HEAD OFFICE STAFF
Pharmacis Canning Lawyers is committed to providing personal and compassionate service in your legal matter. Our community based offices are welcoming and our friendly staff greet every client with a smile. Please contact us to find out more information.
George Constantine Pharmacis
George is the Principal Lawyer of a thriving legal practice. He has experience as a Solicitor practicing in multiple areas of law, particularly Family Law. He has a broad range of experience helping clients in all facets of family law, including: parenting and property matters, child support, spousal maintenance, financial agreements and de facto relationship matters. George provides a personal and tailored approach to all of his clients.
George is also an excellent Business lawyer with many years’ experience in all aspects of business law. Whether it be establishing new businesses, franchises and copyrights or successfully resolving commercial disputes and litigation, George can help you.
After completing a Bachelor of Laws degree, George undertook a Post-Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Bond University and was admitted as a legal practitioner in both the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia.
George currently serves as Treasurer of Robina Community Legal Centre Inc, Committee Member of Community Legal Centres Queensland and is a member of the Queensland Law Society, Family Law Practitioner’s Association of Queensland, and Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia.
In recognition of his devotion and commitment to the community, he was recently awarded ‘Volunteer of the Year 2018’ by the Robina Community Legal Centre.
George is an avid martial artist and in his spare time (those few minutes he occasionally gets!) can be found enjoying these pursuits.
Debra Jane Canning
Debra is the founder and practiced in family law for more than 20 Years.
Abigail Jasmine Pugh
Abbey first started with Pharmacis Canning Lawyers in November 2017 and was recently admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in April 2019.
She holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from Bond University and completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice at Bond University.
Abbey is currently a member of the Queensland Law Society and Robina Community Legal Centre.
Christine holds a Bachelor of Business and a Bachelor of Laws from Southern Cross University. Following this she completed a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction at the Australian National University.
Christine was admitted as a Lawyer by the Supreme Court of Queensland and holds a current practicing certificate. She has nearly twenty years’ experience working for the Government and has represented many clients before the Fair Work Commission and various tribunals having a passion and commitment to employment law. She is a published writer on health and safety and currently teaches Law two days a week at Southern Cross University. Currently she assists the office in all clerical functions and allocated legal matters.
Colleen Victoria Erin Battersby
Colleen has worked at Pharmacis Canning Lawyers since September 2019. Colleen assists with accounts and customer enquirers and acts as Executive Assistant to Mr George C Pharmacis.
She is currently studying a Bachelor of Laws at Griffith University with an anticipated graduation date of October 2020. Colleen received the Dean’s Award for Academic Excellence at Griffith University in 2019.Colleen also volunteers at My Community Legal and is the Treasurer’s Executive Assistant. Colleen is also President of the Griffith Canadian Law Students Association (GCLSA) and is a member of the Gold Coast District Law Association (GCDLA).