Why MurphySchmidt


If you value an honest and realistic approach then you can trust in MurphySchmidt.  We are renowned for integrity, professionalism and clear, concise communication.


With MurphySchmidt representing your interests you can be assured that you are being looked after at all times by lawyers who are experts in their area of practice. 


You can rely on MurphySchmidt to work hard to achieve the fairest and best possible outcome for you. Our clients trust in us to deliver results.


“MurphySchmidt successfully resolved my matter and restored my faith in the legal profession. Don’t be fooled by others with lower fees and big promises.With MurphySchmidt, you get genuinely considered and expert legal advice. If they can’t help you, they will tell you rather than clocking up expensive but pointless legal fees. ”

David, 2019

“Thank you for the very understanding professional guidance and assistance you provided in pursuing my wife’s claim. Without your professional skills, knowledge, diligence, advice and recommendations, her claim may not have settled so quickly. I would also like to thank all of your support staff who assisted in bringing the claim to a very satisfactory conclusion.”

Ken, 2019

“From the outset I found the entire legal process incredibly smooth and painless. I attribute this to Sarah Stanton and Tania Boal who were simply outstanding. I am very happy with the outcome I obtained with MurphySchmidt and would not hesitate to recommend your firm to any of my friends or family.”

Kim, 2016

“I would like to thank you, Sarah and Joanne for your tireless and persistent hard work. If not for you both I would not be sitting in the happy position I am today.”

Peter, Scotland UK, 2015

“Your excellence in what you do is exceptional.”

Margie & Graham, Bundaberg QLD, 2015

“I just want to thank you so much for all of your hard work. I appreciate all of your advice and believe I had the best outcome I could have had. My Dad was also extremely happy that I had you on my side helping me. A huge thank you for helping me begin my life again ”

Alana, Clayfield Qld, 2014

“Thank you once again for all of your help and patience, we are both truly grateful for the support that you have given us over the past few years, we're not sure we could have stayed the path without you.”

Paul, Buderim Qld, 2015

“I had a truly wonderful experience with this firm, my solicitor went above and beyond for me. He was kind, caring and worked very hard to get the compensation I deserved with a very successful outcome. I would recommend this firm to anyone. ”

Teal, Cedarvale Qld, 2014

Our Commitment to Clients

MurphySchmidt Solicitors Brisbane has a reputation built on integrity, expertise and results.

Offering clients clear, concise and expert advice, MurphySchmidt is highly regarded within the legal community and known for providing practical recommendations that reflect our clients’ best interests. Each and every member of the MurphySchmidt team is results driven and outcome focused. We will only take on a case if we believe it is the right thing to do and will be honest and realistic about the outcome our clients can expect.

Leading the way with innovative legal solutions and uncompromising professionalism, the firm's culture is entirely focused on people - our clients, our staff and their families, the legal profession and the wider community.

We invest significant time and resources in reviewing our practices and procedures at MurphySchmidt to ensure that we are always at our best. We set extremely high standards for our team members and we are dedicated to ensuring that those standards are maintained and improved upon consistently.

In turn, our clients receive the best possible advice at every stage of their case.

Established in 1998, our origins can be traced back more than 50 years to one of Queensland’s oldest and most respected law firms. MurphySchmidt now comprises four partners, and a total staff of around 35, and we still offer the same high quality service and professional advice.

Our Fees 

We recognise and understand that it is often not possible for individuals to fund legal action, particularly during difficult times, and as such, MurphySchmidt accepts instructions on a speculative basis.
One of our Partners will meet with you to discuss your situation and identify your needs.  You will not be charged for this consultation or expert review of your circumstances.
We will usually agree to act on a speculative basis, which means that you will not be asked to pay any sum up front and we will not request any payment for our professional fees unless and until your claim is successfully finalised.

Our Fees - Wills and Estates

When we meet with you and discuss your situation and needs we will advise you on the the likely costs to be incurred and the basis upon which we would take instructions from you.
In contested estate litigation, where the validity of a will is in question or the distribution of estate assets is in dispute, it is not uncommon for us to accept instructions on a deferred payment basis where our professional fees are payable upon a distribution being made from the estate in dispute or in accordance with a court order.
In our estate planning work or applications to the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal our professional fees are incurred as work is performed for you.