About Us

Charltons Lawyers was established in 1885 and has a long association with the Bundaberg District. 


We have three partners, several employed lawyers, and fifteen support staff.


Our difference is that you know you will be able to meet and deal with the same staff each time you visit us.


We are results driven and client focused


We are locals of Bundaberg and know your industry. Our firm’s success is based on delivering value to you, our client


Edwina Rowan


Edwina joined the firm as an Articled Clerk in 2005 and was admitted as a solicitor in 2007. Edwina became a partner of the firm in April 2017. Edwina grew up in Bundaberg and is familiar with the town and surrounds.


Edwina is an active member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. Edwina is also the President of the EDON Place Bundaberg Women's Domestic Violence Service Inc and the past Secretary of the Bundaberg Law Association. In 2010 Edwina travelled to Taiwan as a member of the Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary International Exchange program where she spent time visiting Taiwanese law offices, Legal Aid and the Taiwanese Courts.


Edwina has also completed a degree in Journalism and a Graduate Certificate in Criminology. Edwina is currently studying her Masters degree. 

In 2019 Edwina was awarded the Agnes McWhinney Award by the Queensland Law Society for her outstanding contribution to the legal profession and the community.

Edwina primarily practises in the areas of criminal law, domestic violence, family law matters and traffic matters

Kelly Dwyer


Kelly was born in Bundaberg and joined Charltons Lawyers in 2017. Kelly became a Partner of the firm in January 2019. Kelly graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with dual degrees in Law and Business. 


Kelly was admitted as a solicitor in 2009. In 2013 Kelly returned to study and completed a Graduate Diploma in property valuation and is an Associate member of the Australian Property Institute as a Certified Property Practitioner (Law).

Kelly's business and valuation knowledge enables her to provide our clients with extensive advice in relation to business, property and commercial matters.

Kelly primarily practises in the area of commercial law advising small to medium sized business, acting in property transactions, sale and acquisition of businesses and commercial leasing.

Chris Parker


Chris was born in England and emigrated to Australia with his family when he was a young child. He lived in several different Australian States prior to relocating to Queensland when he was a teenager. Chris relocated to Bundaberg, with his wife, in 2003 where he took up partnership with the firm.


Chris is an active member of Rotary and is a Past President of his Rotary Club and the Bundaberg Law Association.


Chris is an active supporter of several charitable and sporting groups in Bundaberg including the Bundaberg Health Services Foundation, North Bundaberg Cricket Club and the Bundaberg and Coral Isles Cycling clubs.


In recent years Chris has competed in a number of triathlons. He regularly enjoys cycling, running, four wheel driving, camping and fishing.

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