Meet our experienced team in Maroochydore


About us

Argon Law is a commercial law firm, based in Maroochydore servicing the Sunshine Coast, Noosa, the hinterland and surrounds.

Our vision is to deliver outstanding quality at a reasonable cost and always, to delight our clients. We aim to be the counsel you keep.

We dedicate ourselves to these values:

  • We will work hard for our clients, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. We treat our clients' business as though it is our own.
  • We actively promote our clients and look for ways to grow the value of their businesses and improve their lives.
  • For our firm, we will foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and will encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty.
  • For our community, we will continue our long tradition of service and leadership.

Mission Statement

Giving the best of ourselves....

Argon Law is committed to giving back to the communities it serves. Whether it's providing volunteer legal advice, supporting the growth of tertiary education, or helping fund vital support to those with illness and physical disabilities, John Gallagher and his team believe the expression “good corporate citizenship” must be tangible, meaningful and collaborative.

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John Gallagher

0403 055 522

John Gallagher is the founder of Argon Law.  He has extensive experience in commercial and property law as well as wills and estate planning.

A highly qualified lawyer with more than 30 years' experience, John is motivated by helping clients to achieve commercially beneficial, tax effective and efficient outcomes which give them both certainty and legal protection.  His clients include both business owners and private clients as well as local authorities primarily across the Sunshine Coast, Noosa and the hinterland.

John’s focus is on strong client relationships. He wants to service clients that value his input in major business decisions and transactions.

John actively promotes his clients and looks for ways to grow the value of their businesses and improve their lives.

Feel confident in contacting John today to discuss your matter in confidence.  

Dan Michels Senior Solicitor Argon Law

Dan Michels

Senior Solicitor
07 5443 9988

Dan joined the Argon Law team in 2018 from Brisbane bringing with him key experience in property, commercial, health and employment law, and intellectual property law.  He is a commercial property lawyer with 15 years’ experience in private practice, government and in-house advisory.

Throughout his career, Dan has successfully worked on many complex commercial property transactions.  He has strong technical, communication and negotiation skills and a proven track record of professional diligence and ethical practice.  Dan strives to achieve favourable outcomes for his clients.

In Australia and abroad, Dan’s extensive experience includes large-scale business resumptions, procurement and tendering, business sales and purchases, commercial conveyancing, leasing, asset restructures, advice on the protection and infringement of intellectual property, and employment law matters for employers and employees.

Call Dan today for qualified and experienced legal advice.

Michaela Duke, Solicitor, Argon Law

Michaela Duke

07 5443 9988

Michaela brings to Argon Law more than 9 years’ experience as a commercial and property lawyer.  

Michaela acts for business owners and private clients in a broad range of commercial transactions including leasing, property purchases, property sales and business transactions.

She has a particular interest in wills, deceased estates and estate planning and structuring.  Michaela enjoys being able to help clients during what can be a stressful and emotional time by providing prompt, honest and timely advice.

As a sessional lecturer and tutor at the University of the Sunshine Coast, Michaela places great value on providing real-world knowledge and experience to law students.

Michaela prides herself on being approachable and working with her clients to achieve the best possible outcomes.

Michaela welcomes the opportunity to assist you with your legal matters.


Sue Cracknell

Conveyancing Clerk
07 5443 9988

Sue Cracknell has been working in the law industry for over 20 years.

Sue commenced her legal career as a Private Legal Secretary dealing in the areas of conveyancing, mortgages, plan of subdivisions, loan agreements, wills, powers of attorney and lease agreements.

Since 2004 Sue has been working solely in the area of conveyancing dealing with all aspects of a conveyancing transaction from the initial signing of contracts through to settlement.

Sue’s professional approach and experience will ensure your conveyancing transaction runs smoothly and is completed on time.

Janene Andrews

Janene Andrews

Legal Assistant
07 5443 9988

Janene Andrews is the powerhouse of Argon Law headquarters. Her focus is on maintaining trusting, strong relationships and she has the experience required to do so.

Janene has been working as a senior administrator in the law industry for the past seventeen years.

Janene's legal career has included legal administration and conveyancing in commercial property, strata titling, planning and development, in respected firms from Melbourne and Darwin to the Sunshine Coast.

For the past ten years, Janene has provided invaluable professional support to John Gallagher and his commercial and private clients, in the practice areas of commercial, property, tax and estate planning.

She is passionate about making sure clients are happy at all times so if there's anything we can do to make your experience more enjoyable call Janene.

Kylie Farrelly

Receptionist and Legal Assistant
07 5443 9988

Kylie Farrelly has been working in the law industry for over 10 years as a Legal Assistant. Kylie comes from a hospitality background managing a front office and reservations team prior to working in law, making efficient and excellent customer service her number one priority.

Kylie’s legal career has included legal administration in commercial leasing, wills and estates and litigation with a number of boutique firms on the Sunshine Coast.

She has lived on the Sunshine Coast her whole life. Kylie loves living near the beach, the lovely weather and the community feel.

Kylie enjoys going to the gym and is currently completing her Certificate III and IV in fitness. She enjoys spending time with her young family, going to the beach and is a passionate Formula 1 spectator!

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Lisa Toy

07 5443 9988

Lisa Toy has been working in the law industry for over twenty five years.

In this time, Lisa has worn many hats and as a result, has the ability to manage complex financial and legal administrative processes whilst smiling!  Her career has seen her in PA, conveyancing and bookkeeping to senior management roles with respected firms from Sydney to London and the Sunshine Coast.

Lisa prides herself on professional integrity and is always happy to take time to assist you.

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