Hi, I’m Bernie.
When I was 17, I moved to QLD with my parents from Northern Territory. We first lived on the Sunshine Coast. After I married, I moved to Boonah – a small country town Southwest of Brisbane.
In 2004, we relocated from Boonah to Airlie Beach for a “sea change” to raise our 4 children.
Once we arrived in Airlie Beach and our children were settled in school, I worked as the sales secretary for a local real estate agency for 3 years. I soon found my way back to conveyancing where I worked for a local law firm as a conveyancer for 7 years before making the move to join PD Law.
I have been working as the Conveyancing Manager at PD Law since 2013. Over the years, we have grown our conveyancing team from 2 to 7. I now manage a dynamic team of experienced conveyancing paralegals, whilst focusing on Hamilton Island transactions.
I’m not sure if I chose conveyancing or if conveyancing chose me. My first job was working as a legal secretary and conveyancer for a boutique firm on the Sunshine Coast. I’ve now been working in conveyancing for over 20 years, and it’s still something that I am very passionate about and enjoy.
We manage a wide variety of clients & matters at PD law, I have settled matters ranging from $150,000 – $13 million. My clients range from first home buyers to founders and managing directors of public companies, and numerous international companies.
I have a comprehensive understanding of the workings of not only residential conveyancing but also both Hamilton Island & Long Island transactions. I have worked with Island contracts for the past 8 years. There are several factors & stages which come into play when dealing with a purchase or sale on an Island. I love working on these complex transactions as I enjoy a challenge.
How would you describe your approach?
Communication is key. I think it’s important to have a strong relationship with your client, to ensure they always feel valued and heard, and that their interests are our priority.
I always provide advice to my clients in terms that are easy to understand and keep them informed every step of the way. I do my best to ensure their conveyancing transaction is as smooth & hassle-free as possible for them.
- Settled a complex Hamilton Island property, worth $8 million mentioned in The Australian newspaper.
- Countless resolutions of contract disputes.
- Settling a $13million residential property contract
- Seeing PD Law grow to fill 3 office locations and a team of 22
- Achieving 10 years at PD Law
Qualifications & Experience
- Certificate in Small Business Management
- Commissioner of declarations
- 20 years’ experience