Peter Joseph McCartney
Peter has been involved in the legal industry since 2002. He completed his Bachelor degrees in law and business (Accounting) in 2002 at Griffith University during which time he undertook work experience in the legal industry. In 2003 he commenced at Spranklin Solicitors where he completed his articled clerkship under the guidance of the then owner, Patrick Spranklin. In June 2005, Peter commenced in a management role at the same time as being admitted as a solicitor in Queensland.
In July 2008, Spranklin Solicitors became Spranklin McCartney Lawyers under Peter’s guidance and leadership.
Peter is driven by one simple thing: Results! He thrives on finding solutions to the most challenging problems yet is equally enthusiastic to handle the everyday battles faced by individuals and businesses.
In his spare time, Peter enjoys exercise, martial arts, cars and motorcycles, playing music and getting outside whether it be for camping or just going for a hike.
Christopher graduated from the University of Queensland in 2004 with a bachelor of laws and bachelor of commerce. Following his graduation, Christopher completed a two year articles of clerkship and was admitted at a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland 2007 and entered upon the Register of Practitioners of the High Court of Australia later that year.
At the outset of his career, Christopher practiced exclusively in Civil Litigation, appearing in all Queensland Court Jurisdictions and the Federal Magistrates Court.
Since joining Spranklin McCartney Lawyers, Christopher has broadened his experience and knowledge of the law and now undertakes the majority of Estate Administration and Succession Planning work at Spranklin McCartney Lawyers.
Christopher also oversees the residential conveyancing department and provides guidance upon any legal issues that may arise during a residential conveyancing process.
Christopher understands the importance of ensuring a client’s goals are met and their expectations achieved. In order to do so, Christopher focuses on practicing preventative law, rather than rectification.
Outside the office Christopher loves to spend time fishing, focusing upon the lower reaches of the Brisbane River, as well as exercising and practicing Wing Chun Kung Fu.
Danielle has been involved in the legal industry since 2005. It was at this time that she completed her Bachelor or Laws/Commerce with honours at Griffith University, as well as completing a Diploma in Legal Practice and Ethics.
Upon graduation, Danielle initially worked as a forensic accountant before realising that her true love was the law and she has never looked back.
Danielle specialises in family and criminal law and takes on private fee paying and legally aided clients.
Initially, Danielle worked in the CBD where she gained extensive knowledge of Federal Circuit Court procedures and Judges. For the last 5 years however, she has moved to suburban law firms where she has developed relationships with local Magistrates and familiarised herself with numerous Magistrates Courts.
Danielle prides herself on rising to any challenge whilst ensuring clients maintain realistic expectations in respect of their matters, and ensures that all advice given is in a sensitive manner.
When Danielle is not in the office, she loves spending time with her twin boys, cooking and reading.
Doug has been a Consultant at Spranklin McCartney Lawyers since March 2015.
He brings with him a wealth of legal knowledge having worked for the Justice Department for 15 years as well as running his own firm in Capalaba from for 11 years.
Doug primarily services commercial clients who require assistant with leases, reviewing of business contracts and general company matters.
As Doug has been involved in the legal industry for over 50 years, his experience and timely delivery of advice is second to none.
In his spare time, Doug enjoys traveling around Queensland in his caravan with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.
Charlotte graduated from Queensland University of Technology in 2011 with a Bachelor or Law and Diploma in Legal Practice.
Since joining the firm in 2015, Charlotte has practiced in a variety of areas of law, ranging from conveyancing to family and commercial law alongside Peter McCartney and Danielle Harris.
Charlotte is passionate about ensuring clients that their legal issues are not as daunting as they appear.
Outside of the office, Charlotte enjoys fishing and boating, going to the gym and shopping.
Deanna has worked for the firm for 6 years and has over 20 years’ experience in the legal industry and has undertaken many different roles such as secretary; conveyancing clerk; leasing paralegal; partner’s secretary; deceased estates paralegal and most recently, Office Manager.
Deanna has a general understanding of all areas of law and loves working in our general practice.
She has a passion for helping clients in any way she can and offers a friendly smile and empathetic ear.
Deanna is a team player and is happy to assist other staff members to achieve our clients’ expectations and goals.
When not at work, Deanna enjoys entertaining and spending time with her close friends and family.