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Gill & Lane Solicitors

At Gill & Lane we pride ourselves on our expert knowledge of Wills and Estates as well as our comprehensive experience in a number of general areas of the law.

Gill & Lane is the union of two firms, the first being established in Sandgate by Mr Colin Moles in the early 1930’s and the second, founded by Mr Bert Warren in 1948.

Our longevity comes from a love for what we do and a commitment to the Sandgate on Sea community around us. We provide our clients with personal service and are renowned for our accessibility and excellent communication. We are passionate about our community which includes families, small business owners, sporting and voluntary associations.

We welcome the opportunity to demonstrate our professionalism to you, your friends and associates.


Greg Lane


Greg Lane

Greg is the Principal of the Firm, practising in the areas of Wills, Estates, Residential and Commercial Property, Leasing, Small Business, Personal Succession Planning and Sports Law.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Queensland and gained his initial legal qualifications through the Barristers’ Admission Board Examinations, while employed by the Public Trustee and the Crown Law Office. He was admitted to practice as a Barrister at Law in December 1980. He gained a Masters of Applied Law (Wills and Estates) from the College of Law in 2013 and is the only Queenslander to hold this Degree

Greg began practising  in Sandgate in December 1980 and was initially employed by Graham Gill, later joining him as a partner in April 1983. He has been in practice in his own right since December 1983.

Greg’s commitment to community is reflected in his involvement in a number of organisations, sponsoring sporting teams and cultural activities in the Sandgate district. He is a Queensland Law Society Approved Mediator, a member of the Australian New Zealand Sports Law Association and the Law Council of Australia and a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners.




Michelle Tesch

Michelle is an Associate of the Firm. She is a pragmatic lawyer and is passionate about her community.

Since becoming a lawyer in 2016, Michelle has facilitated numerous commercial and residential property transactions all across Australia.

Her clients have included individuals, companies, corporations, bodies corporate and government.

Gill & Lane Solicitors is a busy suburban practice where Michelle is helping people in the Sandgate and surrounding areas with business sales and purchases, commercial property and leasing, estate planning and conveyancing. Michelle is efficient and supportive and delivers a personalised service with a practical and knowledgeable approach.

Gill & Lane is a division of Murdoch Lawyers, and Michelle can also connect you with accredited specialists and other experienced professionals across multiple practice areas, including family law, future planning, business and employment law and dispute resolution.

The Gill & Lane team are committed to making a difference in the community through engagement and involvement and by providing access to exceptional legal services. Call Michelle today to discuss how we can help you.





Jenni Stevens

As the Estate Administration Manager at Gill & Lane, Jenni prides herself on helping clients navigate the difficult and unknown.

Jenni is renowned for her down-to-earth and unique personal touch as well as exceptional customer service.

She has worked in legal firms for more than 35 years, and specifically in the Bayside area since 1979.

While Jenni’s experience has spanned many legal areas including family and criminal law, litigation, shipping, conveyancing and commercial law, she prefers Estate Administration. Her greatest satisfaction is helping people in their time of need and making difficult times, less difficult.

Jenni recognises that the Estate Administration process can seem overwhelming and confusing with many people not knowing where to start.

Her role is to simplify and streamline the process as much as possible, while remaining accessible and keeping the lines of communication open.




Donna Fairbanks

When it comes to managing the legal aspects of purchasing or selling property, you’re in good hands with Donna.

Donna has been the Conveyancing Manager at Gill & Lane for the past nine years and has worked in legal firms in Brisbane, the ACT and New South Wales for more than 30 years.

Whether your property is residential or commercial, Donna will navigate the complex conveyancing process and ensure the transaction runs as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

Donna recognises that purchasing property, particularly your own home, is one of the most important transactions of your life. Donna will walk you through all of the steps required from the signing of the contract to completion.

Donna is a Commissioner for Declarations and can assist with the witnessing and certification of documents.


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