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Since 1975, Carswell & Company Solicitors consisted of offices in Maryborough,

Hervey Bay and Brisbane.

In July 2019, Carswell and Company Maryborough separated from the Hervey Bay and Brisbane offices however retained the outstanding reputation for serving the Fraser Coast Region

with professional, efficient and reliable legal services.


Samantha Mackay - Principal

Sam joined Carswell & Company Solicitors, Maryborough office, in February 2004.  During this time she has worked in various administrative support roles: as a clerk, secretary, and conveyancing paralegal. Sam completed her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Southern Queensland and received her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bond University.  Sam was admitted as a Solicitor in July 2013 and Principal of Carswell and Company Maryborough in July 2019.

Sam practices in the areas of Family Law, Estate planning and commercial litigation matters. Sam's understanding and tenacious attitude help her to achieve results for her clients in all areas of law.  Her clients appreciate her personable, efficient and problem-solving approach to law.

Sam is married with three children and lives in Maryborough.


Peter Ponti - Solicitor 


Peter completed his Articles in Townsville and was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in Queensland in August 1974. Peter joined Carswell & Company Solicitors in October 1977 and became a partner in May 1978.

He was appointed a Notary Public in 1986 and is the only in the area.

Peter has practiced as a Solicitor for over 40 years in all aspects of personal injury law, family law, and estate administration.  Peter continues to act for a wide range of clients including individuals; property developers; business owners and franchisees.  

Peter enjoys gardening and is married with three adult children and five grandchildren.

Jessica Louth - Solicitor

Jess joined Carswell & Company Solicitors, Maryborough office. 

Jess practices in the areas of Family Law and Criminal Law matters. Jess's knowledge and compassionate attitude is greatly welcomed by our clients  in all areas of law. 

Jess currently resides in Hervey Bay with her partner.


Meagan Ammann - Solicitor

Meagan joined Carswell & Company Solicitors, Maryborough office, in January 2023.  

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