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Areas of Law

Legal Services

We strive to provide professional and friendly legal advice to both individuals and business and we pride ourselves on our ability to provide professional solutions for your legal issues. Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and dedicated lawyers.


The staff at Wallace Davies pride themselves on providing caring and compassionate support to grieving family members following the death of a loved one. Our range of services includes:-

  • Taking instructions regarding any Will in existence and, if necessary, assisting to locate it
  • Gathering in the assets of the Estate;
  • Attending to payment of debts of the Estate;
  • Assisting with distribution of surplus funds pursuant to the terms of the Will;

Applying for Probate (Probate is a process whereby the Court acknowledges that a Will is not only valid but is also the Last Will and Testament of the deceased person. Often this process must be completed before certain assets, such as bank investments, will be released to the estate.

Unfortunately, even when a Will exists, the terms of the Will may not always be fair to the family members left behind. We are available to provide professional advice regarding your entitlements under the Will of a family member and your prospects of successfully contesting a Will. If it becomes necessary, we can provide invaluable support throughout the Court process.

Commercial Law

Whether you are running a business or looking to buy or selling one, we can help you through the ever-increasing maze of legal complexity that business operators face on a day-to-day basis. Let us take care of the legal side of things and allow you to concentrate on your core business.

We like to take the time to understand you, your business and your needs to make sure that we help you and your business in the best possible way.

Our commercial services include:

  • Commercial litigation and disputes
  • Building and construction disputes
  • Mortgage, finance and security documentation
  • Franchising
  • Trade Practices

General Litigation

Whilst the thought of being involved in a legal dispute may be daunting, unfortunately, such disputes can not always be avoided. We are available to provide professional assistance in all areas of litigation, including:-

  • Building Disputes;
  • Neighbourhood Disputes;
  • Small Business Disputes;
  • Commercial Disputes; and Debt Collection.

With a focus on alternative dispute resolution, our staff will assist you through the legal maze to ensure the best possible outcome for you.

Property Law

Whether you are a buyer, seller or developer, we can assist you. We have the knowledge and expertise to advise you on all legal issues relevant to the property sector.

Our property services include:

  • The acquisition , disposal and leasing of commercial industrial and retail properties.
  • Strata titling of commercial properties
  • Corporate restructures and asset protection
  • Property transactions
  • Retail and residential tenancy legislation in Queensland
  • Retirement village legislation
  • Residential and commercial conveyances
  • Manufactured homes
  • Vacant land and unit development
  • Body corporate enquiries.
  • Transferring property interests

Family Law

The family unit is the cornerstone of our society. However, relationships within the family are not always harmonious and it is often necessary to obtain legal advice to address various issues that can arise. Our staff are conscious that a family dispute often causes significant emotional turmoil for the parties involved and we will work diligently to minimise such turmoil while protecting your legal interests.

We are available to assist both married and de facto clients in areas of family law including:-

  • Cohabitation Agreements;
  • Separation Agreements;
  • Property Orders upon breakdown of the relationship;
  • All facets of children’s welfare;
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence Orders

Criminal Law

We have many years experience in assisting clients with a wide range of criminal issues from drink driving offences and public nuisance charges to more serious charges. We are a Legal Aid Preferred Supplier and also carry out private Criminal Defence work. We appear on a daily basis in the Magistrates, District and Supreme Courts in Queensland and are also Duty Lawyers at Redcliffe.

We are available to assist with applications to the Court for the issue of restricted work licences following drink driving offences and appeals against suspension of drivers’ licences for accumulation of demerit points.

General Legal Advice

There are many other areas of life that do not fall neatly into the above categories but still require legal assistance. As a broad based general practice firm our staff are available to provide advice and/or representation in all areas of law and we invite you to contact us to discuss any legal issue you may have.


Purchasing land, houses or units are one of the most significant financial decisions you will make. Purchasing property can be a complicated process, therefore, it is necessary that you have the right person helping you though the process to ensure avoiding potential problems. Wallace Davies have extensive experience in conveyancing and endeavour to make the transaction process as smooth for our clients as possible.

If you are selling, we can help you too.

Succession Planning

While we do not often like to think about our own death, it is an event that will affect us all sooner or later. To minimise the distress that our death will cause to the loved ones that we leave behind, it is essential to ensure that an appropriate succession plan is implemented prior to our passing. Our staff are available to provide advice in all areas of succession planning including:-

  • Asset Management;
  • Wills;
  • Testamentary Trusts;
  • Enduring Powers of Attorneys and Advance Health Directives.