We are locals who live locally in Bundaberg and know your industry. Our firm’s success is based on delivering value to you, our client.
We are results driven and client focused.
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, president elect of his Rotary Club and a past president of 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.
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 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.
Katherine was born in Bundaberg and joined our team in 2017. Katherine's local knowledge is an asset to our firm and clients.
Katherine graduated from the Queensland University of Technology with dual degrees in Law and Behavioural Science (Psychology) in 2015.
Katherine was admitted as a solicitor in 2016. One of our proudest moments was having Chris Parker, Partner move Katherine's admission in the Supreme Court of Queensland.
Katherine is working with our partners in the areas of conveyancing, property law, succession law, family law and criminal law. Katherine has a proven track record of dedication to our clients and an eye for detail.
Katherine has strong ties to our community and is working closely with the Bundaberg Sunrise Rotary Club organising the Oceanfest event held in Bundaberg each year.