Treloar & Treloar is one of the longest continuously-operating legal practices in South Australia. In 1923 Mr James Leonard Sydney Treloar (“Len”) commenced practising across all areas of the law at 38 Grenfell Street. He was later joined by his brother Mr Albert Edward Coran Treloar, and the two brothers forged a strong reputation.
After the death of Mr Len Treloar, his two sons Hugh and Lionel carried on the legal practice. They were joined in partnership by Ray Frost, and in 1975 the firm moved to 22 Grenfell Street, from where it operates today.
Over time, a willingness to tackle difficult matters saw our firm develop a reputation as specialists in Deceased Estates and Estate Litigation. Lawyers and members of the public alike turned to Treloar & Treloar to benefit from their experience.
As the firm grew, Pam McEwin, and later Gaetano Aiello, joined as partners. Hugh Treloar passed away in 1991, and Lionel retired in 2007. Recently Ray Frost stepped out of the partnership to become our consultant, and the partnership is now carried on by Pam McEwin, Gaetano Aiello, Alison Tanzer and Christopher Parker.
Much has changed in South Australia and in the legal profession over the decades since Treloar & Treloar was founded, but much is still the same. The values on which our firm was founded are still as important and relevant now as then.
Ray Frost – Consultant
Ray was admitted to practice in 1974. He is a former Chairperson of the Succession Committee of the Law Society of South Australia.
Ray is one of the South Australian Editors of the seminal text book “Family Provision in Australia and New Zealand”.
He has given many talks and other presentations to legal practitioners in the Continuing Legal Education and Professional Development Programs run from time to time by the Law Society of South Australia.
Ray’s main areas of practice are Wills and Estate Administration.
Pam McEwin – Senior Partner
Pam McEwin was admitted to practice in 1982. After completing her Articles at Alderman Lee & Wilson, Pam joined Treloar & Treloar in 1984.
Pam has over 30 years experience in Will preparation, Probate and Estate Administration and Estate Litigation. She also prepares Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directive documents.
Pam regularly lectured at the Diploma of Practical Legal Training course for legal graduates when that course was run by the Law Society of South Australia. She has delivered papers to the Law Society’s Country Lawyers Conference and has participated in Continuing Legal Education for Law Society Practitioners.
In 2003 Pam was appointed a Notary Public. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, an international organisation.
Gaetano Aiello – Partner
Gaetano joined the firm of Treloar & Treloar in 1990 and was admitted as a partner in 1997.
Widely experienced in deceased Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills and Estate Litigation, Gaetano is fluent in the Calabrese dialect of Italian.
Gaetano is a member of the Adelaide branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and of the Succession Law Committee of the Law Society of South Australia. He regularly presents for STEP, and has also delivered papers at the annual Succession Law Conference presented by the Law Society of South Australia, and to students at the University of Adelaide and Flinders University.
Alison Tanzer – Partner
Alison was admitted to practice in 2005 following her placement at the Office of Public Advocate working within the Guardianship and Administration system.
Prior to joining Treloar & Treloar in 2011, she was employed as a general practitioner and her major areas of practice included Family Law, Commercial Law, Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney and Advance Care Directives.
Alison practices in Family Law, Contested Estates, claims pursuant to the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act, Wills, Probate and Estate Planning and Administration. Alison also undertakes conveyancing work.
Christopher Parker – Partner
Chris joined Treloar & Treloar in 2011, and since that time has practised across the wide range of estate matters. He has a particular interest in completing complex Probate applications, and in drafting wills and other succession planning documents including reviewing arrangements for Self-Managed Superannuation Funds.
He is the other South Australian editor of de Groot & Nickel’s textbook “Family Provision in Australia and New Zealand”.
Chris grew up on a sheep and wheat farm in the South-East, worked in the Iron Triangle upon graduation from Law School, and has friends and family throughout regional South Australia and Victoria. He graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Arts (Drama Studies) in 1998 and a Bachelor of Laws in 2006.
Penny was admitted to practice in 1977. She commenced employment with Treloar & Treloar on a part time basis from 1989 to 1991 and later joined the firm of Treloar & Treloar on a full time basis in 1991.
She is extensively involved in drawing Wills and in Estate Administration. Penny undertakes conveyancing work.
Alex is the newest member of our firm, joining in January 2016. Prior to joining Treloar & Treloar he worked in a general practice focusing on Wills and Estates.
Born in Serbia, Alex is fluent in the Serbian language. He graduated from Flinders University with a Bachelor of International Studies (History and Politics) in 2008 and with a Bachelor of Law and Legal Practice in 2013. He was admitted to practice in 2013 and started practicing soon after.
Alex’s main areas of practice are Estate Planning and Estate Administration.