Company Background


In 2021 and 2023, Grace Lawyers was listed as finalists in the Strata Services Business of the Year through Strata Community Association (Qld) (SCA (Qld)).  SCA (Qld) is the peak industry body for the strata sector.  Its membership consists of strata management companies, strata service suppliers, community titles schemes and lot owners.

This award is drawn from the wide pool of suppliers of all types of services across the industry, such as legal, insurance, property maintenance, engineering, utilities, other professional services, technology, etc.

Jason Carlson and Jessica Cannon lead our Queensland strata practice.

Jason was a Director of SCA (Qld) for six years and has been on its Legislation Committee since 2012.  He is now a Director of SCA Australasia.  He is also a member of the Australian College of Strata Lawyers and sits on the Independent Review Panel for the Building Management Code of Australia, which sets measurable standards for best practice in the strata and management rights industry.  In 2022, Jason received the prestigious President’s Award in recognition of his contributions to and leadership within the strata industry.

In March 2022, Jessica Cannon joined Grace Lawyers as a partner with her entire team at her former firm, Cannon + Co.  Jessica has practiced exclusively in strata law for her entire career and is a member of the Legislation Committee of SCA (Qld).  In 2022, she was also elected to the Board of Directors of SCA (Qld).

In 2022, Cannon + Co Law was listed as one of only two finalists in the Strata Services Business of the Year through SCA (Qld).  That means our legal team has been recognised over three consecutive years as one of the industry’s leading Strata Services Businesses.


Grace Lawyers regularly acts for and advises some of the largest and most iconic strata communities and integrated resorts in Queensland.  We service and meet clients in all areas of Queensland. We regularly visit Cairns, Townsville, Tweed and other northern and southern areas.  We are mobile and committed to servicing bodies corporate in regional areas.

We maintain a busy practice acting exclusively for bodies corporate in management rights matters and in defects disputes against builders and developers. This avoids any potential conflict of interest and keeps us at the forefront of the industry.


“From the first contact with Jason Carlson, and throughout the entire process in QCAT, I felt comfortable, confident and supported.” Harry Clark, Smith & Sons

"Jessica Cannon has always been there in support with clear, concise information in support of the Bodies Corporate of the development. We have found her advice to be sound, her attention to detail pleasing, her promptness of reply refreshing." Chairperson of a subsidiary scheme, secretary of a PBC

“Client contact and knowledge of their speciality (strata): exceptional.  A sense of urgency with willingness and patience to explain complicated legal concepts: excellent.” Peter Hughes, Southlakes at Varsity

 “As we are constantly reminded: “there’s no certainty in litigation”.  But we also know there is certainty in surrounding ourselves with good people.” Steve Reid, Arila Lodge

“Over the years I have been exposed to quite a bit of legal argument. The submission prepared by Grace Lawyers stands out as a work of excellence, best summed up by a couple of words: great clarity.” Rob Roater, Glengarry Private Courts