Our people are our best assets. As such there is a solid view that as our firm grows, the staff will be provided encouragement to develop professionally and every opportunity for job satisfaction.
It is simple and often overlooked, happy staff = happy clients. Our staff are dedicated to looking after your interests and building a long term relationship with you, often going the extra mile to ensure your satisfaction.
Brendon Foyle came to law later in life after gaining a great deal of experience in other fields. Starting out as an Apprentice Diesel Mechanic after leaving school on completion of Year 10, it was not long before Brendon was 18 and old enough to obtain his heavy vehicle licence. Brendon wasted no time in putting this to good use, seeing much of the country as a result.
At 21 he owned and operated a chauffeured hire car business in Adelaide called ‘Festival Limousines’ (including a general facility liquor licence) and continued this until the age of 29. During this time Brendon first got his taste for legal application through self representation in regards to liquor licensing and regulatory matters, and involvement as a committee member in the relevant industry association.
Throughout his small business activities Brendon continued heavy vehicle driving and reverted back to this fulltime on leaving the hire car industry. He has experience in General, Tanker, Refrigerated and Dangerous Goods (DG) freight having driven ‘B-Doubles’ and ‘B-Triples’ (Road Trains) in a career spanning 26 plus years.
While driving and listening to ABC talkback radio one day, Brendon heard an interview with external students of Charles Darwin University with a resident lecturer about ‘online’ or external distance education. This set a new direction for Brendon who then commenced legal studies, eventually completing the 4 year undergraduate Bachelor of Laws (LLB) at Southern Cross University.
Towards the completion of his law degree Brendon started with a boutique commercial Brisbane legal team in 2007.
Further study has seen Brendon complete a post-graduate diploma with The College of Law (Qld) resulting in his admission to the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia as a Solicitor in 2008. Brendon has also gained admission to the Supreme Court of South Australia in 2013 (having grown up in SA before moving to Queensland a decade ago, he still maintains links with the old hometown of Adelaide, that far western suburb of Melbourne).
Over the last few years Brendon has been involved in many aspects of legal advice with sound experience in Commercial, Property, Wills and Estates, while showing a dedication to client service and development of continuing relationships.
Brendon has been a past regular legal columnist in a National road transport industry monthly magazine called ‘Owner Driver.’ He puts legal terms into plain language that everyone can understand in his column, ‘Foyle’s Law’ (many of the articles are freely available under the ‘Publications’ menu on this website).
Favourite thing about being a Solicitor: It is not widely know that the legal professional has attracted such a wide ranging group of people from many different and varying backgrounds that are able to draw on their individual life experiences. Too often Judges, Barristers and Solicitors are unfairly stereotyped, where in reality the legal profession is quite an interesting kaleidoscope.
Brendon is a member of the Queensland Law Society, The Law Society of South Australia and the Law Institute Victoria.
In 2011 Brendon founded Brisbane Law Firm, The Legal Elements law practice.
Kylie Hrstich started her legal career at the age of 16 by completing a legal traineeship whilst attending High School. The legal traineeship required attendance at a law firm once a week and was completed in 1999. After finishing year 12 at High School also in 1999, Kylie started full time employment as a legal secretary with the same law firm she completed her legal traineeship with. The law firm was a small suburban practice that did a wide range of legal work.
She then went on to complete a Legal Administration course at TAFE and also to become a Justice of the Peace (Qualified).
Kylie then decided it was time to get out into the “big city” and she then worked over the years at a few different law firms doing Paralegal work. The work she dealt with included property, mortgage lending work and mortgage recovery work.
Before starting with The Legal Elements, Kylie has recently worked as a Paralegal in mortgage lending work for over 10 years. Through this time she built a great relationship with many banks, brokers and various law firms.
The time then came when Kylie was ready to take on the study to complete a Bachelor of Law degree. She started the degree in 2008 and graduated in January 2013. Whilst completing this degree, Kylie worked full time as a paralegal. After graduating from the University of Southern Queensland, Kylie then went on to do the Practical training with the College of Law.
In early September 2014 Kylie was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia and is now a practicing Solicitor.
Favourite thing about being a Solicitor: Getting to meet a range of different people and to hear their life stories. No two stories are ever the same!
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