Your Local Southport Lawyers

Attwood Marshall Lawyers has been providing high-quality legal services to the Gold Coast community for over 75 years, and we are proud to serve Southport locals and those who reside in surrounding suburbs.

At Attwood Marshall Lawyers, we stand out as one of the few law firms at Southport to provide a comprehensive range of legal services delivered by dedicated lawyers who practice exclusively in their chosen field of law.

Our Southport solicitors know that when someone needs assistance to navigate a complex legal matter, a dispute, an injury, divorce, a property settlement, or the death of a loved one, they are often overwhelmed and unsure of what to expect.

Our solicitors take the time to connect with their clients, communicate effectively and explain everything in a way that makes sense and is easy to understand. We make sure that you are kept up to date every step of the way throughout your legal matter.

When you choose to have Attwood Marshall Lawyers represent you, you can have confidence and peace of mind in knowing that you are getting specialist assistance and advice from a solicitor who has the expertise you need to obtain the best possible results.

In addition to providing the best possible service, we believe in supporting local organisations and charities to deliver our intent to help people and create a stronger and more vibrant community for all.

We are proud to sponsor and partner with The Salvation Army, Cancer Council Queensland, Variety the Children’s Charity, Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, and we also support local sporting clubs, including Southport Tigers Rugby League Football Club, Gold Coast Turf Club, and the Family of League Foundation.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers partake in community events and fundraising opportunities for these vital organisations all year round. To find out more about any upcoming Gold Coast events, click here to visit our events page.

Do you need legal assistance?

You can find our Southport Law Firm at:

Suite 7, Level 2,
52 Davenport Street,
Southport QLD 4215
(PO Box 905, Southport BC 4215)

Contact: 07 5553 5850

Our Southport Law Firm Location

Southport is the Central Business District for the Gold Coast. With the Broadwater Parklands, major hospitals, Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, and commercial infrastructure dominating the region, Southport attracts national and international investment each year.

Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ Southport office is well-positioned above Australia Fair. It is a comfortable, modern, spacious office which is consistent with the atmosphere we create for our staff and clients across all our office locations on the Gold Coast.

When visiting our Southport office, Australia Fair and Australia Fair Metro have on-site car parking which is open Monday to Sunday from 5.30am to 12.30am. Australia Fair parking (off Marine Parade) offers 3 hours free parking, and Australia Fair Metro (off Young St & Garden St) offers up to 2 hours free parking.

You can also catch the Gold Coast Light Rail “The G” to Australia Fair Shopping Centre. The closest tram stops are located at Nerang Street (Southport Station) and Scarborough Street (Southport South Station).

The Southport bus station is also less than two minutes from Australia Fair and connects to many areas across the Gold Coast.

Our People

With over 60 staff, all our lawyers, paralegals, administration and support team adopt the law firm’s intent in their working lives; to help people and change their lives for the better.  

Our lawyers are leaders in their field and have the specialist, expert knowledge you need to be in the best position possible to resolve your legal matters.

By engaging a lawyer who practices exclusively in that area, you can have confidence in knowing that you are getting the most up-to-date, trusted, and tailored advice that suits your specific legal issue.

Our Commitment to our Clients

Our Southport solicitors are committed to helping people, and often their families, through some of the most stressful periods in their lives.

From fighting for people’s rights in some of the toughest legal disputes that can arise such as a family law matter, domestic violence, or a dispute over someone’s estate, to helping people navigate the complexities of the legal system when purchasing property, acquiring a new business, or transitioning to aged care, our solicitors are trained to listen and connect with our clients so that they can support them every step of the way.

Being understanding and empathetic is just as important to us as providing practical legal advice and solutions. We take a personal approach to every matter. You will never be treated as a number.

Our expert team are here to listen to what it is you want to achieve and help you find the resolution you are looking for so that you can move on with your life.

Meet Our Partners

Jeff Garrett

Legal Practice Director

Jeff first joined Attwood Marshall Lawyers as an Articled Law Clerk in 1981.

He quickly excelled under the tutelage of founding partner Bob Marshall, becoming a partner in 1991 and later achieving dual accreditation as a specialist in personal injury law.

Jeff has served as the firm’s managing partner since 1998 and has also built-up significant expertise in litigation, Wills and Estates, commercial law, and equine law.

Angela Harry

Angela Harry

Wills & Estates

Angela is an accomplished partner and head of the Wills and Estates department. She has been with Attwood Marshall Lawyers since 2006, managing a significant workload including complex Wills and estate matters, elder law, estate disputes, and deceased estate administration and probate.

As a a proud member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), a global professional association dedicated to guiding families across generations, Angela passionately champions the values of best practice, professional integrity, and continuous education.

Charles Lethbridge

Charles Lethbridge

Commercial Litigation

Charles heads up the Commercial Litigation team, with a particular focus on property disputes, building and construction disputes, shareholder/director disputes, and various other litigious areas. His extensive portfolio ranges from handling multi-million-dollar claims in the Federal Court of Australia to providing invaluable assistance to family-owned companies and individuals. Charles excels in alternative dispute resolution, recognizing that only a small fraction of cases proceed to trial in Australia. His accreditation from the Law Society of NSW underscores his proficiency in this highly competitive field.

Debbie Sage

Debbie Sage

Wills & Estates and Aged Care

Debbie is a Partner in the Wills and Estates and Aged Care teams. With nearly 20 years’ experience in the field, she has built up extensive expertise and skills with a primary focus on estate administration matters.

As an Accredited Aged Care Professional with Aged Care Steps, Debbie heads up Attwood Marshall Lawyers’ Aged Care department and provides insight and professional advice to clients regarding all aged care and retirement planning.

Lucy McPherson has worked exclusively in estate litigation since 2010. Since starting her legal career in 2010, Lucy has worked exclusively in the area of estate litigation. Lucy is based on the border of New South Wales and Queensland and is competent working across all jurisdictions.

Lucy McPherson

Estate Litigation

Lucy has worked exclusively in Wills and estate disputes since 2010. As head of the firm’s Estate Litigation team, Lucy specializes in family provision disputes and other litigious estate matters. She has also developed expertise in guardianship, financial management law and public trustee disputes. 

She is a valuable member of professional association Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP) and her vast knowledge and steely determination instil confidence in clients who are aggrieved by a family member’s decisions upon their death.