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Lawyers & Solicitors Gold Coast, Brisbane & Sydney

Australian law can seem like a complicated maze. Unless you are intimately familiar with by-laws and legal terms, you may feel lost whenever you have to write a contract, start a business or buy a home. Fortunately, you don’t have to navigate the legal system on your own.

When you come to Ramsden Lawyers, you can find answers to some of your most complicated legal questions. As one of the leading law firms in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney, our lawyers will address your concerns in a straightforward, easy to understand manner, so you feel confident as you pave your way to a brighter future.

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Progressive & Innovative Lawyers You Can Count On

To better serve you, our expert team of lawyers and solicitors in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and Sydney specialise in five areas of law: Commercial, Litigation, Property, Migration and Family Law. Each of our legal divisions covers a wide range of subject matters, providing assistance with mergers, business transactions, estate planning, mediation, and any other situation where you may need professional legal advice.

Our law firm practices in a fresh and progressive manner, with an emphasis on new technology and innovative legal concepts, ensuring that the objectives of our clients are met. If you would like additional information about our services, feel free to browse each of the following links. You can contact our Brisbane, Gold Coast or Sydney law firm by filling out the form in the pop-out side bar or calling us direct on 1300 749 709.

Our Solicitors & Lawyers Offer a Smarter Perspective To Help You

Since 2003, we’ve helped parents and business owners make sound decisions regarding their families and companies. Our lawyers stand ready to guide you through local and federal laws that apply to your current situation.

Whether you want to pursue a case in court or simply need help complying with safety restrictions, we look forward to advising you however we can. If you’d like to learn more about our team, we have comprehensive profiles about each of our partners and associates, which are located under the ‘Our Team’ tab above.

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Why You Should Choose Ramsden Lawyers

Navigating the legal system can be overwhelming, but with the right law firm by your side, it doesn’t have to be. At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand the importance of providing guidance and support to our clients, and that’s why we have a team of knowledgeable lawyers who are well-versed in various legal issues.

Whether you need help with:

We have the expertise to guide you through the process and ensure protect your rights.

Our Lawyers & Solicitors Ensure You’re Informed & Confident

We are also committed to providing clear and straightforward guidance to our clients. We understand that the legal system can be confusing, which is why we work to ensure our clients feel confident and informed throughout the process. We aim to make the legal process as easy to understand as possible so that you can make informed decisions about your case.

Our team is also highly accessible and responsive, which means we can answer your questions and address your concerns promptly. You can be content knowing your case is in good hands, and we are working hard to ensure the best outcome for you.

Helpful Videos From Our Lawyers

The Mystery of Superannuation and its Role in Family Law

If you’re going through a relationship breakdown and have questions about what happens to your superannuation, this video is here to help.

Senior Associate Daniel Rod explains how superannuation is treated as an asset and guides you through the process of dividing it when a relationship ends.

2:47 MIN

A Guide to Child Support in Australia

Partner Reece Ramsden discusses in this video how to claim and enforce child support in Australia.

3:03 MIN

Understanding Pet Custody Disputes

Reece Ramsden (Director) delves into a growing concern experienced by individuals who own pets and find themselves in the midst of a separation: conflicts over pet custody. Depending on the nature of the relationship between the parties involved, these disputes can be resolved either within the realm of family law, utilising established legal frameworks and options, or within the civil law system.

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Wastage in Family Law

In her insightful analysis, Sophie Goossen, a Senior Associate, delves into the concept of “wastage” within the context of family law cases. This prevalent concern arises when a party exhibits detrimental financial behavior within a relationship. Sophie elucidates the circumstances under which wastage may become relevant in a family law matter and offers guidance on how to address it effectively.

3:17 MIN

Splitting Assets After a De Facto Breakup

In this enlightening video, Daniel Rod, a Special Counsel, brings clarity to the complex and emotionally charged process of dividing assets following the dissolution of a de facto relationship. He highlights the distinct statutory criteria and timelines that apply differently to de facto relationships compared to marriages.

4:15 MIN

The Ultimate Guide to Sole Divorce in Australia

Are you considering filing for divorce in Australia? If so, you may be wondering about the differences between Joint Applications and Sole Applications. In this video, Family Lawyer, Natalie Stenzel will be discussing the latter in detail, including the requirements of service and how to obtain orders for substituted or dispensation of service.

2:38 MIN

5 Things Lawyers Can Do That Work at Mediation

In this informative discussion, Matthew Shepherd, an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mediator, and Arbitrator, sheds light on five effective strategies that lawyers can employ during mediation and negotiations. While lawyers may have varying styles in mediation, Matthew draws from his extensive experience in the field to identify the most beneficial approaches that can assist clients in successfully resolving their family law issues.

5:24 MIN

Family Law Property Arbitration

Mathew Shepherd, an Accredited Family Law Specialist, Mediator, and Arbitrator, imparts his wealth of knowledge and experience in initiating a family law property arbitration. He explains how arbitration serves as a valuable alternative for parties seeking to avoid a trial before a judge while still obtaining a conclusive resolution for their case.

8:13 MIN

What Lawyers and Mediators Can Do When Mediations, Negotiations or Collaborations Don’t Settle

Matthew Shepherd, an expert from Ramsden Family Law, explores the choices clients have when a property mediation yields partial agreements. He emphasises the potential of arbitration as a supplementary procedure to mediation, enabling parties to sustain the progress they have made and achieve a conclusive resolution. By considering arbitration as a complementary process, individuals can build upon the momentum generated during mediation and attain a final outcome for their case.

