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“Our People – Your Solution”

Wallace & Wallace Lawyers are a Mackay based law firm who have an experienced team of solicitors and lawyers working in the Mackay, Brisbane, Whitsundays and surrounding regions.  Our experienced team will listen to you and assist you, whether you require sensitive and practical negotiation or vigorous pursuit of your legal rights. Our approach is to give you a range of options and to tailor our services to your individual needs, rather than being a one size fits all approach.  We can assist you with:

Family Law

Family Law

Divorce & Separation
Property Settlement
Child Custody / Disputes
Child & Spouse Maintenance
Domestic Violence
All family issues

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Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Magistrates, District &
Supreme Courts
Trade Practices
Consumer Protection
Employment Issues

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Buying & Selling
Residential Property
Advice with contracts and
building and pest inspections
Local Mackay Lawyers

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Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Driving Infringements
Drug Related Issues
Special Hardship &
Restricted Licence Applications
All criminal matters

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Business & Property

Business & Property

Sales / Rural Law
Business Structures & Agreements
Franchising & Leasing
Planning & Development Matters
Local Mackay Solicitors

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Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

Estate Administration
Inheritance Disputes
Estate Planning including
Wills, Powers of Attorney
Advance Health Directives

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Mining Services Law

Mining Services Law

Exploration Issues
Land tenure
Mining tenure
Infrastructure advice
Local Mackay Solicitors

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Compensation Law

Compensation Law

If you have suffered loss
as a result of someone
else’s carelessness, we
will work with you to make
it right.

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  • Our approach is to give you a range of options and to tailor our services to your individual needs, rather than being a one size fits all approach.
  • We strive to develop and maintain excellent client relations and to deliver high quality legal services which successfully meet your needs.
  • Our solicitors and lawyers will provide you with clear and concise expert, professional and commercial advice in a cost effective and timely manner.
  • We believe the best advice comes from those that focus their expertise.  Our firm has teams of lawyers for each of the areas of law we cover, with each team headed by a leader in their field.
  • We have accredited specialists in numerous areas of law, including family law, personal injury law and litigation and dispute resolution.  See our article “Why Choose an Accredited Specialist” for more information.
  • We are a full service law firm who can offer you a full range of legal services, including business and property law, commercial  law, compensation law, dispute resolution, wills and estate planning, mining services law, conveyancing and police related matters.
  • Our solicitors and lawyers have been assisting the Mackay, Whitsundays and mining communities for approximately 50 years.
  • We have an office in Brisbane headed by one of our partners to ensure we can meet the needs of our clients from the southern end of the State.



Brad was very thorough in his processes.  He is very caring in his manner and had a genuine concern for me, as the client.  This, I think, pervades throughout the entire firm.”


“Wallace & Wallace helped me when I was hurt in one of my lowest times.  Not only were they professional and got me the outcome I was hoping for, but went above and beyond.”


Greg Smart gave me the explanations I needed with the complexity of the situation I was facing.  He also gave me a thorough understanding of the legal aspects of the situation which helped me decide which direction I needed to take to make the decisions I needed to.  Everyone needs a great lawyer at some point in their life.  *Highly Recommended*”


“I was very impressed with Melainie Gibson’s competence in dealing promptly with my matter.  A1 Service.”


Cassandra Adorni-Braccesi provided not only an exceptional level of service but also provided her time, knowledge and expertise in a particularly complex case. She is an extremely skilled solicitor and I would highly recommend her for any legal matters. I would certainly use Wallace & Wallace for any legal services in the future.”


“My case was a difficult one and James fought on for my settlement. Not once did he lose interest. I was well informed on every aspect. His personal assistants were amazing, polite and very understanding throughout. Everyone made this difficult time seem very calm and easy for me. 5 STAR!”


Brad, thank you for all your help through the tough years, it was an excellent outcome.”

Jakobus & Wilma

“I consider Cassandra Adorni-Bracessi as being an excellent lawyer and extremely good when it comes to representing a client in court.  I had confidence in her ability right from the first meeting.”


