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Our People


Colin Hardie
Principal, LLB (UQ) / B. Econ Hons (Sydney)

Colin has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and native title law gained whilst in private practice and as the Principal Legal Officer of a Native Title Representative Body. For nearly thirty years Colin has been an advocate for Indigenous people in the area of Indigenous Law. Colin established Just Us Lawyers in 2001. Colin is well qualified to conduct all facets of the practice including native title, agreement making, post-determination governance and serving the legal needs of all his individual, collective and business clients. Colin is a recommended lawyer in Doyle’s Guide to Queensland’s Leading Native Title Lawyers. As Principal of Just Us Lawyers, Colin manages commercial aspects of the practice and attends to client work. Colin is always available to discuss any new or continuing matters that Just Us Lawyers is conducting.




Ted Besley
Special Counsel, LLB, BCom (GU)

Ted has over twenty years continuous experience in Indigenous law and policy in Queensland. He has worked for a diverse range of employers from Native Title Representative Bodies, the Queensland Government to the private sector.   Ted is listed as a leading lawyer in Doyle’s Guide to Queensland’s Leading Native Title Lawyers.  Ted has either acted for or conducted consultation with many native title claim and other Indigenous groups throughout Queensland building extensive professional contacts and relationships. In the post-determination environment, he has established and assisted many Native Title Bodies Corporate. Ted has also worked on policy development and legislative reform, tenure dealings and legal problem solving in relation to land and waters under Queensland’s property, land rights and cultural heritage legislation. In addition to claims resolution work, Ted has considerable experience in commercial work involving future act/cultural heritage compliance and associated agreement making.


Dylan Whinn
Senior Solicitor,  LLB, Grad Dip Leg Prac

Dylan was admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2013. He practices in the areas of commercial law, property law, business transactions, commercial leasing, civil litigation, wills and estate planning/administration, and general law.  Dylan provides legal advice to resolve contractual disputes and provides clients with necessary pre-contract advice when buying or selling property.  Dylan has experience assisting clients in reaching practical solutions to complex legal issues, including off the plan sale contracts, advice to independent enterprises, in addition to various general enquiries that arise in day-to-day situations, protecting the interests of his clients.


Nikki Barry
Office Manager / Paralegal (JP Qual)

Nikki Barry has more than 20 years’ experience as a Paralegal in the areas of Native Title, Commercial & Industrial Law, Wills, Estates, Criminal and Family Law matters.  Nikki has returned to the legal industry after owning a number of retail businesses and managing the administration team of a rural hospital.  Nikki is a Qualified Justice of the Peace.