Let’s face it none of us enjoy going to the dentist because we know it’s probably going to be painful. People often feel the same way when they go to see a lawyer believing that most of the pain will be to their hip pocket. I understand this fear and thats why I will always give you honest advice about what the likely costs and consequences of any legal case will be. Sometimes that advice will be that you don’t need a lawyer…but I would rather talk myself out of a job than have a client spend their hard-earned money unnecessarily.
Our team of dedicated solicitors can offer a full range of services from criminal law, to family law, domestic violence issues, property settlements, children’s matters, industrial law, civil law, and residential conveyancing.
Our experienced solicitors undertake all forms of litigation from local court ( NSW ), magistrates court ( QLD ), district court, to supreme court, federal and family courts.
We provide advice and advocacy and can assist with Legal Aid applications for eligible clients.
Family Law in Queensland and New South Wales – We understand that the end of a relationship is a difficult and often confusing time. Our solicitors can provide you with advice for all family law issues including children, property and financial matters.
We can assist you with an application for a grant of legal aid if you are eligible.
To find out what steps you need to take to resolve your family law issues, contact us today for an appointment.
Criminal Law in Queensland and New South Wales – Our solicitors have experience in criminal law matters such as traffic offences, assault, drug charges, fraud and more serious matters. From police interview, liaising with the public prosecutor, entering a plea, on fully defended hearings, submissions sentencing and appeals, we are able to assist you with all of your criminal law needs in southern QLD and Northern NSW.
For criminal law matters the likely penalty will depend on a range of factors, those relating to the offence and subjective factors relating to you and your individual circumstances including any past offences.
As experienced criminal lawyers, our solicitors are well equipped to make submissions that will give you the best possible outcome in court. In some cases we can apply to have your conviction dismissed. In all cases we make submissions for the minimum appropriate penalty and fine.
In the right circumstances an effective defence by our solicitors can greatly improve your chances of avoiding a custodial sentence or a loss of licence.
If you have a Queensland traffic offence but require your licence for work, talk to Carl about applying for a work licence.
To find out the range of penalties that apply to your charges, contact us today for an appointment.
Traffic Matters/ Work Licences – Our solicitors have extensive experience in traffic offences including but not limited to drink driving, driving unlicensed, speeding, driving unregistered or uninsured, through to more serious matters such as negligent driving and driving occasioning actual bodily harm.
For most traffic matters the penalty starts from a minimum disqualification of licence. This can affect your life, work and family. The likely penalty will depend on a range of factors, those relating to the offence and subjective factors relating to you and your individual circumstances including any past offences.
For repeat offenders there are significant disqualification periods and even custodial sentences. Heavy fines also apply to most traffic offences.
In the right circumstances an effective defence by our solicitors can greatly improve your chances of a minimum disqualification period and in some circumstances we may be able to assist you to keep your licence. Our solicitors are also able to make submissions intended to convince the court to reduce the amount of the fine you may be required to pay.
If you have a QLD traffic offence but require your licence for work, talk to Carl about applying for a work licence.
Domestic Violence in Queensland and New South Wales – Our solicitors have experience in assisting with domestic violence issues, whether through AVO, or ADVO’s or family violence orders. We can assist applicants and defendants with personal or domestic apprehended violence orders, seek amendments to orders as well as assist where there has been a breach of orders.
Kylie has regularly volunteered with the Women’s Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Scheme to assist women who are seeking orders for protection and is able to assist with applications for grants of Legal aid and provision of advice as well as court advocacy.
Conveyancing in NSW – We offer a boutique conveyancing service for NSW residential property. Our rates are extremely competitive, from as little as $550 plus disbursements for simple property transactions. If you are buying or selling a house contact our office for an appointment today.
Appeals – If you are dissatisfied with your outcome in court we may be able to assist with an appeal or seeking an amendment of orders.For criminal law matters we can appeal the severity of your sentence, or, if there has been an error of law we can appeal your case to a higher court in QLD and NSW.
With family law matters we may be able to seek a variation on the orders you have received, contact us today to enquire about appeals and variations.