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Russell Beer

Consultant | Commercial Law

You know those people you come across where the moment they open their mouth to speak they immediately capture the attention of everyone in the room, that is Russell Beer. A former Owner and Director of MacDonnells Law, Russell really is the epitome of everything our Firm is and strives to be. With a rich 20+ year history working in the commercial and government advisory space, Russell has an innate ability to communicate even the most complex of problems in a way that has you wondering why it was even a problem in the first place. A significant contributor to the Cairns and Tablelands community, Russell has co-founded and chaired various foundations, boards and committees in the health, sporting and governance sectors across Queensland.

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial and business law, with a focus on structuring and business dissolution
  • Acquisitions and disposals, contracts, procurement and probity

Qualifications & memberships

  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of South Australia in 1982
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, 1992
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, South Australian Institute of Technology, 1982
  • Bachelor of Laws, Adelaide University, 1981
  • Member, Taxation Institute of Australia  
  • Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors 
  • Chair, Roman Catholic Diocese of Cairns 
  • Former Chair, AFL Cairns
  • Former Board Member, Cairns Chapter of the Property Council of Australia
  • Former Board Member, Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority 
  • Former Member, Marine and Tropical Science Research Facility Ministerial Advisory Council
  • Life Member, AFL Cairns