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Barber Porter

We are a regional Australian law practice, with an emphasis on planning for and securing your future.



Wills and Estate Planning

Enduring Powers of Attorney

Retirement Living

Estate Administration and Disputes

Property Conveyances and Leasing


About Us

Ray Barber has been practising in Coolum for more than 40 years, focusing on property and elder law.


Julian Porter joined him in 2022 and brings close to thirty years of broad experience to the practice.


Our property team offers a personalised service with attention to detail and timely responses.


Our dedicated wills and estates division ‘Just Wills and Estates’ handles simple ‘mum and dad’ wills to complex testamentary trust wills, applications for probate, estate administration and estate disputes.

No one can tell just what is ahead, but we can prepare you and your family for life’s predictable challenges. While property and elder law are our focus, Barber Porter Solicitors is your local adviser for all of life’s surprises.

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our dedicated succession law team
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Ray Barber Principal 

Ray Barber received his Arts and Law degrees from the University of Queensland. Recently, a GenX lawyer described Ray as one of the last of the general practitioners.

However, his special interests have wandered, over the years, from property to injury and now to probate and elder law.


Ray was a member of the Parliament of Queensland from 1989 to 1992 and is still active in politics. He was involved in achieving national park status for nearby Mount Coolum in 1990. His interests include taking the children snowboarding and surfing at Second Bay, Coolum. 

Julian Porter  Solicitor

Julian Porter joined Ray Barber Solicitor in 2022 after 15 years at Suncoast Community Legal Service where he was Managing Solicitor.


He has a broad knowledge of legal matters affecting everyday people and Elder Law and Succession is a particular area of interest for him. He lectures on the topic at the University of the Sunshine Coast. 

Julian enjoys getting out in nature in his down time, particularly on the mountain bike at Parklands Conservation Reserve.  


20 Heathfield Road
Coolum Beach Queensland 4573

Postal Address:
PO Box 397
Coolum Beach Qld 4573

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+61 7 5446 4600



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