Solicitors & Conveyancers

Conveyancing Matters

Whether you are buying or selling a residential property, strata property or rural property, including the buying or selling of Water Access Licences, we have experienced staff and professionals available to advise and efficiently and successfully see you through the transaction.

Estates & Probate

We have vast experience in handling the administration of Estates, including Grants of Probate.  Our friendly and empathetic staff will assist you during this difficult and challenging time to make the process of losing a loved one as smooth and streamline as possible.

Wills, Powers of Attorney & Enduring Guardians

Our extensive experience and expertise allows us to assist you and your family in all matters relating to the preparation and completion of Wills, as well as the preparation of documentation such as Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardians.

Property Matters

We also have the knowledge and expertise to help guide you through all other areas of property law including succession planning, leases and resolving disputes.

General Areas of Law

If you require assistance in a more generalised area of law, other than those referred to above, we are more than happy to assist you with your queries and concerns and we encourage you to contact us in that regard.

Business Services

We are here to assist you with the buying and selling of businesses, Commercial Leases and Company & Partnership affairs.

Don't Be Shy

Drop us a line anytime, and one of our staff members will respond to you as soon as possible.

Our Staff

Lucy Thomas is a Director/Solicitor of the Firm.  She was admitted to practice in 2004, joining the Firm shortly thereafter, and became a partner with Michael Baxter in 2009.  Lucy has vast experience in legal issues affecting our rural and regional clients.  Lucy is based in our Trangie office and travels to Gunnedah on a fortnightly basis.

Rachael Hopkins is a Director of the Firm.  She is also the Office Manager and Legal Assistant to Lucy Thomas.  Rachael has been with the Firm since 2004 and has extensive knowledge and experience in the industry to assist all our clients.

Natalie Walters is the Firm’s Senior Licensed Conveyancer and has been with the Firm since March 2004.  Natalie has worked in western New South Wales, Gunnedah and internationally as a Paralegal and/or Licensed Conveyancer and has 27 years’ experience in the industry.

Kelly Warren is a Solicitor with the Firm and was admitted to practice in 2008.  Kelly travels to our Coolah office on Thursdays.

Christian Khilla is a Solicitor with the Firm and was admitted to practice in 2016.

John O’Brien is based in Canberra however is retained by the Firm as a Consultant.  John is available to assist the Firm with more complex and litigious matters encompassing his legal expertise.

Ashlee Kelly is one of the Firm’s Licensed Conveyancers.  Ashlee also assists the other Professional Staff with Estate and other matters.

Dusty Hughes is the Legal Assistant to our Solicitor, Kelly Warren and also provides additional support to our Professional Staff.

Gai Smith works to provide support and assistance to our Licensed Conveyancer, Natalie Walters and has in excess of 20 years’ experience working in the legal industry as a senior Legal Assistant.

Kate Mainey is the Legal Assistant to our Licensed Conveyancer, Natalie Walters.  Kate brings many years of experience to the Firm.

Sally Whitfield is one of our Legal Assistants and is also the Firm’s Account Manager and Book Keeper.

Kyra Carlyon is the Firm’s Trainee and provides office support to all members of the Firm.

Office Locations

Gunnedah Office

Phone: (02) 6742 0588

Fax: (02) 6742 6033


Address: 243 Conadilly Street (PO Box 567 and DX 6202) Gunnedah NSW 2380

Business Hours: Monday to Friday 9.00am to 1.00pm and 2.00pm to 5.00pm

Trangie Office

Phone: (02) 6888 8755

Fax: (02) 6742 6033


Address: 10 Dandaloo Street (PO Box 112) Trangie NSW 2823

Business Hours: By appointment on Mondays

Coolah Office

Phone: (02) 6377 1399

Fax: (02) 6742 6033


Address: 74 Binnia Street Coolah NSW 2843

Business Hours: By appointment on Thursdays

Contact Us

For more information about WA Baxter, or how we can help you, please contact us on the following details, or simply fill in the contact form below.

Thanks and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Phone: (02) 6742 0588

Fax: (02) 6742 6033


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