Formerly Andy Johnston Lawyers
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Personal service you can rely on to get the best result available

Our Legal Practice

AJ Family Law is boutique legal practice committed to providing prompt personal service from our highly experienced team.

In all areas of legal services that we provide, our team have more that many years of experience.

Your matter won’t be assigned to a junior solicitor or para-legal after the first meeting regardless of the importance or difficulty of your legal matter.

Our approach to each client matter is hands on with all aspects saving the need for double handling saving our time which reduces the costs you will pay.

Our firm achieves an exceptionally high success rate for our client’s due to our experience in negotiating to get wherever possible the absolute best result for you.

The trust we develop with our clients is the foundation of our relationships.

About Our Firm

Providing high quality legal services in the best interests of our clients.

We value every client and treat every matter with the priority it deserves.

We pride ourselves on working closely with our clients this being achieved through listening to our client’s and having regular communication with them.

Relationships we have with our client’s is built on providing a high level of legal expertise, honest advice and more than 20 years of experience.

Our Services

Family / De facto Law

Wills, Powers of Attorney / Estate Administration

Commercial / Business Law

Residential Property Law / Conveyancing

Family Law


  • pre-nuptial and cohabitation agreements
  • separation agreements
  • contested property settlements
  • representation in Family Court
  • divorce

  • De facto

  • Pre nuptial agreements
  • Cohabitation agreements
  • Separation agreements
  • representation in Family Court
  • divorce

  • Same sex relationships

  • Pre nuptial agreements
  • property settlements

  • Other Areas


  • family law disputes
  • de facto disputes
  • family provision claims

  • Wills and Powers of Attorney

  • preparation of wills
  • enduring powers of attorney

  • Estates

  • Estate planning
  • estate administration
  • Probate
  • family provision claims
  • disputes arising from wills

  • Commercial & Business Law

  • business sales and purchases
  • property sales and purchases
  • commercial leases
  • employment contracts

  • Conveyancing & Property Law

  • preparation & advice on contracts
  • settlements for sales & purchases
  • property transfers
  • refinancing

  • Our Staff

    Admitted as a solicitor of:
  • Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Supreme court of New South Wales
  • High Court of Australia
  • Memberships:
  • Queensland Law Society
  • Family Law Practitioners Association

  • Our Principal, Andy Johnston like many other sole practitioners in the legal profession had a life before practicing law where for many years he worked in sales and marketing. It was a retired Family Court Judge whom Andy met as a real estate agent and sold she and her husband a farm that persuaded him to change his career and enrol to study law. After graduating in 1994 followed by a period as an articled clerk and then post graduate study at QUT, Andy was admitted in 1996. Having then qualified he commenced work as a solicitor in a general practice law firm primarily in the areas of family and criminal law.

    Andy’s area of work since has been primarily in the area of family & de facto law and also a period which included personal injuries litigation.

    Andy appears in all Queensland State Court jurisdictions, as well as having appeared in several other States Courts, and our Commonwealth’s Family, Federal Circuit Courts and Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

    As one of the most experienced family lawyers on the Gold Coast, few others have near the experience and skill with mediations and negotiation which Andy possesses. This he attributes in part to his earlier work experience in sales and marketing. No doubt the wide experiences in his life with having worked from the age 17 in a wide variety of other fields assist in dealing with all sorts of situations that arise in a lawyers work.

    Married father of two and grandfather to six, and being one of ten children himself, this has provided Andy with both empathy and also better insight into his client’s situations that many other lawyers don’t possess. It’s also Andy’s very practical approach that often helps client’s avoid the need to go to court, in most cases allowing AJ Family Law to resolve our client’s matters by way of negotiation and mediation, thereby avoiding our client’s the significant additional costs, delay and the distress associated with court proceedings.

    Let AJ Family Law assist you with your legal matter.


    I would just like to thank Andy for all his dedication, professionalism, guidance, loyalty and faith in a very difficult and long Family Law matter regarding Superannuation. If it wasn't for Andy and his complete knowledge and understanding of this matter and constant words of encouragement, I would not have ended up with such a very successful ending to this matter. I highly recommend Andy Johnston as legal representative on any Family Law matter as I know Andy will be thorough and will leave no stone unturned.
    Thanks, Andy, for your commitment to my matter. Gail D.

    I am thankful to Andy Johnston for all that he did for me in regard to my family law matters. The advice that I received was very reassuring and was at all times handled by Andy in a very professional manner. The way with which he listened and guided me throughout the process was very reassuring and genuine. I have no hesitation in recommending Andy to others who wish for skilled, efficient and knowledgeable assistance in regard to all matters with legal requirements. Thank you so very much.
    Glenn B.


    Queensland Law Society

    Family Dispute Resolution

    Family Relationships Online

    Family Court of Australia

    Legal Aid Queensland

    Contact Us

    Office location
    Suite 8, Ashmore Professional Centre, 115 Currumburra Rd.
    Ashmore, QLD 4214

    All correspondence should be sent to:
    PO Box 4204
    Ashmore Plaza, QLD 4214

    Telephone / fax numbers
    Tel. 07 _ 5597 5596
    Fax 07 _ 5597 0386


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