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Meet Our Legal Team

Adeline completed her postgraduate law degree (Juris Doctor) at Bond University and was admitted to practise in 2012.

During the course of her career, Adeline was involved in Property, Commercial and Family Law matters.

Prior to commencing her legal career, Adeline lived in Malaysia where she studied English Literature at Universiti Putra Malaysia, completing her undergraduate degree with honours. Whilst giving practical, cost-effective and value-added advice to our clients, she also has a keen interest in developing and promoting our Immigration section.

Adeline is a registered migration lawyer and draws from her experience to assist a wide range of clients including those from culturally and linguistically diverse communities. Adeline speaks English, fluent Malay (Bahasa Melayu), basic Hokkien and Cantonese.

Outside of work, she enjoys watching movies, going for long walks and trying out new recipes.

Adeline was one of the founding members of the Robina Community Legal Centre and currently holds the position of Vice President. She continues to be passionate about providing access to justice to the Gold Coast community.

Adeline Yap

Senior Lawyer

BA, D Juris

MARN: 1793782

Atul Bhardwaj

Principal - Senior Lawyer

LLB(QUT), GradDipLP, BSc

MARN: 1386089

Atul Bhardwaj launched Bhardwaj & Associates Lawyers, after having served as a Police Prosecutor with Queensland Police Service for more than ten years. Atul was the Officer-in-Charge of a Police Prosecutions Corps and thoroughly knows the intricacies of the legal system.


As a Police Prosecutor he completed the Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies (Summary Prosecution) from Queensland University of Technology, 2009.

In Dec 2012, he completed a Bachelor of Laws, from Queensland University of Technology. In the same year he completed a Graduate Certificate in Migration Law from Griffith University.


 In July 2013 he was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland and in August was admitted to the High Court of Australia. As a Cross Cultural Police Officer, Atul has interacted with people from different cultures and as a prosecutor has had the privilege of representing people in court, in matters relating to Domestic Violence. 


Atul has been practicing as a Migration Agent for the past five years and has represented clients at the AAT and has achieved successful results. Most of the cases that Atul handled were instances where his clients or their spouse were refused a visa and Atul was able to get a positive outcome for them.

Other than English, Atul can speak other languages such as Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.