Debbie started with Sykes Pearson Miller in 1997. Debbie started as secretary, and then moved to PA for Drew Pearson, then on to Michael Sobey as PA, and now works as a very busy Paralegal in the Commercial team.
Celebrating over 2o years working with Sykes Pearson Miller, Debbie specialises in all facets of commercial leasing (i.e. new leases, extension and variation of leases, assignment of leases, agreements for lease) and works closely with the estate law team on probate and estate administration matters. She is also a Commissioner for Declarations.
Whilst she is not at work she spends her time looking after 2 very energetic boys who themselves would one day like to join Nitro Circus (much to her horror).
Debbie loves living on property in the hinterland of Noosa where she can leisurely ride her horse through the forests tracks.
If she's not doing that, Debbie is enjoying the beach with her kids or on the occasion camping in the great outdoors.
COVID -19 Lease Legislation Summary
RETAIL SHOP LEASES AND OTHER COMMERCIAL LEASES (COVID-19 EMERGENCY RESPONSE) REGULATION 2020 (QLD)2020 - SUMMARY OF LEGISLATION Initial Comments On 28 May 2020, the Retail Shop Leases and Other Commercial Leases (COVID-19 Emergency Response) Regulation 2020 (Qld) (“the Regulation”) was introduced into Queensland law. Taking a few weeks longer than anticipated, the Regulation went beyond what was expected, or at least what was noted by the Mandatory Code of Conduct. The Regulation has a very tenant favoured basis, and grants some significant powers, even going as far to provide avenues for landlords and tenants to be ordered to pay compensation by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (“QCAT”) if their conduct during the COVID-19 pandemic in negotiating rent is deemed unconscionable or is not in good faith.View All News