Firm celebrates new lawyers

The Apels team: Sarah Bensted, Daniela Parlapiano, Peter Apel and Wendy de Bruyn.

Mareeba firm Apels Solicitors and Notary is celebrating the admission of two members of its team.

Wendy De Bruyn  was admitted in Townsville in October 2023 and Sarah Benstead in Cairns last month.

Wendy is an experienced Lawyer from South Africa, who worked in that country for seven years including as Principal of her own firm.

Wendy migrated to Australia with her husband in 2022 and has worked at Apels since her arrival whilst she studied and met the requirements to have her qualifications recognised in Queensland.

Sarah is a Mareeba local, a  graduate of James Cook University, and has worked with the  firm (apart from a brief sojourn working in the Whitsundays) since January 2020 as a paralegal.

 Principal Peter Apel said: “Our firm is proud of the achievements of these two dynamic women.”


Our Admissions section looks to celebrate all newly admitted solicitors and congratulate them on this significant achievement. There is an admission sitting in Townsville this week. Please email details to Ensure you include some details of your current role, along with a quality head-and-shoulders image.

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