Slade Waterhouse Lawyers.

Our Brisbane based Commercial Litigation lawyers are committed to providing strategic, pragmatic, yet cost effective legal advice and representation. If your business is being affected by a dispute, you can trust Slade Waterhouse Lawyers.

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers can provide quality legal advice, assistance and representation in Brisbane and throughout Queensland  for all matters related to consumer protection.  Slade Waterhouse Lawyers are experienced in advising and assisting businesses and individuals in a broad range of consumer law issues including challenging the validity and enforceability of guarantees.

Brisbane Mediations

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers are experienced in commercial litigation and general litigation, including debt recovery, contractual disputes, nuisance claims, shareholder litigation and much more.  We can appear for you in the full range of courts that exist in Brisbane but we also regularly appear in Holland Park Magistrates Court, Southport Magistrates Court, Beenleigh Magistrates Court, Caboolture Magistrates Court and Cleveland Magistrates Court.

Family Law

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers can provide quality advice and representation in the family courts (Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court of Australia) in both parenting and property disputes.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence issues have risen to prominence in the past 15 years but all the more so in recent times.

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers are a State Sponsor for the Rosy Batty National Roadshow because we have acted for applicants and respondents, both men and women in a large number of applications across many of the Magistrates Courts in Queensland.

We are adept at negotiating the terms of Protection Orders where they are warranted and we have and will continue to take matters to trial where the allegations are false or are outweigh weighed in the case of domestic violence going both ways in a relationship.

For help in any matter relating to a Domestic Violence Protection Order, contact us (07) 3839 9834.

Brisbane Mediators

Slade Waterhouse Lawyers can organise and represent parties in Brisbane mediations and we often work with a number of male and female barristers who are Nationally Accredited Brisbane Mediators.

If you have a legal dispute and want to participate in alternative dispute resolution, then we can assist you to locate a Mediator.


Insolvency is an area of law relating to personal bankruptcy or corporate insolvency.  Slade Waterhouse Lawyers have a wealth of experience in Insolvency Law in Brisbane and can provide quality legal advice, assistance and representation to individuals faced with a need to wind up their company, or to defend claims of insolvent trading, uncommercial transactions etc.  We can also assist creditors of companies with debt recovery litigation and where appropriate with Statutory Demands for payment.


4/1/2016 (email from client)

Dear Jarna

I wish to express my gratitude for your time and for the legal advice you have provided for me today. I never thought anyone would accept me in spite of my personal and financial circumstances. 

I will be forever grateful to you for taking away my stress and restored my confidence right after our meeting. I have been crying for justice since last year in which I do not know how, when and where to start. 

Your legal knowledge and encouragement  were something that solve my worries.

I will tell this beautiful story about you to my 2 children (14 & 9 years old). 

Once again,  from the bottom of my heart thank you very much. 

5/11/2015 (a Facebook post by one of our family law clients)

Finally the end of one exhausting battle due to the skills of one experienced Australian lawyer – Jarna Nelson at Slade Waterhouse Lawyers! Thank you

29/10/2015  (an email from our family law client)



Thankyou very much for yesterday. Could you please also let Frank [Frank Walsh, Barrister] know how much I appreciate his efforts of yesterday. Both of you made the day a lot less stressful than it could have been.

It was a huge relief to be represented and supported in the honest and considerate way you both did. Thankyou! Thankyou! Thankyou!


2/6/2015 (testimonial posted on Linkedin)

Jarna has been a pleasure to do business with. She is the most ethical and passionate legal professional i have had the privilege of working with. Her vast Legal knowledge and excellent professionalism has certainly been second to none!

I strongly Recommend Jarna and Alex Nelson for any Legal needs you may have.