Practice Areas

Wills and Estate Lawyers

Our highly reputed Wills and Estate Lawyers can advise you in all aspects of wills, estates and succession planning.

We provide legal services encompassing Estate Planning, Estate Administration and Estate Litigation.

Our estate lawyers take the time to get to know you, each member of your family and any other stakeholders to ensure we understand your situation and implement the best solution for your circumstances.

Estate Planning

Estate planning is not just about creating a will – it’s a process that focuses on all the financial affairs of a family and their ongoing interests. 

Effective estate planning involves implementing a plan that meets your individual needs, protects your interests and minimises potential taxes and fees.

To ensure your estate is administered in the manner you have chosen and to avoid unnecessary complications, it is important to seek professional advice if you intend making a will or updating your estate planning. There are many objectives to be accomplished through the execution of a will, such as:

  • The appointment of an executor, ensuring controlled distribution of assets, which enables and obliges a person’s executor to distribute the person’s assets according to their wishes
  • Guardianship arrangements for minor children
  • Business arrangements which ensure the continuation of a business until a buyer can be found or other arrangements made
  • GST considerations for the estate
  • Religious obligations.
We draft realistic and comprehensive legal documents for the smooth transition of your assets, including real estate, business assets, shares, superannuation, life insurance and personal effects.  Our experienced Wills & Estates team is experienced in the preparation of simple to complex wills tailored to your needs.

Clewett Lawyers can also facilitate the safe keeping of your original will, and other personal documents, at no additional cost.

Estate Administration

Clewett Lawyers Wills and Estates team can act in the administration of deceased estates in accordance with the deceased’s will. This may involve obtaining probate where it is required and transferring property, shares and other assets to beneficiaries.

Estate Litigation

Our Wills and Estates legal team is also experienced in complex estate dispute matters, including challenging a will (or defending it), claims for inadequate provision in a will, arguments about the mental capacity of the testator when making a will and when the deceased person died intestate.

Our team has a strong focus on dispute resolution, by negotiation or mediation where appropriate, while being sensitive to the stresses on the parties involved in difficult times.

Our Estate Planning Expertise

  • Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Enduring powers of attorney
  • Advanced health directives
  • Guardianship
  • Protective, educational and disability trusts
  • Administration of estates
  • Estate disputes and litigation
  • Superannuation
  • Pensions
  • Retirement villages
  • Business structuring

Our Senior Estate Lawyers

Further Reading: Wills and Estate Planning

Family Lawyers

Family law is a highly emotional and usually very complex area of law. There are many aspects within family law but the more common are resolving financial matters and sorting out suitable arrangements for the children after separation or divorce.

We are experienced Toowoomba-based Family Lawyers

Our Toowoomba-based team of family lawyers has more than 30 years of experience. We have a strong reputation for a solution-focused approach to all legal cases involving married and de facto couples living all over the Darling Downs region, as well as Warwick and Stanthorpe.

At Clewett Lawyers, our focus is on helping people.  Whether you are separated, divorced, or thinking about separating, our Family Lawyers are here to help you.

Our family lawyers understand the impact that family disputes can have on your life. We also appreciate that the legal process can be overwhelming during these difficult times. We encourage communication rather than confrontation and we always consider the needs of the whole family, particularly children.

Our Approach with Family Law Cases

Our Family Lawyers have expertise in negotiation, mediation, litigation and advocacy.  We will usually explore alternatives to litigation such as mediation, skillful negotiation, or an out of court agreement such as a Binding Financial Agreement or Consent Orders. 

However, some cases simply cannot be resolved out of court, so in these cases, we will not hesitate to go to court to defend and protect the best interests of our clients.

We will deal with your case in a sensitive and professional manner.  We will provide clear and compassionate advice so that you can make fully informed choices. And we will keep you informed of developments in your case.

We can also help if you are

  • Entering into a new relationship and wish to protect your assets should the relationship fail;
  • A grandparent, relative or friend who is concerned about the welfare of children, or
  • A third party (business partner, relative, friend, creditor) affected financially by a separation.

Our Family Law and De Facto Law Services

  • Property settlement on the breakdown of a relationship
  • Parenting arrangements for separated couples
  • Financial agreements before marriage or a de facto relationship (pre-nuptial agreements)
  • Divorce
  • Maintenance and child support issues
  • Surrogacy agreements
Contact us for a free initial consultation with our senior family lawyer:

More Information on Family Law Topics

General Information Divorce  Separation and Family Breakdown Defacto Couples Parenting Arrangements Child Maintenance Surrogacy Same Sex Couples 

Aged Rights (Elder Law)

As we age, we are confronted with decisions that can impact our quality of life, dignity, financial security and relationships. Some of the more complex decisions present legal issues that require a lawyer with specialist expertise and experience in the area of aged rights (also known as elder law). There are few in our community more vulnerable than the elderly, especially those in the care of a nursing home or other aged care facility. Our highly trained and experienced aged rights lawyers will provide clear and compassionate advice on all elements of aged care law.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Elder Law Advice

