Behind the façade of the 1896 heritage-listed Old Butcher Shop in North Street, Childers, is something you may not expect to find. Lovingly restored by Kim Dorrian and her husband Matt is Dorrian Law, the town’s only locally-owned law firm. It’s fresh, modern and welcoming. Across the whole office there is a sense of ease.
It’s a feeling Legal Practitioner Director Kim has deliberately tried to create – a sense of legal ease, not ‘legalese’.
“We deal with legal matters on a day-to-day basis, but we understand that most of our clients don’t. So it’s important to us to handle legal matters in a way that is as painless as possible. Our aim is to make everything easy to understand,” Kim said.
“We are here to help you achieve the outcome you want, by providing practical and no-nonsense solutions.”
Kim has been practising law in Queensland since 2011. After working in both large and small firms, she relocated to Childers in 2013 so Matt could run the family farm. After returning from maternity leave in 2019, Kim decided to open her own law office in town to provide legal support and services to the local community.
Kim is supported by a close-knit team; solicitor Stephanie Howell, paralegal Karen Pitcher and secretary Kerry Nichol.
“At Dorrian Law we deal with the most frequently-arising legal matters, such as estate planning and wills, property law and conveyancing, agribusiness, commercial leasing and business sales,” Kim said.
“We will also travel up to 30 minutes to see clients at their homes or businesses if need be. We also travel out west to Gayndah regularly.”