About Bill Lyons Solicitors - Our Business

Being accessible to our clients is one of our key attributes. We are on street level in the main street of Caloundra's CBD which affords wheelchair accessibility. Our more senior clients appreciate not having to negotiate any stairs.

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We share most people's dislike of answering machines. When a client rings Bill Lyons Solicitors, they are always answered by a friendly human being - not a computer generated voice!

We do our best to be available so that clients can speak directly to the person they need.

Our clients tend to be individuals or small businesses, for whom we endeavour to provide client care by quality service at a reasonable cost.

We believe that our clients regard the following as the main things they want from us:

  • Confidentiality
  • Being listened to and understood
  • Having a relationship with the person acting for them and having reasonable access to them
  • Having certainty in the scope of the work which will be performed and an idea of our fees and charges
  • That we perform their work in a timely manner and keep them informed
  • Confidence that we have the appropriate technical expertise for their specific concerns
  • Finally, that we act ethically and with integrity in dealing with them

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

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Bill Lyons, LL.B (U.Q.)
Principal

Colleen Robards, C.Dec
Office Administrator

Linda Russell, C.Dec
Conveyancing Manager

Debbie Krause, C.Dec
Wills and Estates Manager

OUR SUPPORT STAFF

Julie Evans
Wills and Estates Assistant

Sandra Madden
Senior Conveyancer

Leigh Moran
Conveyancing Assistant

Danielle Lyons
Receptionist

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Bill Lyons, LL.B (U.Q.)

Principal

Bill completed his law degree at the University of Queensland in 1978. He began his legal career with a Brisbane firm before working for two years as the Company Secretary of Suncorp at its Head Office.

In 1989 he commenced working as a Solicitor in Caloundra and established Bill Lyons Solicitors in 1996.

Bill's main enjoyments other than his large family are surfing, watching football, and appreciating Caloundra's beautiful natural environment.

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Colleen Robards, C.Dec

Office Administrator

Colleen has spent over twenty years in legal administration. Bill Lyons Solicitors has had the benefit of her breadth of experience and knowledge since 2003.

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Linda Russell, C.Dec

Conveyancing Manager

Linda arrived at Bill Lyons Solicitors in April 2007 via Maleny, Cairns and New Zealand after immigrating here in 1999. She has been working in the legal profession for 23 years in both countries.

Linda is married to Lloyd and has four adult children with five grandchildren. She has many interests and loves to keep herself active and busy. She enjoys four-wheel driving, camping, seeing the sights of Australia and collects many photos which she displays in her Creative Memories Storybooks.

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Debbie Krause, C.Dec

Wills and Estates Manager

Debbie began her secreterial career working for a large accountancy firm in Cairns. Arriving in Caloundra in 1983, she worked for around 16 years in the banking industry before joining Bill Lyons Solicitors in 1999. She now has many years of experience as a legal secretary, working in the area of Wills and Estates, as well as Conveyancing.

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Leigh Moran

Conveyancing Assistant

Leigh began as a receptionist and assistant with Bill Lyons Solicitors in 1998 and later became our Conveyancing Manager. Leigh left us in 2008 to go on to have her two children. Leigh has since returned after a four year break as a part time Conveyancing Assistant.

Leigh enjoys playing squash, keeping fit, camping and spending time with family and friends. Leigh is also a Reiki Healer.

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Sandra Madden

Senior Conveyancer

Sandra brings with her a wealth of experience in house, land and commercial conveyancing, having worked in Brisbane, Stanthorpe and Ipswich law firms for in excess of 30 years. Sandra joined Bill Lyons Solicitors in February 2012 after moving to Caloundra with her husband, Mick. They have two grown up children still living in Ipswich.

Sandra keeps busy with netball, basketball and sewing dancing costumes.

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Julie Evans

Wills and Estates Assistant

Julie attended school on the Sunshine Coast and is enthusiastic about working in a local firm. She has a friendly demeanour, attention to detail and is well organised, which is essential in her current role.

When not at work, Julie is completing her University degree and likes to appreciate the Sunshine Coast lifestyle with her friends and family.

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Danielle Lyons

Receptionist

Danielle has spent most of her life on the Sunshine Coast, apart from travelling extensively overseas and studying in Brisbane. As first point of contact for clients and associates, she offers friendly and approachable assistance.

She has had years of experience working in offices and is an integral part of the team here at Bill Lyons Solicitors.