Construction Law Solicitor

Principal – Len Watt

Our director is Len Watt. Len spent 25 years in the building industry, before completing a law degree.

In the legal industry, Len has gained experience working as a property lawyer and within general commercial law areas; working with a variety of experienced and accomplished construction law solicitors in Brisbane and all over Australia. Given the depth of his experience in the building industry, Len is also an experienced and highly competent building and construction law solicitor who knows the building industry and understands the people who work in it.

Before embarking on a career as a construction law solicitor and during his career in the building industry, Len worked in various positions, from an apprentice carpenter to working on multi-storey high rise residential buildings as a project manager.

Due to Len’s vast experience in the building industry, he is easily able to understand building issues or disputes. Len can provide cost effective solutions to building and construction legal problems, as well as risk management advice grounded in a solid industry background so you get the most out of your construction law solicitor.

Family Law Solicitor

Associate – Miranda Campbell

Miranda started with Becker Watt in May 2017 as our conveyancing solicitor. Miranda has exceptional communication skills and stamina for working long hours. She credits this to the years that she spent employed as an international flight attendant. Miranda completed her law degree at James Cook University in Townsville when her military husband was posted there. Miranda’s calm and thoughtful personality means that she always looks to put her clients’ interests first whether that’s being a family lawyer in Brisbane or a conveyancing solicitor.

Aside from a love of property law, Miranda also enjoys being a family law solicitor and has volunteered at the Pine Rivers Community Legal Centre providing family law advice.

Law Clerk – Construction Law and Arbitration

Duncan Brown

Duncan joined Becker Watt in February 2019 as a paralegal, having previously worked at a boutique construction law firm. Prior to working in the legal industry Duncan worked in the construction industry for 13 years, beginning his apprenticeship in 2004 and working as a carpenter/joiner and site supervisor on residential, commercial and defence projects.

Duncan completed his law degree at Macquarie University in NSW and subsequently completed a graduate diploma of legal practice with the College of Law in Brisbane. He will be looking to be admitted as a solicitor in August 2019.

Because of his background in construction, Duncan has a keen interest in construction law and recognises the importance of meeting deadlines in construction contracts.

Duncan’s other specific areas of interest include taxation and insolvency law. He has also previously worked on family, domestic violence and criminal law matters.

Law Clerk – Construction Law and Arbitration

 Philip Coates

Philip joined the team in June 2019 having completed a placement with Becker Watt Lawyers as part of the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PLT).

Having studied Law a little later in life, Philip brings a wealth of experience in marketing and client management and has previously completed a combined degree in Psychology and Sociology, which he studied in his native Manchester.

Philip has always had a keen interest in law which he attributes to the fact his Father served as a Magistrate in the UK for over 20 years, so you could say the law is in his genes!

Philip looks to continue to develop as a Brisbane Construction Solicitor once admitted to the profession in August 2019. He also has a passion for arbitration along with dispute resolution.

Paralegal – Construction Law and Arbitration

Alycia Mills

Alycia is currently studying law at QUT and is hoping to practice commercial law once she is admitted. Alycia predominantly works with our arbitration and building & construction law team. She also assists in contract disputes, debt recovery and property law matters as required. Alycia demonstrates strengths which could lead her to a career as a property lawyer or family law solicitor. Alycia has an excellent breadth of knowledge and shows the qualities required to become a top Brisbane lawyer in the future.

Paralegal – Construction Law and Arbitration

Keegan Scerri

Keegan is currently in the penultimate semester of his Bachelor of Laws at Bond University.  Keegan joined the Becker Watt Lawyers team in September 2018 as a paralegal working alongside the disputes and litigation team.  Keegan has an eye for detail and works tirelessly to get the job done to perfection to ensure absolute client satisfaction.

Before joining the Becker Watt Lawyers team, Keegan ran his own business where he gained imperative skills through being mentored and his experiences to become a future leader.  Keegan is passionate about helping other people, and this was evident when he was elected President of the Bond University Red Cross Society.  Keegan has also volunteered with the Riding for the Disabled Association where he had previously served as a committee member.

Keegan aspires to be a successful litigator and mediator one day.  The areas of law that are of interest to Keegan are –

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Disputes and Litigation
  • Construction, Development and Infrastructure
  • Business Innovation and Strategy
  • Startups & Franchising
  • Intellectual Property – Trademarks
  • Personal Property & Securities Register – PPSR

Some amazing cafes surround our office, and luckily, Keegan loves a good brew.

Visit our office and let’s have a chat.

Paralegal – Property Law/Administration

Tahlia Esparon

Tahlia joined Becker Watt Lawyers in September 2018 and is a valuable member of the Becker Watt team. She comes from a customer service background and puts this into practice on a daily basis. Tahlia strives to provide excellent service and always ensures our clients’ needs and interests are her top priority.

Tahlia is currently completing her law degree at QUT and is hoping to practice as a family law solicitor once she is admitted. She is also potentially interested in pursuing a career in property law and native title law.

Tahlia is a strong and dedicated member of our team. She has all of the attributes required to one day become an excellent Brisbane Family lawyer.