Michelle Hayes, the founder of Hayes Gabriel Lawyers, commenced legal practice approximately 20 years ago in the ACT. She trained and worked in some of Australia’s leading national law firms, holding very senior appointments in two national law firms during the last decade, before setting up her own practice on the Sunshine Coast.
Michelle has acted for both individuals and major corporations. She has extensive experience with litigated and non-litigated matters in Queensland, the ACT and NSW, and has run hundreds of matters in the superior courts of these States, as well as the Federal Court of Australia, the AAT and the High Court of Australia.
After spending too many cold winters in Canberra, Michelle decided to return home to South East Queensland and swap the snow for sunshine.
Michelle is extremely experienced in her areas of practice. No case is too big or small for her but she particularly enjoys taking on complex or difficult matters and standing up for individuals.
In addition to providing excellent legal service, she is committed to supporting the community by undertaking voluntary legal work and engaging in other events that assist the community.