Ramsden Lawyers was founded by John Ramsden in 2003 on the Gold Coast and quickly established itself as one of the leading commercial and property law firms.

Since its inception, Ramsden Lawyers took it upon itself to always provide a fresh and progressive approach in the delivery of its service. Whilst being highly specialised in Commercial Law, we fast developed niche specialties in the streams of insolvency, business migration, intellectual property, commercial litigation, and more recently corporate services.

In 2012, Ramsden Lawyers welcomed the establishment of its Family Law division, including an Accredited Family Law Specialist with the Queensland Law Society. With a wealth of experience in all areas of family & de facto law, our team of Family Lawyers has become one of the largest and best recognised family law firms in Queensland. With the ability to call upon the depth of expertise from the various commercial divisions of the firm, the Family Law division of Ramsden Lawyers has many advantages over its competitors who practice solely in the area of family law.

In 2014, Ramsden Lawyers established a Corporate Law team within our Commercial Law division, including team members who have extensive experience in the corporate sector as in-house counsel for ASX listed companies. Since then, we have been involved in a number of IPOs (Initial Public Offerings), roll-ups, fundraisers and client engagements for ongoing corporate compliance and governance. Our corporate team was instrumental in the development of Australian Childcare Projects Ltd, and in the private equity acquisition by Morgan Stanley. We can genuinely say that we are the leader in corporate law on the Gold Coast.

Ramsden Lawyers continues to take great pride in being innovators in the delivery of legal services, while persistently staying energised to focus on developing and improving its service. Ramsden Lawyers maintains the status as the leading law firm on the Gold Coast.


At Ramsden Lawyers, we aim to deliver innovative solutions that are capable of being delivered efficiently. We do not promote ourselves as cost leaders and believe we do not need to be. Our experience and ability ensure that we efficiently execute a devised strategy for our clients in the delivery of our service, that in effect realises a better return to our clients.

Ramsden Lawyers believes in setting the ‘new standard’ in the delivery of legal practice. With an emphasis to adapt to the ever changing conditions of the business community, we are adamant that this sets us apart from others. We recognise that our clients are the ones who know best, and we are merely there to facilitate the best legal solutions.


  • Being true to the idea that working together with our clients to resolve matters commercially is the best approach for all involved.
  • Pricing is merely an illusion. What is important is that our clients receive the right advice for the right solution that is tailored and delivered with the utmost skill and efficiency. This will then ensure that our clients get real value for money and ultimately spend less in the process of doing so.
  • We strive to be the very best and to lead from the front whilst setting the new standard in the delivery of legal services.

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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.