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Kristen Beckhaus - Beckhaus Legal's People

Kristen Beckhaus

Kristen is the Director of Beckhaus Legal and is a solicitor with over 10 years’ experience.

Kristen was admitted to practise law in 2004 and has worked in both the public and private sectors. She commenced her legal career with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions in Beenleigh, Queensland as a law clerk and then a prosecutor.

In 2006 Kristen joined H Drakos & Company in Brisbane and had carriage of numerous different matters including civil and commercial litigation, criminal matters, wills and estates and leasing.

Before practising law, Kristen worked in marketing roles in the IT sector in Australia and abroad.

Outside of the office Kristen enjoys running, swimming, going to the horse races and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the Sunshine Coast Law Association, Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, Lazy Runner Club, Brisbane Royal Show and the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW.

Kristen’s professional qualifications include:

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW
  • Admitted as a Solicitor in the High Court of Australia
  • College of Law Course
  • Bachelor of Laws from the University of NSW
  • Bachelor of Commerce from the University of NSW

Kristen is also a director for Nambour Tramway Company Ltd which is committed to the re-activation of the heritage listed tram line in Nambour and is a key element of the Nambour Activation Plan.

Kristen Beckhaus - Tramway - Beckhaus Legal

Darrin Voss - Beckhaus Legal's People

Darrin Voss
Law Clerk

Darrin is the Law Clerk at Beckhaus Legal and is currently studying Law at the University of the Sunshine Coast as a post graduate. Darrin has owned and operated small businesses for 14 years and before that was a Detective in the New South Wales Police Force. Upon graduation Darrin would like to develop his career in civil and commercial litigation, criminal matters, intellectual property and alternative dispute resolution. Outside of the office Darrin enjoys spending time with his family.

Darrin’s professional qualifications include:
  • LL.B (Graduate Program): expected completion 2019 - University of the Sunshine Coast
  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration: Business, 2016 - University of the Sunshine Coast - Sippy Downs
  • Advanced Diploma of Public Safety- Investigations: Criminal Investigations, 2003 - NSW Vocational Education and Training - NSW Police Service
  • Bachelor of Policing: Policing and Investigations, 2002 - Charles Sturt University - NSW.

He's a passionate supporter of SunnyKids ‘It takes a village to raise a child’. SunnyKids believes everyone deserves a fair go and they work tirelessly to break intergenerational cycles of poverty and disadvantage.

Sophie Hall - Beckhaus Legal's People

Sophie Hall

Sophie joined the Beckhaus Legal team in 2017. Sophie started with the practice as an administrative assistant, however her interest in all things conveyancing has seen her quickly develop into an essential team member for our conveyancing clients. When you call our office or come in to visit us, it is likely Sophie who will answer the phone or greet you at the door.

Sophie is a Justice of the Peace (qual) and she intends on working towards obtaining more qualifications which will assist in progressing her career in the legal profession.

Sophie is a proud supporter of JDRF and participating in the walk for a cure every year raising money for Type 1 Diabetes.

Hi Kristen,
"Beckhaus Legal provided assistance to me in late 2015 when I purchased my first investment property from Defence Housing Authority.
The team were highly professional, helpful at all times and responsive to my questions. Further the professional fees were very reasonable for the services provided.
I intend to go to Beckhaus Legal for any conveyancing services I need in the future and I highly recommend others to contact Kristen and the team."

Leanne Newberry