No matter what's happened, let's get you back to doing what you love.

When you need help and aren’t sure who to talk to, talk to people who understand and who have decades of experience in matters just like yours.

You are not alone.

If you have a legal problem to do with criminal offences, compensation, or migration, call us 24/7 on 1800 983 517 or submit a confidential enquiry now.

Then we can start working on your problem. Together.

Criminal Defence 

Criminal defence matters, including:

  • Assault and violence
  • Drug offences
  • Property offences and theft
  • Sexual offences
  • Domestic violence
  • Traffic and drink driving offences
  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Weapons offences
  • Appeals
  • Parole
  • Professional misconduct
  • Cyber and computer crime
  • Customs and commonwealth offences
  • Fraud and business crime

Our Cairns, Mackay and Brisbane criminal lawyers will work with you from the early stages of investigation and court proceedings to parole applications. No matter which step of the criminal matter process you are at, Fisher Dore will be right by your side.

Compensation 

Compensation and personal injury claims, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical negligence
  • Workplace injuries
  • Product liability and consumer protection
  • Public liability
  • Income protection and disability insurance
  • Dust-related diseases
  • Aviation injuries
  • Human rights and discrimination
  • Death and dependency claims
  • False imprisonment
  • Assault and battery
  • Professional negligence
  • Criminal compensation
  • Childhood abuse
  • Industrial relations

If you have suffered an injury or loss at the hands of someone else, our compensation lawyers will fight for your rights. Having understanding and dedicated legal representation for personal injury cases is the key to success, which is why our lawyers are exactly who you need. 

Migration 

Complex migration issues, including:

  • Visa applications and migration solutions
  • Visa cancellations and refusals
  • Reviews, appeals and ministerial intervention

Fisher Dore has over 35 years of experience assisting clients in the navigation of the Australian immigration system. We go above and beyond to protect your rights and ensure your migration matter ends in the most favourable outcome for you.

Why choose Fisher Dore Lawyers?

We understand that making a choice between lawyers can be a difficult task especially when so much is often at stake.

Law firms all seem to be saying the same thing, especially when it comes to expertise, so we won’t make matters more confusing we will simply say four things:

our expertise goes back to 1972.

Very few firms have people still working on cases that have that level of experience. This is rare and precious, especially when your life is at risk of being negatively impacted by the law. You want people who have been doing it for this long to be fighting for you and guiding your matter.

 

we win more appeals than any other firm.

To win an appeal you must satisfy very stringent legal criteria, essentially proving that a mistake was made. This is not easy to do and only the very best legal minds can pin point mistakes and then convince the court that a mistake was made and that the outcome should be different. Often our appeals result in vastly better outcomes for our clients. Our experience in appeal matters goes back to 1984.

 

we win more legal awards than any other firm.

People will have different views on awards, our view is that it’s not important to be given lots of awards but it’s important to do work that is good enough to win them. In 10 years we have won 22 awards and been recognised as leaders in this field. You want the best people on your side and these recognitions speak for themselves.

 

we have independently accredited experts.

Anyone can claim to be an expert but the governing body of lawyers in Queensland has certified 5 of our lawyers as accredited specialists in their field. This is the highest level of accreditation available.

Experts you can trust

Nick Dore

Managing Principal

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld 


Email   nick@fisherdore.com.au

Call   0419 997 072

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Terry Fisher

Consultant

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld 


Email   terry@fisherdore.com.au

Call   0416 205 363

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Steve Herd

Principal

Accredited Specialist (Personal Injury) - Qld 


Email   steve@fisherdore.com.au

 

Bio

Tom Gardiner

Principal

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld 


Email   tom@fisherdore.com.au

Call   0402 007 315

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Adam Dwyer

Consultant

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld 


Email   adwyer@fisherdore.com.au

Call   0466 635 163

Bio

Michael Finch

Senior Associate

Accredited Specialist (Criminal Law) - Qld 


Email   mfinch@fisherdore.com.au

Call   0431 871 560

Bio

  

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Don't take our word for it, here's what our clients say:

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Fisher Dore Lawyers have to be the best criminal lawyers in Queensland.

Michael

Great law firm. Technically brilliant, and focused on achieving the outcome that the client wants... and achieving it as quickly as possible.

Josh - Facebook Review
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Excellent representation - solid advice - great outcome.

Michael - Google Review
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Highly recommended. Real people. Respectful.

Sylvia - Google Review
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I’ve prosecuted against Nick Dore and I’m a fan of his work. If I ever needed a Defence solicitor in my corner, I’d choose him... what can I say, the man is brilliant.

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Fisher Dore are Brisbane’s best law firm. Honest, genuine and (most importantly) competent lawyers who will help you achieve justice. I give them 10/10.

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Long term professional association. Established credibility and integrity. A pleasure to be involved in multidisciplinary team work in benefitting clients.

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The only law firm I trust!

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Friendly and professional. Highly recommend the team. Approachable and non-judgemental with a passion and extensive knowledge of what they do.

Rachael - Google Review
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This firm was so easy to talk to, compassionate, reliable and 100% hardworking. Thanks so much.

Mich - Google Review

We can't express how grateful we are for all your kindness, support and generosity during this difficult time. With sincere thanks.

Thank you Fisher Dore for all you have done to release the burden we have been living with...well done.

