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What are Fixed -Fees?

Data from the Queensland Legal Services Commission’s (LSC) most recent annual report shows the most common complaint people raise with lawyer’s governing-body is costs and charges.

More than a quarter of all the enquiries made with the LSC in 2016-17 related to the cost of getting legal help, with 620 people making contact over the issue.

From our very beginning Strategic Lawyers has been committed to doing things differently; we believe in putting the client first and so, wherever possible, we quote up-front for the work we intend to do.

When we opened our doors seven years ago, we were the first firm in North Queensland bring in fixed-pricing.

Fixed-pricing means before we start charging you we send you a quote letting you know exactly what we’ll do and how much it will cost.

Today we are the only firm in Queensland which quotes you prices for family and criminal law up-front and on our website.

We believe this lets you decide if you think we’re good value for money and you can even check our price against another firm and if they’re cheaper we will try to match it.

This is not about us being the cheapest – it is about being transparent by letting you look at what we do and recognising we are the best value for money.

There are some matters where it simply isn’t to the client’s advantage to work with the set-price formula.

Sometimes there is simply too much at stake and you actually want our team of experienced lawyers working day and night to ensure you get the best outcome possible.

For this reason, we continue to offer time-based billing, either at the client’s request or where matters are simply too complicated to deal with according to our fixed-fee models.

The best thing to do is to call us and book in for a meeting with one of our Senior Solicitors in Townsville so we can meet you, find out what’s going on, and advise you on all of your options while giving you certainty of cost through a Fixed Price Quote.

Call (07) 4795 1114 to set up a meeting with our team.

Why Are We The Best?

We do not view the success of the firm through the prism of commercial gain and believe that the most important outcome is client satisfaction. Through the abolishment of six-minute units and billable hours, and the introduction of our fixed-fee billing model, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service.

Never again will you be worried about a 20 second phone call or two sentence email costing you an arm and a leg. We actually encourage you to keep us informed about developments and changes to the situation, as often these are important details and need to be included in our correspondence or case.

Our philosophy is that often the best way to resolve your issue is away from the financial and emotional stress of Court. Our views are reflected in the following quote from Abraham Lincoln:

“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbours to compromise when you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.”

Here at Strategic Lawyers, we are not afraid to do away with archaic traditions in favour of creative and futuristic solutions. Our service extends far beyond legislative compliance as we are able to work closely with you and all who are involved in the matter, whether it is your family, accountant, consultant, financial advisor or doctor.

Here at Strategic Lawyers, we believe in doing what is best for you. We apply this principle to every aspect of our business, including our customer service, advice and pricing structure.

We know that every personal and business situation is different so we make it our business to understand what has happened and how we can best help you. We don’t categorise you and decide which precedent document best suits you, but instead accept that you are unique and think creatively about how we can customise our advice to suit.

We have a team of lawyers who excel in every aspect of the law, including property law, commercial law, intellectual property, family law, banking and finance law, immigration law, wills and estates, criminal law and litigation. Our use of lawyers, consultants and barristers, gives you access to a wealth of knowledge that is not possessed by the inexperienced, in-house generalists who would be running the case if it was done through another firm.

Our adoption of a fixed-fee method of quoting and payments means that you will get value for money. You do not need to be concerned about calling or emailing us because all of our communication with you is included. This means we are able to provide a high level of customer service and build a working relationship that will result in us being able to better understand the situation and provide a custom solution.

Strategic Lawyers is dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, in a timely manner and at an affordable price.

We’re modern, use efficient solutions, and focus on you the client. Importantly, by entirely doing away with time-based billing and budgets and with the introduction of our guaranteed fixed-fee pricing, we are able to provide unparalleled value for money and customer service. We provide Strategic Advice at a Fixed Price in all practice areas.

Why Are We The Best?


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a superior client experience through the use of dynamic strategies which achieve life changing outcomes.

Our Vision Statement

Our ultimate aim is to grow a law firm which is big but refreshingly new and fun, innovative, risk-taking, client friendly, an awesome place to work, and which is committed to making out client’s lives better.

