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Michael Clive - Principal

Michael leads CBC’s commercial and property teams.

Michael studied, trained and practised as a solicitor in Brisbane, before heading back to North Queensland where he was born and bred.
He has now been practising for in excess of twenty years.

With that experience, and having worked for three years at Clifford Chance, a large international law firm, in London, Michael has the legal skills and knowledge to place him amongst the top lawyers in the region in his field.

Michael grew up in Home Hill, a small town in the sugar cane growing Burdekin district. He hasn’t lost that rural outlook and is easily able to put clients at ease with his relaxed, friendly manner.

Michael is a keen tennis player and can be seen most Monday evenings at Tennis Townsville’s courts in North Ward.

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Sandra Clive - Principal

Sandra leads CBC’s litigation division, comprising the litigation and dispute resolution, and family law, teams.

Although leading the litigation division, Sandra practises in all areas of the law and has done so for almost twenty years. This is unique in the modern legal industry where the vast majority of lawyers have chosen to specialise in particular areas as the practice of law has become more complex and difficult, and is testament to Sandra’s skills and ability.

As a true general practitioner, those clients who are fortunate enough to have Sandra acting for them can rest assured that they are receiving the best possible advice on all aspects of the law that impact on their matter.
Sandra became a full equity partner in a well-established practice at the age of 28, the youngest of very few female equity partners in North Queensland at the time.

Sandra’s huge wealth of experience is backed up with a dual degree in Law and Commerce, with a major in accounting and finance. Sandra also has many years of corporate governance experience, having formerly been the chair of the Bowen District Health Council, a director and secretary of Tropical Medical Training, and currently sitting on the Diocesan Finance Council of the Roman Catholic Trust Corporation.

Sandra brings enormous passion to her practise of the law, in regards to both her enjoyment of the law, and the interests of her clients. That passion, together with her meticulous preparation and strategic planning, her legal expertise and her negotiating skills, has led to her obtaining extremely favourable outcomes for her clients.

Sandra brings that same passion to all things in her life, including raising Brandon and Mia, her two special children, playing sport, playing the piano, and keeping fit. Sandra particularly loves playing basketball, having played for the Burdekin Wildcats at state league level when younger. Not surprisingly to those who know her, Sandra’s nickname when playing for the Wildcats was ‘Cyclone’.

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Hadlee Conroy - Solicitor

Hadlee works in CBC’s commercial and property, and commercial litigation, teams.

Hadlee grew up in Innisfail and relocated to Townsville to study law at James Cook University. He graduated law in 2009 and was admitted to practice law in Queensland in 2010. Since then, Hadlee has been practicing as a commercial solicitor in Townsville. He specialises in transactional-based matters (buying and selling businesses and conveyancing), however he has become quite adept at various areas of legal practice and considers himself to be a generalist.

Hadlee brings a professional approach to his work and strives to provide legal services efficiently and of the highest quality. He enjoys helping clients and achieving outcomes for them.

Hadlee spends his weekends playing rugby union and relaxing with his wife Kristie and their pet dog Dallas.

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Brett Morrison - Family & Criminal Lawyer

Together with Sandra Clive, Brett works in CBC’s family and criminal law teams.

Originally born in Mackay, Brett grew up in Cairns and Canberra. After Brett finished school, Brett commenced employment at a Law firm in Canberra practicing conveyancing law. Eager to return to his North Queensland roots, Brett relocated to Townsville in 2012 to pursue his passion for law at James Cook University.

Brett has an avid interest in justice and policy issues, and completed the Queensland Parliamentary Research Internship in his final year of studies. At that time, Brett was the only internship participant that did not reside in Brisbane.

Brett’s passion for family and criminal law drives him to work hard on every matter in an effort to obtain the best outcome for each and every client. In his spare time, Brett is an avid swimmer and loves playing a game of basketball with friends. He has also travelled extensively, having been to North and South America, Asia and Europe. Confident and practical, Brett will assist you in any way he can.

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Kate Alroe - Family Lawyer

Kate works in CBC’s family and criminal law teams.

Kate grew up in Toowoomba where she completed her Bachelor of Laws Degree (Hons) at the University of Southern Queensland before attending Bond University where she attained a Diploma of Legal Practice with High Distinction.

After her admission in 2014 Kate worked as a solicitor in Toowoomba practicing in family law, commercial litigation, criminal law and deceased estates before moving to the Gold Coast where she gained experience in commercial law and conveyancing. The experience working in various areas of the law has given Kate a broad oversight into the needs of clients and the best way to achieve positive outcomes.  Upon relocating to Townsville Kate joined CBC’s family law team and is pleased to be practicing in the area of law which she is the most passionate about.

Kate has embraced the laid back lifestyle of Townsville and can be found spending her weekends fishing with her partner Rhys, training at crossfit or playing touch football on a Sunday afternoon.

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Paul Davis - Senior Associate

Paul works with Sandra and Michael in CBC’s family law and commercial litigation teams. Paul was admitted as a solicitor in 1997 in Sydney where he practiced until 2014 when he moved to Townsville.

With a strong reputation for the highest quality legal work and having worked in a range of corporate, government and general practice environments, Paul is passionate about taking on issues where clients believe they have been treated unfairly and has a reputation for delivering results.

Paul utilises a pragmatic approach to resolving matters and pays particular attention to ensuring that his clients not only feel supported in the process but also that they understand, and are involved in, the decision making throughout. When court proceedings are required, he has the skills and strategies to litigate cases efficiently.

Paul has regularly helped charitable organisations and the communities most vulnerable as a volunteer, supporting worthy causes and promoting social justice. When not at work he likes to ski, sail and fly, having several aerobatics endorsements and an interest in aviation generally.

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