Our Staff

jose_da_costaJose da Costa: Jose is the Legal Practitioner Director and Principal of Master Conveyancing & Legal (MCL Lawyers). Jose has extensive legal experience as a Property Lawyer and a Public Prosecutor which he has brought into this firm. With his vast experience, he is committed to providing his clients a stress free and pleasant experience. Jose leaves no stone unturned to achieve his commitments. The testimonials and feedback from clients are proof of his commitments. Jose and his team are professional, always courteous, friendly and easy to talk to. He is open to feedback so that he can improve his service and maintains a high quality service at all times.
Jose’s achievement and commitments can be traced to his personality. He is by nature a very polite and courteous person, committed to social justice. He values honesty, sincerity and ethical standards. His qualities enable him to interact easily with others. Jose was born and brought up in Goa and is now settled in Brisbane northern suburbs.
Jose qualified as a lawyer in Goa completing Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Laws through the University of Bombay. Having a passion for interpretation of law, constitutional law and politics, Jose started as a Junior Lawyer in the appellate jurisdiction. After 2½ years experience, he joined a law firm practicing in trial courts to gain hands-on trial court experience. Jose then opened his own office and was also a Legal Advisor and Counsel to a Construction and Development firm at Calangute, Goa.
In 1992, Jose was appointed a Prosecutor of the State of Goa. As Prosecutor, Jose was committed to social justice and secured a high rate of conviction. He also held additional charge of Special Public Prosecutor in the Special Drugs Court of the State.
Jose upgraded his qualifications in Queensland as a requirement to be admitted to practice law in Queensland completing his Graduate Certificate in Applied Law securing 2nd highest marks at the University in Constitutional Law B and then completed Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He worked with several law firms in and around Brisbane before establishing Master Conveyancing & Legal.

olivia_carvalhoOlivia Carvalho: Olivia joined the firm in December 2010. Olivia is the Office Manager and Accounts Officer of the firm.
Olivia was also born and brought up in Goa. She is a very courteous and generous person. Olivia graduated through the University of Bombay completing her Bachelor of Arts in entire Economics and Bachelor of Laws. She has been on the Roll of Honour in Labour Law at the University of Bombay since completing Bachelor of Laws.
Olivia has vast experience in banking, finance and teaching. As a teacher she is loved by her students for her simple and understandable explanations. Olivia assists in the management of the firm steering the firm to fulfill its commitments.

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