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Armstrong Legal has been helping Canberrans with their family law, corporate law, contested estates, traffic law and criminal law matters for over a decade. We pride ourselves on being there for you when you need legal support.

Armstrong Legal’s Canberra lawyers understand that when you’re dealing with a legal matter you need urgent, reliable and timely assistance and they will work to resolve your matter as quickly as possible, exploring all options for finalising the matter out of court to keep your costs to a minimum.

Our Canberra lawyers can assist with your legal matter whether you’re right in the heart of Canberra or in the surrounding areas so give them a call on 1300 038 223.

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Andrew Fraser - Managing Associate - Canberra

Senior Associate - Criminal Law

Sarah Rodrigues - Senior Associate - Canberra

Family Law

Rachel Le Bransky - Solicitor - Canberra

Criminal Law

contested wills

Contested Wills Lawyers

The death of a loved one is never easy. When there are unresolved legal issues to deal with, it can be even harder. Unfortunately, sometimes when a person passes away and their will is read, people close to them may find that they have not been adequately provided for.

Our contested wills lawyers have superior knowledge in challenging wills, contesting wills, probate, defending a will and other will disputes.  They have many years’ experience in negotiating resolution of contested estates matters out of court and in undertaking litigation to secure the best possible outcomes for clients.

Our contested wills lawyers are experts in wills legislation and offer an affordable service that will meet your needs. In some situations they may be able to offer a no win, no fee service. This means you won’t need to worry about finding the money up front when you are already in a precarious financial position.

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Canberra Corporate Crime Lawyers

Corporate crimes are federal offences which are often investigated by agencies such as the Australian Tax Office (ATO) or the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) and penalties can be harsh so it’s very important you contact a lawyer at the earliest opportunity.

Being convicted of a corporate crime can have serious repercussions for the individual and the company. The persons involved may incur large fines and even terms of imprisonment.  If you or your company have been charged with corporate crimes, contact our Canberra lawyers today for sensitive and professional advice and representation.

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Canberra Criminal Lawyers

Our Canberra criminal lawyers deal with all aspects of criminal law, from minor summary offences to Supreme Court trials. Being charged with a criminal offence is stressful and intimidating whether it’s a domestic violence offence, an assault, a sexual offence, theft or a less common charge, like a firearms offence.

Whether you have been summonsed to court, arrested and bailed or remanded in custody, our Canberra lawyers are here to ensure that you understand all your options and are empowered to make the best decisions at all stages in the court process.

Armstrong Legal’s Canberra criminal lawyers represent clients in the Magistrates Court, Supreme Court and Children’s Court regularly. Whether your matter is at first mention stage, you want to apply for bail, plead guilty or take a matter to trial, our Canberra lawyers are here to help.

When you enlist the services of an Armstrong Legal Canberra Criminal Lawyer you are in the best hands and your case will be managed with dedication and persistence to achieve the best outcome.

traffic law

Canberra Traffic Lawyers

Traffic offences can be minor, but they can also be extremely serious, attracting lengthy periods of imprisonment. Armstrong Legal’s traffic lawyers can remove some of the stress associated with being charged with traffic offences and ensure the court is made aware of every factor in your favour.

Armstrong Legal’s Traffic Lawyers will explain the possible outcomes for your legal matter and will inform you of all your options. Our traffic lawyers deal with all traffic matters including speeding offences, drink driving, burnouts, drug driving and negligent driving. Our team can advise you on demerit points and drink and drug driving courses.

We care about your future and want to help you in your time of need.

Armstrong Legal’s Canberra Traffic Law team is experienced in all traffic matters so give us a call so we can discuss your situation. Our phone number is 1300 038 223.

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Canberra Family Lawyers

Sometimes when a relationship breaks down the two parties cannot reach an agreement about children, property or other matters and must seek legal assistance. Armstrong Legal’s Canberra Family Lawyers deal with all aspects of family law, including separation and divorce, property settlements, parenting matters and child support.

Whether you are going through a separation or entering a new relationship, our Canberra family lawyers can thoroughly advise you on your entitlements and obligations and ensure you understand all your options.

Armstrong Legal’s experienced family lawyers can advise, guide and draw up a financial agreement in contemplation of de facto relationship or financial agreement in contemplation of marriage.

Our Family laywers practise exclusively in the field of family law. They will assess your case thoroughly, examining all the relevant information and legislation; while acting with compassion and sensitivity.

Contact us on 1300 038 223 for an initial consultation and see how we can help.

Canberra Courts

Armstrong Legal’s Canberra lawyers appear in all of Canberra’s courts.

