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We are a firm that services Seventeen Mile Rocks, Jindalee, Sinnamon Park, Darra, Oxley, Sherwood, Inala and the wider Brisbane area. We believe in providing high-quality accessible legal services.

Why us?

We have the skills and experience to understand your legal problem and explain your options to you

We avoid use of legal jargon wherever possible and explain the issues in a straightforward way so that you can easily understand our advice

We put your interests first and strive to get the best outcome for you

We are friendly, flexible, approachable and accessible

We have a low cost structure, which means that we can provide high quality and affordable legal services.

Leon Bertrand - Legal Practitioner Director

Leon is an experienced solicitor who holds the following degrees:

  •   Bachelor of Laws (2007)
  •   Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (2007)
  •   Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (2009)
  •   Master of Laws (2014)


Leon has gained substantial experience in litigation, personal injury and family matters. He has appeared in the Supreme Court of Queensland, the District Court of Queensland, the Magistrates Court of Queensland and the Federal Magistrates Court (now the Federal Circuit Court of Australia) on many occasions. He has had carriage of many personal injury matters, but Queensland legislation prohibits us from discussing the outcomes he has negotiated for his clients.

In 2010, Leon instructed Counsel for the Plaintiff in the trial of Amos v Wiltshire [2010] QDC 138, a case in which a Barrister-at-law was sued for professional negligence. Although the Plaintiff was successful at first instance, the result was later overturned on appeal with a retrial ordered.

In 2011, he appeared in the Mental Health Tribunal and succeeded in having a client released from an Involuntary Treatment Order under the Mental Health Act.

In 2012, Leon obtained bail for a client in the Supreme Court and became an accredited duty lawyer with Legal Aid Queensland.

In 2013, Leon again appeared in the Mental Health Tribunal and succeeded in having a Forensic Order revoked. He also instructed Counsel in a successful defence of a claim brought by a famous insurer for property damage relating to a car accident. 

In 2014, Leon worked in the insurance team of a statewide firm and achieved plenty of valuable specialised personal injuries experience acting for Workcover Queensland in claims for damages bought by workers against their employers.  The following year he was the Senior Associate in a specialist Plaintiff personal injuries law firm. 

In 2016, Leon represented a taxi driver charged with fraud in a one day trial in the Magistrates Court at Holland Park and secured an acquittal. 

Whilst studying for his dual degree, Leon held various positions in the Griffith University Student Representative Council (GUSRC), the main student union at Griffith University. As Education Director of the GUSRC, Leon acted for students appealing academic decisions and acquired skills in taking instructions, negotiation and advocacy. As President of the GUSRC and in various other roles beforehand, Leon further developed many other skills, including leadership, interpersonal dealings, public relations and teamwork.

 

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