As the longest serving law practice in Bundaberg, first established in 1885, Charltons Lawyers has undergone its fair share of transformations. Solicitors passing on the baton to the next generation, décor trends coming and going and a never-ending stream of changes to the law.
Most recently, their criminal and family lawyer left the firm to further her career as a magistrate, enabling the remaining partners, Chris Parker and Kelly Dwyer, to strengthen Charltons commitment to supporting families in their daily lives.
“Our focus is on legal issues encountered by individuals, families and businesses, which are not only areas of interest for our solicitors, but areas which enable us to build relationships with our clients and assist them through all the transitions in their life,” Kelly said.
“We can help people with conveyancing when they buy their first home; attending to all of their estate planning needs, including wills and enduring powers of attorney when they get married; give advice and provide support when they want to start a small business and then when that grows into a company; and be there to assist their entry into a retirement village and advice on end-of life planning, advance health directives and aged care. And ultimately, when our clients pass away we can assist families with the many decisions and pitfalls in dealing with their estate.
“At Charltons we like being able to build an ongoing rapport with clients. As a small boutique firm, our clients enjoy knowing they can see the same solicitor each time they need our services.”
Kelly and Chris are joined by solicitors Trent Osborne and Rebecca De Papi, as well as a support team of paralegals and a practice manager.
The firm has also recently gone through some significant change culminating in rebranding to a modern teal and grey, adding some brightness and new life to the office at Thorburn House on Quay Street.