Adam Harvey is the principal solicitor at Harvey Legal. Adam graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Laws in 2011 and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2015. Adam previously lived and worked in private practice in Townsville before moving to Mackay with his family and launching Harvey Legal in 2021.
Adam prides himself on giving straight to the point legal advice in simple terms and is determined to get the best result possible for his clients. Previous experience working as an Official Visitor with Queensland Corrective Services has given Adam valuable insight into the workings of the prison system. Adam has assisted hundreds of North Queenslanders with their legal problems and currently volunteers his time at the Mackay Regional Community Legal Centre Inc. | (mrclc.com.au) giving free legal advice on the first Wednesday of every month.
Our Areas of Practice
- Property (including assets, debts, superannuation and financial resources) Divisions and Transfers.
- Consent Orders.
- Enforcement Proceedings.
- Representation at Mediation/Dispute Resolution Conferences, including Legal Aid conferences- Initiating Applications and Responses (Federal Circuit Court and Family Court).
- All Parenting Disputes (Magellan list matters, time with children, children’s residence, risk matters).
- Recovery & Relocation order applications.
- Advice and representation at private, legal aid and court ordered mediations.
- Advice and settling of Consent Orders.
- Advice and preparation of parenting plans.
- Contravention Applications (breach of court orders).
- Initiating Applications and Responses (Federal Circuit Court and Family Court).
- Applications and Responses for protection orders (drafting requisite court documents and advice on prospects of success).
- Advice on police applications for protection orders.
- Advice on breaches of protection orders.
- Guilty pleas for State and Commonwealth Offences.
- Bail Applications, Hearings and Trials.
- Committal and Procedural Hearings.
- Breach Proceedings.
- All traffic offences including Drink and Drug Driving offences.
- Work Licence Applications.
- Special Hardship Applications.
- Vehicle Forfeiture/Impoundment.
Wills & Estates
- Family Provision Applications (Contesting a will).
- Estate Administration.
- Divorce Applications.
- Buying and selling commercial and residential property
- Debt Recovery.
- Agency Court Appearances, including Enforcement Hearings.
Caitlin joined Harvey Legal in 2022 as a Law Clerk. Caitlin brings to the firm, over 15 years of clerical experience in both the public and private sectors. Caitlin has 4 years of Property Management experience as well as a history working with the investigations department for the Office of State Revenue. Caitlin was raised in Central Queensland, however, completed her high schooling at John Paul College in Brisbane on a sporting scholarship. Caitlin completed a Diploma of Paralegal Services in March 2023 and prides herself on her attention to detail, efficiency, and high communication skills.
Caitlin performs clerical duties at Harvey Legal and due to her background in real estate she also assists in the progression of conveyancing matters. Caitlin was appointed a Justice of the Peace (Qualified) in July 2022 and is available to sign documents that require a qualified witness.
Laura was admitted as a Lawyer in August 2017 and admitted to the Bar in September 2020. She practised as a Barrister in Brisbane and on the Sunshine Coast before moving back to the Mackay region.
While at the Bar, Laura’s practise areas included:
- Family Law;
- Domestic Violence;
- Wills and Estates; and
- Personal Injuries.
Laura has recently commenced practising as a Solicitor to allow her to assist clients from the onset of their matters to settle their matters as early and as amicably as possible.
Prior to working in the legal industry, Laura worked in industries such as mining, training, local and state government, and small business. This wide array of work experience allows Laura to bring a unique and practical approach to each matter.
Since admission in 2017, Laura has conducted the following:
- Family Law trials (property and parenting);
- Family Law interim hearings (property and parenting);
- Family Law conciliation conferences;
- Family law mediations;
- Domestic violence hearings;
- Guilty pleas in the Magistrates and District Court;
- Written advices in most of her practising areas; and
- Attended personal injuries compulsory conferences.
Laura approaches and carries out all matters to a high standard and prides herself on describing the legal process to clients in an easy-to-understand way.
Going above and beyond the call of duty is just one of many reasons why our clients give us 5-star reviews.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have any guarantees?
We guarantee that we will never charge above our estimate unless the scope of the work radically changes. If this is the case, we will stop work and explain what extra tasks need to be done before engaging in the work. As our client, you will never be surprised with a big bill.
How much do your services cost?
Your costs will depend on the scope of work in which you instruct us to engage in and will vary from the type of matter as well. One of our key values is delivering quality service to you while keeping your costs at a minimum. You will be advised at all times of the low-cost options to resolve your legal dispute including taking advantage of free mediation services, government support programs and alternate dispute resolution services.
What areas do you service?
Our firm serves Mackay and the surrounding regional areas. Our solicitors are experienced in appearing before state courts in Mackay, Townsville, Moranbah, Proserpine, Sarina, Longreach, and other areas in Queensland. We also have the capability to represent clients in the Federal Circuit and Family Court across the country.
In light of the recent changes made during the COVID-19 pandemic response, state and federal courts will now generally accommodate phone appearances for procedural aspects of most cases.