5:07 MIN

Navigating Inheritance Disputes in Family Law

In this informative video, Sophie Goossen, a Senior Associate, delves into the multiple factors that courts take into account when deciding whether an inheritance should be included in the overall property pool. Elements such as the timing of receiving the inheritance can significantly influence how it is handled.

2:37 MIN


Our Lawyers Provide a Full-Service Approach & Assistance

At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand that legal matters can be complex and multifaceted, which is why we provide a full-service approach to our clients. We can assist you with various legal issues, ensuring all your needs are met under one roof.

For example, if you are starting a business, our commercial and corporate lawyers can assist you with setting up your business structure, drafting contracts, and handling legal issues. Our property and conveyancing lawyers can assist you with buying or selling property, and our employment lawyers can help with drafting employment agreements and handling disputes.

Our team of experienced and knowledgeable lawyers are well-versed in a wide range of legal areas, including but not limited to the following:

We have the expertise to guide you through any legal matter you may face, whether it is simple or complex.

Ramsden Lawyers Is An Award-Winning Law Firm in Gold Coast, Sydney & Brisbane

Ramsden Lawyers is proud to be an award-winning law firm, recognised for our outstanding legal services and commitment to our clients. We have been honoured with numerous awards throughout our years of service, reflecting our dedication to excellence in the legal industry.

Our awards include the Doyle’s Family Law award for the last three years running and placing as finalists for several categories in the Australian Law Awards. These awards are a recognition of our hard work and dedication to providing the best legal services to our clients.

We are proud of our team of lawyers who have been individually recognised for their expertise and achievements in their respective areas of law. Thus, demonstrating our commitment to hiring the best and brightest legal minds in the industry and our dedication to providing our clients with the highest legal representation.

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Ramsden Lawyers Tailor Services to Suit Each Client & Business

At Ramsden Lawyers, we recognise the importance of providing personalised legal services to our clients and businesses. Our lawyers take the time to understand each client’s unique needs and goals and tailor our services accordingly. We firmly believe that a one-size-fits-all approach is not suitable for legal matters.

Our team works closely with our clients, considering their situation before providing appropriate legal advice and guidance. We are diligent in helping our clients navigate the legal system effectively and efficiently.

Forward Thinking Lawyers To Meet All Your Objectives

At Ramsden Lawyers, we understand that innovation is vital to providing the best legal services to our clients. We constantly look for ways to improve and adapt to the changing legal landscape. Including investing in the latest technology and tools, allowing us to streamline our processes and make the legal process more efficient for our clients.

One of the ways we do this is by utilising advanced software and systems. We use legal practice management software to automate and streamline our internal processes, which allows us to handle a higher volume of cases and provide our clients with faster and more accurate legal advice and guidance. We also use legal research databases and other tools to ensure that our lawyers have access to the most current and relevant legal information.

We pride ourselves on being a forward-thinking law firm and ensuring our team is always up to date with the latest legal developments and trends. Training and continuing education courses are also available to our staff, keeping them informed of changes in the legal industry.

We understand that innovation is crucial in providing the best legal services to our clients. We are committed to staying at the forefront of our industry and providing our clients with the most up-to-date and effective legal services possible.

Recent News

Recent News


Residential Reform – New REIQ Residential Contracts Released


On June 7, 2024, updated editions of the Contract for Houses and Residential Land (19th Edition) and the Contract for Residential Lots in a Community Title Scheme (15th Edition) were released. These new editions introduce several significant changes that buyers, sellers, and agents should be aware of, particularly concerning the recent rental law reforms introduced by the Queensland Government. In this article, our commercial and property law team examines the newly published REIQ contracts and their impact on the rights of parties going forward. Read More.

Superannuation property settlements

The Impact of Superannuation on Property Settlements


When it comes to your finances, superannuation is a cornerstone for securing a comfortable retirement. However, its importance extends beyond individual financial stability, particularly during relationship breakdowns. The division of assets during separation or divorce is a complex process, with superannuation often playing a significant role. This article explores how superannuation is handled and divided in property settlements, ensuring that both parties can move forward with financial confidence. Read More.

Revisit Your Will

Will You, Wont You? When to Revisit Your Will


In Australia, around 60% of adults have a Will, and over 93% of those aged over 70 do. However, having a Will doesn’t guarantee it reflects your current wishes. For example, "Bob" made his Will 50 years ago with a DIY kit and hasn’t updated it since. It’s likely outdated or invalid. Our Wills and Estates team discusses when to review your Will, the risks of not updating, and how to amend it properly. Read More.

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"After many years as a client with Ramsden Lawyers, our family find them very professional at what they do. All the staff are very friendly and are committed in their work."

- Adrian Z. | Gold Coast

"We highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for all Litigation, Construction or Property Services. They have assisted our company in reviewing Multi Million Dollar Construction Contracts as well as navigate through legal discussions with ease, professionalism and execution. We look forward to continuing our professional relationship with the team at Ramsden for years to come."

- G. C. Projects | Gold Coast

"Their professionalism was EXCELLENT. Made the whole property purchase paperwork a delight...not the stress filled minefield I was expecting. Clear, clever, succinct and a delight to deal with. Will definitely refer to all. Thanks Ramsden."

- Ellen G. | Gold Coast

"Excellent! Highly recommend. Received great service from family law team. They were very helpful, informative and professional."

- Karen M. | Sydney

"Amazing professionalism, attention to detail and compassion when working in the sensitive area of family law. I would highly recommend Ramsden Lawyers for any legal service."

- Mary B. | Gold Coast

"Anna, you’ve made this hard battle much easier for me because of the way you actually cared about what I was going through. Always very professional and patient. I'm really glad I’ve chosen you to fight the battle of my life and even gladder to say: WE WON! Thank you very much for everything."

- Gustavo D. | Gold Coast