Lara Tom handled all of our concerns and questions very professionally.”

Waverley & Yvonne

Our experience with your firm was very emotional in the beginning, but James listened and obviously cared about our situation.  Peta handled our case very personally and Tanya very politely answered any questions I had when Peta was not available.  Thank you all for your help.”

Ron & Jill

Sara was excellent, no beating around the bush, no mucking around – great!!!  Recommend her to anyone!!!”

Ian & Denise

“My wife and I used Brett Johnson at Wallace and Wallace for our wills. He understood what we wanted and needed and completed it within a timely fashion. Highly recommend them.”


“The level of service and advice was to a high standard.  Wallace & Wallace will be the first recommendation should we know of anyone needing this.  I am very satisfied with the outcome.”


“Thank you Brad for all your efforts to obtain a favourable outcome.  We both appreciate that willingness to work on our behalf and to give us new possibilities for the future.”


“I have seen other lawyers about this matter previously but I felt the service I got from Lara and Cassandra was outstanding.  They both understood my position and understood where I was willing to be negotiable.  I could not have asked for a better outcome or better legal representation.”


“I appreciate the honesty, fairness and consideration shown to me at all times.”


“I am so happy in dealing with Wallace & Wallace, regarding property settlement and personal injury.  Thank you very much.”


“All the staff that I had dealings with went out of their way to be very helpful no matter what problems we had that needed solving.  Many many thanks.”


“Dear Cassie, just a quick email to extend my gratitude to you, for providing me with such comprehensive documentation today. It’s very much appreciated. Also, thanks again, to yourself, James and your office, for all your hard work, and generally for everything that has been done for Jessica and I.”


“Very professional and precise and a pleasing result.”


“Thank you for making my first legal experience a pleasant one.  I was kept well informed of any issues and they were sorted with the least amount of stress.”


“Throughout extremely distressing encounters and phone calls, I was always treated with compassion and spoken to with respect.  Thank you”


“I recently had a claim that was settled by Brad Shanahan at Wallace and Wallace whom made the process very smooth, we were very happy with the services provided and thoroughly recommend.”


“I have been dealing with Wallace & Wallace for more than 40 years and have always found them very helpful.”

Robert & Mabel

“Was good to be heard and advised by James and Ruth was great while James was away.  Gemma is an asset to your front desk.  Also Peta who did my Will explained documents well.”


“Wallace & Wallace very professional and wonderful people.  Glad we have Sara and Angela (Looby) as our lawyers.  A cheerful mob.”


“Easy to talk with – available at short notice.  Everyone was pleasant and attentive.”

George & Joyce

“Cassandra was amazing, she made a very stressful situation as easy as possible.”


“Many thanks to you Brad and your team for helping make our life a little easier to live with.”

Kev and Kris

“Also wanted to let you know that we had our meeting with Melainie Gibson and have signed our wills etc.  Thank you for recommending her she was so lovely and made the whole process so very easy.  Every time we have dealt with Wallace and Wallace it’s been great.”


“I would like to say that the confidence that Cassandra gave me in my case was of the highest level.  I felt secure that she would give me the best possible outcome and she delivered it.  Thank you so much.  Cassandra you are very professional.”


“Staff took the time to explain items in everyday terms which greatly helped my understanding of the process.”


“I have recommended Cassandra a number of times over the years and will continue to recommend Wallace & Wallace Lawyers in the future.  Thank you.”



Setting aside Court Orders
– failure to disclose information

In every family law property settlement there is a duty to provide financial disclosure. If there is a failure to disclose the court order may be set aside.

Intensive Correction Orders

If you have been sentenced to a period of imprisonment for one year or less, you may be granted an intensive correction order.

Hiding assets in a
property settlement

Full and frank financial disclosure is required in every property settlement case, however some people believe they can deceive both their former spouse and the Court.

Mandatory Imprisonment
for Drink Driving Offences

Have you been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or a drug? Is it your third offence? You may be subject to a period of mandatory imprisonment.

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