We are lawyers serving the whole of Queensland!
Whilst our physical location is based in South East Queensland the law we cover applies the same throughout Queensland! Even in Gladstone!
The digital age we live in allows people to engage service providers from anywhere in the world, so why not consider engaging a lawyer 427km away.
We can receive your documents, emails and phone calls as quickly and efficiently as a local lawyer working in the high street.
We offer an initial consultation to discuss any matter and that can be done over the telephone. So what harm can come from making an enquiry and having a chat with us.
Most of the work we do involves paperwork and phone calls and there is little need to physically meet to discuss issues or take instructions from you. Many of our local clients have never actually met us in person.
When there is a need to have a lengthy discussion ‘face-to-face’ we can utilise skype, facetime or other video-calling programs. These tend to make the meeting a bit more open and personal.
Gladstone is serviced by a Magistrates and District Court and when court appearances are required, we either organise a telephone appearance (for inconsequential or administrative matters), a town agent (for filing of documents or short uncontested appearances) or we travel ourselves to attend in person and do not charge you any travel costs.
For full contact details of the Gladstone Courthouse here is a link to the Court’s website.
A few words on the ‘local lawyer is best’ misconception. It is often pondered that if you are going to go to court then it’s best to get the local lawyer involved because they know the Judge, the Magistrate and the court staff. As such, they will get an advantage and be best to represent your interests and get you a win.
Whilst it may be true a local lawyer might know them, you should consider:
Statistically, most civil matters that are started in a Civil Court will reach a trial as they reach a consensual settlement at some point along the way to trial.
In today’s legal market, distance is no barrier to providing legal services. Hiring a lawyer a long distance away from where you live can be as convenient as hiring a lawyer across the road.
In our view, in probably 90% of the matters that are litigated before the Courts, there is no advantage to picking a local lawyer. There are those exceptions that make up the 10% so it can never be a rule but we would certainly advise anyone against picking a lawyer purely based on their convenient location.
There are some distinct advantages to engaging an ‘out-of-town’ lawyer to assist in your dispute:
So, if you are looking for legal advice then take a look around our website for the type of legal services we offer and can assist you with. Receive our clear, frank and honest legal advice!