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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

Matt O'Connor - Beckhaus Legal's People

Matt O'Connor
Special Counsel

Matt has been an accountant for more than 20 years, a financial planner from 2009, and a solicitor from 2013. He was admitted as a barrister in NSW specialising in commercial, tax, insolvency, equity, trade practices, and building and construction law and has recently become a solicitor, as Special Counsel, with Beckhaus Legal. Matt has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial law, taxation, insolvency and building and construction law that he has practiced in. With the skills, knowledge and experience as an accountant, Matt is most suitable to assist clients with various disputes and quantum of any loss or damage, identify business and commercial disputes and apply a sensible commercial approach to each matter.

Matt has the advocacy skills to pursue your matter through the Courts or Tribunals. Matt is also a National Accredited Mediator.
Courtney Lambert - Beckhaus Legal's People

Courtney Lambert
Conveyancing Clerk

Courtney is the Conveyancing Clerk at Beckhaus Legal and has worked in the legal profession for many years both in New Zealand and Australia.

Courtney will soon complete her law degree which she started at Victoria University in Wellington. When she moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2009 she continued her law degree studies as one of the first law students to attend the University of the Sunshine Coast. Courtney is also a Director on the Woombye Bendigo Community Bank board.

When Courtney graduates she hopes to continue her law career in property law, criminal law and family law.

Courtney’s professional qualifications and achievements include:

  • The first Executive of Events for the University of Sunshine Coast Law Student Society;
  • Diploma and level 4 certificate in New Zealand travel, airline and flight attending;and
  • Level 4 certificate in Journalism.

Outside the office Courtney enjoys spending time with her children and keeping fit.

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.

Dear Kristen,
"It's with pleasure I can share our pleasant experience with you. Our settlement was on 23rd November 2015. You kept updating us on many aspects of our sale & during times of challenges you were there for us keeping us informed & very professionally. We highly can recommend Beckhaus Legal to anyone selling/ moving into a home. This company went the extra mile to assist us in our transition, well done we are very happy with the work you did for us Kristen,
Kind Regards,"

Paul Kind