Friday 29th April 2022 from 9am

Wills & Estates Senior Associate Debbie Sage will join Robyn Hyland to talk about the importance of planning for end-of-life care and what options are available.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers welcomes Law Graduate Mieke Elzer to the firm’s Property and Commercial team


We are pleased to welcome Mieke Elzer to the firm to join our growing property and commercial department.  Mieke joins us at a time when the property market continues to boom, and our team further expands to service the increasing demand in this sector, announces Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director Jeff Garrett.

Meet Mieke Elzer                          

Mieke grew up on the Northern beaches of Coffs Harbour.  A true “surfy chick” at heart, you can find her surfing, spending time in nature with her children, dancing, and singing in her spare time.  She also enjoys sitting and yarning with Aboriginal Peoples and learning about their culture and history.  She has been learning the Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr language for over a decade.

Mieke recently graduated with a Bachelor of Social Science Major in Government Policy Studies and Bachelor of Law with First Class Honours at Southern Cross University (SCU).  During the last seven years, she has obtained experience in several areas of law, including property, commercial, criminal, family law, wills and estates, debt recovery, and personal injury Brisbane.

Mieke aims to have her honours thesis entitled ‘Ecological Jurisprudence in the Bellingen Shire’ published in a law journal this year.  During her studies at SCU, she was awarded several academic awards, including:

  • Lexis Nexis On-Line Legal Research Package Prize for the most outstanding student in the units Australian Criminal Law
  • Law Society of NSW Professional conduct Prize for the undergraduate Bachelor of Laws statant who received the highest mark in Professional Conduct
  • Highest overall mark in Corporations Law

Her graduation ceremony is imminent, and she is hopeful to be awarded a University Medal.

Mieke will be a valuable member of our property and commercial team, and she aims to provide Attwood Marshall Lawyer’s clients with clear information and solutions for their legal questions in a timely and friendly manner.  She values listening to clients’ wants and needs and having an extensive knowledge of the law to strongly advocate for her clients in everything she does. She employs a personal approach and prides herself on her ability to act with integrity under pressure.

Mieke is passionate about an emerging area of law known as ‘earth law’.  Drawing on Indigenous worldviews, earth law envisages our legal system from an earth-connected perspective rather than a human-centered perspective, particularly our property and environmental law frameworks.  She aims to build on her honours research by embarking on a PhD sometime in the next 5-10 years.  Mieke hopes to eventually be able to use this research alongside her knowledge of property, corporate, and commercial law to be able to help facilitate the shift away from the current environmental/development law paradigm towards business practices and legal systems that honour the inherent rights of nature to exist and flourish.

Mieke will be working with our property lawyers, predominantly in NSW conveyancing matters, which is her area of most experience. The ongoing property boom in northern NSW will ensure Mieke has plenty of work to do in this area! Mieke will be a welcome addition to the team while she completes her practical legal training before admission in the Supreme Court of NSW as a legal practitioner later this year.

A dedicated property and commercial law team providing specialist advice

Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ highly experienced property and commercial team ensure home buyers and property investors receive the highest professional services when purchasing real estate.

Our property and commercial law team consist of eight lawyers and paralegals who act exclusively in this area of law.  Our lawyers are known for their professional knowledge, experience, and communication.  They provide expert advice and the insight you need to complete your transaction, protect your interests, and reduce the stress involved in the situation.  The department is led by Partner Barry van Heerden, who has practised in property and commercial law for over 35 years.

We are PEXA certified and can electronically deliver quick, simple property transactions to provide greater certainty of a successful, on-time settlement.  Servicing Queensland and New South Wales, our property and commercial law team can assist buyers with residential homes and investment properties in both states.

Buying and selling a property is one of the most significant investments you will ever make.  We are proud to offer you our specialist services.  We guarantee you will receive our time, attention, and expertise to support you through every stage of your property transaction. 

Attwood Marshall lawyers – our purpose is to help you

Our clients are our central focus at Attwood Marshall Lawyers. It is our intent to help people and change their lives for the better, and that extends to property and commercial law where people’s homes and businesses form extremely important aspects of their lives. We are ready to support you throughout the buying and selling process and communicate with you clearly to give you confidence and peace of mind until your matter is completed.  We are tremendously proud of all our team members, their dedication to advocating for their clients, and our firm’s longstanding reputation for obtaining excellent results, spanning over the last 75 years.

In addition to regular office hours, our Robina Town Centre office is open Thursday nights until 9pm and Saturday mornings until noon, ensuring your legal matters can be resolved quickly and effectively.  Our extended trading hours mean you can have access to the advice you need and you will not miss out on any property opportunities you are looking to take advantage of (even on the weekend!). You also have the convenience of utilising our Kingscliff office in NNSW.

As the property market is booming, we know that you need to act fast once you have found the perfect property.  Our team is readily available to provide pre-signing advice and help you make an informed decision.

For property and commercial law advice, contact our Property and Commercial Law Department Manager Jess Kimpton on 07 5506 8214, email or call our 24/7 phone line any time on 1800 621 071.

Alternatively, you can book an appointment using our online booking app Click here to book an appointment with a property lawyer now.

Share this article

Jeff Garrett - Legal Practice Director - Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

Jeff Garrett

Legal Practice Director
Wills & Estates, Estate Litigation, Property & Commercial, Compensation Law, Commercial Litigation, Criminal Law, Racing & Equine Law

Contact the author

The contents of this article are considered accurate as at the date of publication. The information contained in this article does not constitute legal advice and is of a general nature only. Readers should seek legal advice about their specific circumstances. 

Brisbane Employment Law

Employment Law Sydney

Gold Coast Employment Law

Defamation Law

Employment Law

Download a Brochure

Please enter your details below and
a link will be emailed to you
Download Form

Compensation Law

Select your state