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Bamberry Lawyers have been providing legal advice and representation from our Southport, Gold Coast office for almost 10 years. Our legal practice focuses on criminal defence law and includes acting for clients in typical criminal offences and bail applications, but also all aspects of domestic violence law and driving related offences.
Gold Coast Traffic Lawyer is our dedicated team that assist clients with traffic offences including drink driving charges, work licence applications, special hardship applications, dangerous driving offences as well as charges related to drug and disqualified driving. For more information about how our team can help you with these driving and traffic related matters, visit our sister site Gold Coast Traffic Lawyer here.
Areas of Practice + Specialty
Criminal law is a very broad area of law. Some of the criminal law offences that we assist clients with include:
Including: Assault occasioning bodily harm (AOBH), Common Assault, Grievous Bodily Harm, Manslaughter, Murder
Including: Fraud and Stealing
Including: Possess Dangerous Drugs, Supply Dangerous Drugs, Trafficking
Including: Public Nuisance, Obstruct Police Officer, Assault Police Officer, Affray
Including: Rape, Indecent Treatment, Indecent dealing, Carnal knowledge
Traffic law can range from charges such as speeding in excess of the speed limit, driving under the influence drugs and/or alcohol, driving while disqualified, or dangerous driving causing grievous bodily harm or death.
Including: Disqualified Drive, Drive SPER Suspended, Drive Demerit Point Suspended, Unlicenced Drive, Drive under the influence, Dangerous Operation, Fail to stop
Including applying for a special hardship order, S87 restricted licences, work licences, SPER (State Penalties and Enforcement Registry)
A Domestic Violence Order can be taken out in Queensland, via an application in the Queensland Magistrates Court. Domestic Violence is a rising issue that is close to the heart of us here at Bamberry Lawyers.
Including: Contravene Domestic Violence Order, Contravene Release Conditions, Variation of Domestic Violence Order,Application for Domestic violence order, Breach of domestic violence order
Bamberry Lawyers are committed to providing practical advice to give you the most cost effective and speedy resolution of your legal problem. We have strong community ties and care about our community and clients. We want to achieve the best results possible for you.
In order to provide our clients the best representation, we only practice in areas of law where we have experience — we will not take on matters outside of our knowledge base.
Unlike other areas of law, poor representation in criminal proceedings can mean the loss of your liberty!
We are experienced lawyers who practice criminal law in Court every day.
Managing Partner Mark Bamberry has a Bachelor of Laws (Class B Honours) from Bond University as well as a degree in Business from Griffith University.
He was admitted as a solicitor in 1997.
Since being admitted, Mark has worked for the highly regarded law firms Colla Moro Ross and Allan Dick Solicitors prior to forming Bamberry Lawyers in 2007.
Mark has practiced specifically in criminal law for close to 15 years and is a highly experienced advocate in criminal law matters. He attends Court most days for bail applications, pleas, committals, adjournments and other matters. Mark has the knowledge base that comes from someone who does this type of law each day, every day – not just every now and again.
Mark is also an accredited duty lawyer (since 2000) and Bamberry Lawyers is on regular rotation for services in the Southport Magistrates Court.
An active member of the Mermaid Beach Surf Club, Mark was also a past Secretary of the club and a committee member of the Gold Coast District Law Association for four (4) years.
Jacqui commenced her degree in law externally in 1998. In 1999, she successfully obtained an Articles of Clerkship with a reputable Gold Coast firm which she undertook whilst continuing her studies. Upon being admitted as a solicitor in 2003, Jacqui worked almost exclusively in the area of personal injuries litigation.
In 2007, Jacqui and Mark together established Bamberry Lawyers and Jacqui began working soley in criminal defence law. She is also an accredited duty lawyer – Bamberry Lawyers is on regular rotation for services in the Southport Magistrates Court.
Jacqui has also served many years as a volunteer on the management committee of the local community child care centre. She also helped set up A Brighter Future Organisation Inc, a charity committed to assisting children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions and does advocacy work for people with disabilities in her spare time.
Prior to entering Law, she worked in the Insurance and Body Corporate Management industries.
Sam completed his law degree at University of Queensland, before being admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland as a Solicitor in 2011. He has worked exclusively in Criminal Law since commencing practice, and in that time has acquired a breadth of experience in complex criminal matters – including international extradition proceedings, Supreme Court bail hearings, complex frauds, murders, and drug trafficking operations – as well as appearing daily in the Magistrates Court on traffic and less-serious criminal matters, such as drug possession and assaults.
Sam is driven by his passion to ensure that his client’s rights are protected against abuse by those in authority, and has extensive experience in defending people who have been subjected to unlawful conduct by Police.