Our People

Andrew Smyth

Partner

Managing Partner – Technology, Business, SMSF & Litigation

With 30 years’ experience managing and working in business, Andrew is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning, SMSFs, technology & cyber security expertise.

Marcus Woodfield

Partner

Partner of Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws.

Christine Smyth

Consultant

Accredited Specialist – Inheritance, Elder, Funeral Law & Estate Disputes

Christine’s passion is Succession & Elder Law – that passion, allied with meticulous knowledge of the law has led to her being recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts.

Sylvia Hoefnagels

Associate

Senior Litigation Solicitor

Sylvia joined our litigation team in 2015. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and the High Court of Australia in 2005.

Sarah

Sarah Galvin

Associate

Family Law Solicitor

Family law is an emotionally charged area of practice and Sarah is skilled at assisting her clients to navigate through this difficult period in their lives and improving outcomes for them.

Sean Powell

Associate

Inheritance Law Solicitor

Sean specialises in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning, with a particular focus on contested wills.

Vy Tran

Solicitor

Succession Law Solicitor

Vy is a senior solicitor of the Inheritance Law &  Litigation Divisions at Robbins Watson Solicitors.

Vy handles litigated (court) disputes, with a particular focus on contested estate matters. 

Nathan Rutherford

Solicitor

Inheritance Law Solicitor

Nathan Rutherford is a solicitor in our Inheritance Law team. Nathan handles wills and estate administrations and has particular expertise in trusts and estate planning.

Nathan’s approach is to simplify the process for clients as much as possible – but he loves a challenge, and complicated trust puzzles are his favourite treat!

 

Adam Rodwell

Solicitor

Property Law Solicitor

Adam is a solicitor in our commercial law division.

Adam assists clients with conveyancing, commercial advice, lease work and related commercial work.

Adam’s friendly and informative style means you will always know what’s happening with your matter, and why. 

Allison Kelly

Solicitor

Wills & Estates Solicitor

At Robbins Watson, you’ll find Allison navigating clients through their estate plans, probates and estate administrations with care, sensitivity and professionalism.

Isabella Phillips

Law Clerk

Estates, Corporate Structures and Family Law

Isabella (Bell) is a law clerk just about to commence her lifelong  journey as a  solicitor. 

Bell assists our lawyers, liaising with clients, courts and other law firms and generally being indispensable. 

Duncan Olazo

Clerk/Paralegal

Clerk for the Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Duncan is responsible for assisting our solicitors in the Property and Commercial Law Divisions at our firm.

Andrew Smyth

Partner

Managing Partner – Technology, Business, SMSF & Litigation

With 30 years’ experience managing and working in business, Andrew is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning, SMSFs, technology & cyber security expertise.

Marcus Woodfield

Partner

Partner of Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws.

Adam Rodwell

Solicitor

Property Law Solicitor

Adam’s skills are founded on his student years crafting his special interest in commerce and entertainment. This uniquely positions Adam for his role in our Commercial Division.

Duncan Olazo

Clerk/Paralegal

Clerk for the Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Duncan is responsible for assisting our solicitors in the Property and Commercial Law Divisions at our firm.

Andrew Smyth

Partner

Managing Partner – Technology, Business, SMSF & Litigation

With 30 years’ experience managing and working in business, Andrew is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning, SMSFs, technology & cyber security expertise.

Marcus Woodfield

Partner

Partner of Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws.

Christine Smyth

Consultant

Accredited Specialist – Inheritance, Elder, Funeral Law & Estate Disputes

Christine’s passion is Succession & Elder Law – that passion, allied with meticulous knowledge of the law has led to her being recognised as one of Australia’s foremost experts.

Sylvia Hoefnagels

Associate

Senior Litigation Solicitor

Sylvia joined our litigation team in 2015. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and the High Court of Australia in 2005.

Vy Tran

Solicitor

Succession Law Solicitor

Vy is a solicitor of the Inheritance Law Division at Robbins Watson Solicitors and works under QLS Accredited Specialist, Consultant and 2017 President of the QLS Christine Smyth.

Sean Powell

Solicitor

Inheritance Law Solicitor

Specialist Estate Lawyer

Allison Kelly

Solicitor

Wills & Estates Solicitor

At Robbins Watson, you’ll find Allison navigating clients through their respective estate plans with care, sensitivity and professionalism.

Andrew Smyth

Partner

Managing Partner – Technology, Business, SMSF & Litigation

With 30 years’ experience managing and working in business, Andrew is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning, SMSFs, technology & cyber security expertise.

