About Us

Expertise. Dedication. Empathy.


Pamela Sweetapple has been living in the Noosa Hinterland of Cooroy for 11 years. 

Pamela opened Cooroy Legal Centre in September 2017. Repurposing a two bedroom home in the centre of Cooroy, Pamela and her growing team have been assisting residents of Cooroy and the Noosa Hinterland with many and varied legal problems. Our office is a comfortable and welcoming space that allows clients to feel at home when discussing difficult issues. As an accredited mediator and Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, Pamela also runs mediations through Consensus Mediations both in the office and in the purpose built garden area, surrounded by tropical plants and a flowing pond. 

The Cooroy Legal Centre team bring an exceptional level of expertise, enthusiasm, dedication, and an empathetic approach that makes their office a comforting place for their clients.

Meet the Team...


After working as a barrister for 22 years, Pamela chose to open a general legal practice in her new hometown. Pamela works as a lawyer, a nationally accredited mediator, family law arbitrator, and a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

Since becoming a solicitor in 2017, Pamela has enjoyed meeting a wide selection of clients and assisting them with their various legal issues. 

Pamela is a keen gardener and has landscaped our office gardens. She also loves music and is a keen singer. 

In her spare time, Pamela works as a member of the Cooroy Memorial Hall Association and on the bord of the Cooroy Futures Group.

Director and Principal

Pamela Sweetapple


Shelley is our friendly first point of contact to assist you in our office. After relocating to Mackay in 2009, she has returned to the Sunshine Coast with her husband and two young children. 

Shelley has over 12 years of experience working in various aspects of law and can answer your queries about all aspects of our practice, including conveyancing and property purchases and sales, family law issues and wills and estate matters.

When Shelley is not in the office she enjoys working with her animals on the farm, camping with her family and cheering her son on from the sidelines at football.


Shelley Priestley


Taylah joined our team in mid-2019.


Like Victoria, she assists Shelley and our solicitors with day to day tasks around the office. 

Administrative Assistant

Taylah Collett


Jessica has been a Cooroy local for around 15 years.

Jess has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Sunshine Coast. Jess was a part of the first cohort of students in the new Law program at USC. 

Jess was admitted as a solicitor on 27 August 2018 in the Supreme Court of Queensland. 

Jess is the current secretary of the Cooroy Memorial Hall Association. She is also a committee member on the Sunshine Coast Law Association and Women Lawyers Association of Queensland. Jess is also a volunteer solicitor at the Suncoast Community Legal Service.

In her spare time, Jess enjoys playing AFL with the Hinterland Blues AFLW team and spending Sunday morning's finding new coffee shops to try!


Jessica Popple


Victoria joined our team in mid-2019.


She assists Shelley and our solicitors with day to day tasks around the office. 

When Victoria isn't at work, she is hanging out with her family. 

Administrative Assistant

Victoria Murray

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12 Emerald Street, Cooroy, Qld, 4563

PO Box 742, Cooroy, Qld, 4563

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