About us

We are a legal firm situated in Nundah which is a North Brisbane suburb and have provided expert and specialist legal services in a cost conscious manner since 1993.


As a small practise you will have personal contact with an experienced lawyer who will care for your matter and your desired outcome.


With any issue, complaint, dispute or problem we can help you unravel the most cost effective and troublefree process to ensure your goals are met and exceeded. We are able to assist you over the phone, correspondence, email or other communications and are happy to communicate or see you during or after business hours.

Whilst we are a small practice, our local Lawyer Joe O’Hare has had over twenty-five years experience and we are able to provide you a complete legal service to ensure that you not only obtain detailed advice on particular areas of law but also how those areas of law may impact alternative issues or problems that you may encounter including the referral to other professionals, such as, counsellors, accountants, financial planners, etc.

If you have a complaint, a problem or a difficulty that you are uncertain of and is causing concern, please call us so that we may assist you, discuss your options and enable you to move past any troubling issue with the least possible cost and time.


With any legal issue one of the most concerning matters for you are our fees. In personal injury matters we are able to offer a NO WIN NO FEE arrangement AND WE FUND OUTLAYS wherein our fees and outlays are not payable until the conclusion of the matter and only if we obtain for you a compensation payment. Further, our fees will never exceed the net amount that you receive. You are guaranteed to receive your compensation payment.

We are able to provide a quote in some matters and we maintain that quote for the entirety of the matter. These are:

  • Residential conveyancing.
  • Uncontested divorce applications.
  • Wills

In other matters it is difficult to provide a quotation as these matters are unpredictable and have a substantial amount of work that is either unknown at the first instruction or can vary substantially due to the work to be performed the actions of the opposing party or the Court process. We bill and comply with the Legal Profession Act 2007 and we ensure that we detail the calculation of our fees when we bill and the moneys you need to pay.

 We ensure that we provide certainty to ensure that you are not left uncertain or bewildered as to legal fees.



The small size of our practice means that we give our clients attention and accessibility of a small practice. Having expertise in family law and personal injury matters, we understand that these issues are incredibly stressful and a difficult time of your life. We ensure that we return your call, maintain communication, update you as to circumstances and ensure that our fees are as agreed. As we are a small firm, we have the flexibility and availability to ensure that we can not only advise you as to your particular legal issue, but also any consequential or ancillary issues that may arise from your problem. Accordingly, our service is value added service.

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional standards legislation


We are a proud member of the QLS pro bono referral service and offer pro bono work to assist our community.

Our principal Joe O’Hare enjoys participating as a mediator with QPILCH in Federal Court matters and has done so for many years. For many years he also provided free legal assistance as a volunteer with the Caxton Street Community legal Centre.

Should you require legal assistance and cannot afford the cost of a Lawyer you can call the LEGAL Aid Office on 1300 651 188 or the Caxton Street Legal Centre on 3214 6333 or give us a call and we will assist you where possible.


Joseph O’Hare

The Principal of the firm, Joe started the practice way back in July 1993.  Since then he has grown this Nundah based legal firm to the point where it now represents a wide variety of clients from individuals and families through to small and larger businesses.

Joe’s expertise includes Family Law and Personal Injury/Compensation Recovery along with a range of other areas of law. Joe is a member of the Queensland Law Society the Insolvency Practitioners Association the FAMILY law Practitioners association and the Law Council of Australia Family Law Division. With over 25 years of experience you can be confident that Joe can assist you in achieving the best possible outcome in an efficient and effective manner.

Joe has developed considerable expertise and specialist knowledge in Family Law and Personal Injury law.

A dedicated family man, Joe is the proud father of 2 young adults and 1 teenager. Family values are important to Joe giving him a great understanding and empathy in Family Law matters.   

Vanessa Smith

A conveyancer with 15 years experience, including sale and purchase of land, houses and units. Vanessa also has experience in sale and purchase of minor business and commercial properties. Vanessa is a highly valued member of our firm.

In addition to Joe and Vanessa O’HARE LAW also provide a number of support staff who assist and support Joe, Vanessa and our clients.

We are located in Nundah and service North Brisbane suburbs including Wavell Heights, Albion, Ascot Clayfield, Eagle Junction, Enoggera, Virginia, Chermside, Kedron, Geebung, Grange, Nudgee, Albion, Stafford, Herston, New Farm, Newmarket, Fortitude Valley, Newstead, Herston, Kedron, Spring Hill, Wooloowin and Chermside West.

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