Tim was initially appointed the Managing Partner of the firm in January 2001.  He took over the Firm from his father, Gregory Delaney, who still remains with the Firm on a Consultancy Basis.

With his early legal practice experience in a large Brisbane firm, Tim has been able to integrate big firm professionalism, strategies and systems with the personal service of a boutique sized firm such as Delaneys.

Tim has practiced law since 1994 and was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia as a solicitor in 1996.

Tim has extensive experience in Property, Commercial and Corporate Law.  Such areas include Property Developments, Conveyancing, Leasing, Business Acquisitions, Business Structuring, Insolvency, Asset Protection, Investment Trusts and Responsible Entities.

Tim also has vast experience in Commercial Litigation and takes great pride in his effective ‘out of the square’ strategies that protect his clients and their assets to ensure that the matter is resolved in the most cost effective fashion, that only 25 years of legal experience can bring.

Tim provides legal assistance for a number of Surf Life Saving Clubs and other not for profit organizations in South East Queensland.

Tim was one of the early Bond University graduates, being Australia’s most prestigious Law School. He is also an old boy of The Southport School also being one of Australia’s most prestigious and recognized private boys school.

With Tim’s business experience and vast contacts, many of which are Australia’s leading businessmen and CEOs, Tim is able to provide his clients assistance and advice that quite frankly, very few lawyers can offer, particularly on the Gold Coast.

Tim is a member of the Queensland Law Society, the Surfing Lawyers Association, the Southport Yacht Club, the Gold Coast Turf Club, Tugun and Currumbin Surf Clubs and he also has a keen interest in Surfing, Golf, Rugby Union and Fishing.

Emma Milton

Partner - Commercial/Wills and Estates
Direct: 07 5613 2831

Emma completed a double degree of Law and Commerce, majoring in Accounting and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at Griffith University in 2011. Emma was then admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in January 2012.

Emma commenced her career as a law clerk in a general practice firm in Brisbane in 2009 on a volunteer basis whilst studying. During this time Emma was exposed to matters in a variety of areas of the law including criminal law, commercial litigation, family law, commercial law, wills and estates and property law.

Since her move to Delaneys Lawyers in 2012, Emma now practices solely in the areas of commercial and property law, with a special interest in commercial and retail shop leasing. Emma also manages business sales and purchases, commercial and residential conveyancing, a variety of land transactions, as well as wills and estates matters, including the drafting of wills, applying for grants of probate and resealing grants of probate issued interstate.

With the Firm being the Gold Coast’s pro bono partner with the Cancer Council, Emma deals with many clients during their most devastating times of their life and is very companionate and attentive to their needs during this very difficult time. Emma feels that this pro bono service helps her give something back to society.

Emma was appointed Partner of the Firm in 2018.

Emma is a member of the Queensland Law Society and the Women Lawyers Association of Queensland.

In her spare time, Emma works as a Group Fitness Instructor and enjoys spending time with her young family and friends.


Kim Pukallus

Senior Conveyancing Manager
Direct: 07 5613 2835

Kim is our senior Conveyancing Manager. She has been with the Firm since 2011. Prior to coming to the Firm she has worked for a number of Gold Coast Firms as a conveyancer and in her earlier days in finance and banking. All up Kim has in excess of 25 years experience in the conveyancing field.

Kim prides herself in her work and her organisation skills and she relishes being kept extremely busy.

Kim oversees the whole conveyancing process from start to finish and she has a close relationship with a large number of developers and agents.

If you need any assistance with your conveyancing needs in either Queensland or Northern New South Wales Kim would love to hear from you.



Kyla Hawkins

Conveyancing Paralegal
Direct: 07 5661 9668

Kyla joined our Team at the end of 2013 after graduating from Elanora State High School. She began as a  talented receptionist, who will greet you with a warm welcome and a smile. 

Today she is one of our conveyancing paralegals that assists our Senior Conveyancing Manager. If you have engaged the Firm to assist you in the sale or purchase of a residential property you will most likely hear from Kyla in the very early stages of the transaction.

Kyla is one of those people that is always happy and she looks forward to coming to work each day and interacting with clients.

Shara Groves

Legal Secretary for Tim Delaney
Direct: 07 5613 2834

Shara joined the Delaneys Lawyers Team in early 2010 as a junior Receptionist. At the end of 2013 Shara was promoted to Legal Secretary assisting the Firm’s Managing Partner, Tim Delaney. Shara has her Certificate III in Business Administration and has experience in general office administrative duties and bookkeeping.

Kay Watson

Office Manager/Senior Paralegal
Direct: 07 5613 2833

Kay’s involvement in the Firm stems back to 1964 when she was employed by the firm’s founder (Mr Jack Delaney) as a junior receptionist for Feather, Walker & Delaney.  Whilst taking some time off to raise her children, Kay has remained a valuable member of the Delaneys Lawyers team over the past 55 years, a fact that Delaneys Lawyers is proud to boast.

Kay’s position at the moment involves general office secretarial work and bookkeeping aswell as being our general Office Manager.