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Mark and Jo

Both myself and Joanne wish to pass on our sincere appreciation to you. You provided a practicable solution to our estate situation at a critical time.

It has been an absolute pleasure working with you.



Now it’s all sunk in, I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate all you have done for me – this round and the last one. You rock! You have been an excellent lawyer and I’ve always felt you really care. So I wanted to say thanks!


Leevi P.

I would just like to thank you for representing me at Cleveland Magistrates Court. When I first walked in off the street extremely anxious and somewhat distressed, not knowing what was going to happen, your staff was so helpful.

At all times I was treated in a courteous and professional manner from the moment I walked in the door of your office, and am obviously extremely pleased with the outcome of the hearing.

I shall recommend you and your firm to anyone I come across who may need legal advice or representation with confidence.

Once again, thank you for your services.



I know I thanked you yesterday but I feel I need to thank you in a more formal way. Your handling of my matter was not just professional, but very insightful and impressive. Your advice as to my situation as a whole has enabled me to see a way forward. Something I didn’t have a month ago. This, I am extremely grateful for, and feel indebted to you.

Also, please pass on my thanks to Karen. Her input was not just professional, but friendly and supportive.

I’ve always believed in giving “credit where credit’s due”. You both certainly deserve it.

Thank you.



I wanted to tell you how much I appreciate you representing me in court. I’m so happy with the outcome. You did an excellent job! Thank you Bruce.


Sean Devaney

One of the things I regret not doing after settlement was writing to Colville Johnstone Lawyers to express my appreciation and gratitude for the fantastic work everyone at Colville Johnstone did on my property sale. Every step of that sale was difficult and I received the sound and timely advice I needed from Colville Johnstone to progress things. It would have been a difficult position for her having to deal with two vendors who didn’t get on at all and with one party overseas. However, she handled it all very well. I honestly couldn’t be happier with the service and support that the whole team provided at that difficult time.

Nigel and Jo

We would like to thank you and your team for all your assistance and professional manner you have extended to us throughout this difficult time, you have helped to make this part of the process that much easier.

Many thanks


Ashley Beecham

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


Leigh Hillman

Thank you for taking the time to discuss all the processes regarding Mum’s estate today. It was great to have a clear sense of how this will map out.


Derek and Tanya Collins

We appreciate the advice Bruce gave us and feel that his instructions were very clear and we both gained a clear understanding of the issue at hand. Once again we thank Bruce for his instructions and information provided.

Many thanks.


Graham Hutton

I cannot recommend more highly the team at Colville Johnstone Lawyers, they have been tireless and conscientious in their handling of my legal needs.

Debbie & Rick Fishbourne

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so very much for everything that you have done over the past three years for us. We cannot even begin to thank you enough for everything that you have done, all of the very hard work that you have done, your wonderful guidance, and your continued professionalism always in this matter. We thank you so very much from the bottom of our hearts.


Lyn and Jeff Freebody

My husband and I want to acknowledge the brilliant work carried out by the conveyancing team in conjunction with the settlement of our two properties. From the first time we met your conveyancers, we were very impressed with their professionalism and ability to make everything run as smoothly as possible. Nothing was too much of a bother for them and as we had a slightly difficult situation with one of the properties, we were insured the correct procedure was followed in every way. Once again, we want to congratulate your staff on the great work they carried out for us.


Morgan Rowe

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


Paul P.

What a fantastic outcome from a fantastic team!  Your extremely clever, adept, supportive and realistic approach has been terrific. Many thanks to the whole team at Colville Johnstone who have excelled in all aspects of a very difficult separation over the last two years.


Stephanie Kowal

Dear Kim and Amanda, just a little gift of thanks for all your hard work. I really appreciate the kindness you showed me personally, and I would have no hesitation in recommending Colville Johnstone lawyers to anyone. Thanks again.


I & C (names withheld for privacy purposes)

We wish to thank you for representing our son in a recent traffic matter. Your relaxed matter-of-fact approach to the initial interview eased the stress on us all as you sought out the required information in relation to the offence. Further, your professional approach on the day in court helped calm our son’s nerves and in court you displayed a compassionate approach to representing him. We are sure that this helped get the lower end of the scale punishment. Your explanation of the punishments and what he now needs to do to avoid repercussions was clear and firm.

Finally, of particular importance was that you used your experience to put the matter into perspective and provide some very valuable life lessons to our son – especially abstaining from alcohol.

We are very grateful for your professional representation, help and guidance. Thank you.



I’d like to express my heartfelt appreciation to Mr. Johnstone from your firm for representing me as the Duty Lawyer at the Cleveland Magistrates Court yesterday.

Mr. Johnstone represented me in a matter where I was the respondent to a cross DVO application. A temporary order had been imposed against me in October 2023 based solely on an email exchange dating back to 2015.

Facing the possibility of an unjust DVO without concrete evidence was daunting, especially when unfamiliar with the legal process and its nuances. However, Mr. Johnstone swiftly took the reins upon understanding the intricacies of the case and the apparent lack of guidance since the initial mention in October 2023. His adept handling led to the dismissal of the application, providing immense relief.

While the outcome might have been anticipated given the lack of supporting evidence from the aggrieved party, I deeply value Mr Johnstone’s guidance and support throughout the brief hearing.

Please convey my heartfelt gratitude to Mr Johnstone and extend my thanks to your firm for its invaluable service to the community.

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