Our Service Promise

Our service promise is to provide clients with 5-star service.

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Strategic Lawyers Is The Team You Need

We are a unique and innovative Law Firm with a desire for exceptional results and quality, all at a Fixed-Fee, no hidden costs or bills.

A few Reasons Why We are one of

Townsville's Most Effective Law Firms

We believe you are here for a reason. And that reason is to ensure you get the best legal help possible, at the best possible price.

Here at Strategic Lawyers Townsville we’re experts in striking good bargains, but the most important bargain for us, is the one we strike with our clients.

Our offer is simple. We’ll ensure you know what’s going on. We’ll advise you on your best interests and we’ll never give up on your cause.

This means together we’ll reach the best outcome possible. Our people live in this community and we’ve been here a good while.

As such we know how important it is not only that you leave here satisfied but that you’ll recommend us. Call us now on 13 14 LAW and speak to a lawyer about your case.

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Read About Us in the Media

45 Five Star Reviews and counting

Tammie Cant, 2018

Strategic Lawyers was recommended to me by a close friend and I was extremely happy with my experience. I first met with Justin to discuss my family law matter then I began to also work with Rob. Both gentlemen were extremely professional, thorough and supportive in their roles, keeping me constantly updated on the progress of my matter. I would recommend Strategic Lawyers to everyone requiring assistance with family law matters. Thank you to the team at Strategic Lawyers 🙂

Tammie Cant, 2018

Jody Ludbrook

I actually swapped over to Strategic Lawyers after not being satisfied elsewhere. The difference was like night and day. Strategic Lawyers kept me updated which dropped my stress levels.They explained things clearly.They are Professional and efficient. They got the best outcome for me-which I didn’t dare to even think was possible! I recommend them highly-in fact I will never use anyone else again. Thank you Strategic Lawyers Townsville.

Jody Ludbrook

Tim Lorger, Local Guide, 2017

Best in town

Tim Lorger, Local Guide, 2017

Jerry Manson, 2018

would highly recommend using Strategic Lawyers if you need representation in Townsville. I was represented by Anthony Sturgeon, and from the first consult till the closing case I felt comfortable and guided through the whole journey. My case was a criminal matter and having had no prior encounters of this nature I was very overwhelmed by the situation. Anthony is very professional and attentive to all your needs, especially when dealing with the law for the first time. Thanks to everyone at the firm.

Jerry Manson, 2018

Ryan Coleridge, 2018

A sincere thank you to Steve Hodgson and Justin Ireland for their hard work and professionalism during a difficult period. They not only allayed my concerns but were able to obtain an outcome beyond my expectations. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking legal advice.

Ryan Coleridge, 2018

Donnie Jones, 2018

Ben Watt and the team at Strategic Lawyers, went above and beyond to help my son and I. As such we were rewarded with a positive outcome. Can’t thank the team enough for their time, attention to detail and most of all their concern for our matter. Excellent service provided by all.

Donnie Jones, 2018

Jason Jackson, 2018

If you want a team of lawyers totally committed to your case, look no further. Their track record is great. They always get good outcomes for me and I always feel like I have great legal representation with them. They definitely communicate with me better than other law firms out there, and they take the time to listen to what I have to say and for me to get my story out in full. They’re not just interested in a pay check – they definitely care about me, my case, and my success. I definitely highly recommend these guys as they always achieve great results for me no matter what the case.

Jason Jackson, 2018

Sarah Myers, 2017

If you want someone to really fight for you, then look no further. I chose Strategic Lawyers because of their Fixed Prices, their friendly team and their passion. They were the bulldog in my corner when I needed it most. They won the case for me. I highly recommend them!

Sarah Myers, 2017

David Luke, 2019

Very professional and compassionate. From the first consultation I could tell they genuinely cared about me and my situation. Their communication was outstanding. The best law firm I’ve ever dealt with.

David Luke, 2019

Val Waszkiewicz, 2018

I think the fix fee is brilliant. No nasty surprises at payment time. The staff are friendly and very helpful and speak in a language that you can understand clearly. I would recommend their services to anyone

Val Waszkiewicz, 2018

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