The Bundaberg legal practice you can trust

Meet the team from our legal practice in Bundaberg, each of whom specialises in various areas of the law.

Anthony Ryan a solicitor at a legal practice in Bundaberg

Anthony Ryan (Senior Partner & Notary Public)

Anthony was admitted as a solicitor in 1984 after serving five (5) years as an articled law clerk to Mr V Kootsookos as his practical experience for admission as a solicitor while completing his Bachelor of Law. He moved to Bundaberg in 1995 and became a Partner in charge of our Commercial and Conveyancing sections. His principal areas of practice include: Business, Commercial, Conveyancing, and Property Law.

Notary Public

Anthony was appointed as a Notary Public on 14 July 2011. In this capacity he provides the Notarial services, which include authenticating and witnessing documents for use internationally. Anthony is the only Notary Public practising in Bundaberg and is a member of both The Society of Notaries Queensland and the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries.

Community Service

Anthony acts as honorary solicitor for a number of local Bundaberg associations and charities and holding positions on the boards and committees of not for profit organisations. The Queensland Law Society appointed Anthony as Senior Counsellor. In this position he provides advice on ethics and the many difficult and sensitive issues faced by lawyers to fellow legal practioners in Bundaberg. This work is particularly helpful to junior law practitioners.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Email: aryan@pbllaw.com

Bruce Dalton (Managing Partner)

Bruce Dalton (Managing Partner)

Bruce commenced practising Law in 1993 and became a Partner in 1999. His principal area of Law is Personal Injuries and he is the only Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law in Bundaberg.

Community Service

Bruce has been involved with local Rugby Union Clubs and their administration in the Bundaberg region for many years.

Qualifications

Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist Personal Injuries, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Email: bdalton@pbllaw.com

Glen Krebs (Partner)

Glen Krebs (Partner)

Glen commenced practising Law in 1995 and became a Partner in 2004. Glen is an Accredited Specialist in the area of Succession Law with his principal areas of practice being:- Estate Administration and Probate work, Succession Planning including Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney, Estate Litigation, Family Provision Applications, advice to attorneys and advice on any other succession related issues.

Community Service

Glen serves on the management committee and is a past president of Community Lifestyle Support Inc. He is the honorary solicitor for the Australian Red Cross (Bundaberg Branch) and is the Chairman of Platinum Apartments Body Corporate.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws (QUT), Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist Succession Law, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Email: gkrebs@pbllaw.com

Geoff Cunningham (Partner)

Geoff Cunningham (Partner)

Geoff was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2002. He has previously worked for the University of Queensland and the Department of Primary Industries on environmental and resource issues across a range of rural industries including sugarcane, citrus, macadamia and small crops.

Geoff practises in the areas of: Property Law including rural property and business conveyancing, Leases, land resumption and easements, Resource Law including water trading and vegetation clearing, Town Planning and Environmental Law, and Succession Planning for rural businesses.

Community Service

Since 2004 Geoff has been a volunteer solicitor at the Taylor Street Community Legal Service at Bundaberg, providing free general legal advice and outreach services across Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, North Burnett and the Cooloola Coast regions.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) in Rural Technology, Master of Agricultural Science.

Email: gcunningham@pbllaw.com

Jason Greig (Partner)

Jason Greig (Partner)

Jason graduated with a Bachelor of Laws and Arts from the Queensland University of Technology. In 1999 Jason commenced a two year Articles of Clerkship in a general legal practice servicing the Ipswich/ Lockyer Valley region. During this time Jason obtained experience in a broad range of areas of law including Family Law, Criminal Law, Succession and Conveyancing.

Since his admission as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2001, Jason has practised primarily in the area of Family Law and exclusively in this area since 2004.

Community Service

Jason is secretary of the Bundaberg YMCA

Qualifications

Jason is a member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPAQ), the Family Law Section (FLS) of the Law Council of Australia and the Queensland Law Society. Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Email: jgreig@pbllaw.com

Ted Donegan (Consultant)

Ted Donegan (Consultant)

Ted was a partner in a Darling Downs firm before moving to the Bundaberg area in 2007. Ted has been in private practice for 20 years. Before that he was employed in the Magistrates Court Service for 14 years.

With considerable broad legal experience, his principal areas of practice today are personal injury, civil litigation, criminal law, police matters and wills and estates lititgation.

Community Service

Ted is a volunteer solicitor at the Taylor Street Community Legal Service at Bundaberg. This service provides outreach and free general legal advice to the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, North Burnett and the Cooloola Coast regions.

Qualifications

Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Email: edonegan@pbllaw.com

John Grose (Consultant)

John Grose (Consultant)

Recently joining the team at Bargara Law, John Grose brings to the firm extensive knowledge and experience acting for commercial and rural clients.

John was a Partner of Payne Butler Lang from 1974 to 2007 and the firm is very happy to have him back managing their office at Bargara.

Prior to his return to Bundaberg, John was employed at a successful Gympie Law practice Baldwin Cartwright after his return from Norfolk Island where he was Legal Counsel for the Administration of Norfolk Island. John provided legal advice and services to the elected Ministers of the Legislative Assembly, the Chief Executive Officer, the Norfolk Island Administration, and government business enterprises (including the Norfolk Island Hospital, Norfolk Telecom and Norfolk Tourism).

John also has a background in civil and commercial court litigation. Until moving to Norfolk Island, John was a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

He has particular expertise in preparing Wills for clients and acting in litigation arising out of deceased estates.

Outside of work, John enjoys spending time with his wife and family, fishing and sailing. He was a member of Rotary for over 30 years and has acted as honorary solicitor for numerous community groups and organisations in Bundaberg and Norfolk Island.

Email: jgrose@pbllaw.com 

Amanda Weier (Solicitor)

Amanda Weier (Solicitor)

Amanda was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2008 after completeing her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice and her Practice Legal Training with Payne Butler Lang. 

Amanda worked in a boutique Brisbane law firm for four years obtaining experience in a broad range of Succession Law areas including Wills, Powers of Attorney, Estate Administration, Statutory Wills and a strong focus on Estate litigation. Following a short period of time practising in Wills, Estate and Family Law in regional Victoria, Amanda returned to Payne Butler Lang and provides services in Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney, Estate Administratiion, Statutory Wills, Estate LItigation, Family Law and Conveyancing. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia. Amanda expects to complete a Master of Laws in 2015.

Email: aweier@pbllaw.com

Nicole McEldowney (Solicitor)

Nicole McEldowney (Solicitor)

Nicole was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a lawyer in 2014. Prior to her admission, Nicole was employed as a Litigation Paralegal with Payne Butler Lang for 4 years. Nicole has over 18 years experience in the Insurance and Legal Industries managing personal injury claims. Nicole practices in the areas of General Litigation and Personal Injuries.

Community Services

Nicole is a volunteer solicitor at the Taylor Street Community Legal Centre in Bundaberg. This service provides outreach and free general legal advice to the Fraser Coast, Bundaberg, North Burnett and the Cooloola Coast Regions.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws with Distinction, Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with Distinction, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

Email: nmceldowney@pbllaw.com

 

Jessica Yates (Solicitor)

Jessica Yates (Solicitor)

Jessica started with Payne Butler Lang as a clerk in 2010 whilst finalising her university studies. Shortly after, Jessica progressed into a Trainee Solicitor position practising primarily in the areas of Business and Commercial, Conveyancing, Property Law and Rural Property. In December 2015, Jessica was admitted in the Supreme Court of Queensland as a lawyer. 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Laws, Member of the Queensland Law Society, Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland, Member of the Queensland Justices Association. 

Email: jyates@pbllaw.com