Just want to say thank you for all your help and effort you have put in. You go above and beyond. I appreciate everything you and your team have done for me in helping better my life!

Thanks again…for going above and beyond what I could have ever imagined. I am so grateful I can now get on the right track and move forward with my life.

Thank-you for all the hard work you have put into my case and your continued support throughout the last few months. I appreciate everything you have done for me.

Thank you for fighting for me and for doing such a great job. Please pass on my gratitude to the team.

Thank you for your compassion, dedication and hard work throughout this difficult time. This has been life changing for me and I can't imagine how I would have got through this without your support, professionalism and expertise. I'm so grateful for your efforts and the great work you did on my behalf. Thanks again for going above and beyond, and doing everything you could to win my case.

I just wanted to put into writing, just how profoundly grateful I am for the sound advice & skilful representation you provided. The outcome you secured for me was better than I could have dared to wish for. I owe you a debt of gratitude.

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I personally have known Mr Fisher for 20 years and in my opinion this firm is by far the best representation in Brisbane city and surrounding districts! My first pick always and best results from both Mr Fisher and Mr Dore and their team!! Thanks guys.

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I just wanted to say thank you very much for your handling of my case. I am very pleased with the outcome as well as your professionalism in communication and encouragement in my difficult time. Once again, thank you very much.

I want to thank you for looking after us both in a legal sense and in your sense of care. This has been enormously stressful. Having your diligent professionalism was greatly reassuring.

You will always be known to me and my family as the person who gave us the biggest gift we could ever want. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Thank you so much for your amazing work. You have made a compelling argument for me and I believe my application was successful only because of your excellent work. You have always been very professional, punctual and provided me with accurate advice at all times. I am extremely grateful that I had you as my lawyer.

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Strongly recommend if you would like the best chance at freedom.

Alex - Google Review
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Thank you to the wonderful and professional team at Fisher Dore Lawyers. The experience you brought to the table was nothing but excellent, achieving an amazing result.

Andrew - Google Review
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When you want the best this is the number you call. They do it right the first time. Thanks Nick.

Dale - Google Review

We cannot thank you enough for the amazing outcome; it was so much better than we could have hoped for. Having a highly skilled professional such as yourself was so beneficial, thank you again.

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Professional but caring! Very informative and assisted in navigating me calmly through a very stressful situation. Very experienced. Highly recommend.

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Michael is a fighter, and a winner, to say the least. Truly amazing, words cannot express my gratitude. I had a complex situation, he was able to find a way through the puzzle.

James - Google Review
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Very friendly and professional. Perfect solution for your legal difficulties.

Syed - Google Review
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Mark - Google Review
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Amazing service! Professional, frank, straight forward and no nonsense legal advice you can rely on. Worth absolutely every dollar I've spent. Communication has been first class. I have felt really supported from the moment I engaged their services. So far, my experience has been entirely positive. If you are facing a tough case, and need the best of the best, look no further. I can't recommend this firm highly enough!

Judah - Google Review
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My experience with the firm relates to a common law claim for compensation, in which I was represented by Brendan and Steve and their associates. They did an absolutely amazing job and it was right in the very deepest of the pandemic that they assisted me. There was a fantastic result for me and the work done by the team was "above and beyond". In the very height of the unusual circumstances of the pandemic, these lawyers continued to provide the absolute highest standard of representation. My claim for compensation was related to circumstances of a sensitive nature. And the ability of the team to be compassionate, yet professional and focused on the details pertaining to a result was again "above and beyond". Brendan, especially stands out as a lawyer who not only understands the workings of law relating to compensation but also has the ability to relate and understand and act accordingly and appropriately to ensure a good result and at the same time providing a comfortable environment for a client like myself who has a claim relating to sensitive issues. Thanks so much Brendan. And thank you Fisher Dore lawyers.

Peter - Google Review
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I’m so happy I chose Fisher Dore. My lawyer Hamish was outstanding, professional, courteous, transparent and reliable from minute one. I cannot praise him enough; he fought hard to get the best result and kept me notified throughout. I always felt Hamish and his team were by my side. I highly recommend Fisher Dore as I am forever grateful to them.

David
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Extenuating circumstances led to a license cancellation due to previous criminal history. Antoinette and Tanya worked together to compile all the correspondence, facts and supporting evidence which led to my license being reinstated by the government agency. This was completed within a prompt time frame and their support through the process was outstanding. Highly recommend their services.

Stephen
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Tom just about had a crystal ball, he knew what was likely to happen based on prior experience. This enabled a patient strategic approach to achieve a much better outcome than expected. I am still amazed at the final result. I am extremely grateful. Tom was professional, empathetic and a realist. Tom was tactical, strategic and patient. Tom engaged expert Counsel to negotiate reduced charges, including dropping a very serious fraud charge. Tom was thorough, maintained communication to keep me updated and showed attention to detail. I now appreciate the complexities of an adversarial legal system that is under pressure and the need for an expert criminal lawyer to navigate you through the process. My advice to anyone who is about to be questioned by police or who has been charged with a criminal offence is to contact Fisher Dore. Do not give up hope, trust their expertise and accept their advice and advocacy. Thank you Tom!

So if you need help from a criminal, compensation or migration lawyer, get in touch with us. No matter what's happened, let's get you back to doing what you love.

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