Highest Quality Legal Advice and Representation
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Assisting Clients For Over 20 Years
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A Focus On Criminal Law and Traffic Law
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Welcome to Osborne Butler Lawyers

Other regional courts at Mossman, Thursday Island and Cooktown

Osborne Butler Lawyers is based in the beautiful city of Cairns, and have been assisting clients across the whole of Far North Queensland for over 20 years.

We attend Atherton Magistrates Court, Mareeba Magistrates Court and Innisfail Magistrates Court at least once each month and we regularly attend other regional courts at Mossman and Cooktown.

Please feel free to browse and learn more about our firm, our services and our people.

Our Law Services

Osborne Butler specialises in law related to two main areas – Criminal Law & Traffic and Licensing Law. We believe that this focus gives us a competitive advantage for you as our client, allowing our lawyers to specialise and hone their skills into specific areas. The law and penalties related to these offences change very quickly and it is important to keep up to date. Honing in on these specific areas allows us to apply the most current laws to your case. We also work in areas that are often complimentary. For example, traffic accidents can give rise to criminal charges such as dangerous operation of a motor vehicle. Similarly, work licence applications can be critical in maintaining employment. In these areas, we offer a wide range of solutions to your problems – we can advise you on your prospects of applying for a work licence or a special hardship order, or protecting your interests for a criminal matter in a court of law.

When you engage Osborne Butler’s criminal law team, your matter will be handled by lawyers who have years of combined experience in the criminal courts. You will know that we have handled the full range of charges from minor offences such as committing a public nuisance and shoplifting to major offences such as drug trafficking and murder.

When deciding how to deal with a charge you need quality advice from the outset. Our lawyers understand that criminal law issues can arise at any time of the day or night. That is why we have staff available by mobile phone. If offered your right to contact a lawyer, take it and call us. It is vital that charges are handled appropriately from the outset.

This is a rapidly changing area of the law where up to date knowledge is at a premium. Penalties for offences such as drink driving and unlicensed driving can be severe. Licence disqualification can cause serious disruption to your life or even lose you your job. 

At Osborne Butler we understand what the issues are and how to address them. If you have a traffic-related charge or issues with your driver’s licence, we are ready to assist.

Why our clients trust us!

Business
We are a small firm that has been operating for over 24 years
Knowledge
Our extensive industry experience and attention to detail mean you are in safe hands.
Courtesy
Our commitment is to treat our clients with the utmost courtesy and respect
Representation
We provide our clients with the highest quality legal advice and representation
Communication
We have a policy of communicating in plain English and giving clear, easily understood advice.
Confidentiality
You can be assured of our discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity

Customers reviews

What people say?

During a serious crisis in my life Mr David Jenkins reached out and provided his services to me. His understanding of the law and willingness to help provided an enormous relief. David’s professionalism in handling the matter leading to a dismissal of charges was outstanding. Further to this his hardworking attitude and excellent communication skills, David alleviated the stress I was experiencing. As a result of David’s actions, I hold your firm in the highest regard and as a businessman for over 30 years in Cairns, I will without hesitation recommend your firm to everyone when appropriate. My sincerest thanks are extend to David and Osborne Butler Lawyers for your exceptional service, professional courtesy and outstanding integrity.

I had Mark represent me last year. Very professional and easy to work with. My case went on for nearly a year and he was always in contacted with me to let me know everything I needed to. Everything I instructed him to do he did with ease and professionalism. I got the result I wanted and deserved all down to him. Thanks again.

Scott provided outstanding representation.
Friendly staff, great outcomes best in town.