhance her clients’ lives by personalising their legal requirements. Beyond her professional achievements, Lana is a devoted mother, wife, sister, and friend.

DOUG JOHNSTON

MA(ASIANST), LL.B, BA(INTST), GRADDIP(LP, GRADCERT)TESOL)

SOLICITOR

Doug joined our team in January 2022 and shortly thereafter in April 2022 was Admitted to the Supreme Court in Queensland as a Legal Practitioner.

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In August 2023 Doug obtained his practising certificate and is now fully immersed in our Succession department and is passionate about assisting clients through the complexities of estate administration and succession planning.

Beyond the legal world, Doug’s interests extend to travel and social justice. His dedication to these causes aligns perfectly with his mission to provide our clients with top-notch services in the realm of Succession Law.

JODY TIMMERMAN

SENIOR PARALEGAL – ESTATES

If there’s one thing to know about our beautiful town of Boonah, it’s that there are some names and faces that everybody just knows.

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If there’s one thing to know about our beautiful town of Boonah, it’s that there are some names and faces that everybody just knows. Jody Timmerman (former Carpenter) is certainly one of those people. Jody was born and raised in Boonah and been serving the practice, including under its former owners and entities, for over 40 years! Jody’s love for the town has seen her raising her own family here where she enjoys life at home and out in the community with her husband and lovely daughter. Jody’s professional experience with the practice has truly covered all areas of law in different capacities over the years and under different business structures however in most recent years and currently, Jody is a key contact in our Estate Planning and Administration division. Clients appreciate Jody’s personal care and conscientious approach when dealing with often sensitive issues and times. Her wealth of experience means it’s difficult to find a situation or issue she hasn’t seen before and she is well networked with related service providers and referrals to ensure we are looking after you and your family in all aspects during difficult times.

DI JACKSON

PARALEGAL

We are humbled to have our very own local celebrity, Di Jackson, assisting the practice two days a week. Di is well known in the community for everything from jams and baking through to florals and gardening.

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Di lives in the Harrisville/Peak Crossing area on a beef cattle property. Her family runs a rural fencing business. Di grew up on a small crops farm at Tarome and has lived in the local area all of her life. She loves the rural lifestyle and being a part of a close-knit community.

During her 45+ year career in the legal industry, Di has gained a wealth of knowledge and experience in many areas of law including wills and estates, plans and easements, conveyancing and leasing, water allocation trading, subdivisions, rezoning matters and family transfers.

Di has three adult children and two grandsons, whom she loves spending time with. She also loves cooking, gardening, knitting and crochet as well as travelling the world and going on cruises.

SALLY ADAMS

Senior Paralegal – Property Conveyancing Lead

Sally joined the practice in 2022 and is our fearless leader in Property! Working full time as our Conveyancing Lead.

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Sally joined the practice in 2022 and is our fearless leader in Property! Working full time as our Conveyancing Lead, she has absolutely hit the ground running and become a notable presence in client feedback. Sally has a solid and impressive legal career inclusive of 14 years at a reputable firm in Ipswich. Her past employer was sad to see her go, and it was evident that Sally has an impact wherever she goes. We are pleased to have Sally on board and she is enjoying working closer to home at Coochin and in the community she loves. If you have a question or any issue in regards to Property, Sally is ready to assist.

MIKAELA GIBB

Conveyancer

Mikaela is a competent and diligent Conveyancer and has been with us since early 2017 working within our property department.

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Mikaela is a competent and diligent Conveyancer and has been with us since early 2017 working within our property department.  Mikaela is a vibrant and bubby personality in our office and also works remotely part time from her home in the Scenic Rim. Mikaela is skilled in all modern aspects of property transactions and her role is to ensure the smooth running of your matter. When Mikaela isn’t working in Pexa and negotiating for you when things go wrong or you require a change for unforeseen circumstances, she enjoys time with family, friends and her much loved pets.

ANITA KERWIN

LEGAL ASSISTANT

Anita Kerwin is a conveyancer with BLP and has 3 years’ experience in this area of law. She prides herself on ensuring that clients experience a smooth transition in their sale or purchase of properties.

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Anita is our process driven, prompt and attentive assistant working in the Conveyancing team. She thrives on a busy and productive day and will always have a smile to share. It’s difficult to find any aspect of administration and customer service that Anita hasn’t excelled at in her career. Her past experience includes management in busy industries such as Transport. After initially joining the team for general support, we are thrilled to have found an optimum fit for her skills and abilities in property. When away from the office Anita enjoys being a local high school Mum and renovating her Boonah home.

ANNETTE ANDREWS

RECEPTIONIST

The friendly, warm and professional ‘Jill of all trades’ you will find at our reception or assisting you when you call the office is in fact not Jill, it’s Annette!

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The friendly, warm and professional ‘Jill of all trades’ you will find at our reception or assisting you when you call the office is in fact not Jill, it’s Annette! Annette has a pivotal and very central role on reception which sees her supporting all areas of the business. She has a life long history in the Scenic Rim region from growing up in Harrisville to raising her family in Boonah. Annette’s professional experience is also local and includes working in the financial sector right through to retail and customer service at a local busy retail outlet.

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