A Solicitor in Townsville That Really Cares
If you’re looking for a solicitor in Townsville, we’d like to warmly welcome you to Strategic Lawyers.
At some point in your life you’re likely to need a solicitor, and when you do, you want to be sure that the one you choose is experienced and reliable. But above all, you want to work with people who really care.
We’re a modern law practice working within the community to deliver quality legal services to local people. Set up 7 years ago by Justin Ireland, who grew up in Townsville, we’ve moved away from the old school law firm model, preferring to do things differently.
As a small team of highly-experienced Townsville solicitors we’re driven by a passion to solve the legal problems that people living here encounter in their personal and working lives. We’ve embraced technology, lowered fees, and streamlined processes to make access to a solicitor easier and more affordable for those living in North Queensland.
Tailored solutions, great results
To us you’re not just a file – you’re an individual and as such our legal services are tailored to meet your unique legal needs. We’re dedicated to problem solving and giving you total peace of mind so you can get back on with living your life.
We’re here to fight your corner and get the best possible outcome every time. Our down to earth approach, jargon free explanations, and great communication skills mean you’re kept fully aware at all times of what is happening, where, why, and how.
We know the North Queensland legal environment and are known within it and this is important when you or your business need legal representation. As your Townsville solicitors it enables us to help you choose the best options and take the right direction to ensure you achieve the desired result quickly and efficiently.
Between us, we’ve got a broad range of knowledge and expertise which means you can consult with us on all sorts of legal or financial issues which crop up in your personal or business life and rest assured that we can guide you through the legal minefield.
Check out the services we offer as a personal solicitor in Townsville
Unfortunately, life doesn’t always run smoothly, and perhaps a problem has cropped up which you can’t solve on your own, or your relationship has broken down. Either way, it’s handy to have a lawyer you can count on when you need expert advice and guidance in your personal life. Here are some of the ways we can assist you.
CONVEYANCING AND PROPERTY
Buying your first property is an exciting time but it’s also likely to be one of the biggest financial purchases you’ll make in your life, so it’s not a decision to be taken lightly. For this reason, it’s important to have the best solicitors looking after your investment or home to ensure you can enjoy using it for years to come.
We have years of experience with property law in Queensland and can assist you with your transaction from start to finish whether you’re buying or selling a home, vacant block, unit, strata title, rural property or commercial estate. As such, we’re able to help with the following:
- Advice for first time buyers
- Legal advice regarding real estate law
- Drafting and reviewing contracts
- Purchases off-the-plan and auction contracts
- Cost appraisal (stamp duty, search and registration fees. etc)
- Property tenancy
- Vendor’s statement (general and special conditions)
- Cooling off period and deposits
- Liaison with financial institutions
- Execution of contracts and settlement
- Preparing and registering Powers of Attorney
- Commercial property
- Retirement village contracts
FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE
It can be tough when a relationship comes to an end especially when children are involved. Everyone’s emotions are in tatters and having to face the legal system only makes matters seem even worse. Fortunately we’re here to help pick up the pieces and get your life back on track.
Ensuring you and your children are looked after
We can take some off the burden away from you and make sure your interests and your children’s futures are taken care of.
Whether you need our help to solve disputes or sort out arrangements for your children, money, and property, we’re compassionate and practical in helping you close this chapter of your life and prepare for the next one.
Our areas of family law include:
- Separation and divorce
- De Facto relationships
- Child support agreements
- Children’s issues
- Property and financial settlements
If you’ve had a DVO (Domestic Violence Order) taken out against you then it can impact your job and access to your children, so it’s important to seek legal advice as soon as you can.
What is classed as domestic violence?
It’s behaviour in a relationship that is
- Sexually or physically abusive
- Psychologically or emotionally abusive
- Controlling or dominating in such a way that the person fears for their safety or that of someone else
Domestic violence can be against any person you’ve had a romantic relationship with, it can be against a child or other relative, and it can be against a person that you’re involved with caring for.
If you want to oppose a DVO being taken out against you, it’s important to get in touch with your solicitor in Townsville as soon as possible. You’ll need to go to court armed with evidence and explain why the order should not be made against you. We can prepare all the necessary documents and attend court on your behalf, to give you the best chance of successfully opposing the order.
WILLS AND ESTATE PLANNING
If you die and you haven’t left a will, it can make life even more stressful and hard for those left behind to deal with.
It isn’t difficult or expensive to make a legally binding Will but not organising your finances could cost your loved ones thousands of dollars.
