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Colville Johnstone Lawyers is a General Practice law firm, located in Brisbane’s Redlands, with well resourced, highly experienced lawyers, each specialising in different areas of law, including Residential Conveyancing, Succession Law (Wills and Estate Administration), Commercial Property Transactions, Building & Construction disputes, Criminal law, Personal Injury and Motor Vehicle (Traffic) Law.


Our team of professional, experienced and friendly conveyancers help clients at every stage of their conveyance.  They are experienced in all types of conveyances, including off the plan contracts.  We even provide free advice to our clients before they enter into a contract  to make sure our clients’ rights are protected.  We offer competitive fixed priced services regardless of the value of the property.

Building & Construction

With some of our lawyers having a background as licensed tradesmen, we have the ability to immediately relate to our clients circumstances, fully understand and clearly define the issues in dispute.  We understand that the cash flow is one of the most important things in the building trade and represent our clients  in a cost effective and timely manner by providing commercial options.

Criminal Law

It pays to have inside knowledge, and with some of our lawyers being former Police Detectives, Prosecutors and forensically trained, we not only advise our clients about the evidence behind the charges, whether the obtaining of such evidence was legal, but the tactics Police use in order to obtain a conviction. We provide accurate legal advice about the prospects of defending the charges, likely sentences and fully prepare our clients for Court to achieve the best possible result.

Commercial Property Transactions

The Commercial Property Law Team are experienced in assisting clients buying and selling businesses, franchises, buildings, entering into commercial and retail shop leases and carrying out strata titling work.  We also assist our senior clients entering and exiting retirement villages and aged care facilities. Respect and dignity is paramount.


Our Litigation team are dedicated, experienced lawyers, who regularly appear in the State and Federal Courts, Tribunals ( eg QCAT) and in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes such as Mediations. From Debt Recovery to  Bankruptcy and Winding Up Applications, we have the competent team to represent Plaintiffs and Defendants alike, throughout every stage of complex the process.

Personal Injury

We have strong social justice values and understand the financial and emotional stress that people often struggle with, as a result of being subjected to a personal injury. With this in mind, we regularly carry out work for clients on a “No Win / No Fee” basis or a “Deferred payment” basis.  We put our clients at easy by allowing them to concentrate on recovering rather than paying legal fees.

Motor Vehicle (Traffic) Law

A driver’s licence does not only give a person freedom, but the loss of it can cause a significant impact on a persons life, causing severe financial and emotional hardship. Our lawyers regularly represent clients charged with Drink Driving, Drug Driving, Unlicensed and Disqualified Driving and like offences.  If eligible, we prepare Applications for our clients for Restricted Work Licences and fully prepare them in a way that best presents them before the Courts to achieve the best possible result.

Our culture

Straight to the point, down to earth

“Our professional team of lawyers are highly qualified and experienced. We value repeat business by forming strong working relationships with our clients.  Keeping communications open, honest and without unnecessary legal jargon, is what we do.”

The firm’s location is in Middle Street Cleveland, next door to the Police Station and Magistrates Court.  When called upon, we are able to quickly attend the Police Station to give urgent advice or the Court for insistent representation.

There is ample “free” parking around the area.

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News & Advice

What if my will is damaged?

Your Will is a very important document which is why Wills are generally stored in a very secure and safe way. However, when a Will is damaged, it needs to be investigated so the legal effect of that damage can be determined. A case recently heard in the Queensland...

Congratulations Katelyn

Congratulations to Katelyn Sherrin on her admission as a Solicitor to the Supreme Court in Brisbane. Since Katelyn joined Colville Johnstone, she has worked as a law clerk and established herself as a key member of our team. We are sure that Katelyn's determination,...

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Introducing Mrs Rachael Lane

The Team at Colville Johnstone Lawyers would like to congratulate our beautiful receptionist, Rachael, on her recent marriage to her new husband, Simon. We look forward to hearing the sound of little receptionist feet in due course!!!    

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What our clients are saying.

We cannot even begin to thank you enough for everything that you have done, all of the very hard work that you have done…

Debbie & Rick Fishbourne


You were a pleasure to work with and I greatly appreciated your professionalism and guidance throughout the entire process.

Ashley Beecham

Rochedale South

just wanted to extend my gratitude for today’s accomplishment. To have the CJL team represent my case made me more than comfortable today…

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Suite 1, 15 Middle Street, Cleveland QLD 4163

PO Box 212 Cleveland QLD 4163