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OMB Solicitors are a leading law firm based on the Gold Coast.

We offer expert legal advice on a wide range of legal matters.

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BUSINESS

At OMB Solicitors, we have an experienced Commercial Team to assist with your Commercial Law matter.

PROPERTY

OMB Solicitors has the ability to provide effective and timely advice in all ​​​​​​​aspects of your property transactions.

ESTATE PLANNING

OMB Solicitors offers experienced Estate Solicitors who are on hand to assist with all your Estate needs.

FAMILY LAW

OMB Solicitors provides qualified Family Lawyer’s, helping you understand your legal rights and obligations.

BODY CORPORATE

OMB Solicitors has a dedicated team of Solicitors to service the needs of bodies corporate matters.

LITIGATION

OMB Solicitors provide you with experience in understanding disputes ​​​​​​​and providing practical solutions.

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Providing solutions for all your Property Law needs.

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BODY CORPORATE
Providing solutions for your community title law needs.

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What are the Risks of Becoming a Franchisee?

Many people have a desire to start their own business, chasing the dream of independence, control of their own destiny and, hopefully, riches. But for many the risks associated with…

Buying A Business

Before undertaking Buying A Business we take a look at the complicated transactions and how we can help. In this video, Property Law Partner and Accredited Specialist (Property Law) Simon Bennett gives us…

What the Family Law Court Considers in a Property Settlement Following Separation

In this video, OMB Solicitor Dakota Hallett discusses what the Family Court takes into consideration in a property settlement following separation.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Advice When Buying or Selling Property

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner and Accredited Property Law Specialist, Simon Bennett explains the importance of getting legal advice early when contemplating buying or selling real estate.

What You Need to Know About the New Enduring Powers of Attorney Form

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Richard Dawson talks about the new Enduring Powers of Attorney form and what you need to know about it.

Important Updates to the Powers of Attorney Act

The Powers of Attorney Act 1998 has recently been amended to make updates to the existing Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advanced Health Directives (AHD) forms. What do the…

Choosing a Family Lawyer – What is an Accredited Specialist?

OMB Family Law Partner, Abbi Golightly, is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and has been since 2009. So, what does that really mean for you, our clients? The Queensland…

The Countdown is on – the merger of the Family Law Courts is nearly upon us

On 1 September 2021, the family law courts Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia will commence operations. The new court is being touted as an opportunity to change the…

When and why should a Body Corporate obtain a Building Defects Report?

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner Juliette Nairn delves into the requirement of bodies corporate to obtain an expert report for building defects.

Dealing with Building Defects and Strata Insurance Claims

The sudden collapse of a Miami apartment block on June 24, killing more than 98 people, made headlines around the world and focused attention on the horrific consequences of unaddressed…

How to Resolve a Building Defect Dispute Effectively

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Cameron Marshall discusses how to resolve a building defect dispute effectively.

What COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Measures Mean for Creditors

What COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Measures Mean for Creditors The global COVID-19 pandemic has plunged Australia into what some commentators have described as the worst recession since the Great Depression of…

COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Litigation

Covid-19 has had a significant effect on our global situation and the way in which we are required to adapt to what is now considered a new normal way of…

9 Reasons why you should get Legal Advice if you Suffer an Injury in a Public Place

If you have suffered an injury whilst out and about and are considering your options and what to do next, here are 9 reasons why you should consider seeking legal…

GOLD COAST LAWYERS

Since 1968, O’Keefe Mahoney Bennett Solicitors (OMB Solicitors) have established an impeccable reputation for providing exceptional & effective legal service to businesses and the general community.

We strive to surpass client expectations and believe in excellence, confidence, teamwork, the integration of technology and the utmost in personal service.

GOLD COAST LAWYERS EXPERTISE

At OMB Solicitors we provide legal solutions to a wide range of legal problems that people on the Gold Coast and surrounding regions encounter in their personal and working lives.

OMB Solicitors can assist you in a variety of legal matters relating to:

Family law

Family law is complex and heavily depends on a case-to-case basis, which is why it is important to seek expert advice as to what legal action should be done, and what alternatives are available to avoid going to court. Especially in cases where children are involved, we prioritise minimising the impact on them and providing the best outcome for you and your family.

