Veterans’ Support: Duty First Veterans Legal Support – By Veterans For Veterans

Duty First Legal Service recently opened its offices at  Shop 1, 70 Hornibook Esplanade Clontarf.  It is a new Legal Service registered with the Queensland Law Society Inc. as a Community Legal Service and provides legal advice and assistance to Veterans, Widows and their immediate families. The team comprises Sarah and Aaron Smith and a fellow Director Marcus Randall. Aaron served with the Australian Army from 2004-2009. He was a member of 3/4 Cavalry Regiment in Townsville and deployed with them to East Timor in 2006 and Iraq in 2007 as the Driver of an Armoured Vehicle Crew Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle. Marcus served in the Australian Army from 2001-2009 with 6RAR and deployed to East Timor in 2003 and Afghanistan in 2007. In 2009 Marcus was awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal for meritorious achievement as a Section Commander within the 6th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment.  


As you can see this Service is run by Veterans, for Veterans.

It provides legal advice and assistance to Veterans on a range of matters such as general legal advice, family law matters, criminal matters, issues concerning debt, elder abuse, wills and estates and advice on Department of Veterans Affairs and Military Compensation Claims.

We can also do conveyancing for the sale or purchase of a property.

We are a not-for-profit service, and to be eligible for assistance, clients or their spouse or parents need to have served in the Australian Defence Force. We can appear on your behalf in Court and assist with referrals to other organisations. 

All initial consultations are free and any fees or charges are fixed fees and will be provided to clients in writing upfront. We are also able to offer payments plans.

We can provide consultations by phone if you are unable to attend our service in person. At times, we can travel to you if necessary. For Veterans who are experiencing extreme hardship along with legal issues, we invite you to contact us to see how we can help.

Our service relies on the support of the Community to continue our operations. If you would like to support us you can do so by donating to us. Please go to our website for more information or contact our office on the details below.

Duty First Legal Service is contactable on ph 07 32838157 or email [email protected] and at

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