(Director, Solicitor) LLB

Family Law & Personal Injuries Law

Professional legal qualifications:  

  • Bachelor of Laws
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Solicitor of the High Court of Australia
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Family Law Specialist
  • Queensland Law Society Accredited Personal Injuries Specialist
  • Member of the Family Law Practitioners Association of Queensland (FLPAQ)

Since being admitted as a Solicitor in Queensland 30 years ago, Stephen has practised law continuously and expertly, consistently achieving the best possible outcomes for his clients. He does so through his strong legal and negotiation skills and, if necessary, his proficiency as a litigator in the Queensland and Federal courts.

After being employed by this firm in 1984, Stephen partnered with Stephen Jones in 1988, and since then, has directed Jones Leach Lawyers with devotion and vitality. Throughout his over three decades of experience, Stephen has cultivated a loyal clientele across the state, who return to him again and again for his diligence, advocacy, honesty and acute understanding of Queensland’s legal system.

Stephen’s expertise particularly lies in Family & De Facto and Personal Injuries Law, evidenced by his status as an accredited specialist in both areas. Being one of just two Queensland lawyers with a dual accreditation in those spheres, he holds a rare distinction above others in his field.

Clients engage Stephen with matters relevant to many legal fields, including:

  • Personal injuries claims arising throughout Queensland (including Workcover, motor vehicle and public liability claims), from minor injuries that affect the claimant’s work capacity through to multi-million dollar claims for the seriously injured
  • Family & de facto law (including separation and divorce, marital and de facto property settlement, child-related matters, spousal maintenance and disputes involving third parties – e.g. the parents of one spouse to whom money has been loaned)
  • Estate planning and litigation (including, but not limited to, wills, enduring powers of attorney, testamentary
    trusts, disputes about the testamentary capacity of the willmaker, family provision claims and estate administration and disputes)
  • Commercial property matters (including, but not limited to, leasing, purchases and sales)
  • Business law (including ShareSale Agreements and Business sales / purchases).

In Stephen’s more-than-capable hands, you will feel respected, secure and satisfied. Book a consultation today.

See what our clients are saying about stephen

We have had the privilege of being clients of Stephen Leach for over 30 years. Be it asset planning and asset protection, establishment of trusts and superannuation fund deeds, conveyancing or expert advice prior to entering into contracts, Stephen has always acted promptly and professionally, providing us with excellent advice. Stephen assisted our mother with a personal injury claim following a motor vehicle accident and she too was extremely happy with the results achieved and Stephen's kindness and persistence throughout. Stephen, on our recommendation, has also acted for two of our friends in their family law cases. Both parties achieved quality outcomes due to Stephen's sensible approach.
October 2021
I have known Stephen Leach for about 20 years and have engaged him and his firm frequently throughout that time. I’m the owner of a Queensland based national business and was introduced to Stephen when I faced serious family law problems, involving a separation, a very unhelpful ex-spouse, and three children caught up in it all. Without the counsel, wisdom, and support of Stephen and his firm, I would not be back on track today. Stephen’s intensive knowledge of family law, and his work towards protecting my relationship with my children, was a vital part of his success for me. Stephen is very empathetic and truly cares about his clients. For me, despite it being a very difficult part of my life, Stephen protected my legal rights and fought very vigorously and effectively to do so. Stephen fights harder than others for you. In my business life, I and my company have used Stephen’s services for property and commercial transactions and estate planning. Stephen is a very pleasant guy to deal with, communicates and makes himself available very effectively, and understands how the law works in real life situations. He conducts himself in a professional and very ethical manner, and is well humored but very focused on outcomes for his clients. I have personally been a long term client of Stephens and my personal and business lives have been very enhanced through the use of his services.
August 2021
Stephen has been my lawyer for over 20 years. Over these 20 years, Stephen has provided sound, detailed and experienced advice across a wide range of complex matters including Family Law, Estate Planning, as well as a variety of property sales and leasing. It is of great benefit to me that Stephen and his team can provide all the necessary counsel that I require within one practice in a professional and timely manner. I have found Stephen a pleasure to deal with and would recommend him without hesitation.
August 2021
Stephen Leach, Owner and Director, has guided my family for over 25 years. His sage advice has been invaluable. We have sought his wise counsel in the areas of Estate Planning; Family Court; Property/ Conveyancing and Personal Injury claims. Stephen and his team operate with integrity and they definitely minimise the stress that is typically associated with legal matters.
August 2021
Stephen Leach and Jones Leach Lawyers have been our lawyers for over 10 years. Stephen has recently advised us on a series of complex contracts for the sale of our business and a number of commercial property leases. He has always been very knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending Stephen or Jones Leach Lawyers.
August 2021
"Stephen Leach has been my Lawyer for over 14 years. Stephen was there to help me through a very nasty divorce, he was always calm and provided good advice and helped me through a very stressful time to create a positive outcome. As a businessman I have continued to use his services through my commercial business dealings as well as with my property settlements. Stephen provides a very personalised service to his clients. Thank you Stephen for your help over the years."
August 2021