Body Corporate or Strata unit

Who we are


Dee Pannell, Mary McLean and Nicole Wilde form the diverse team at Body Corporate Matters each with a shared passion to provide information and assistance to unit owners trying to navigate the complex Body Corporate Legislation in Queensland

We are the Editors and Publishers of The New Layperson’s Guide to Body Corporate in Queensland which is a reference guide to the many provisions of the Body Corporate & Community Management Legislation. 

Our Mission

Is to provide -

  • easy-to-use information to help owners, committees, and residents understand their rights and responsibilities; 
  • access to resources to assist unit owners, and committees resolve common issues;
  • referrals to industry professionals that we have excellent relationships with that we know will provide assistance and legal advice if required.
  • Access to purchase The New Layperson’s Guide to Body Corporate in Queensland

About Us

Dee Pannell

Dee commenced working as a Conveyancing Paralegal in Victoria after leaving school and then in Queensland for over 25 years.  Dee has now worked in the Strata Industry in Queensland for over 25-years period providing Due Diligence Reports for Unit Buyers, and as a Returning Officer for Secret Ballot motions.  

Dee was the Creator/Inventor of the StrataVote electronic voting software.

Dee is passionate about providing unit owners with a source of information and education and providing quality referrals to industry experts.

Mary McLean

Mary is a unit owner, an experienced committee member, and also a member of the Owners Corporation Network (OCN) the national organisation for unit owners.  Mary is an acknowledged industry expert who has been secretary/treasurer of a self-managed complex for many years and helping unit owners with their problems for over 20 years.     Mary encourages unit owners to consider joining these self-help and advocacy groups.

Nicole Wilde

Nicole completed her Bachelor of Laws at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand in 2008 and commenced working for an Auckland law firm specialising in class-action claims by strata owners and bodies corporate for building defects in apartment buildings. Before relocating to Australia in 2014, Nicole also worked as a criminal Crown Prosecutor and Disciplinary Prosecutor specialising in estate agent misconduct.

In Australia, Nicole specialised in strata law and was responsible for running the body corporate litigation and advice practice as a Partner of a well-regarded Melbourne law firm. Nicole represented hundreds of Bodies Corporate for apartment schemes with a focus on promoting compliance and maintaining community harmony.

Nicole now dedicates her unique insight and over a decade's experience in strata as a professional Body Corporate Manager and Co - Editor of both the Body Corporate Law Handbook (Qld) and The Layperson's Guide to Body Corporate in Queensland.