Commercial, Estate Litigation, Construction & Criminal Lawyers Cairns
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The most important factor when engaging a litigation lawyer is trust. You can trust Smith Law Group. You can trust in our expertise, our ability to communicate effectively with our clients and that we will do absolutely everything to get the best possible outcome for you.


We have extensive experience in commercial and civil litigation.

  • We will listen to your side of the story
  • We will best present your argument to the other side
  • We will maximise your chances of a successful outcome at Court whether you are bringing or defending an action
  • We have the expertise to represent a range of clients from everyday people to the most sophisticated entities
  • We will ensure that all other dispute resolution mechanisms like negotiation and mediation are explored before simply rushing off to Court

Areas of excellence include:

  • Ability to act for a vast range of clients
  • Bankruptcy matters and company liquidation matters
  • Debt recovery matters in all jurisdictions
  • Civil matters


Whether you are an owner, investor, property developer or simply subdividing or transferring title, Smith Law Group can provide you with quick, efficient assistance including:

  • Council Decision Notices and Submissions in respect of an existing Development Approval
  • Council building restrictions
  • End-to-end development approval processes
  • Restrictive covenants and easements
  • Buying, selling, transferring or subdividing existing title
  • All other property related documents

Regardless of your property matter, we have the knowledge and experience to make sure your best interests are preserved and not lost in the process.


The best way to ensure your building project runs efficiently and within budget is to appoint an experienced Construction Lawyer in Cairns. And not just the astute investor, but those individuals or couple embarking on building their very first family home.


We understand starting your first build is exciting but can also be intimidating. You want to have the right information straight up. Smith Law Group knows how to make construction an enjoyable experience without the headache of construction law.


Construction law is a complex area. A variety of legal issues can arise under local, state and federal law. All construction projects are subject to a series of workplace safety regulations, employment laws and hiring practices, and zoning and noise restrictions.


That’s why Smith Law Group will be there with you from the outset.Before commencing any construction project it is important to be on top of your game so contact Smith Law Group to ensure you have all the bases covered.


If the following examples of circumstance involving construction law are relevant to you, then you will benefit by having Smith Law group on your side:

  • Are you starting a new project and want to ensure that you are compliant with local, state and federal law?
  • Are you in need to create a legal document such as a contract for hiring contractors, subcontractors and/or employees?
  • Are you a person who is a party to a contract which is complicated and unclear?
  • Are you someone who requires local or state government approval for your construction project?
  • Are you concerned about compliance with environmental regulations?
  • Are you having a dispute with your employer or employees?
  • Are you or one of your employees suffering or have suffered an injury during the course of the project?
  • Are you a person who needs to take legal action or are the subject of legal action as a result of the project?


Smith Law Group aims to provide you with solutions to help your business grow and succeed no matter the scale.


In our experience, it is not usually the case that people who need our help come to us before they venture into a binding agreement. So we know that we can help you with important decisions or assistance even when you may feel like all help is lost.


Our Commercial Lawyer Cairns can determine the best structure for your business, looking at all the advantages and disadvantages of each structure and assist you in determining what is best for you.


For those leasing or perhaps thinking about taking on a tenant for commercial spaces (for example offices and retail stores) leases are often highly complex and if not read correctly you can be signing something you have not totally agreed upon. We highly suggest getting in contact with us as soon as you’re looking at drafting contracts or lease agreements for real estate.


Commercial law specialities:

  • Company start-ups and incorporation
  • Purchase and/or sale of businesses
  • Partnership structures
  • Leasing of premises.


Wills and Estate can be a hard subject that no one wants to talk about.


Smith Law Group know this, so listening and understanding what outcomes our client wants is just as important as our advice.Which is why we believe there is no more an important time to engage a lawyer than when planning your estate.


We can support you with legal services depending on your needs including:

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Administration of Estates
  • Succession Issues
  • Power of Attorney / Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Advanced Health Directives
  • Planned Giving
  • Estate Litigation

Alternatively, if there has been a Will put in place and you believe you’re entitled to more from a deceased estate, we may be able to help you.


Smith Law group has an excellent and proven reputation for achieving the best possible outcome in all types of criminal cases. We have years of experience and our criminal lawyers are pedigree to the longest standing criminal lawyers in the Cairns.


We represent our clients in:

  • All Police and criminal charges
  • Bail applications, plea hearings and appeals
  • Contested jury and contested trials


Losing your driver’s licence will have an impact on you and your loved ones in many different ways. It can lead to a loss of employment or a breakdown of a relationship. It can impact your children and in severe cases contribute to mental health conditions. Smith Law Group believes we can assist, ease or alleviate some of these effects.


If you have recently been charged with a traffic offence Smith Law Group can provide you with advice and representation in Driving matters including:

  • Careless driving
  • Dangerous driving
  • Driving whilst disqualified
  • Driving whilst suspended
  • Drink driving
  • DUI driving under the influence
  • Drug driving
  • Excessive speed
  • Loss of traction

Even serious driving offences such as:

  • Dangerous driving causing death
  • Negligently causing serious injury
  • Conduct endangering life and
  • Conduct endangering serious injury

If you have been the subject of any of the above situations please contact Smith Law Group so we can help you achieve the best result possible for your situation.