Estate Planning

Estate Planning goes beyond drafting a Will and Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA). It encompasses a wide range of asset structures and documents, and our Estate Planning specialists can advise which are invaluable in ensuring all grounds are covered and your estate is protected.

Estate Disputes

Complicated family setups and heightened emotions usually result in estate disputes. At OMB Solicitors, we have a Wills & Estates team that is equipped to evaluate your situation and act accordingly.

Conveyancing

In conveyancing, you’ll need a specialist to help you oversee the legal ownership transfer of a property you intend to buy or sell. Our team at OMB Solicitors have built a reputation for rendering quality legal service since 1968.

Body Corporate Law

We at OMB Solicitors pride ourselves in being experts in body corporate and understanding the role of a Body Corporate Manager and its day-to-day operations.

Property Law

Headed by Simon Bennett, a Queensland Law Society Accredited Specialist in Property Law, and backed by an experienced Gold Coast lawyers team, OMB Solicitors are guaranteed to provide effective and timely advice in all aspects of your property transaction.

Business Law

If you need advice when it comes to general contracts, distribution, employment, consultancy agents or anything business-related, our experienced business lawyers can assist you.

Litigation

It’s hard to imagine life without disputes. When you find yourself in dispute situations, you mustn’t let emotions or external pressure get the best of you. OMB Solicitors has experience in understanding commercial disputes and providing practical solutions including conciliation, mediation and if necessary progressing matters to the Court on behalf of our clients.

Insurance

OMB Solicitors is experienced in acting for insurers and self-insurers in response to claims for damage and compensation.

If you have an issue relating to one of these matters, contact one of our Gold Coast lawyers today.

FOUNDED ON THE GOLD COAST

OMB Solicitors, formerly O’Keefe Mahoney Bennett Solicitors, was established on the Gold Coast in 1968.

Since that time, OMB Solicitors has built a reputation of being regarded as one of the Gold Coast’s leading diverse legal practices. We have a deep-seated commitment to client excellence and our Gold Coast Solicitors regularly undergo frequent training to ensure that they’re up to date with the very latest legal knowledge.

WHO ARE OUR GOLD COAST SOLICITORS?

At OMB Solicitors, we have a team of experienced and highly dedicated lawyers Gold Coast. We have seven practice areas within our law firm, each of which is led by highly experienced and skilled lawyers Gold Coast. Our practise areas include family law, wills and estates, business law, property law, body corporate, litigation and insurance. If you need help in any one of these areas, reach out to one of our Gold Coast lawyers today.

Whatever the situation might be OMB Solicitors are here providing solutions.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can Gold Coast Family Lawyers Help Me File for Divorce?

Our Gold Coast Family Lawyers offer a fixed fee where they will assist you to prepare and file the divorce application, arrange for service of your application on your spouse, attend the divorce hearing, and the other interim steps you must take to finalise your divorce.

How Much Do Family Lawyers Cost in Gold Coast?

At OMB Solicitors Gold Coast Lawyer, we offer an initial free half-hour consultation with an experienced family law practitioner, where we will speak with you generally about your matter, advise how we can assist, the procedure involved, if possible the likely outcome, and provide an estimate of costs for various stages.

We then offer a full untimed family law consultation for $400 plus GST, where we attempt to obtain all of the information that we require to provide you with an initial letter of advice, and a letter to the other party setting out your version of the facts of the relationship, financial and non-financial contributions, inheritances, children’s matters and both parties future needs (and any other relevant information).

Why Hire a Family Law Specialist?

Hiring a specialist to legally represent you and protect your best interest is always a good step. You should always speak to a Family Law Solicitor as early as possible. If you are thinking that you may separate from your partner, it is a good idea to book an initial consultation to discuss your rights and obligations, as well as the steps you may have to face in your separation. 