We provide Elder Law advice to the elderly and their families on:
  • Estate planning & asset protection, including wills and enduring power of attorney
  • Administration of estates & deceased estates
  • Estate disputes & litigation
  • Social security
  • Family law, including grandparents’ rights
  • Retirement village and residential aged care transactions
  • Property transactions including conveyancing
  • Advance health directives
  • Age discrimination
  • Disputes regarding capacity to sign documents and make decisions
  • Financial and physical neglect of the elderly
  • Superannuation entitlement claims
  • Guardianship of an elder

Preventing Elder Abuse

With a strong community background, Clewett Lawyers are committed to the prevention of what is commonly called ‘Elder Abuse’.  Elder Abuse is where an ageing person is taken advantage of because of their age related vulnerability.  It may also be where an older person experiences physical or emotionally abuse. While there aren’t any firm statistics on elder abuse in the community, various international studies have suggested that between 5 and 20% of people over the age of 65 experience abuse. Planning ahead is the main preventative strategy for preventing elder abuse in the community. There are an increasing number of resources available on Elder Abuse, and the prevention of it, and we will continue to update our resources to provide further information for the community and community organisations.

Our Elder Law / Aged Rights Lawyers

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Property Lawyers

Buying or selling a residential or commercial property is a big decision and a significant matter for most people.

Whether you are a first home buyer, a property investor, or a property tycoon, our team of experienced property  lawyers will ensure the buying and selling process is kept simple and smooth.

In the last 5 years alone, Clewett Lawyers has helped thousands of Queenslanders successfully buy or sell a property.  We have a long-held reputation for offering professional, prompt and value-for-money conveyancing services.  

Our Property Lawyers have decades of experience with property law in Toowoomba, Brisbane, Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Roma, Dalby, Chinchilla, Warwick and everywhere in-between.

Property Law Services

Our property lawyers can help you with transactions involving houses, units, flats and townhouses, commercial property, and vacant land on matters such as:
  • Purchase and sale of businesses
  • Purchasing property and selling property
  • Company title conveyancing
  • Buying and selling off the plan
  • Retail and commercial leases
  • Commercial and business contracts, such as Partnerships & Joint Ventures
  • Property or land tax disputes
  • Intellectual property
  • Asset planning
  • Easements
  • Resumptions and compensation claims

Fix Fee Conveyancing

We offer fixed fee conveyancing for all domestic property transactions.   Based on your individual circumstances and property, our conveyancing lawyers will be very clear and open with you at the start of the process about what you can expect in regard to our conveyancing fees.  

We will provide an estimate of any other costs that may be incurred along the way, such as search fees, settlement fees and any additional requested services.

Meet our experienced property and conveyancing team

Commercial Law

Our Commercial Law team is here to protect your commercial interests, now and in the future. Clewett Lawyers provides practical and commercially savvy Commercial Law advice to businesses across a range of industry sectors.  Our clients include large corporations, small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and small business operators.  

Our services can help proprietors and directors through all stages of business from start up and expansion, through to merger or disposal.

We understand the relationship between timely legal advice and business success.  We are committed to being Brisbane, Toowoomba and the Darling Downs most responsive business services legal team.

We negotiate, review and draft all the necessary contracts for the proper conduct of your business and advise on the best protection of your intangible business assets that give your business its competitive advantage in the marketplace.

In handling any matter, our goal is to achieve the best result possible for you in the most cost effective manner.

When contractual disputes arise, our we have the experience and knowledge to navigate the complex field of issues to best protect your legal and financial interests. Where possible, we will negotiate and resolve the matter without litigation.

Decades of Commercial Law Experience

We have a depth of Property Law experience in both Banking and Finance and Agribusiness.

Our commercial legal team can advise on:
  • Business structuring, including companies and trusts
  • Company constitutions and trust deeds
  • Business succession planning
  • Partnership and joint ventures
  • Sales and purchases of property and businesses
  • Leasing
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Compliance
  • Commercial disputes & litigation
  • Intellectual property
  • Outsourcing
  • Taxation

Our Geographic Commerial Law Experience

Clewett Lawyers  wealth of local knowledge is a critical asset to your business planning and success in helping prevent serious legal problems developing.  

Our team of property lawyers have acted on behalf of purchasers and vendors in Toowoomba, Brisbane, the Gold Coast area, Sunshine Coast, and the entire Darling Downs Region spanning Roma, Dalby, Chinchilla, St. George and everywhere in-between.

Our experience in the legal issues affecting Queensland real estate is extensive. Whether you need conveyancing, or advice on a property development, sale, or lease, Clewett Lawyers have the experience to help.