Our Townsville solicitors can help:
- Guide you through the estate and probate laws
- Draw up a will which maximises your family’s inheritance
- Set up testamentary and family funds
- Give you advice regarding the choice of guardians and executors
- Minimise the chance of your will being contested
- Provide safe storage for your Will and other legal documents
Don’t put off organising your affairs until it’s too late. Make sure those that are left behind get what’s due to them. Call us today on (07) 4795 1114 to make an appointment and set the ball rolling.
CIVIL DISPUTES AND LITIGATION
In an ideal world we’d all get along all of the time. Unfortunately, that’s not the case and sometimes you may feel the need to sue for compensation or for specific action in such matters as negligence, defamation, or breach of contract.
Wherever possible, we encourage people to find ways for both sides to reach a compromise and avoid going to court, but whenever those efforts fail, we’re here to represent our clients and achieve a successful outcome.
When you can sue someone
If you feel you’ve not received a fair deal, but it’s not a matter to be dealt with by the police, then you might be able to initiate a lawsuit against someone. The kind of disputes that are handled by civil law include:
- Landlords and tenants
- Business partners
- Home owners and builders
- Customers and suppliers
- Owners of copyrights and patents
- Buyers and sellers of property
- Creditors and debtors
- Beneficiaries or executors in deceased estates
We provide an excellent civil litigation service which caters both for individual and corporate needs. We’ll work hard and keep you fully informed throughout the process. So, if you’re looking to defend what is rightly yours or if an action has commenced against you, then get in touch with one of our solicitors right away.
If you’ve been injured because of another person’s negligence, then there’s a good chance that you may be entitled to compensation.
People that have suffered harm in circumstances where they should have been safe and secure, are able to claim damages under the Queensland Civil Liability Act 2003.
In circumstances such as these we operate on a ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis so it’s worth phoning your solicitor in Townsville for a free assessment to see if you have a claim.
There are a number of circumstances in which you can make a claim for compensation or damages including:
- If you’ve suffered a loss in income or superannuation because of not being able to work
- If your injury means you won’t be able to earn as much money in the future
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical negligence
- Worker’s compensation
- Negligent professional advice
If you drive on a daily basis, there’s almost certainly going to be a time at some point in your life when you commit a driving offence whether it’s speeding or momentarily losing focus and driving carelessly.
While some minor offences may simply incur a fine, more serious traffic offences could result in your vehicle being impounded, your licence suspended, or in the case of dangerous driving, time spent in jail.
Going to court can be a daunting prospect especially when you’ve no idea of the outcome. This is why we strongly recommend you seek legal representation from one of our experienced traffic solicitors to ensure you get a fair hearing and that your rights are upheld.
We can assist you with offences pertaining to:
- Driving without a license
- Careless driving
- Dangerous Driving
- Driving when disqualified
- Drug driving
- Dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
Need help with a visa application? We’ll help you get your visa sorted out quickly, and at a fair price.
What’s more, we’ll tell you how much it’s going to cost before we make a start.
Whether you’re an Australian citizen needing help with bringing your partner into the country or you’re looking to move here on a full-time basis and join other family members, our experienced migration agent can help you with all types of visa application.
We’re also experienced at helping businesses set up Australian offices and recruiting foreign nationals.
If you’ve been charged with a criminal offence, handed a penalty and found guilty, or you want to appeal, then you don’t have to face it alone.
Finding your way around the criminal justice system is a daunting and frightening prospect for most people, and even minor issues can impact your life if you don’t have the right help. The outcome of a court hearing could be life changing, so it makes sense to give yourself the best possible chance with one of our criminal defence solicitors.
At Strategic Lawyers we can advise you of your rights, get you ready for your court appearance, and explain all that will take place, so that you know exactly what’s happening.
We’ll get your side of the story across
We take the time to sit you down and listen to your side of the story to ensure that your interests are represented throughout the entire process.
We’ll defend your case ensuring that you get a fair and full hearing and ensure that the right people are made aware of any personal circumstances which can explain what happened.
Our lawyers and solicitors regularly appear in courts in Townsville, Ingham, Charters Towers and Ayr as well as other suburbs in Queensland and represent clients charged with state and Commonwealth criminal offences.
They’re also able to assist people held in police custody or prison, apply for bail in the Supreme Court, and apply to have your case moved to a Mental Health Court, if you suffer from a mental health issue.
What areas of criminal law can we help you with?
We can handle all areas of criminal law, including illicit drug offences, acts intended to cause injury, traffic and vehicle offences, fraud offences, dangerous or negligent acts, threatening behaviour, robbery, blackmail and extortion, homicide, prohibited weapons, property damage, sexual assault, and cybercrime.