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What are the Risks of Becoming a Franchisee?
Articles | Business Law

Many people have a desire to start their own business, chasing the dream of independence, control of their own destiny and, hopefully, riches. But for many the risks associated with…

Buying A Business
Business Law | Property Law | Videos

Before undertaking Buying A Business we take a look at the complicated transactions and how we can help. In this video, Property Law Partner and Accredited Specialist (Property Law) Simon Bennett gives us…

Your Business Your Dream
Articles | Business Law

Buying or selling a business can be a stressful time. Your business is often your dream and the motivation and income source for your family. But the process of buying…

How Your Business Can Recover Debt if You Have Received a Court Judgement
Business Law | Podcasts

If you’re a business and you’re owed money and have received a court judgement to recover the debt, what are the next steps? In this podcast, Cameron Marshall, Business Lawyer…

What Happens to a Business in a Family Law Dispute?
Articles | Business Law | Family Law

Introduction In family law property settlement proceedings  all assets and liabilities of each party, (whether they are owned jointly or separately) are combined to form what is commonly known as…

What is the Best Business Structure for a Tradesman Wanting to Start their Own Business?
Business Law | Podcasts

If you’re a tradesman contemplating going out on your own, there’s probably a bunch of things going on in your mind, one which may be how do you legally set…

What the Family Law Court Considers in a Property Settlement Following Separation
Property Law | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitor Dakota Hallett discusses what the Family Court takes into consideration in a property settlement following separation.

The Importance of Seeking Legal Advice When Buying or Selling Property
Property Law | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner and Accredited Property Law Specialist, Simon Bennett explains the importance of getting legal advice early when contemplating buying or selling real estate.

What You Need to Know About Retail Shop Leasing Now
Property Law | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner and Accredited Property Law Specialist, Simon Bennett discusses the current state of play with retail shop leasing.

The Insiders Guide to Checking Contracts of Sale
Property Law | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors‘ Partner and Accredited Property Law Specialist, Simon Bennet shares important insights when checking contracts of sale – either buying or selling.

Property Law Update
Property Law | Videos

In this video, Simon Bennett talks about some of the latest developments with Property Law and also some of the changes that have occurred during COVID-19.

What is an Off-the-Plan Contract?
Property Law | Videos

In this video, Partner & Accredited Property Law Specialist, Simon Bennett explains what is an off-the-plan contract.

What You Need to Know About the New Enduring Powers of Attorney Form
Videos | Wills and Estates

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Richard Dawson talks about the new Enduring Powers of Attorney form and what you need to know about it.

Important Updates to the Powers of Attorney Act
Wills and Estates

The Powers of Attorney Act 1998 has recently been amended to make updates to the existing Enduring Power of Attorney (EPOA) and Advanced Health Directives (AHD) forms. What do the…

What is Probate?
Videos | Wills and Estates

In this video, our Dakota Hallett explains some of the important things that you need to know about Probate.

Taking Care of Your Will and Other Important Documents During COVID-19
Videos | Wills and Estates

In this video, our Richard Dawson talks about how you can take your estate planning documents during COVID-19.

Enduring Power of Attorney: The Difference Between Appointing an Attorney ‘Severally’ Versus ‘Jointly’ in Queensland
Articles | Wills and Estates

When people come to plan out their affairs for the later stages of their life, they are generally encouraged to nominate an enduring power of attorney. This is a legal…

The Difference Between a General Power of Attorney & an Enduring Power of Attorney
Videos | Wills and Estates

In this video, OMB Solicitors Associate Steven Mahoney discusses the difference between a General Power of Attorney and an Enduring Power of Attorney. Contact our Gold Coast Lawyers team for…

Choosing a Family Lawyer – What is an Accredited Specialist?
Family Law

OMB Family Law Partner, Abbi Golightly, is an Accredited Specialist in Family Law and has been since 2009. So, what does that really mean for you, our clients? The Queensland…

The Countdown is on – the merger of the Family Law Courts is nearly upon us
Family Law

On 1 September 2021, the family law courts Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia will commence operations. The new court is being touted as an opportunity to change the…

What Happens to the Pets in a Family Law Dispute
Family Law | Videos

In this video, our Dakota Hallett discusses what happens to the pets in a Family Law Dispute.

