Why Choose Us

Personalised service

Quality legal advice

Value for money

We know that personal, individual service is important to you. People engage lawyers with the expectation that they will not only be an advocate for them, but to be available to them to answer questions and guide them through their legal matters.
At Ian W Bartels and Associates you will get to speak to your lawyer personally during the course of our engagement – we always return clients calls. And, unlike larger firms, you can be assured that the same solicitor will conduct your matter from beginning to end.
As general practitioners, the team at Ian W Bartels are skilled in a broad range of practice areas. We can assist you with most day-to-day matters that individuals might encounter.


  • We offer a friendly and professional service and our busy dedicated conveyancing team is able to assist you with transactions for:
    • residential and commercial properties
    • commercial leasing
    • off-the-plan purchases
A desk of our conveyancing expert in Upper Mount Gravatt

Succession law (wills and estates)

  • We have provided legal services in the area of wills and estates since our practice began. We offer fixed fees for wills and applications for probate and letters of administration.
  • We can assist with applications to QCAT on guardianship matters

Family Law

  • We have years of family law experience and can assist you in all matters relating to the breakdown of a relationship, including
    • property
    • parenting
    • divorce
    • child support variations and objections
People served by our family law solicitors in Mount Gravatt

Domestic and family violence law

  • We are highly skilled in the area of domestic and family violence law and we have conducted proceeding throughout southeast Queensland. We have achieved excellent results, including costs orders against parties.
    • applying for an order
    • resisting an application for an order
    • hearings
    • breaches
    • renewing orders

Criminal law

  • Our knowledge in the area of criminal law is extensive and we have conducted thousands of matters. From summary offences to serious indictable offences, we can assist you. We are also available to make bail applications at short notice and will attend you after hours if you are detained by police. We will also attend upon you in remand or jail to take your instructions. Our close professional relationships with expert criminal barristers will mean you can rely on us to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
    • drug offences including trafficking, possession and supply offences
    • assault and other offences against the person
    • sexual offences
    • property offences including robbery, burglary and receiving
A book used by our criminal law solicitors in Upper Mount Gravatt

Traffic Law

  • We appear regularly on traffic law matters and we can assist you with a range of issues.
    • ‘work licences’ for fixed fee
    • traffic offences including hearings and sentencing

Everyone knows that legal services are expensive.


We believe that everyone is entitled to representation and people should not be excluded from obtaining an experienced lawyer because of high fees. For this reason we have fixed our fees on a large range of matters, with the same personalised service and quality legal advice.


We also offer a discounted rate to returned service personnel and have close working relationships with barristers with expertise in military law.