Our People

Kerian Mcnamara

Kerian McNamara

Director & Notary Public

Admitted as a solicitor in 1981, Kerian has over 35 years of experience in the areas of wills & estates, commercial law, property law, personal injury and compensation law. Kerian was a partner and subsequent senior partner of McNamara & Associates in Gatton from which he retired in November 2016. During this time, he has established a well known reputation and life long relationships with satisfied clients and other professionals.

Kerian enjoys dealing with his diverse range of clients, from property developers to agricultural producers and due to his years of experience he is able to consistently achieve the best outcomes for his clients.

Kerian has been involved in numerous community and social pursuits including Scouts Queensland, Agforce, the Gatton Aeropark and has remained active in the local business community where his legal mind is well valued. In the last ten years, Kerian has provided pro bono legal and other assistance to community groups within the Lockyer Valley such as Lights on the Hill, Grantham Flood Recovery and he was an original member of the Recycled Water Board in the early 2000s.

Among his many achievements, he was recognised for his leadership in the legal profession by his appointment to be a Notary Public in 1999.

Qualifications

  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of the Northern Territory
  • Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Affilitations

  • Member, Queensland Law Society
  • Member, Society of Notaries Queensland
Alice Mcnamara

Alice McNamara

Associate

Admitted as a solicitor in 2015, Alice holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of International Relations with a major in Diplomacy from Bond University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Australian National University.

Alice assists Director Kerian McNamara in various facets of legal matters and has experience in a wide range of commercial, litigation and property matters. However, Alice predominantly practices in the area of succession law including estate planning, estate administration and estate litigation.

Alice has lived in the United Arab Emirates working at the Australian Consulate-General where she facilitated two-way investment between Australia to the Middle East and North Africa Region. Alice is also a Director of non-for-profit organisation Generation Innovation to foster innovation amongst the youth of the Sunshine Coast and is passionate about seeing the youth of the Sunshine Coast develop and prosper.

Chloe Trippick

Conveyancing Manager

Chloe started out her legal career at 17 years old and started with Ryans Solicitors and Attorneys. in 2020. Chloe is studying a degree of Business/ Law (Hons) at the Queensland university of Technology. She is our client’s main contact for all things residential conveyancing.

Growing up on the Sunshine Coast she understands our clients needs and has an extensive knowledge of the Sunshine Coast property market. Chloe has also purchase her own property and understands the buyers experience.


William McNamara

Law Clerk

William is one of our law clerks and provides an integral link between solicitors and clients. William is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Law at Queensland University of Technology.

William has an aviation background. He studied a Bachelor of Aviation at Griffith University and has worked for various aviation related companies. William also volunteers by conducting charity flights for Angel Flight.

William has decided to change career and work in the family business.


Patrick Plumb

Solicitor

Admitted as a Solicitor in 2021, Patrick assists our team in various areas of law including Commercial Leasing, Estate Administration and Estate Planning.

Patrick has recently completed his studies in a Bachelor of Laws and Business at the University of Sunshine Coast.


Sarah Bartlem

Accounts Manager

Sarah stepped into the role of accounts manager at Ryans Solicitors and Attorneys at the start of 2021. In this position Sarah is able to combine her exceptional professionalism and positive attitude across daily operations to ensure the firm is able to meet our financial business goals whilst remaining responsive to client needs.

Sarah’s attention to detail and commitment to her role makes her valuable member of our team.


Bev Davis

Conveyancing Assistant

Bev’s role with Ryans Solicitors and Attorneys spans across many areas. Her primary role is assisting the conveyancing team and administrative aspects.

Bev has strong organisational skills and diverse experience enables her to provide support to the team. Bev is committed to her role and to our amazing team.


Teyana Bielby

Law Clerk

Teyana is one of our law clerks here at Ryans Solicitors and Attorneys, graduating from the University of Southern Queensland and having recently been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Teyana has been a part of the team at Ryans Solicitors since February 2021 and assists the team across various areas of Law.


Brenden Karmbren

Conveyancer

Brenden is one of our conveyancers here at Ryans Solicitors and Attorneys, graduating from the University of Central Queensland and having recently been admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Brenden has been a part of the team at Ryans Solicitors since August 2021 and assists in conveyancing.

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