About Sheehan & Co


In June 1989, Paul Sheehan acquired a small legal practice which was operating from premises located at 50 Middle Street, Chinchilla.

In 1990, Paul and Michele Sheehan purchased its current business premises located at 106 Heeney Street, Chinchilla (ideally positioned between the Commonwealth Bank and National Australia Bank, opposite the Post Office).

For many years, the firm regularly visited the townships of Taroom, Wandoan, Miles and Mundubbera. However, due to client demands, it simply was not feasible to continue visiting these centres. We continue to centrally service from Chinchilla our valued clients from those areas.

Sheehan & Co started off as a husband and wife team of Paul and Michele Sheehan and has now evolved and grown into a vibrant and dynamic practice which now employs 3 solicitors.

We are proud to say that the firm has continuously operated services to our clients throughout the Surat Basin for over 30 years.


Sheehan & Co provides specialist and general legal services over a broad range of areas (see our Services pages) throughout the Surat Basin. Whilst we are based in Chinchilla and committed to continuing to provide high quality legal services to our clients within the Surat Basin, we also service clients throughout Queensland.

enTrust Law

There has been a strong demand from clients throughout Queensland (including Brisbane) for Michele Sheehan's specialist advice and expertise particularly in the area of Succession Law (Wills, Estates & Trusts law). For this reason, a dedicated Succession Law division of the firm has been established in the Brisbane CBD which operates under the name of enTrust Law.

Present legal staff

Our present legal staff:

  • Michele Sheehan, Queensland's only dual Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in both Family Law and Succession Law giving her special expertise in the intersection between these areas of laws (particularly as regards issues arising in relation to blended relationships);
  • Paul Sheehan currently practises mainly in the areas of Rural (having extensive experience in dealing with family transfers of rural property), Commercial and Mining law;
  • Rebecca Rosser, Succession, Commercial, Criminal & Mining Lawyer.

For further information regarding our legal staff and for information regarding our support staff, see Our Team page.

Future aspirations

Our greatest achievement has been our ability to develop and provide "Queen Street" service and expertise (but not Queen Street prices) to our clients at their doorstep.

Despite local "doom and gloom" talk with the recent downturn in the Coal Seam Gas industry throughout the Surat Basin, we nevertheless remain confident in the future of the region as it has always been a strong, diverse and wealthy grazing and farming area. 

Over the years, we have fostered strong ties with many events, associations, organisations, sporting groups and people throughout the Surat Basin. We are grateful for all the support we have received from our loyal clients and we look forward to continue meeting their legal needs (and our future clients' legal needs) well into the future, including by keeping them up to date with the latest developments and trends in the law through direct correspondence and web publications.

For more information on any of our services,
please contact us today on (07) 4662 8066