Our People

We are a team of passionate lawyers dedicated to providing you with excellent legal services.

Devenish Law is unique in Cairns with three of our team members having worked for an extensive part of their careers in the Cairns office of a national law firm, including, for Stephen, almost a decade as the managing partner of that firm.

We are strong supporters of the local community. We express that support by participating in local community groups and serving on boards as well as through direct financial sponsorships. Currently Stephen is a director of the Northern Pride Rugby League Club.

Both Stephen and Shane are registered mentors with the Mentoring for Growth program administered by the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.

We look forward to helping you.

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Stephen Devenish – Principal

Phone: (07) 4081 7181
Mobile: 0412 463 795
Email: stephen@devenishlaw.com.au


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • Admitted to Practice January, 1994
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of High Court of Australia
Stephen Devenish

Shane Devenish – Special Counsel

Phone: (07) 4081 7161
Mobile: 0448 155 752
Email: shane@devenishlaw.com.au


  • Bachelor of Laws, James Cook University
  • Admitted to Practice February, 2008
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of High Court of Australia
Shane Devenish

Mark Valente – Consultant

Phone: (07) 4081 7191
Email: mark@devenishlaw.com.au


  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Queensland
  • Admitted to Practice March, 1987
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland
Mark Valente

Joshua Auld – Associate

Phone: (07) 4081 7151
Email: joshua@devenishlaw.com.au


  • Bachelor of Laws (LLB), James Cook University
  • Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (GDLP), Australian National university
  • Admitted to Practice, August 2017 (Queensland)
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
Joshua Auld

Blake Laman – Solicitor

Phone: (07) 4081 7141
Email: blake@devenishlaw.com.au


  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons), Queensland University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP), College of Law
  • Admitted to Practice, November 2021
  • Solicitor of Supreme Court of Queensland
Blake Laman

Rebecca Jones – Administration Support

Phone: (07) 4081 7111
Email: rebecca@devenishlaw.com.au

Rebecca Jones

Felicity Polley – Administration Junior

Phone: (07) 4081 7111
Email: reception@devenishlaw.com.au

Felicity Polley