Our Commercial Lawyers

For help with any business or commercial law issue, don’t hesitate to contact one of our experienced Commercial Lawyers: For an experienced business and commercial lawyer, contact Clewett Lawyers today!

Banking and Finance Lawyers

Our banking and finance lawyers have decades of specialist experience in the banking and finance sector.  We act for institutional lenders, specialist lenders and personal, business and rural clients.

Clewett Lawyers are renowned for providing a personalised, clear-sighted and commercial approach across various practice areas including property finance, structured finance, secured and unsecured lending, syndicated loan transactions and project financing.

We work closely with our clients to design effective financial structures to fund significant developments, projects, acquisitions and refinancings.

Our Banking and Finance Services

  • Loan agreements
  • Mortgages
  • Personal property securities
  • Guarantees
  • Crop funding
  • Stock mortgages
  • Company charges
  • Banking law
  • Consumer credit
  • Financial services regulation
  • Enforcement of loans and securities
  • Financial services disputes and litigation

Our Banking and Finance Legal Team

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our banking and finance lawyers:

Agribusiness Lawyers

Clewett Lawyers has many decades of experience in agribusiness, providing legal services to rural families and business operators throughout southern regional Queensland.

We offer expert advice to clients situated all over the Darling Downs region including Toowoomba, Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma, and everywhere in between, as well as the areas in and around Kingaroy, Warwick and Stanthorpe.

Our long association with clients in the primary production sector (many of our long-term client relationships have spanned generations) means we understand the unique needs of businesses in this sector, from the farm to production, marketing and sales.

Given our strong connection with rural Queensland, in particular the Darling Downs Region, we’ve had great success in many negotiations, settlements and court cases on behalf of individual landholders, lobby groups, and companies.

Agribusiness Law Services

We offer a complete range of agribusiness legal services:
  • Estate and succession planning
  • Rural conveyancing
  • Crop liens, mortgages and financing
  • Stock mortgages
  • Business structuring, including trusts, joint ventures and partnership agreements
  • Water rights
  • Tree clearing
  • Resumptions and mining claims
  • Spray drift and other disputes
  • Dealings with QRAA and other government agencies
  • Pre-marital agreements
  • Estate administration

Experienced Agribusiness Lawyers

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Experienced Litigation Lawyers

Clewett Lawyers has a wealth experience in corporate recovery & dispute resolution and litigation in Toowoomba, Brisbane and regional Queensland.

Success in dispute resolution often depends on early intervention and clear dispute resolution planning. With an agreed strategy in place, we work with you to resolve the dispute efficiently and cost effectively, with the aim of achieving the best possible outcome.

Our team resolves disputes, where possible before they become litigious, by implementing the strategy that best achieves your objectives and the most commercially realistic outcome.

Our litigation team can help you with

  • Bankruptcy and insolvency
  • Commercial disputes
  • Contractual disputes
  • Anti-discrimination
  • Debt recovery
  • Defective product claims
  • Insurance
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Tax litigation
  • Building and construction

Meet our experienced commercial litigators

Injury Compensation

If you have been injured, suffered loss or damage as a result of an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to injury compensation.

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury

Our Toowoomba-based Accredited Specialist in personal injury matters knows how to provide legal support to people just like you. We understand the difficulties you’re facing when it comes to dealing with situations like personal injury, or the injury of a loved one, and we will support you through each stage. This is what we’re all about.

How our Injury Compensation Lawyers can help

If you don’t think you cant afford a lawyer – think again. We don’t take any fees unless we win your case. We believe that every accident victim deserves representation from one of the best compensation lawyers regardless of their financial situation.

No Win

No Fee

For all personal injury claims, our personal injury lawyers offer a free initial consultation to review your case, and give you the opportunity to explore your legal options. Should we agree to proceed, we provide injury compensation services on a no-win no-fee basis. We will help you receive maximum compensation without having to pay anything upfront. We can help you in the following areas of personal injuries law:
  • motor vehicle injuries and car accidents
  • workplace injuries
  • medical negligence
  • public liability
  • product liability
  • serious personal injury
  • abuse claims including sexual harassment or sexual abuse
Please note, no matter what type of accident or injury, there are strict time limits apply to recover compensation.

Where we offer of Injury Compensation Services

We help clients in Toowoomba and throughout the entire Darling Downs region (Dalby, Chinchilla, Roma and everywhere in-between) with compensation claims. We also travel to Kingaroy and Brisbane, Advertising restrictions in Queensland prohibit us from providing more detailed information about our experience and success in this area unless you are a client or making a genuine inquiry. If you would like more information, please provide your name and contact details and so we can contact you directly:  

More information

Further Reading:  Clewett Lawyers Injury Compensation Articles WorkCover Queensland: Motor Accident Insurance Commission: Caxton Community Legal Centre: Queensland Advocacy Incorporated: Legal Aid Queensland:

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