About Us

Our boutique law firm specialises in dispute resolution and complex litigation cases, and we’re here to help you. Our legal team has a wealth of knowledge and documented success in commercial litigation, director and shareholder disputes, building and construction disputes, and property and estate disputes.

Whether your case can be resolved easily or not, our specialist team is committed to helping you achieve the result you deserve, in the shortest time possible.

We service all areas of the Gold Coast, Brisbane, and Northern New South Wales and pride ourselves on providing you with a fixed fee option based on each stage of your case. You’ll know the cost, time frame, and consequences of every stage of your dispute, right from the start.

Our team also has extensive experience in a range of other areas of law including Property Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Wills and Estates, Consumer law, Business restructuring and Intellectual Property Law.

Holistic, Strategic and Forensic

Our success stems from our overriding philosophy of providing a holistic, strategic and forensic approach to all of our cases, regardless of their complexity.

With the accurate case assessment and plan we provide you, you can make informed decisions moving forward right from the start.

Once your case has commenced, we’ll put our negotiation skills and forensic mindset to good use to reach a mutual agreement and favourable settlement. If required, we’ll resolve your case with the determination of the court.

Chancery Legal Disputes Lawyer

Our dedicated team of lawyers at Chancery Legal will be there for you at every stage of your legal journey.

Our team have run successful trials in all jurisdictions with appearances in both the Queensland and New South Wales Supreme Courts, the Queensland Court of Appeals, and the High Court of Australia.

Our experienced, proactive lawyers offer expertise in everything from property law litigation, will estate disputes, real estate and business partnership dispute resolution.


Meet The Founders

Legal Practice Director and Principal Solicitor Jon Laws is a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and is also on the Register of Practitioners for the High Court of Australia.

Since his admission as a solicitor in 2013, Jon has practised solely in litigation and dispute resolution. Prior to working in law, Jon was a police officer for over 20 years as a detective investigating serious crimes.

Law Graduate Troy Manhire holds a Bachelor of Laws degree and Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, and has worked closely with his Principals and Supervisors in complex litigation for more than 9 years.


Litigation & Dispute Resolution In The Areas Of

We know you’d prefer to stay out of the courtroom and reach a dispute resolution outcome through settlement or a consent order instead, and that’s where we come in.

Good litigation lawyers possess strong communication and negotiation skills – but great litigation lawyers present a convincing legal argument favouring your position – and that’s what we do. Whether you’re the plaintiff or the defendant, no task is too big or small for our experienced team.