Do you need personal legal advice? Get in touch
We understand that dealing with legal problems in your personal life can be a stressful and anxious time and the last thing you want is to be worrying about how much your Townsville solicitor is going to bill you. We provide you with a fixed rate fee before we even start work for you, because nobody likes nasty surprises!
When you need legal advice in your personal life then we’re here to help. Call Strategic Lawyers on (07) 4795 1114 to speak to a solicitor in Townsville.
Now that you know how we can assist you in legal matters you may encounter in your personal or family life, let’s take a closer look at how we can help your business.
Check out the Legal Services We Provide for Businesses
Here at Strategic Lawyers our experienced Townsville solicitors can provide you with professional advice on various areas of business law. We provide jargon free usable advice, with a fixed rate fee wherever possible. We can guide you through the labyrinth of legal complexities and assist you with the following business matters:
Our experienced Townsville solicitors deal with hundreds of business disputes each year. This means they have the expertise to deal with the problems that are threatening your business right now as well as the ability to spot any issues which might become a problem further down the line.
We’re not suggesting you have to contact a solicitor every time you have a problem, but when you do bring a dispute to us, you can rest assured that we’ll fight your corner with everything we have to ensure you get the best possible outcome.
SOUND BUSINESS ADVICE
We can also give you sound business advice on such matters as
- Business structuring
- Commercial and retail leasing
- Employment and law matters for employers/employees
- Preparation of partnership and shareholder agreements
- Maritime law matters
and more besides.
Intellectual property law is designed to encourage creativity and innovation and protect businesses that develop unique ideas to allow them to have the edge over their competitors.
We understand that your intellectual property is your business’s most valuable asset and no matter the size of your business, our Townsville solicitors can advise on what you should protect and how.
Our experts can help you identify, manage, commercialise, and protect your IP. It doesn’t stop there either. We’ll also advice you on following up and ensuring that no one is stealing your ideas and hurting your business.
Franchising is an extremely successful and rapidly growing element of Australia’s small business sector. But before you rush into a franchising opportunity, whether you’re buying into a franchise or you’re keen to expand your own company’s market presence, it makes sense to seek the advice and guidance of a solicitor with experience in this field.
Franchising agreements tend to be long and complex but Justin, our principal lawyer, knows where to look for any hidden ‘dangers’ and how to draft an agreement in order to avoid any unforeseen problems.
We’re one of just a handful of law firms with expertise in this area, so if you’re considering franchising, then please do come and speak to us first before investing any of your money.
So why choose Strategic Lawyers to be your solicitor in Townsville?
We always put out clients first and never forget that we’re here to help individuals and businesses in the community. This means:
- Taking the time to listen to everything you have to say about your circumstances in order to get the bigger picture
- Keeping you up-to-date with what’s been happening and what’s still left to do with regards to your individual case
- Talking to you in plain, easy to understand language with absolutely no legal jargon
- Being compassionate, discreet, and supportive at all times
- Always wanting what’s best for you
- Remaining resolute and fighting for your voice to be heard
No nasty surprises when you come to settle the bill
When you need to make an appointment with a solicitor in Townsville it’s often out of necessity, having tried to resolve the problem yourself. As a result, the last thing you need at this time is to be feeling even more worried and anxious about how much we’re likely to charge you for our services.
The good news is that we provide set prices wherever possible so you can decide whether or not to proceed without receiving an astronomical bill when you come to settle our fees. When we opened our doors 7 years ago, we were the first law firm in North Queensland to introduce fixed-pricing and that’s something we’re extremely proud of.
Why do we do this?
We believe it gives you a chance to decide whether you think we’re offering good value for your money and it lets you compare our price with other solicitors before making a decision. Should you find a law firm offering a cheaper price, then we’ll do our best to match it.
Sometimes, in complex lengthy procedures, it isn’t possible to offer a fixed fee, which is why we still continue to offer time-based billing.
We care about our community
We’re passionate about helping local folk and small businesses stand up to the bigger guy. It’s just like squaring up to the bully in the school playground! When faced with a strong opponent, they crumble.
Whether you’re looking for a personal/family solicitor in Townsville to sort out your divorce and protect your interests or a business solicitor to help put in place a succession plan, we’ve got all the bases covered at Strategic Lawyers.
When you simply don’t know where to turn, it’s good to know that we’re great problem solvers – it’s what we do. We’ll take the weight of your shoulders, relieving the tension and stress, and allowing you to get on with life while we do the law.
Why not give Strategic Lawyers a call on (07) 4795 1114 or email us at email@example.com. If you want to drop by our office to make an appointment, you’ll find us conveniently located in the centre of Townsville’s CBD at 7/51 Sturt Street.