Team

Meet the team of professionals who serve our valued clientele:

Melody Cornish

Melody Cornish

DIRECTOR

Melody Cornish is a Director of Purcell Taylor Lawyers.

Melody practices in all aspects of litigation including compensation claims, commercial litigation, insurance matters, constructions disputes, debt recovery and employment law.

Melody focuses on providing a high level of legal advice and representation for her clients, whilst conscious of practical issues such as legal costs.  She is driven to achieve pragmatic resolutions for her clients.

Melody can assist in all aspects of insurance law and she provides easy to understand and effective advice.  This includes representing clients on a “no win no fee” basis for TPD, insurance and compensation claims.

Melody is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.  She is a volunteer at the Townsville Community Legal Service and on the committee of the Childrens Sanctuary Incorporated.

You can contact Melody for advice in all areas of litigation and you will receive a high level of service together with practical advice.

Contact Melody Cornish:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email: mdc@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn: Melody Cornish

Andrew Peel

Andrew Peel

DIRECTOR

Andrew Peel is a Director of Purcell Taylor Lawyers and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.

Andrew practices primarily in the area of criminal law, as well as litigation, including compensation and insurance claims.  This includes representing clients on a “no win, no fee” basis for TPD, insurance and compensation claims.

Andrew regularly appears in the Magistrates, Supreme and District Courts pursuant to both State and Commonwealth law.

Andrew focuses on providing his clients with quality representation and legal advice in relation to a broad range of charges, including traffic offences, drug-related offences, property offences and fraud.

Being community minded, Andrew provides the following volunteer work:

  • Townsville Community Legal Service;
  • Great Barrier Reef Child Care Centre Committee President; and
  • Brothers Junior Rugby Union Coach – Under 8’s Blue.

Contact Andrew Peel:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email: amp@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn:  Andrew Peel

Eddie Wood

Eddie Wood

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Eddie Wood is a family lawyer with Purcell Taylor Lawyers. Eddie practices in all aspects of family law including children’s matters, property matters, divorce and domestic violence matters.

Eddie’s clients benefit from his experience in dealing with complex disputes and acting for clients in Townsville and throughout North Queensland. Admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia, Eddie frequently appears in the Family Law Courts on behalf of his clients.

Eddie is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Townsville District Law Association and the Family Law Practitioners Association Queensland.

Contact Eddie Wood:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email: Eddie.Wood@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn:  Eddie Wood

Stephen Willis

Stephen Willis

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Stephen Willis is a trusted and well respected North Queensland Local having been admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and of the High Court of Australia since 2009.

Stephen works primarily in the following areas:

  • Commercial and Property Law
  • Succession Law (Wills and Estates)

He specialises in property law, business law and succession planning.  Stephen is highly regarded for his ability to structure complex business, property and farming contracts.  Having gained extensive experience in a broad range of legal areas including agribusiness and leasing Stephen is able to provide tailored advice and assistance specific to client needs.

Stephen consistently draws on his knowledge of regional Queensland and combines this with his passion to provide exceptional service to his clients and to deliver the desired results in a timely manner.

Stephen is a member of the Townsville District Law Association, North Queensland Law Association and the Queensland Law Society.

Contact Stephen Willis:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email:
stephen.willis@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn:  Stephen Willis

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Jamie Scuderi

ASSOCIATE

Jamie Scuderi is a solicitor with Purcell Taylor Lawyers, primarily dealing in criminal law matters.  Jamie completed her Bachelor of Laws in conjunction with a Bachelor of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2012 at Griffith University and was admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2014.

Since admission, Jamie has practiced in the Queensland jurisdiction, appearing before the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts and has instructed Counsel in all types of criminal hearings including in the Court of Appeal. Jamie has a solid foundation in the workings of the criminal justice system, having been employed with the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for six years before transitioning to private practice in 2016.

In addition to criminal matters, Jamie also has knowledge and experience in dealing effectively in the following areas:

  • Proceeds of crime/confiscation proceedings brought by the State of Queensland in conjunction with criminal proceedings;
  • Domestic and family violence protection applications; and
  • Child protection proceedings.

Jamie adopts a compassionate, strategic and careful approach and strives to provide comprehensive, pragmatic and timely advice to all her clients.

Jamie is a volunteer for the Townsville Community Legal Service and is also a member of the Queensland Law Society, Townsville District Law Society and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Contact Jamie Scuderi:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email:
jamie.scuderi@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn:  Jamie Scuderi

Angela Pringle - Townsville Lawyer

Angela Pringle

SOLICITOR

Angela is an admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, having completed her Bachelor of Laws degree at James Cook University with Honours.

She was the Associate to His Honour Judge Greg Lynham of the District Court of Queensland and is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Townsville District Law Association.

Angela practices in the areas of litigation and criminal law. She has had a long relationship with Purcell Taylor Lawyers, having worked at the office during and following the completion of her degree.

Contact Angela Pringle
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email: Angela.Pringle@purcelltaylor.com.au

Mark Spiegelhauer

Mark Spiegelhauer

CONVEYANCER

Mark Spiegelhauer is Purcell Taylor Lawyers’ extensively experienced conveyancer. Born and bred in Townsville, he has worked for over 30 years undertaking conveyancing work. Prior to that, Mark worked as a trust officer, performing estate administration for deceased parties.

Mark works closely with solicitor, Stephen Willis, in our Property and Conveyancing Division, assisting clients with all aspects of the purchase or sale of homes, commercial properties or vacant land. He is available to liaise with financiers, brokers, agents, the titles office, stamp duties office, local authorities and other government departments to expedite the conveyancing process and make it as stress-free as possible for clients.

Mark is well-known for providing efficient, professional and cost-effective services to his clients, and was instrumental in establishing Purcell Taylor Lawyers’ modern computer systems to assist in the conveyancing process.

Contact Mark Spiegelhauer:
Phone: (07) 4758 5858
Email: mark.s@purcelltaylor.com.au
LinkedIn:  Mark Spiegelhauer

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