Our Firm

About Our Firm

Osborne Butler Lawyers is a small firm that has been operating for over 24 years, initially as Wettenhall Silva Solicitors and, as Osborne Butler Lawyers, since December 2018. Comprised of four experienced lawyers and three friendly administration staff, Osborne Butler has built up a strong reputation on the basis of its dedication to its clients’ interests and its committed service to the Far North Queensland community.

Founded in 1994, Osborne Butler Lawyers’ focus is on criminal law and traffic law (including licence appeals and applications). Because our practice is focused on these limited areas, we are always able to apply the latest and most up to date knowledge to your case.

Our staff philosophy at Osborne Butler Lawyers is to treat our clients with the utmost courtesy and respect and to provide clients with the highest quality legal advice and representation. When you engage Osborne Butler, we make your case our own. You can be assured of our discretion, confidentiality and sensitivity.
Osborne Butler appreciates that the practical operation of our courts and laws can sometimes be difficult to understand. We communicated in plain English, giving clear, easily understood advice. We know that genuine communication is a two-way street and that your instructions to us rely upon you fully understanding what we tell you.

Osborne Butler has strong social justice values and actively supports the work of community legal centres and Legal Aid Queensland. In recognition of this commitment, the firm was presented with a special award by Legal Aid Queensland as part of its 25th anniversary celebrations for “outstanding contribution to the provision of legal services to the people of Queensland” – the only firm in Far North Queensland to receive this honour.

Osborne Butler Lawyers welcomes you at any time. We are located at Level 1, 53 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870. You can contact us by phone on (07) 4041 3301.

Customer reviews

What people say?

During a serious crisis in my ife Mr David Jenkins reached out and provided his services to me. His understanding of the law and willingness to help provided an enormous relief. David’s professionalism in handling the matter leading to a dismissal of charges was outstanding. Further to this his hardworking attitude and excellent communication skills, David alleviated the stress I was experiencing. As a result of David’s actions, I hold your firm in the highest regard and as a businessman for over 30 years in Cairns, I will without hesitation recommend your firm to everyone when appropriate. My sincerest thanks are extend to David and Osborne Butler Lawyers for your exceptional service, professional courtesy and outstanding integrity.

I had Mark represent me last year. Very professional and easy to work with. My case went on for nearly a year and he was always in contacted with me to let me know everything I needed to. Everything I instructed him to do he did with ease and professionalism. I got the result I wanted and deserved all down to him. Thanks again.

Friendly staff, great outcomes best in town.
Scott provided outstanding representation.