Our clients value our down to earth, personable, professional and collaborative approach to matters and the ability to easily access our services. We understand what is involved in operating a business and work with our clients to ensure our services are provided in a manner that suits their needs.
We are committed to providing our clients with personal, timely and cost effective services and to delivering high quality legal advice, practical options and business solutions. Our strong values are the foundation of our practice and underpin the close relationships we have with our clients. We pride ourselves on having a referral based business.
We know our clients’ challenges and endeavour to provide our clients with peace of mind, a clear understanding of their legal obligations and protection against legal risks.
Our clients’ business is our business.
We’re happy to discuss your legal needs. Please contact us.
Steven Stoddart - Director
Steven has over 35 years legal practice experience in commercial, healthcare, business and property matters. His early career specialisation in taxation provided the foundation and direction for Steven’s move into the commercial and small to medium business fields of practice and has proven invaluable in dealing with complex legal and financial transactions.
Steven recognises the importance of understanding the needs of each client and of having a close working relationship with them. His practice is built on the simple basics of being available, contactable, doing what needs to be done when it needs to be done and having a genuine concern for his clients and the outcomes that affect his clients. Testimony to this is that Steven’s first clients from early in his career remain his clients today.
Steven’s experience includes several years looking at commercial transactions and legal matters from the client’s side of the desk where his now pragmatic and practical commercial approach developed through working in the commercial environment and dealing with challenges and issues that businesses face every day.
Steven regularly advises on complicated commercial and property transactions, the complexities of the ownership and operation of healthcare businesses and healthcare services, and on all aspects of franchising law. Steven is one of only a few lawyers in Australia who has advised on and evolved with the six successive Government Guild Community Pharmacy Agreements and Pharmacy Location Rules and who has extensive experience dealing with State and Federal authorities and regulatory boards responsible for healthcare professionals and pharmacies.
Steven has enjoyed and learnt from the experiences of where his commercial practice has taken him. From those experiences comes Steven’s practice traits of perseverance, putting the effort in, finding solutions and resolving disputes.
Ph: 07 3370 0207
Sarah Stoddart - Director
BBoard bothSarah is an experienced lawyer who focuses on healthcare, employment and general commercial matters. Her experience includes several years practice at a global law firm and a secondment to a large, public company as in-house legal counsel.
Following in her father’s career footsteps, Sarah regularly advises on commercial transactions, regulatory compliance issues and leasing matters. She also has extensive experience with applications to the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority and the Department of Health.
Sarah advises both employers and employees on matters concerning all stages of the employment relationship including developing workplace policies, drafting employment contracts, assisting with the management of ill or injured employees, conducting workplace investigations and advising on issues relating to performance management and termination. Her employment law experience also extends to advising pharmacists and pharmacy owners on disciplinary matters and investigations.
Sarah’s passion and interest in her practice stem from her desire to work closely with her clients to assist them to establish and grow their businesses. Sarah considers matters from an all-round perspective and endeavours to provide practical and viable solutions to legal issues.
In addition to her role as both a Board Director and Chair of the Governance Sub-Committee of the Queensland Alliance for Mental Health, Sarah regularly speaks at conferences, delivers workplace trainings and educational sessions and offers guidance on issues facing current or prospective business owners.
Ph: 07 3370 0208
Keltie Mitchell - Lawyer
Keltie is a newly admitted solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland. Keltie completed her law degree at the University of Canberra before relocating to Queensland. Before joining Stoddart Legal, Keltie worked for a law firm in north Queensland where she gained considerable experience in residential conveyancing matters.
She decided to practice law because she enjoys assisting individuals to understand their legal rights in various aspects of their businesses and lives. She also has a keen interest in legal research and law reform, and understanding how that affects both individuals and the broader community.
Keltie assists both Steven Stoddart and Sarah Stoddart with general commercial matters, conveyancing matters and pharmacy matters including applications to the Australian Community Pharmacy Authority.
Keltie is a member of both the Queensland Law Society and Queensland Young Lawyers.
Ph: 07 3370 0202