Family Law Court’s Merger – Important Things to Know
Articles | Family Law

Whilst the majority of the legal profession was and remains staunchly opposed to the merger of the Family Court and Federal Circuit Court, the reality is that it will be…

Every Dog has its Day – Dogs, Definitions and Decisions on Shared Care
Articles | Family Law

In 2021 Australia, pets are without doubt an integral part of the majority of families. With the decision to defer having children until later in life or not at all,…

From Fault to Fault-Free – Australia’s Non-fault Family Law System
Articles | Family Law

The focus of articles such as those in the Courier Mail regarding the separation of Wally and Jackie Lewis draw attention to factors which have long been replaced in the…

When and why should a Body Corporate obtain a Building Defects Report?
Body Corporate | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner Juliette Nairn delves into the requirement of bodies corporate to obtain an expert report for building defects.

Dealing with Building Defects and Strata Insurance Claims
Articles | Body Corporate

The sudden collapse of a Miami apartment block on June 24, killing more than 98 people, made headlines around the world and focused attention on the horrific consequences of unaddressed…

The First AGM – What are the Tips and Traps
Body Corporate | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Juliette Nairn discusses the tips and traps of the first annual general meeting of a body corporate.

Material Change of Use Applications in Bodies Corporate
Body Corporate | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Tom Robinson talks about the material change of use applications in bodies corporate.

What You Need to Know about Building Defects in Strata Scheme
Body Corporate | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Juliette Nairn discusses what you need to know about building defects in Strata Scheme.

COVID-19 Relief Legislation Update
Body Corporate | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors’ Elisha Quigg gives an important update in relation to COVID-19 Relief Legislation and its impact on bodies corporate in Queensland.

How to Resolve a Building Defect Dispute Effectively
Ligitation | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Partner, Cameron Marshall discusses how to resolve a building defect dispute effectively.

What COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Measures Mean for Creditors
Articles | Ligitation

What COVID-19 Bankruptcy Relief Measures Mean for Creditors The global COVID-19 pandemic has plunged Australia into what some commentators have described as the worst recession since the Great Depression of…

The Impact of COVID-19 on Debt Recovery in Queensland
Ligitation | Videos

In this video, OMB Solicitors Senior Associate, Cameron Marshall explains how COVID-19 affects debt recovery in Queensland.

10 Ways to Improve Your Debt Recovery Process
Articles | Ligitation

One of the most frustrating aspects of running a business is not being paid on time for the goods and services you provide. Customers who don’t pay on time eventually…

Protecting your Assets – Property Purchase Agreements
Ligitation | Property Law | Wills and Estates

How do we go about Protecting our Assets? – Property Purchase Agreements In this video, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Solicitor Cameron Marshall explains how we can help you with Protecting your Assets –…

How Our Litigation Team Can Help
Ligitation | Videos

How our Litigation Team can help you with Leasing, Contractual, Building, Body Corporate, Product Liability, Property, Trusts & Estate Litigation Disputes In this video, Litigation and Dispute Resolution Senior Solicitor Cameron Marshall explains how…

COVID-19 and the Effect on Workers Compensation and Personal Injury Litigation
Articles | Compensation | Insurance

Covid-19 has had a significant effect on our global situation and the way in which we are required to adapt to what is now considered a new normal way of…

9 Reasons why you should get Legal Advice if you Suffer an Injury in a Public Place
Articles | Compensation | Insurance

If you have suffered an injury whilst out and about and are considering your options and what to do next, here are 9 reasons why you should consider seeking legal…

What is involved in making a claim for compensation following a motor vehicle accident?
Articles | Compensation | Insurance

Motor vehicle accidents can often lead to confusing and stressful times. They are occurrences people often do not consider until they themselves are involved in an accident. If you are…

Are You Covered if Your Airbnb Guests Injures Themselves?
Articles | Insurance

This is the first question that you should ask yourself if you are considering renting your property on Airbnb. Are you renting your whole house or unit on Airbnb or…

Putting a Price On Pain & Suffering
Articles | Insurance

Recent reform to awards for pain and suffering for those who have suffered a workplace injury brings the Workers Compensation & Rehabilitation Act into line with the damages available under the Civil…