Brisbane Lawyers


When you’re having legal difficulties, knowing you have an experienced and dedicated lawyer on your side can put your mind at ease. Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane Lawyers are highly skilled and committed to assisting clients who are going through a stressful time. They’ll give you thorough and timely advice drawing on many years’ experience helping clients both in and out of court.

Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane office is located in Brisbane’s CBD at 231 North Quay, near Roma Street Train Station. Our team of exceptional lawyers is available from 7am until midnight and can provide advice and representation across our five main areas of expertise, which are criminal law, family law, corporate crime law, contested estates and traffic law.

All of our professional and dedicated Brisbane Lawyers are ready to assist with your legal matter in Brisbane and surrounding towns.

Brisbane Contested Wills Lawyers

When a loved one dies, there are a lot of emotions to deal with. There are also the practicalities of managing financial affairs after the person’s death. That usually means dealing with Wills, Estates and Probate.

Sometimes when a loved one’s will is read, family members find that they have been left out of the will or have been inadequately provided for. This can lead to the will being contested by the person who feels aggrieved and defended by those who want the will to remain as it is. In Queensland, you only have nine months from the date of the deceased’s death to contest  a will, so it’s essential for your future that you engage the services of one of our Brisbane Contested Wills Lawyers.

Brisbane Corporate Crime Lawyers

Corporate crime is crime committed by individuals or companies in the course of their work. A person suspected of corporate crime can find themselves under investigation by ASIC, the ATO, the ODPP or the CDPP. Being subject to such an investigation is stressful as there is so much that hangs in the balance. You’re worried about losing your job, damage to your reputation and the impact of any charges on future employment. You’re also concerned about the penalties you may face if found guilty of offences.

Our Corporate Crime Lawyers can explain the principles and procedures involved in corporate crime investigations and prosecutions and develop a strategy for your defence. For a friendly discussion call them on 1300 038 223.

Brisbane Criminal Lawyers

Appearing in court on criminal charges can be very intimidating. Whether you are facing traffic offences; allegations of domestic violence, or property offences, there can be serious consequences if you are found guilty. A criminal record can complicate your life in many ways. Apart from being penalised by a fine or a period of imprisonment, your criminal matter could also affect your ability to travel and obtain employment, even more so if your work requires a Working with Children Check.

Our Brisbane Criminal Lawyers deal with all aspects of criminal law from first mention to sentencing or acquittal. They deal with bail applications, pleas in mitigation, contested hearings and sentencing hearings and can provide advice on drug offences, violent offences and commonwealth crimes.

When you engage an Armstrong Legal Brisbane Lawyer, you can be assured that you receive comprehensive advice and are supported every step of the way in your legal matter.

Brisbane Family Lawyers

Going through a separation and dealing with all the associated legal issues can be the most stressful time in a person’s life.

Our team of committed Brisbane Family Lawyers will be there for you every step of the way – whether you’ve separated, are facing the prospect of a property settlement or a parenting dispute following a separation.

Whether you’re dealing with a complicated, international family law matter which may involve the Hague Convention, or a more routine negotiation of financial orders, our family lawyers will do their best to negotiate a positive outcome for you. If the matter cannot be resolved out of court, they will advocate for you throughout the court proceedings and at trial.

Brisbane Traffic Lawyers

When you’re driving a motor vehicle, you have a responsibility towards other road users. There is a wide range of offences that can arise when mistakes are made on the roads. Traffic offences range from speeding and unlicensed driving to drink driving and dangerous driving causing death and can attract penalties from a small fine to life imprisonment. When you are charged with a traffic offence, you should seek legal advice at the earliest opportunity so that a professional who knows the process and the likely sentencing outcomes can advise you of all your options. .

Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane Traffic Lawyers are specialists in traffic law. They’ll explain the penalties for breaching road rulesdefences that can be argued, what to expect in court if you do decide to represent yourself and the process for appealing if you’re unhappy with the court’s decision.

Whether it is your first offence, or you have been before the court a number of times, our Brisbane traffic lawyers will ensure you receive the best possible outcome. Our Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyers will share their knowledge of what the implications are for you and be sensitive about the seriousness of the situation that you’re facing.

Talk to our Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyers today.

Brisbane Courts

Representing clients in court is a critical component of Armstrong Legal’s Brisbane Lawyers daily activities. Our lawyers appear regularly in the below courts.

Brisbane District Court

The Brisbane District Court deals with serious criminal matters, including rape, armed robbery and fraud. It also hears civil cases involving amounts between $150,000 and $750,000.

Brisbane Supreme Court

The Brisbane Supreme Court deals with the most serious indictable offences like murder and manslaughter. It also deals with civil cases involving amounts of $750,000.

Brisbane Magistrates Courts

The Magistrates Court hears the vast majority of criminal matters, including traffic offences and other summary offences. It also hears domestic violence order applications and minor civil matters.

Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal (QCAT)

QCAT deals with civil matters such as debt disputes, motor vehicle disputes and retail shop lease disputes. It also hears matters relating to residential tenancy disputes and tree disputes.

