Our People

Dale & Fallu is a long established Ipswich firm with more than 74 years of professional experience.

Our team of highly qualified professionals provides a wide range of experience and expertise for both individuals and businesses and can assist you across all areas of general law

Paul Fallu

Paul was admitted as a solicitor in 1966 whereupon he became a partner in the firm with his father and founder of the firm Philip Bernard Fallu.  He has been in continuous practice for 44 years.  During this period, he has held roles as Senior Counsellor with the Queensland Law Society, a Member of the West Moreton Regional Community Corrections Board including its President, President of the Ipswich and District Law Association, Tribunal Member of the Confederation of Australian Motor Sport and Member of the National Appeals Tribunal of that Confederation.

Paul has also been a long time Trustee and Chairman of the Ipswich Grammar School.

Paul's professional interests encompass a wide range of legal experience in commercial activities including in the mining industry and corporate litigation.

Paul maintains a strong attachment to the firm and his expertise and experience continues to be in demand.

Bill Leather

Bill was admitted as a solicitor in 1983 and has practiced as a solicitor for in excess of 27 years, and as a partner for the last 23 years. He has considerable experience in general legal practice, particularly small business, family and commercial matters. His broad range of experience can provide clients with authoriative and practical advice in a range of legal matters. He is actively involved in numerous community organisations, providing his time and bringing with him the benefit of his many years of experience.

David Love

David has been admitted since 1996, and joined Dale & Fallu as a partner in 2005 having worked predominatly in general practice in firms at Ipswich and the Gold Coast since 1994. 

David has been involved in a wide range of legal work including Personal Injury Claims, Class Actions, Estate Matters, Criminal and Family Law as well as providing advice to Business and Property owners.  David is keenly interested in developing the firm's area of practice in Compensation for Compulsory Acquisition of land by government.

Joshua Sheaffe

Joshua is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, and practices exclusively in the areas of civil litigation and personal injuries law. He keenly pursues claims for injured parties including workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence claims, public liability actions, slip and fall cases, aviation accidents and fatal accident claims.

Josh commenced with Dale & Fallu in 2009, and is a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. The Australian Lawyers Alliance is an association of lawyers and other professionals dedicated to the protection and promotion of justice, freedom and the rights of the individual. Josh annually attends the Queensland Personal Injuries Conference, and keeps himself abreast of the latest changes and developments in his area of practice.

Melissa Yates

Melissa has a professional background both in law and accounting/taxation.  She holds undergraduate degrees in Law and Science (Biotechnology) as well as completing a Masters degree in Professional Accounting.  After joining the firm in 2004, Melissa completed her Articles and was admitted to practice in January 2007.  Melissa currently dedicates herself to the area of Wills, Estates and Succession planning, providing clients with compassionate, practical assistance in estate  planning, whilst also being in a unique position to provide commercial and business clients with informed Succession advice in a commercial context due to her blend of accounting and legal experience and knowledge.
Melissa has had considerable experience on the management committees and councils of many not-for-profit organisations and her unique blend of skills and experience enables her to provide comprehensive advice in many areas of business management, succession and commercial transactions.  Having made contributions to the Ipswich Independent Youth Service Inc., the Ipswich Women's Centre Against Domestic Violence Inc. and the Bremer TAFE Council - Melissa is dedicated to the local Ipswich community and it's development as a thriving city.

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