We are excited to announce the expansion of our Brisbane office at Level 27 Santos Place, 32 Turbot Street, Brisbane. The expansion will help the firm in its mission to support the growing Brisbane community with all their legal needs, explains Attwood Marshall Lawyers Legal Practice Director, Jeff Garrett.
Brisbane’s future is bright
With Queensland’s population continuing to grow at a staggering rate, it is expected that the state will see a further 16 per cent growth by the time the Olympic Games kicks off in Brisbane in 2032.
As the third most populated city in Australia, Brisbane currently boasts a population of 2.75 million.
Brisbane’s appeal comes as no surprise, with its dynamic neighbourhoods, diverse housing, progressive business environment, convenient travel options, and array of attractions bringing both locals and tourists to the city.
Greater Brisbane is anticipating one of the fastest growth rates compared to any other Queensland location in the years to come, which follows the historic growth rates seen during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Although we have had a Brisbane presence for many years, it has mainly been serviced on an as needed basis. From 1st February 2023, we will have a dedicated full-time office which will be occupied by our lawyers and support staff. The office will also serve to facilitate our existing litigation and court work carried out in the Brisbane Supreme Court, Family Court, and Federal Courts. Our Brisbane clients and referrers will have the convenience of attending our state-of-the-art office which has lovely views over the City and Brisbane River.
Strong ties to the City
Attwood Marshall Lawyers are proud of its long history supporting the Brisbane community. Many of our lawyers (including 3 out of 4 of the firm’s Partners) grew up in Brisbane and have strong ties to the local community, business network, and legal industry.
As the city continues to grow, so does the demand for quality legal services across all areas of law. With its growing population and proximity to the Courts, there’s no better time to bolster our service in the city and welcome new clients.
We will be expanding our suite at Level 27, Santos Place, Turbot Street, Brisbane, which will provide for 3 additional professionals to work from our modern, spacious Brisbane office overlooking the river.
Alongside our office expansion, we are also excited to announce that this year we will be hosting our first-ever Brisbane-based Salvation Army Community Wills Day. Attwood Marshall Lawyers have been participating in Community Wills Days for almost two decades across the Gold Coast and Northern New South Wales, supporting hard-working charities and helping the community get their most basic estate planning documents in place.
Adding Brisbane to our ongoing community service initiatives will allow us to help Brisbane residents get their most basic legal documents in order, all while supporting vital charities and the important work they do.
The first Salvation Army Community Wills Day in Brisbane will take place on Friday 23rd June 2023.
Getting to know some of our Brisbane Locals
Jeff Garrett – Legal Practice Director & 5th Generation Brisbane Born and Bred
Jeff traces his maternal family history back to Henry Denby, who was born in Newstead House in 1852. He grew up in Wynnum and Gumdale before moving to Southport on the Gold Coast when he was a teenager. He played rugby league for Wynnum Manly and went to Wynnum North High School. He spent a lot of time on North Stradbroke Island with his family and his grandfather retired to Amity Point. His younger brothers live on the island in Amity and Jeff continues to holiday on Stradbroke with his family and grandchildren.
Jeff has many friends and family who live in Brisbane and knows the area well. He has acted for many Brisbane based clients over his 42 years at Attwood Marshall Lawyers, where he started as an articled law clerk to former firm principal Bob Marshall at the Coolangatta office in 1981. Jeff studied law in Brisbane and completed the Bar Practice course at Queensland University of Technology.
Jeff has been involved in thousands of cases in the Brisbane courts over the years and is very familiar with the legal fraternity in Brisbane with most of his cases being fought against the larger Brisbane legal firms and briefing barristers at the Brisbane Bar.
Jeff continues to act for clients in Brisbane and regularly appears in and runs cases in the Brisbane Courts and tribunals, although his active file load has reduced in recent years so that he can concentrate on training and managing the firm. He will be regularly manning the Brisbane office to see clients and meet with referrers from our large professional network.
Jeremy Roche – Compensation Law Partner & Diehard Broncos Supporter
Jeremy has spent much of his 20-year career in Personal Injury Law working in Brisbane.
Jeremy grew up in Brisbane and attended Brisbane Boys’ College in Toowong, where he was prefect and school valedictorian in 2002.
He has a huge extended family, many of which live and work in Brisbane, including three brothers who work in finance and IT.
Growing up and playing rugby union, Jeremy spent many years playing for teams including Brisbane Boys College, Wests (Toowong), and The University of Queensland (St Lucia). He is a diehard fan of the Brisbane Broncos, the QLD Maroons and the QLD Reds and spends a lot of time watching these teams play at Suncorp stadium.
While attending law school, Jeremy worked full time, starting his career in Personal Injury Law working for his father, a respected Personal Injury Barrister at the Inns of Court in Brisbane.
Despite relocating to the Gold Coast in 2008 after taking a position at Attwood Marshall Lawyers, Jeremy has continued to commute to Brisbane regularly for court applications, conferences, mediations, and trials.
Over his career he has met countless new clients from all over Brisbane and helped them with their personal injury claims.
Jeremy is excited for Attwood Marshall Lawyers to expand their footprint in his hometown and to be able to continue to support anyone in Brisbane impacted by an injury or illness who needs to make a compensation claim to obtain the treatment they need and financial security they deserve.
Charles Lethbridge – Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution Partner
Initially from Brisbane, Charles spent much of his upbringing at or around his father’s reputable law firm, Lethbridge & Munro, in Toowong, Brisbane.
Charles also attended Brisbane Boys’ College in Toowong and subsequently studied at the University of Queensland. Charles completed his articled at Lethbridge & Munro in 2007 and practised for a couple of years post admission as a solicitor in Brisbane’s CBD before embarking upon a 6-year legal career in Sydney’s CBD, then returning to Queensland.
Most of Charles’s extended family reside in Brisbane and he commutes to Brisbane regularly to spend time with them. He also regularly commutes to Brisbane to see his clients and attend court appearances.
Charles is brimming with excitement about the expansion of the firm’s Brisbane office where he expects to work from on a weekly basis. Charles has significant personal and business ties in Brisbane and he relishes the opportunity to further develop and expand those connections with a view to cementing Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ commercial litigation presence in Brisbane assisting both corporate clients and individuals embroiled in civil or commercial disputes.
Serving the Brisbane Community
With expert teams covering all areas of law, our lawyers can assist with all your legal needs and are available for appointments at our Brisbane office.
Our services include:
- Compensation Law (including Motor Vehicle Accidents, Public Liability Law, WorkCover Claims, Abuse Claims and TPD & Superannuation Claims)
- Wills and Estates
- Family Law
- Contesting Wills and Estate Litigation
- Property Law & Conveyancing
- Commercial Litigation
- Business and Commercial Law
- Employment Law
- Criminal Law
- Racing & Equine Law
- Aged Care
We look forward to continuing to support the Brisbane community and provide quality legal services. To make an appointment at our Brisbane office, click here to book online instantly, or free call 1800 621 071 to speak to our team today.