Find a solicitor/lawyer
Search online for solicitors/lawyers in Queensland.
QLS has a referral list of solicitors and firms who have advised us they practise in certain areas of law. Searching this list is the best option if you are looking for a solicitor or firm in a certain location who can help you in a particular area of law. You can refine your search by region, area of law, service offering, specialist accreditation or language.
Please note that QLS does not regulate the fee for the services provided; this is a subject for negotiation between the client and the solicitor, and you should discuss this with your solicitor when you first make contact.
Find an accredited specialist
When you have a legal problem that becomes more than routine, you may need the services of an expert. Just as medical problems may be referred to a specialist, tough legal issues could be looked after by a QLS accredited specialist in the relevant area of law. In addition to their qualifications and training as a lawyer, they maintain a high level of professional development each year in their area of specialisation.
QLS’s specialist accreditation program provides members of the community with a reliable way to identify lawyers who have a high level of expertise in a particular area. Areas of law covered include business, criminal, commercial litigation, family, immigration, personal injuries, property, succession, taxation and workplace relations.
Find a law firm
Search for Queensland law firms by name, suburb or post code.
Access pro bono support and Legal Aid
The find a solicitor search tool may be used to find legal aid assistance.
For pro bono support or legal service assistance you can contact Legal Aid Queensland, Community Legal Centres Queensland and LawRight (pro bono).
Search the register of solicitors
Access the list of all solicitors currently practising in Queensland.
The register provides details of all solicitors currently practising in Queensland, as well as the conditions and undertakings attached to their practising certificate.
You and the law
Solicitors are highly-trained professionals who can guide you through the potential pitfalls of the law in Queensland. They understand the complexities of the law and can often find alternative ways to resolve your legal issue that could save you time, money and emotional energy.
Whether you are buying or selling a house, starting a new business, or drafting your will, a solicitor can help you to navigate through the process. Managing legal issues without the expertise of a solicitor can result in high financial and emotional costs due to potential for errors.
You and your solicitor
For many people, using a solicitor’s services for a legal issue is unfamiliar territory. Some may be unsure about the legal processes, concerned about the emotional toll of legal proceedings, or are apprehensive about costs.
In Queensland, solicitors operate under the Legal Profession Act 2007 which prescribes various legal rights and obligations towards you as the client. Put simply – solicitors are here to help and you should feel confident that in engaging one, you are taking an important step in protecting your rights and interests.
Disputes with your solicitor
If you have questions or concerns regarding your solicitor’s service, it is recommended you first contact their firm as this will often resolve the issue.
If you are not happy with the response of the firm to your concerns, you can contact the Legal Services Commission (LSC) for assistance. The LSC is responsible for the receipt and investigation of complaints regarding solicitors’ services. While they cannot give legal advice, the commission can help you understand the issues involved and talk to the solicitor to try to resolve the dispute.
If this does not alleviate the issue, the next step is to lodge a complaint with the LSC. Complaints must be lodged in writing on the form available on the Legal Services Commission website.