We are 23LEGAL. Welcome to our story, and we don’t mean an epic 7 books saga about a wizard named Harry or three dragons, a man named Snow and a night king. Our story is still being written and we’ve saved a chapter or two just for you.

Now we could easily rattle of our experience (we have a ton), the cases we’ve acted in (some of the largest in Australian history) or the clients we work with (they are all amazing and we like working with all of them) but you likely don’t care about that right now, and nor should you.

Your biggest concern is what’s sitting in front of you right now. Whether this is your first dispute, you’ve been handed something that looks ominous and is drafted in English but doesn’t really make sense, or you’re an old pro, you are likely experiencing a range of emotions and critical decision points (think a strong combination of being tired and hangry staring at your UberEats app trying to decide on what to order). You need someone to jump on board and help you get to work fixing it.

This is where we come in and we love to help.

Our passion is driven in helping you solve the most complex problems which you experience, not just for today but for the future. We are your watchers on the Wall, the Patronus Charm and a friendly face who will listen to your concerns and help you find a solution. (Can you tell we’ve just been reading the Harry Potter Books and Game of Thrones recently?).

Let us make the decision process easier for you, take the stress off your plate and start the process of fixing your problems, whatever they may be.

The ball’s now in your court (figuratively and likely literally unfortunately), so lob it back over the net and give us a call. We love what we do and can’t wait to get started writing your chapter!

In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.


Our Values

  • To deliver top quality legal services and advice
  • To succeed at the expense of nobody
  • To treat our clients with respect and compassion, to learn from them and grow with them and their businesses
  • To have fun and enjoy both work and life
  • To be socially responsible and support the community
  • To be a thought leader within our industry and inspire positive and real change
  • Conveyancing Connection (QLD) Pty Ltd
    As a trusted advisor, it is important for us to know that, when we need to refer a client to another practitioner, they will be treated with respect and their matter will be handled to the same standards we employ and won’t fall through the cracks. Dugald Hamilton and the team at 23LEGAL always look after our clients to a standard that is above and beyond what is required and we have no hesitation in recommending their services.
    Conveyancing Connection (QLD) Pty Ltd
  • Jamie Brauer
    I have used the services of Dugald Hamilton and 23LEGAL several times now. Dugald has always delivered result that exceed my expectations in a timely fashion and at a competitive price. I feel safe and secure knowing I have him in my corner if needed.
    Jamie Brauer
  • Melissa Scott
    Dugald and the team at 23LEGAL have provided consistently high levels of legal advice and assistance on a range of matters for Megaport Ltd, an ASX-200 listed company in the technology sector. I appreciate the commercial aspects of Dugald's advice and the practical nature of his recommendations. As an example, he will often give insights on the chances of success and weighed up against the likely costs, may advise on the real costs vs benefits of pursuing certain options. This in invaluable for my internal decision making and justifying certain spends. 23LEGAL is certainly doing law differently.
    Melissa Scott
    Senior Legal Counsel, Megaport Ltd.

Disputes come in all shapes and forms.

Some are simple (think fighting with your siblings as to what to watch on Netflix). Others not so much, and there’s generally not a parent around to settle the dispute or make a decision.

When real world disputes occur, not everyone plays nice and most play to win. It can be an isolating, lonely experience with high stress levels and little light at the end of the tunnel.

Before you can make that decision, it is important to understand the three main stages of a dispute. This enables you to establish where in the dispute timeline you are and what decisions need to be made.

How you deal with the dispute is a choice, and it is generally the most important decision you will make for the entirety of the dispute.

Grab your free copy of The 3 Stages Of A Dispute You Must Know Before You Start.