About Lane Buck & Higgins Busselton

Jane Vickery

Senior Solicitor

We are very fortunate to have welcomed Jane Vickery to our team in May 2022.


Jane is a senior solicitor who graduated from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand in 2004 and practised as a solicitor in Christchurch until 2008. Since moving to Australia Jane has worked as a solicitor in Busselton, (2008) Melbourne, Bunbury and now returns to Busselton.


Jane has moved to Lane Buck & Higgins in order to reduce her daily commute, spend more time with family and work in the community she calls home. She is actively involved in the Busselton community, including serving on various local sporting and school committees over the years. Jane is currently a committee member of the Busselton Basketball Association.


Jane practices primarily in Family Law and deals with all de facto relationships and marriages break down. This includes child support, property settlements, family and domestic violence matters within the family law framework, spousal maintenance, injunctive relief, and applications for divorce. Jane can also assist with applications for adoption.


Where possible, if agreements can be reached by consent, Jane can assist with drafting the Application for Consent Orders and supporting documents, and lodging these with the Family Court.  When required, Jane can take matters to the Family Court, in the Bunbury Circuit and in the Perth Registry, and has formed relationships with Family Law Barristers, where complex parenting and financial matters require the assistance of Counsel, at any stage of negotiations, regardless if proceedings have been issued.

Shelley Acham


Shelley has been practicing as a General Lawyer for the past eleven years previously in Fremantle and now in Busselton.  She specializes in Wills, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship, State Administrative Tribunal applications, Probate and Estate Administration and Binding Financial Agreements.


Her special interest is in Aged Care law as she firmly believes the elderly needs to plan their affairs as well as protect themselves. Shelley currently attends Novacare Lifestyle Village monthly as well as servicing clients at William Carey Baptist Care and other aged care institutions in Busselton. She loves the Busselton community spirit and involves herself in all sports and outdoor activities particularly swimming. She also enjoys the beautiful Nature as well as the fine wines available in the south west.

Rachael Gunderson


Rachael completed her Practical Legal Training with us in the last half of 2022, and has chosen to start her legal career with us. 


Rachael was admitted to the bar February 10th, a fitting reward for some hard work over a period of time.


Rachael will be assisting our clients in estate law, conveyancing, commercial law and succession planning under the guidance of our very experienced principal.   

Marise Davies

Legal Secretary

Marise has been a legal secretary for 32 years initially working for a large law firm in Perth city until moving to Busselton 17 years ago. Marise started with Lane Buck & Higgins when we acquired Jon Meyer’s firm were she has worked since 2000. Hobbies – beach walking.

Rylee Evans

Legal Secretary

Rylee began working at Lane Buck and Higgins in 2019.  She has been working in legal administration for over 15 years covering a range of areas of law during that time.  She lives in Busselton with her family and enjoys exploring the south west and camping with her family.

Claire Howes


Claire is a new addition to Lane Buck & Higgins. She has recently graduated from school and is learning about all the different areas’ law has to offer. In her spare time Claire likes to go on horse-riding in the forests and spend time on the farm.

Nicole Cochrane

Licenced Settlement Agent

Nicole came to Busselton when she was 11 years old and has watched it grow into a City. In 1997 she left school to start her career at a local Real Estate and Settlement Agency. Nicole has worked in the Real Estate Industry and Settlement Industry for over 25 years and finished her Diploma of Conveyancing in 2016 and became a Licensed Settlement Agent. Nicole has also ran a successful Settlement Agency herself which was nominated for 4 state awards.

Nicole comes to us after a brief stint in mining, having been in practice as a settlement agent for many years, and wanting to try new things. The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence and Nicole is looking forward to having the support of a legal team for those tougher settlements. Nicole is married with 4 children, and in her spare time enjoys spending time with her family and friends, horse riding and water skiing plus spending time at her small farm in Busselton.


53 Peel Terrace,
Busselton WA 6280
PO Box 953
Phone: (08) 9752 4166
Email: busselton@lbh.net.au


Suite 6, 2 Williams Road,
Narrogin WA 6312
PO Box 182
Phone: (08) 9881 1633
Email: narrogin@lbh.net.au


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Margaret River

63 Townview Terrace,
Margaret River WA 6285
Phone: (08) 9757 2744
Email: mriver@lbh.net.au