Amelia Trotman - National Practice Director – Brisbane

Amelia is an Accredited Family Law Specialist and has practised in family law for over 15 years.  Over that time she has developed an excellent reputation and a leading family lawyer in complex parenting matters (including domestic and international relocation matters and matters involving family violence) as well as complex financial matters involving complex asset structures, spouse maintenance and financial agreements.  Amelia’s down to earth approach and empathetic nature allows…

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Tanguy Mwilambwe - National Practice Director - Brisbane

Tanguy is a Senior Associate and practises primarily in the areas of Civil Litigation, Property Law, Migration Law, Administrative Law, Employment Law, Criminal Law and Family Law. He has extensive experience in complex civil litigation matters such as obtaining injunctions and commencing legal proceedings for various matters. Tanguy is passionate about obtaining amicable outcomes for clients. He is a regular advocate for clients in Criminal, Family, Administrative and Migration Law…

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Ali Rana - Practice Director - Brisbane

Ali is a Senior Associate and practises primarily in the areas of criminal defence, employment law, complex immigration appeals, and civil litigation and dispute resolution matters. Ali is a seasoned advocate in these practice areas, regularly representing clients in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts of Queensland, and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia. Ali is focused on practical and commercial outcomes for his clients. He takes all necessary steps…

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Harry Jordaan - Special Counsel - Brisbane

Harry Jordaan has practiced law for over 38 years and specialises in commercial litigation. He has been accredited by the Queensland Law Society as a specialist in commercial litigation with a particular emphasis on insurance law. Harry started practicing law in Queensland in 2008 and has been involved with a number of high profile and strongly contested matters where favourable outcomes were achieved for clients. In particular he has been…

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Chris Main - Senior Associate – Brisbane

Chris is a persuasive advocate and has primarily practiced in criminal law since his admission as a solicitor in 2015. He understands the challenges his clients, and their families, face through the criminal process. With a specific focus on advocacy and legal strategy, Chris ensures that his clients understand the law surrounding their matters and all available options to secure the best possible outcomes. Chris works to return control to…

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Laura Turner - Senior Associate - Brisbane

Laura holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in psychology from the University of Tasmania. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law and is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland. Laura began her legal experience through volunteering with the Student Legal Service offering free advice to students, and through a clerkship in the conveyancing team of…

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Leanne Stuchbery - Senior Associate - Brisbane

Leanne holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Legal and Justice Studies from Southern Cross University and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, Skills and Ethics from Griffith University. She was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2005. Leanne has practiced predominantly in family law, but also had some experience in other general practice areas in the…

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Lisa Taylor - Senior Associate - Gympie

Lisa holds a Masters in Law and a Bachelor of Laws. She also holds a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Australian National University, and is admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and as a Solicitor to the High Court of Australia. As a Senior Associate, Lisa’s focus is on advocacy. She ensures all clients have access to strong representation in their time of need.…

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Natasha Shorter - Senior Associate - Brisbane

Natasha Shorter completed a double degree in Law and Criminology and Criminal Justice at Griffith University graduating with Honours. She was admitted to practice in the Queensland Supreme Court in September 2008. Natasha is a Senior Associate practicing in criminal law. She has a real passion for social justice and protecting people’s rights, a quality that makes her a proficient lawyer. Natasha believes that every client is entitled to be…

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Susan Wild - Senior Associate - Brisbane

Susan commenced in the legal Industry in 2001 as a paralegal and completed her legal studies in Sydney in 2011. Susan then practiced in a boutique Family Law firm in Sydney before relocating to Queensland in 2014 to advocate for victims of domestic violence and sexual abuse in the areas of family law, child protection and domestic violence. In addition to providing legal advice and representation, Susan advocated for reform…

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Thomas Allen - Senior Associate – Brisbane

Thomas has been at the sharp end of the criminal law for close to 20 years. He knows how criminal charges can affect you and those around you. In an often stressful and frightening situation, Thomas delivers straight-forward advice in plain English so that you know where you stand and what can be done to help you get through the court process and reach the best outcome achievable in your…

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Andy Bazzi - Solicitor - Brisbane

Andy graduated from Griffith University with a double degree in Law and Psychological Science. He was also awarded a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice by the College of Law and is admitted to practice in Queensland. Andy has a diverse interest in all areas of law and works to ensure that he understands every component of his clients’ legal issues. He is particularly interested in all aspects of criminal and…

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Benjamin Carruth - Solicitor - Brisbane

Benjamin Carruth is a solicitor based at the Brisbane office. Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Laws from Griffith University, a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, a Diploma of Justice from the Metropolitan Institute of Technology and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland. Benjamin has worked on a significant number of civil matters and in particular has experience with defamation, shareholder disputes,…

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Brandon Begley - Solicitor - Brisbane

Brandon holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours from the Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the College of Law, and is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia. Brandon has previously worked in a community legal centre, as an advocate for survivors of domestic and family violence, in the areas of family law, domestic violence…

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Cherisse Breese - Solicitor - Brisbane

In 2015, she graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Charles Darwin University. Cherisse then completed her Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice through Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland in 2016. Cherisse has strong interests in family law, domestic violence, criminal law, traffic law, property and succession. Outside of work, Cherisse is a life saver with Alex Heads Surf Life Saving…

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Jakita Hodgson - Solicitor - Brisbane

Jakita Hodgson holds a Bachelor of Laws with Honours and a Bachelor of Justice with Distinction from Queensland University of Technology; and further holds a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology. Jakita is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and in the High Court of Australia. Jakita moved to New York for six months to undertake a semester of study in law, and…

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Temeka Sue-Tin - Solicitor - Brisbane

Temeka holds a Bachelor of Laws from Griffith University and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the College of Law. She is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Queensland and in the High Court of Australia. Temeka has strong interests in criminal and traffic law, family law, civil law and succession law. Outside of work, Temeka enjoys going to the beach or the park with her dog…

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