About SLQ

History

The genesis of Strata Legal Queensland was in 2011 in the Whitsundays. Shane McLean then principal of Whitsunday Law focused mainly on commercial litigation.

The law firm was a multi-disciplined firm focused on property and commercial work. At that time local strata managers suggested Shane should focus more on levy collection as the service he provided and success rate was far above that which other law firms were providing in the market.

From that start the practice quickly evolved and the levy collection work expanded far and wide over Queensland. It became the only area of law Shane wanted to practice in.

In September 2015 we opened the Brisbane office of Strata Legal Queensland dealing solely in levy collection. Shane sold the Whitsunday Law practice in February 2016 to long-time colleague Kellee Fogg.

Since then Strata Legal Queensland has stood alone with our main office in Spring Hill and with a small office in the Whitsundays.

Shane McLean

Shane was born and raised in Bendigo in Central Victoria before moving to Melbourne to study science. He attended the University of Melbourne and obtained a science degree and Diploma of Education.

He then commenced teaching physical education and science for several years before returning to study.

In 1990 after working full time and studying full time for four years he completed his honours Degree in Law from the country’s leading law school the University of Melbourne. In 1995 he completed a Masters of Law (Corporations and Securities) again at University of Melbourne.

In 1991 he commenced his legal career as an Articled Clerk with Blake Dawson and Waldron (now Ashurst) in the Melbourne office of what was then Australia’s second largest law firm.

After focussing on commercial litigation and corporation’s law for several years he then made the move to the Whitsundays in 1994. For 20 years he was a partner and then principal of Whitsunday Law before his passion for levy collection led him to expand his practice to cover the Queensland State.

Shane enjoys keeping fit, watching all AFL – Carlton in particular, along with sport in general. Movies, live comedy and dining out – round out his favourite activities.

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