Sarah

Sarah Galvin

Associate

Family Law Solicitor

Family law is an emotionally charged area of practice and Sarah is skilled at assisting her clients to navigate through this difficult period in their lives and improving outcomes for them.

Allison Kelly

Solicitor

Wills & Estates Solicitor

At Robbins Watson, you’ll find Allison navigating clients through their respective estate plans with care, sensitivity and professionalism.

Isabella Phillips

Law Clerk

Estates, Corporate Structures and Family Law

Isabella (Bell) is a law clerk just about to commence her lifelong  journey as a  solicitor. 

Bell assists our lawyers, liaising with clients, courts and other law firms and generally being indispensable. 

Andrew Smyth

Partner

Managing Partner – Technology, Business, SMSF & Litigation

With 30 years’ experience managing and working in business, Andrew is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance, business succession planning, SMSFs, technology & cyber security expertise.

Marcus Woodfield

Partner

Partner of Property and Commercial Law Divisions

Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of Laws.

Adam Rodwell

Solicitor

Property Law Solicitor

Adam’s skills are founded on his student years crafting his special interest in commerce and entertainment. This uniquely positions Adam for his role in our Commercial Division.

CONTACTS FOR THIS AREA OF LAW
Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Commercial Law Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
With 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance…
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Sylvia Hoefnagels

Sylvia Hoefnagels

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sylvia joined our litigation team in 2015.  She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and the High Court of Australia in 2005.  Her background…
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Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law
From Brisbane to Kent County, England, back to sunny Queensland, Sarah has amassed over 20 years legal experience, locally and internationally. In that time Sarah found…
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Sean Powell

Sean Powell

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sean specialises in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning, with a particular focus on contested wills. In line with his focus, he will soon complete…
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Vy Tran

Vy Tran

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Vy is a  senior solicitor at Robbins Watson Solicitors. In pursuit of a beach lifestyle, Vy moved from Brisbane and joined Robbins Watson Solicitors, and since then…
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Andrew Smyth

Andrew Smyth

Commercial Law Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
With 30 years’ experience working in and managing business, Andrew Smyth is sought after by industry and commerce for his specialist knowledge in structuring, regulatory compliance…
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Marcus Woodfield

Marcus Woodfield

Commercial Law Conveyancing & Property
Marcus was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland in 1993 after graduating from the Queensland University of Technology with a Bachelor of…
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Sylvia Hoefnagels

Sylvia Hoefnagels

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sylvia joined our litigation team in 2015.  She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland, and the High Court of Australia in 2005.  Her background…
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Sarah Galvin

Sarah Galvin

Court Work & Litigation Family & De Facto Law
From Brisbane to Kent County, England, back to sunny Queensland, Sarah has amassed over 20 years legal experience, locally and internationally. In that time Sarah found…
Read More
Sean Powell

Sean Powell

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Sean specialises in estate disputes, estate administration and estate planning, with a particular focus on contested wills. In line with his focus, he will soon complete…
Read More
Vy Tran

Vy Tran

Court Work & Litigation Wills and Estates
Vy is a  senior solicitor at Robbins Watson Solicitors. In pursuit of a beach lifestyle, Vy moved from Brisbane and joined Robbins Watson Solicitors, and since then…
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Alexandra Hughes

Alexandra Hughes

Commercial Law Conveyancing & Property
Alexandra is a solicitor in our dedicated commercial and property law team. She is an experienced conveyancing and property lawyer as well as having experience in…
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Nathan Rutherford

Nathan Rutherford

Wills and Estates
After graduating in 2016 with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (with distinction) and being admitted as a solicitor in the…
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Allison Kelly

Allison Kelly

Family & De Facto Law Wills and Estates
Intrigued by law and justice in Australia, Allison pursued a path in the legal profession through rigorous studies during 2012 to 2018 and achieved both a Bachelor…
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Isabella Phillips

Isabella Phillips

Family & De Facto Law
Bell graduated from Bond University in 2019 with a double degree in Law and Business.  Since graduating, Bell has completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice…
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Emma Post

Emma Post

Commercial Law Conveyancing & Property
Emma graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 2018 from Griffith University. Since graduating, Emma has completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College…
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Duncan Olazo

Duncan Olazo

Conveyancing & Property
Duncan is responsible for assisting our solicitors in the Property and Commercial Law Divisions at our firm. He specializes in conveyancing and property, fixed fee conveyancing,…
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