Our People

Ian Bartels

Owner and Principal Lawyer

Ian Bartels is an experienced legal practitioner with strong advocacy skills and a proven track record for resolving matters in a timely manner. As an experienced general practice solicitor, Ian is available to assist clients on a range of matters. Ian practices predominantly in succession law (will and estates), family law and criminal law.

Trisch Partridge


After a career in the library and information industry, Trisch graduated from QUT in 2014 with first class honours and achieved academic awards in the area of contract law.  Trisch can assist you in a variety of matters having experience in criminal law, family law, succession law (wills and estates) and contract law.   Trisch brings excellent research skills to the practice through both her previous profession in libraries and as an academic at QUT where she undertook research in the area of property law.   Trisch can also assist you with consumer law and employment law matters

Linda Pfaff

Practice Manager

Linda is the communication hub of our practice. She manages the solicitor’s diaries and is your point of contact for any general questions you might have. Linda has a wealth of experience gained from a 30 year career as a legal secretary and Practice Manager. Linda is professional and knowledgeable and can help you by arranging an appointment or answering your enquiries.