Prominent Brisbane solicitor joins Bennett & Philp Lawyers

Welcome to prominent Brisbane solicitor Bill Purcell who has joined Bennett & Philp Lawyers as a Director and will add his expertise to the firm’s Real Estate section.

Bill has joined the firm from Purcell Fox and brought his team with him and also brings with him the long-standing firm name of Purcell Chadwick Skelly which he founded in 1967.

Bennett & Philp’s official letterhead will now include “Incorporating Purcell Chadwick & Skelly”.

Bill, an Accredited Property Law Specialist, a QLS Senior Counsellor, was awarded the Queensland Law Society’s President’s Medal in 2015 for services to the legal profession.

During his extensive career, he has practised over a broad range of legal fields – ranging across finance and securities, commercial litigation, property litigation, town planning applications and appeals, contract disputes, valuation objections and appeals, wills and deceased estates and the application of property law.

At present, Bill’s principal areas of practice are contract (including landlord and tenant) disputes, industrial, commercial and residential conveyancing and unit and land development.

He and his team will expand Bennett & Philp’s legal services for all matters which relate to property including real estate, property and property development and stamp duty.

His move to Bennett & Philp caps an extensive career which began when he graduated with the degree of Master of Laws from the University of Queensland and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1965. He was subsequently also admitted as a solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Until 2015, Bill practised in the firm of Purcell, Chadwick & Skelly, which he founded in 1967. In late 2015, Purcell, Chadwick & Skelly and Fox Certare amalgamated and became Purcell Fox.


Bill Purcell is a Director at Bennett & Philp Lawyers