Our Team

Our business philosophy is simple: Provide the best service in the fastest available time at the lowest price possible.
We stand by our mission statement and we invite you to contact us for help in obtaining legal advice.

Our firm was established on the 1st of November 2007. February 1, 2008 saw us move into permanent premises in the new North Lakes Business Park precinct.

In so doing we became the first law firm permanently established in this area.

“We pride ourselves on consistently out performing larger competitors on price, service, value and technical excellence.”

Zande Law is a new firm in name only. The people behind the name are very senior and experienced professionals, supported by a key group of paralegal staff. Cumulatively we have around 140 years’ experience and we invite you to view our staff profiles to get a sense of how our expertise can assist you best.

Michael Zande

Principal & Solicitor of Zande Law

Michael Zande was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in Queensland in 1987 having completed his prior 6 year Articled Clerkship in what was then his father’s city based law firm of Welldon & Zande. Michael spent the early years of his career in a high end Brisbane CBD commercial practice working extensively in the fields of Commercial and Property Law including Property Conveyancing and development, Joint ventures, Business acquisition and sales, Corporate finance, leasing, Taxation, Stamp Duty, Wills and Deceased estate administration and Commercial Litigation.

By the early 90’s, Michael had developed a strong interest in Family Law dispute resolution and shortly after moved exclusively into this field. In 1996, the Queensland Law Society established a special programme to vet and identify Family Law practitioners exhibiting excellence in every aspect of Family Law.

Jennifer Zande

Solicitor

Born and raised in Redcliffe, Jennifer was admitted to practice in 1988 having completed her 6 year Articled Clerkship in two successive Brisbane CBD high profile Commercial Litigation firms.

From the mid 80’s Jennifer moved into specialist practice working exclusively in Personal injuries litigation and soon after established a dedicated personal injuries department within Trilby Misso Lawyers. Jennifer took partnership in that firm in 1994 and under her stewardship the firm evolved from a suburban cottage Conveyancing practice into a nationally recognised personal injury practise now based exclusively in the Brisbane CBD.

Joshua Noble

Solicitor

Josh grew up and completed all of his schooling years in Alstonville, northern New South Wales, subsequently moving to Queensland, to undertake his law studies at Griffith University. Josh joined the team at Zande Law as a solicitor in November 2014 and since that time, has worked in our Family Law Department dealing with both Property Settlements and Parenting dispute cases for both married and De facto couples alike.

Over this time, Josh has developed an adept ability to stretch across and master the full gamut of skillsets required for excellence in Family Law work demonstrating exceptional skills in dealing with cases involving difficult issues in both property and children’s disputes. One of Josh’s highest attributes is his efficiency and forward-thinking capability. As soon as any action plan is mapped out, he is remarkably quick in delivering upon it. Josh is absolutely dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for all of his clients but never loses sight of the importance to minimise costs and seize opportunities for healthy compromises where and whenever they might arise. Josh is held in high regard by many other Family Lawyers working in the field and this often proves pivotal in securing highly effective co-operation from the opposing Family Lawyer even in heavily contested disputes. Josh consistently wins high praise from many of our clients for his dedication to excellence in the running of their cases and the exceptional results which are consequently produced.

Outside work, Josh and his wife have two children and is a dedicated sport tragic – seriously, any sport and Josh will have either played it, or is a passionate spectator of it!

Joshua Zande

Solicitor

Joshua started his career in Sydney with Aerospace Australia gaining a trade in Aircraft Maintenance Engineering. After six years in the trade and two years using his trade in the mines, Josh decided on a career change.

Commencing from 2014 he worked the next four years as a Law Clerk in our office while completing his Bachelor of Laws and practical legal training at Central Queensland University and the College of Law respectively. He was admitted as a Solicitor in the August of 2018.

Josh heads up all of our firm’s work in the fields of preparation of Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney, general Estate Planning advice including preparation of Testamentary Trusts and overseeing of intergenerational Family Trust arrangements. He has also become highly skilled in the specialty area of Elder Law, focusing on Retirement Village contracts, manufactured home arrangements and residential care.

Beyond Wills. Elder Law and Estate planning advice, Josh has also proven his mettle as a highly capable negotiator/litigator in the areas of estate disputes including both prosecuting and defending challenges to Wills including Family Provision Applications, challenges to testamentary capacity and general estate administration issues.

Josh has developed an array of relationships and contacts in the various allied industries of Retirement Villages, Nursing Home/lodges, financial planners and accounting firms.

His resolve and dedication to the highest quality in work has seen him emerge as one of the top solicitors of choice in this region for anyone seeking assistance with Wills and deceased estate administrations and/or resolution of disputes.

Francesca da Silva

Solicitor

Francesca joined us in early 2020 as a part time law graduate and was admitted as a Solicitor in the same year. Francesca has since progressed on to become a much-valued fulltime member of our professional staff working across the fields of Family Law, Wills and Estates and Conveyancing. Although still relatively junior in years, Francesca has proven herself to be a real stand out in taking on difficult challenges with a remarkable aptitude for developing highly effective common sense solutions for tricky situations. She impresses with a cool head under pressure and holds a level of insight and emotional intelligence which makes her exceptionally easy to work with and a great source of reassurance and comfort for our clients.

Helen Ireland

Conveyancing

Helen has spent in excess of 40 years in the legal industry as a conveyancing paralegal clerk. Her longevity in the industry has given her exposure to and experience with practically any and every conceivable issue that might arise in a conveyancing matter which equips her with an adept ability to not only keep matters on track but sniff out and resolve issues before they become unmanageable problems. Helen brings a rare blend of diplomacy and adversarial tenacity which combine to deliver favourable outcomes for our clients with a minimum of resistance. Helen works tremendously well under pressure and has always impressed with her ability to maintain a cool head in crisis situations.

Breea Mai

Receptionist & Conveyancing Support

Breea joined our team as an office junior trainee in 2017. These days, you’ll find her fronting up on reception. Ever effervescent and friendly, Breea presents with an almost unbounded generosity in time and spirit as well as a dedication to excellence coupled with exceptional efficiency. A rare combination indeed! Nothing is too much to ask and she is regularly singled out for special thanks and praise from many of our clients. Beyond reception duties, Breea also doubles up in para-legal support for our conveyancing clients where she has demonstrated exceptional abilities in meeting all of the additional demands of that role.

 

 

Robyn Hoger

Paralegal 

Robyn has 40 years experience performing various roles within law firms including paralegal litigation support, secretarial, general typist and conveyancing work. Robyn boasts an extraordinarily high typing speed and accuracy and combines this with extremely good client interpersonal skills.

Rebecca Scott

Paralegal

Rebecca has been a valuable member of our team for 10 years now, she works as a Paralegal for our Family Law, Personal Injuries, Wills and Administration of Estates Departments. Rebecca has extraordinary file management, client liaison skills and also has a lovely rapport with clients.