Our People

One of the core values of The Brad Robins Legal Centre is “Our people are our greatest asset”.  Our team is determined and dedicated to make it happen for you.

We aim to maximize each employee’s potential, through investing in their careers and ensure that their interests remain focused and in tune with the interests and needs of our clients.

The Brad Robins Legal Centre recognizes that the collective sum of the employee’s attributes, life experience, knowledge, and the energy and enthusiasm that each employee puts into their work, is the human capital asset that can give you, the confidence to work with us.

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Bradley (Brad) Robins

(Principal)

Brad started his legal career as an Articled Clerk to Mr. Roy Dickinson (who was a sole practitioner at the time in Home Hill), concurrently with his Bachelor of Laws degree with the Queensland University of Technology, He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1983.

Brad joined Dickinson, Simeoni and Robins as a partner and opened the Townsville office in 1985. Brad managed the Townsville office as the managing partner with full responsibilities in all areas of Law. In 2006, after a restructure, the Firm became The Brad Robins Legal Centre, with Brad as the Principal. The Brad Robins Legal Centre is one of the largest sole practioner firms in the North Queensland region.

Brad is also a keen entrepreneur exercising considerably well developed skills in risk management having personally entered into sub-divisional and property development projects over a period of 24 years and retains business interests in real estate, retail white goods, motor vehicles, aviation and an exhibition company which extends into New Zealand and South East Asia. Brad maintains an interest in a local security company.

Coupled with his legal acumen, entrepreneurial skills, and commercial experience Brad knows and understands what you need from your lawyer. Under the able leadership and guidance of Brad, the Firm has expanded considerably with a team of 7 lawyers and 7 support staff, who deliver quality legal services in all areas of law.

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Jeffrey (Jeff) Dickens

(Senior Associate)

Jeff Dickens is the Senior Associate in charge of the Firm’s Commercial Law Department. He was admitted to practice in 1966 and has been in continuous practice for a period of 49 years in many capacities.

Jeff joined the Department of Law in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, and held the position of Principal Legal Officer—Major Projects. Jeff was involved in projects such as Bougainville Copper, and gained extensive experience in the drafting of legislation relating to commercial, mining, property and administrative law. Other experience Jeff has gained includes advising the Prime Minister and Cabinet, liaising with numerous Australian and international law firms in the formulation of joint venture and development agreements.

 Jeff returned to Australia in 1974, and has practiced in all fields of law, including local government matters, conveyancing, subdivisions, rural property development, environmental issues, financing and commercial transactions, just to name a few.

Jeff joined the Firm of Dickinson, Simeoni, and Robins, in 1992, and is involved in all aspects of general practice, with a particular emphasis in the commercial, corporate, hospitality, property sectors, wills and deceased estates.

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Tasmania
  • Admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory
  • Admitted to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea.
  • Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

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Shane Boyle

(Senior Associate)

Shane is a Senior Associate with the firm and has extensive experience in all areas of Property Law, Commercial and Business Law. Shane has been practicing for 21 years as a solicitor after completing his Bachelor of Laws from the Queensland University of Technology. Shane has been with the Firm for 10 years. He previously practiced in Brisbane before relocating to Townsville.

 

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David Leakey

(Associate)

David, an Associate with the Firm, has 10 years experience providing quality legal services. He is client focused and provides realistic advice to his clients. He commenced practicing in Brisbane and later moved to Townsville. David is a key member of The Brad Robins Legal Centre litigation team.

He completed his bachelor of Laws from the James Cook University and then his Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology.

 

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Lucas Hickey

(Associate)

Lucas is an integral member of the Firm’s commercial law team. Lucas has obtained his Bachelor of Laws and Masters in Dispute Resolution from the James Cook University. Within the commercial law team, Lucas is involved with wills and estates, business conveyances, and commercial leases.

Outside of The Brad Robins Legal Centre, Lucas is privately involved at James Cook University, where he currently resides, with the integration of new Students to the Campus lifestyle, connecting students with the right support groups and guiding them through the University’s policies so that students can understand their rights and interests in obtaining a full, fair and enjoyable higher education.

 

 

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Kelvin Boyd

(Associate)

Kelvin, an Associate with the Firm, contributes a unique blend of managerial, information systems, and legal experience to The Brad Robins Legal Centre team. Originally with a trade background, Kelvin has also trained as a mortgage broker.

Kelvin has an appreciation for business dynamics and drivers, having run his own businesses for approximately ten years and having had exposure to the finance industry.

Kelvin is a member of the North Queensland Legal Association (NQLA), the Townsville District Legal Association, and BNI Awesome Chapter. Kelvin has accepted the role of vice-president for the BNI Awesome Chapter.

With business and IT experience, together with legal education and training, Kelvin is ideally placed to provide tailored and pragmatic legal services. Kelvin is an admitted solicitor and qualified to appear in all State and Federal Courts.

Kelvin’s focus areas include Litigation (commercial and civil), Debt Recovery, Criminal Defence and Traffic Matters, Work Licences and Special Hardship Orders.

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Roy Dickinson OAM

(Consultant)

Mr. Roy Dickinson is one of the most senior solicitors in the North Queensland region, having been admitted to practice in 1967. Mr. Dickinson joined the firm of C.H Beams. The Firm became known as C.H Beams and Dickinson. Mr. Dickinson remained with the Firm as it grew from a small practice in Home Hill. Mr. Dickinson was one of the founding fathers of the Firm and his experience is highly valued by the Firm.

 

 

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Meredith Mundey

(Office Manager)

 Meredith is the office manager who is involved with the day to day running of the Firm. Meredith is the head of HR and manages a team of support staff. Meredith ensures that the Firm runs efficiently and is dedicated to customer service.

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Our Support Staff

The support staff are dedicated to providing excellent customer service. They handle the day to day administrative duties which allow the solicitors to focus on the client. The Brad Robins Legal Centre appreciates and values the role that the support staff play in the Firm.