Our team


The team that delivers

Dominique Harvey

Legal Practitioner Director

As the Director of Elliott & Harvey Lawyers, Dominique is committed to getting the best results for our clients.   Dominique is known for her ability to identify the core issues and provide practical and cost-effective strategies to our clients’ legal issues.

Dominique holds a Bachelor of Laws and International Business and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2010.  Dominique completed her tertiary degrees at Griffith University and participated in scholared exchange programmes at Wuhan University, China and Lund University, Sweden, and studied jurisprudence and European law.

Dominique is a general practice lawyer and is at the forefront of all cases of the firm.  Notable areas of interest are family law, estates, property, commercial, and all types of disputes.

Areas of Practice: All Areas

Contact: dominique@ehlaw.com.au

David Taplin

Lawyer | Consultant

Prior to being a Consultant at Elliott & Harvey, David was Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of Macarthur Minerals Limited, an Australian Toronto Stock Exchange listed iron ore lithium and gold junior mining company. David has held senior executive positions for ASX, Toronto Stock Exchange listed companies and Government Owned Corporations including as CEO, General Counsel, Company Secretary, CFO and in Corporate Development.

David has experience in mining projects across the globe including Western Australia, Queensland, Northern Territory, USA, Canada and Africa, for various minerals including iron ore, coal, lithium, gold, and uranium.

David has particular expertise in advising listed company boards, having being a director and secretary of numerous listed companies. This includes advising on Corporations Act and ASX Listing Rules including in relation to fund raising, related party transactions, corporate governance, directors’ duties, corporate meetings and procedure, financial and continuous disclosure.

David has experience in dealing with foreign stock exchanges including the Toronto Stock Exchange, OTCQX and Canadian and US Securities Laws. This includes advising on mineral project disclosure in accordance with JORC Code and Canadian National Instrument 43-101.

Areas of Practice: Mergers and Acquisitions, Divestitures, Capital Raisings, Joint Ventures, Corporate Finance Transactions and Corporate Governance

Contact: david@ehlaw.com.au

Kara Burgess


Kara completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts in Behavioural Science in 2007 at Griffith University. Prior to joining Elliott & Harvey, Kara obtained her qualifications in a medium sized firm before commencing her career in a boutique law firm where she spent six years practising in all areas of litigation, family law and personal injuries.

Kara has a vast range of experience and has been involved in large matrimonial property matters including applications for variation of Court Orders and matters involving property held internationally, a high profile property development trial, franchise dispute trials, and trials for declarations of interests in property.  She also has strong track record of bringing litigious, family law and personal injuries matters to a successful resolution without the need to incur the expense of a trial.

Areas of Practice: Civil & Commercial Litigation, Personal Injuries, Family Law and Estate Litigation

Contact: kara@ehlaw.com.au

Gary Kliger


Gary has Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from Melbourne University from the 1970’s. He came to Brisbane from Melbourne in 1999 and has no intention of going back, as Brisbane is a very fine place to live and work.

His areas of practice include Wills and Estates administration, Retail and Commercial Leasing, several areas of commercial enquiry and the general commercial drafting of varying types of documents such as shareholders’ agreements, share sales, security documents and similar commercial matters.

Gary enjoys dealing with people and the pursuit of a win-win for the parties in commercial law is something that he finds particularly energising.

Areas of Practice: Wills & Estates, Leasing & Commercial Law

Contact: gary@ehlaw.com.au

Lisa Zimmerman


Lisa has over 27 years experience in the legal profession.  Lisa commenced her career in legal secretarial and thanks to her high level of interest and aptitude in property, has continued to progress in her career development.  Lisa has worked in conveyancing for over 16 years at Elliott & Harvey.  Lisa’s strong work ethic, commitment to her clients and personable approach have meant that she has been involved in several thousand property sales and purchases for our long-standing and growing client base.  Lisa is particularly strong in her organisational skills, “first-time right” approach and high attention to detail.   She likes to be one step ahead to ensure a smooth transaction for her clients.

Areas of Practice: Conveyancing

Contact: lisa@ehlaw.com.au

Brent Clements


Brent obtained a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Finance from the University of Queensland in 2018. At university, Brent studied abroad at École Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers in France and The University of Vienna in Austria; where he received a diploma in International Arbitration. During university Brent focused primarily on commercial law, taxation law and insolvency law and did his honours paper in the field of insolvency law.

Since graduating, Brent obtained his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, and was subsequently admitted to the legal profession as a solicitor in January of 2019. Brent has worked for Elliott & Harvey for over three years now covering all of the many legal fields serviced at Elliott & Harvey. Since being admitted as a solicitor, his areas of practice have been primarily Family Law and both Civil and Commercial Litigation.

Brent enjoys getting to know clients in order to achieve the best result for their own personal circumstances.

Areas of Practice: Family Law, Litigation, Commercial Law, Estates

Contact: brent@ehlaw.com.au


Ready to work with us?

You can rely on us to guide you through what is a complex legal system and bring your legal matters, no matter how complicated or simple, to a resolution.

Request a consult