Lawyers Cairns

Need a Lawyer in Cairns?

If you go through life never needing a lawyer in Cairns, then you’re one of a small minority of people. Life takes many twists and turns, and you never know when you might need the services of a good lawyer. Say, your relationship breaks down and your spouse is refusing to let you see the kids or perhaps you’re considering buying into a franchising agreement and you want reassurance that everything is above board in the contract. It’s at times like these that it’s good to know you have a reliable and experienced lawyer you can count on.

Let us introduce you to Strategic Lawyers. We’re a small team of experienced lawyers led by principal lawyer Justin Ireland. Based in Townsville, we cover the suburbs of North Queensland extending as far as Cairns. Having a wide knowledge base between us, we provide a full complement of family and business law services.

We’re approachable friendly professionals offering high quality legal services at good value for money prices. In fact, when our company was established, we were the very first law firm in North Queensland to provide fixed-rate prices for our clients. Even today, we’re the only Queensland law firm advertising our family and criminal law prices upfront on our website! We believe in being totally transparent about our pricing with absolutely no hidden fees. This means that you can allow for our fees in your budget or compare our prices with other companies, whenever you need legal assistance.

How can we help you?

Here are just some of the areas in which our lawyers can help Cairns residents and businesses:

Conveyancing and Property – Perhaps you’re excitedly buying your first home together. It’s probably the largest investment you’ll ever make, so it’s imperative to have a good solicitor on board who can carry out the relevant searches, negotiate prices, and ensure all your paperwork is in order, so that you can enjoy the benefits of your investment for many years to come.

Family law and divorceA divorce can get incredibly messy, especially if it’s not amicable and/or there are children involved. Whether you need our help to resolve disputes or to help divide property and other assets, we’re here to help. We’re compassionate and supportive doing all we need to do to protect your interests, while minimising further emotional turmoil. Our areas of expertise include separation and divorce, De Facto relationships, child support agreements and property and finance settlements

Domestic Violence – Are you being threatened with a DVO from an ex-partner? You need to seek legal advice fast if you want to oppose the order. A DVO can impact your life and your job. Our lawyers can help by preparing evidence and the necessary paperwork and go to court on your behalf to explain why this order should not be made against you. With our experienced lawyers at the helm, you stand a far better chance of a successful outcome.

Wills and Estate Planning – Nobody likes to think about dying but if you want to ensure your loved ones receive everything that you want them to at such a difficult and sad time, then our advice is always to make a Will as soon as you can. It isn’t difficult and it isn’t expensive, so don’t delay it until it’s too late. Our Cairns lawyers can help in the following areas:

  • Estate and probate laws
  • Testamentary trusts
  • Minimising the risk of your will being contested
  • Maximising your family’s inheritance
  • How to choose executors and guardians
  • Safe storage of your Will

Litigation LawIt’s a fact of life that not everyone gets along all of the time and disputes can and do arise. Disputes often arise between neighbours and landlords and tenants. When you’ve tried and failed to reach a compromise then litigation is often the only way forward. 

Our litigation service caters for individuals as well as businesses and you have our assurance that we’ll fight your corner to protect your interests and defend what is rightly yours.

Navigating the Queensland judicial system is challenging at the best of times, so it’s always best to leave it to the professionals.

Why choose us to be your Lawyers in Cairns?

  • We keep you fully informed at every stage of the procedure
  • We always give sound advice with your best interests at heart
  • We never give up on your cause

So, if you’re in need of lawyers in Cairns, there’s only one name to remember, and that’s Strategic Lawyers. Call us on 1314 LAW or (07) 4795 1114 to find out how we can help you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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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 🙂

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.

Tim Lorger, Local Guide, 2017

Best in town

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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