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Our Practice Areas

We operate in certain key areas of the law with a great level of expertise, quality and fixed-fee value

Family Law

When a family relationship breaks down, what you need is professional advice at a fixed price on property or children’s matters (or both). Whether out of court negotiations or in court litigation, click for more detailed information.

Commercial/Business

Our Commercial and Business Lawyers focus on you and your business and tailoring the advice to suit your needs. From business disputes to business growth, what could be better than strategic business advice at a fixed price? Click for more detailed information.

Intellectual Property

We recognise that your ideas can change the world and your intellectual property may be your most important business asset. From trademarks, copyright, patents, and other IP agreements, we can assist you in establishing, managing and protecting your IP rights.

Franchising

Franchising is an area of expertise for our team. Whether acting for the Franchisor in creating the Franchise documents or acting for the Franchisee in reviewing and advising on the franchise documents, partner with us for growth.

Immigration Law

We believe in helping people to stay in Australia. We do this by providing high-level advice on your options, from Partnership Visas to Employer Sponsored Visas and everything else. Our team has been through the process themselves and are experts in the field.

Criminal Law

In trouble with the cops? Been arrested, charged, have Court, or an interview with the police? You need a Criminal Defence Lawyer to provide high-level legal advice, negotiate with police, prepare your case, and act on your behalf in Court.

Wills and Estate Law

If death and taxes are certain (as the saying goes), then you need a top quality Will and Power of Attorney drafted and held for you. And if a family member has passed away, our lawyers do everything from a Grant of Probate to challenging a Will.

Disputes & Litigation

Disputes happen. What is required is professional advice to sort it out. From out-of-court disputes where we negotiate on your behalf, to in-Court litigation, we are your team of experienced advocates ready to go. And with an excellent win record.

Property/Conveyancing

Buying, selling or leasing? For all things property and conveyancing, look no further. Whether a simple conveyance or a complicated development, our well-renowned professionals get the deal done without the fuss.

Compensation Law

Have you suffered as a result of someone else’s carelessness? Even if you think you may have contributed yourself, you may still have a claim for compensation

Our News Articles

Legal team called in to save super of retrenched QNI workers

WORKERS sacked from the embattled Queensland Nickel Industries refinery have sought legal advice in a bid to get their entitlements.

The Townsville Bulletin can reveal that some workers are owed more than $300,000 by the refinery, which recently made 237 staff redundant…

Firm In Favour of Fixed Pricing

TOWNSVILLE firm Strategic Lawyers say they can reduce people’s legal bills with the use of fixed fee pricing.

The firm is believed to be the first in North Queensland to move to a fixed fee billing model across its practice.

Strategic Lawyers partner Justin Ireland said the model appeared to be well received because the firm was growing…

OUR VISION AND OUR FOCUS

We truly believe that quality legal advice can be easy to understand, accessible to anyone, reliable and all at a Fixed Fee price.

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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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Latest News from Our Blog

  • Our Christmas Message to the Strategic Family

    Our Christmas Message to the Strategic Family

    While for many of our clients Christmas will be a joyful time, as lawyers we are always very aware of the difficulties many families face at this time of year. We know that as some of us play tug-of-war with cheap crackers, laugh at the bad jokes and tissue-paper hats others will be forced to […]

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  • How the Family Court Decides Who Gets What in a Separation or Divorce

    How the Family Court Decides Who Gets What in a Separation or Divorce

    When two people decide to separate one of the first things that needs to be sorted out is property. While under Australian law couples can not actually get formally divorced until one full year after they separate, they can agree on how to divide their assets – or go to the Family Court seeking orders […]

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  • Changes to Family Law Act Ban Cross-Examination of Alleged DV victims by Self Represented Litigants

    Changes to Family Law Act Ban Cross-Examination of Alleged DV victims by Self Represented Litigants

    Changes to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cth) which will mean people who have been convicted, or accused, of domestic violence offences, will not be allowed to cross examine their ex-partners, were passed by the Federal Senate in December. These changes are limited to the Federal Family Courts. The Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and […]

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  • Your Child’s Rights if They Are Accused of a Crime

    Your Child’s Rights if They Are Accused of a Crime

    The law in Queensland provides a number of protections for children who are accused of crimes – both when they are first arrested and if they are later charged with a criminal offence. Firstly, Section 421 of the Police Powers and Responsibility Act 2000 (Qld) states if a police officer wants to question a child […]

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  • Spent Conviction Legislation in Qld

    Spent Conviction Legislation in Qld

    Under Queensland’s Criminal Law (Rehabilitation of Offenders) Act 1986 certain criminal convictions can become a spent conviction which means they are removed from a person’s criminal record after a set period-of-time has passed. The timeframes for when a criminal conviction becomes a spent conviction depend on the court the person appeared in and the sentence […]

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  • Your Rights if Your Ex is Withholding Your Child

    Your Rights if Your Ex is Withholding Your Child

    The purpose of this blog post is to explain your legal rights if your partner is preventing you from seeing your children. In family law it is in fact very common to see one parent unlawfully withholding access to children from another.   It Is in the Best Interests of Your Child to Maintain a […]

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  • Hidden Truth about Government’s New Immigration Laws

    Hidden Truth about Government’s New Immigration Laws

    The Federal Government’s proposed changes to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) are no doubt popular with the segment of the Australian public who are keen to see foreign citizens who have been convicted of criminal offences have their visas revoked. However, there is a hidden truth behind these changes which it is important for the […]

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  • What Gets Our Lawyers Out of Bed

    What Gets Our Lawyers Out of Bed

    Here at Strategic we have recently began profiling our staff and putting together short pieces explaining what motivates them to do their jobs. The first two lawyers we profiled were our key family lawyer Robert Ballais and our criminal lawyer Anthony Sturgeon. Over the coming weeks we will be profiling our other legal professionals and […]

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  • Can you legally kill someone who’s broken into your home?

    Can you legally kill someone who’s broken into your home?

    You’re asleep in your bed, your family is happily tucked away, then you hear footsteps. At first you think it’s your pet. But then you hear doors being opened, cupboards being rummaged through. And at that moment the sickening realisation dawns on you, someone has broken into your home. It’s an extreme situation but one […]

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