About

Ross McTaggart
Partner

Ross McTaggart has been practising as a Solicitor since 1971 and became a Partner in 1974.

Ross principally controls our Commercial and Estate practice. He is supported by a team of professional legal and administrative staff in these areas whilst always maintaining close personal contact with clients.

Throughout his many years of practice, Ross has acquired the skills necessary to advise effectively on estate planning, administration of estates, co-ordination of property sub-division, development, leasing, acquisition or sale.

Ross’ practical knowledge of the pitfalls which can frustrate and financially damage the investor home buyer, developer, individual and families, allows him to guide his clients, who in the past have included companies, businesses, trustees and individuals, to the best advantage.

Community interests have also benefited through Ross’ skill and involvement during his time on the Council of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc (RSPCA) and the committee of the Brisbane Golf Club.

Ross has many years of experience in managing estates and practises in Probate Law and Estate Litigation.

Contact               RossMcTaggart@StephensTozer.com.au

Rodney Sahay
Partner

Born in Fiji, Rodney comes from a family of lawyers and it was no surprise when he qualified in 1984 in Australia with degrees in Arts and Law. Rodney joined Stephens & Tozer in 1988. With demonstrated ability in all forms of law, he quickly became an asset to the firm and he became a Partner in 1997.

Rodney has extensive knowledge of most areas of law, including commercial litigation, employment law, crime, insolvency, estates litigation, commercial transactions and personal injury.

A registered Migration Agent, Rodney has developed a well-earned reputation in this field and ably represents clients in making applications for migration, as well as appearing for them in the Migration Tribunal and the Federal Courts. With his expertise and knowledge of Departmental requirements, Rodney has been successful for numerous clients who had despaired of qualifying for migration.

Approachable and personable, Rodney is well-liked by clients who can relate to his easy going manner. Outside of the law, he is married to Ruth and they have four adult children.

An avid golfer, Rodney takes to the fairways whenever possible and usually every weekend.

Contact               RodneySahay@StephensTozer.com.au

Ian Diehm
Partner

Ian Diehm (OAM) holds degrees in both Arts and Law, having graduated from the University of Queensland. He was a Commonwealth Crown Prosecutor from 1974 to 1976 when he joined the private bar and practised as a barrister-at-law from 1976 to 1988, during which time, he appeared in tax and constitutional law cases for the Commonwealth, as well as administrative and commercial law cases.

After being admitted as a Solicitor, Ian joined Stephens & Tozer in 1989 and has specialised in all forms of litigation and now heads the litigation section of the firm.

From 1976 to 2006, Ian acted for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Inc (RSPCA) and was its President and served on its National executive. In 1994, he was awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to the RSPCA.

Keenly interested in sport, Ian has a wide ranging interest. In his younger days, he played club cricket for Toombul and represented GPS at Under 19 level. He is also a published author and was commissioned by Queensland Cricket and the Queensland Rugby Union to write books on their history.

Contact               IanDiehm@StephensTozer.com.au

Jim Alley
Consultant

Jim Alley is an accredited family law specialist. He was admitted to practice in 1976 and prior to joining our firm had been a partner in a long established Queensland legal firm for in excess of 25 years.

Jim has extensive knowledge of and has practiced in most areas of the law. His practice now mainly focuses on family matters, including, complex property settlements, parenting disputes and financial agreements.

The fact of his having previously practiced in most all areas of the law allows Jim to provide for his clients a broader focus and better insight to assist them with their matters than can sometimes be offered by those who have only ever practiced exclusively in the area of family law.

He offers his clients pragmatic and prudent advice.

Jim will always attempt to have matters resolved by way of negotiation but will not shy away from tough litigation if that is called for or inevitable.

On a personal note, Jim has been married for over 35 years and he and his wife, Helen, have three adult children (he has an acute understanding of the concept of “family”).

When time permits, Jim spends time on families’ small cattle grazing property in the Brisbane valley.

Contact               JimAlley@StephensTozer.com.au

Greg McKinnon
Solicitor

Greg McKinnon is a commercial and litigation lawyer with years of experience in major commercial service areas. He joined the team at Stephens & Tozer in early 2015 and has quickly become a trusted legal resource to many of the firm’s clients.

Known for his strong strategic perspective, Greg’s advice has proven invaluable to clients wishing to actualise their long-term objectives, as well as to other law firms who regularly seek his opinion. He has resolved complex local and offshore disputes involving tens of millions, and has even assisted fellow solicitors with their own personal legal issues.

Greg has volunteered his services to a community-based legal centre. He was an Independent Legal Observer at the Brisbane G20 Summit in 2014. He is a Queensland University of Technology supervising solicitor for the final year Law subject “Learning in Professional Practice” and a current member of the peak body for the regulation of the legal profession in Queensland.

A dedicated family man, Greg spends any down-time with his wife and young daughter, enjoying Brisbane’s parks and local surrounds.

Contact               GregMcKinnon@StephensTozer.com.au

   

Harry Jordaan
Senior Associate

Harry specialises in commercial litigation, having practised law as a litigator for more than 35 years in three jurisdictions.

Harry has three degrees including a Masters.

He has been accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a specialist in commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on insurance law.

He has been practising law in Queensland since 2008 and has been involved with a number of high profile and strongly contested matters where favourable outcomes were achieved for clients.

In particular he has been involved in Mareva injunctions (freezing orders),lodging caveats or having them removed, franchising disputes, professional negligence claims, employment matters, bankruptcy and winding up companies, claims for and against liquidators or trustees, disputes between directors or partners, enforcing a constructive trust over land, claims for and against Insurers, building disputes, consumer law claims, defamation law, commercial lease disputes, claims arising from misrepresentation, enforcing overseas judgments, commercial licensing disputes, contractual issues and claims for loss of an opportunity.

His experience obtained in practising law in different jurisdictions has equipped him with the ability to see the broader picture and get to the heart of the matter quickly with the saving of time and money to clients.

He enjoys court work and achieving the best possible outcome in each situation for each client.

He is a volunteer lawyer at Caxton Legal centre.

Contact               HarryJordaan@StephensTozer.com.au

 

 

 


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