About Lander and Co

Lander & Co was established by David Lander in 1990.

Our vision is to represent clients frankly, fearlessly, and affordably, give them honest, wise advice and see the law as only one of life’s issues.

We are a small firm which means that you will receive personal service.

We are passionate about fearlessly representing the individual against the might of government and bureaucratic entities. We understand that being the little guy can be intimidating and assist you to navigate the complex legal system.

You will not hear about us on the radio, television or on the side of a bus; we prefer to let our work speak for itself and typically obtain new clients from referrals. We keep our overheads low and do not need to recoup money on expensive advertising or a fancy office to impress clients which you will see reflected in your fees.

We take our ethical duty to act in our client’s best interests very seriously, so we cannot promise you that we will tell you what you want to hear but we will give you an honest appraisal of your prospects as we see them. We consider your full circumstances and if we think that your interests would be better served by not taking legal action, we will tell you.

Katie Hrobelko
(Principal Solicitor)

Katie joined Lander & Co in February 2015. Katie has taken over the reins as Principal Solicitor and looks forward to continuing David’s vision.

Before entering the Law, Katie worked in education and for the public service which means she understands the machinations of bureaucracy beyond the confines of her legal office.

Katie holds qualifications in Law, Education and Arts. Katie was given numerous awards for coming first in several subjects during her Bachelor of Laws and is now a Mentor with the UNE 2018 School of Law Mentoring Program.

Katie’s clients describe her as compassionate, diligent and patient.

David is the founder of Lander & Co. In 2018 he stepped down as Principal but is still very much a part of Lander & Co and continues to practice with us.

David has 25 years of experience in 10 areas of government, over half in the SES and 29 years in the law.

David has qualifications in law, economics, psychology, business and life. He is a graduate of many courses in personal and professional development. David has undertaken paid and pro bono work in numerous areas of law.

David’s clients describe him as forthright, direct, and fearless.

David Lander
(Consultant Solicitor)

Karen Jefferies
(Legal Secretary)

Karen is the friendly face who will greet you when you come to Lander & Co or the friendly voice on the other end of the phone who is always willing to listen.

Karen has been with Lander & Co since July 2011 and has a wealth of administrative experience. Karen is always ready with a cup of tea and a kind word.

Our clients describe Karen as warm, friendly and welcoming.