About Us

Our Firm has its origins in 1983, when Ms Marilyn Haynes first entered practice in Tweed Heads, with Mr Colin James. Marilyn and Colin were known for their sound legal knowledge and dedicated service to clients and the community. Marilyn practiced as Marilyn Haynes Lawyers and Conveyancers for many years, until her untimely passing in early 2013. Since acquiring the practice in 2013, my staff and I have strived to continue Marilyn’s approach to the practice of law, and to grow the business based on her values.

Jim Wilson B.Com,. LL.B

Our Mission

Our Mission is to contribute positively to long-lasting improvements in the welfare of our clients and the community.

Our Vision

Our Vision is to consistently be a pre-eminent provider of legal services and business advisory services.

Our Values

  • Empathy for client challenges and concerns
  • Respect for ourselves, our clients and the community
  • Value at a fair price – without comprising our professional standards
  • Trustworthiness
  • Accuracy and attention to detail in all that we do

Our Key Personnel


Jim was admitted to practice in the 1970s and has gained a wide range of high-level legal and commercial leadership experience. He is “on the rolls” as a solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Qld; NSW and Victoria.

He has been GM of smaller businesses, as well as CEO and CFO of medium-to-large unlisted and listed companies.

Subsequently, Jim practiced commercial and estates law in Brisbane CBD, before becoming a Gold Coaster with his wife, whose family has lived at Coolangatta for over 55 years.

These days, Jim’s passion is business law and peoples’ personal estate planning, to ensure that Wilson Haynes delivers you the best outcomes, efficiently and affordably. He is a graduate of Small Business Australia’s ‘Family Business Director’s Course’.

Finally, Jim is a former State representative sports person and is actively involved in sporting and other organisations, which the firm advises and sponsors.

Sean’s key practice areas include property law, commercial law, family law and deceased estates. He has acted for small, medium and large enterprises, multinational organisations, employers, employees and individuals, in a range of complex legal matters involving various jurisdictions.

Sean is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia, as well as being a member of the New South Wales Law Society and the Law Council of Australia’s Family Law and Business Law Sections. He has completed a Bachelor of Laws at the Queensland University of Technology, graduating with Honours, and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the Australian National University, graduating with Distinction. In addition to the law, Sean has a background in business, completing undergraduate studies in marketing and working for one of Australia’s leading distributors.   

Outside of work, Sean enjoys surfing, regularly plays competition golf at Coolangatta-Tweed Heads Golf Club and is generally an avid sports fan.

Cost Free Initial Consultation

If you are interested in knowing more about how we might be able to assist you, please call
07 5536 3055 to make a cost free initial, 40 minute consultation with our Principal, Mr Jim Wilson.