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court of ACT hears the most serious criminal matters such as murder or manslaughter. It also hears complex civil matters.

Magistrates Court

The ACT Magistrates Court hears the majority of criminal matters. It also hears domestic violence applications and minor civil matters.

Children’s Court

The Children’s Court hears summary criminal matters where the defendant is under 18. It also hears proceedings under the Children and Young People Act 2008.

Surrounding Courts

As well as appearing in all Canberra Courts, our Lawyers frequently appear in:

Goulburn Court House 

The building is an accomplished example of Victorian Free Classical design. The courthouse garden is related to but, importantly, distinct from Belmore Park. Its formal character is emphasised by its separation from the street by fences and gates.

The place has been in continual use for its original purpose for the last 100 years and for the foreseeable future (Conservation Plan, Heritage Group, 1993)

Cowra Local Court

Cowra is located in the central west of New South Wales. It is surrounded by a number of vineyards, and has a reputation for fine food and wine. It is also famous for its history, as it was the site of Prisoner of War camp during World War II.

Cowra court house is an historical building in old-federation style. It is located on the corner of Kendall and Brisbane Streets, adjacent to Squire Park.

Crookwell Courthouse

Crookwell Courthouse has been associated with the provision of law and justice in the town since 1891 and was the second courthouse built in the town. The courthouse is associated with Sir George Dibbs, a prominent politician and identity in New South Wales during the late nineteenth century, who guaranteed funding for the courthouse as part of a political deal with the local member.

Crookwell Courthouse is an elegant country courthouse and features a classical styled entrance with an impressive triangular pediment supported on pilaster columns. It is a good example of Free Classical style architecture and forms an important element of the town’s civic precinct.

Cootamundra Court House

A beautiful historic building that has been given a special designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The site includes three buildings including a gaiety, a courthouse and a central reception area.  The hotel, which is located across the road has been designed to scale with state of the art accommodation and is positioned on the main street. This unique location attracts tourists from all over the world for its magnificent architecture.

Cooma Courthouse

Cooma Courthouse is an exceptional, rare example of a Victorian Mannerist style courthouse, elegantly constructed of locally quarried stone.

Cooma Courthouse has been in continuous use for over 120 years, with only minor alterations since its construction. The grandeur and quality of Cooma Courthouse demonstrates the importance of the town as a regional centre and is symbolic of the growing confidence in regional centres during the nineteenth century due to expansions in mining and agriculture. A gaol was also established in the Cooma in 1873.

Batemans Bay Local Court

Batemans Bay is a town in the South Coast region of New South Wales. It is located on the Princes Highway (Highway 1) about 280 km south-west of Sydney.

Gundagai Court House

One of Gundagai’s oldest and most historically significant buildings is certainly its courthouse.  Completed in 1859 it was constructed in a commanding position and magnificently lined with red cedar. The most famous trial that has taken place there was in November 1870, when Captain Moonlite and his gang were tried. They had been imprisoned in the old gaol immediately following their capture at the siege of Wantabadgery.

Junee Local Court

Built-in 1890, Junee is located in southern New South Wales. It has an agriculturally-based economy and is home to the Junee Correctional Centre.


Milton Local Court

Built-in 1877, located on the Princes Highway.   Regular coach services operate on weekdays between Milton and Sydney.

Moruya Local Court

66 Vulcan Street, Moruya. Located next to the police station with onstreet parking.

Moruya Local Court does not sit every day, however, the Registry is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.00pm. The phone number is (02) 4474 2944, fax (02) 4474 3418.

Moss Vale Local Court

Hears criminal and traffic cases such as:

  • Drink driving and traffic offences
  • Minor Drug-related charges
  • Domestic Violence and AVO cases
  • Assault and Resist Police

Queanbeyan Local Court

2 Farrer Place Queanbeyan (Next to the police station). The court and is a 20-minute walk from the train.

The Registry is open Monday to Friday between 9.00am and 4.30pm.

Phone: (02) 6298 0409

Tumbarumba Local Court

Tumbarumba Local Court is located at Bridge Street, Tumbarumba.

Criminal and traffic matters that are regularly heard at Tumbarumba Local Court include:

  • Assault and affray
  • Drug possession and supply
  • Driving while unlicensed, suspended or disqualified
  • Domestic violence and apprehended violence orders (AVO’s)
  • Drink driving and DUI
  • Destroy or damage property
  • Licence suspension appeals

Tumut Court House

Was built-in 1878, and is adjacent to the police station which is also a historic building.  It is located on the corner of Wynyard and Fitzroy Streets.

Trains run to and from Sydney from nearby Wagga and coach services link Tumut with Wagga Wagga.

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