OUR TEAM

PAUL GALEA - SOLICITOR

Legal Practitioner Director

ANGELA BLAIN - SOLICITOR

Legal Practitioner Director

Angela was born and raised in North Queensland, established Advance Law because she saw a need for more affordable and accessible legal services in the local region.

From completing her combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at James Cook University in 2006, practicing as a partner in an established local law firm, to opening her own law firm, Angela has the drive to identify what needs doing and will get it done.

A busy mother of two who studied part-time for ten years whilst running her household and was recognised with the prestigious Sir George Kneipp Award for Excellence in the legal field, Angela is openly passionate about justice and attaining the best possible outcome for her clients.

In most cases, people come to see a lawyer when they need help and quite often it is not simply a win or lose situation.

Continually looking for ways to improve herself in order to offer the best service possible, Angela has also completed her Master of Laws in applied law through The College of Law in Sydney and continues to keep up to date with the law.

Experience

2006 Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the:

Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory;

Supreme Court of Queensland; and

High Court of Australia.

Qualifications

2006 Bachelor of Arts – Bachelor of Laws (James Cook University)

2006 Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Australian National University)

2015 Master of Laws (Applied Law) (The College of Law)

Fellowships

2015 Graduate Fellow of The College of Law Ltd

Post Nominals

B.A.-LL.B., Grad Dip LP, LLM (Applied Law), Fellow COL

Bio coming soon.

40 years combined experience providing quality legal advice to the Cairns community. 

MICHAEL PORTER - SOLICITOR

Legal Practitioner Director

Michael was born in Papua New Guinea and raised in Townsville North Queensland, moving to Cairns in 1988. Graduating with Bachelor of Laws at James Cook University in 2006 and completing a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with Queensland University of Technology in 2007 before being admitted as a solicitor 31 May 2007.

A father of two commencing full-time study in 2002 after being made redundant from a major bank in Australia.

Experience

2006 Admitted to practice as a solicitor of the:

Supreme Court of Queensland.

Qualifications

2006 Bachelor of Laws (James Cook University)

2007 Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (Queensland University of Technology)

Street address:  U1 16 Minnie Street, Cairns Qld 4870

Postal address:  PO Box 6815 Cairns QLD 4870

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National Legal Group Pty Ltd t/a National Legal, National Legal Conveyancing, National Legal Family Law, National Legal Wills & Estates, Porter Galea Lawyers and incorporating the former practice of Advance law Pty Ltd.**  ABN  36 616 683 740

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