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Warwick Chesters


Warwick Chesters graduated from the University of Queensland with a law Degree in early 1981.He immediately started working in a law firm on the Gold Coast and predominantly has remained on the Gold Coast since then. Warwick has substantial litigation experience and has handled many significant litigation matters and been involved in countless commercial disputes. He has acted for insurance companies including Suncorp, AAMI and AIOI Nissay Dowa. Further, Warwick worked in England for a period Representing Lloyds of London syndicates in defence of insurance claims.He is now able to utilize his past experience in working for defendant insurers, for the benefit of his claimant clients. Warwick is committed to providing down to earth advice to his clients and ensuring a realistic assessment of the true position is given as soon as possible. Warwick also has established a very good network of experts who can be utilized in his client’s litigation and he works with many of Queensland’s leading barristers. Warwick recently obtained a Master of Laws through the Queensland University of Technology and he is director of Travelsafe Legal & Strategic that is committed to the safety of visitors in Australia and Australians travelling overseas.
Southside Legal Gold Coast is a small experienced law firm committed to Obtaining the best result for its clients. Not burdened by big firm bureaucracy, Southside Legal is able to swiftly put into process the necessary action to achieve results. Down to earth advice is always provided as soon as possible.

The principal of the firm has approximately 32 years experience as a lawyer and has been in many hard fought victories. With this experience comes a sensible understanding of the system and how best to maximize your chances of a successful outcome. Southside Legal will provide personal & confidential advice that you can rely upon.


Matthew Williams


Matthew Williams joined the Southside Legal team in January 2018. Matthew is a recently admitted lawyer with experience in Property Law and Business Transactions. Prior to becoming a Solicitor Matthew owned and operated his own retail franchise with a well-known national retailer of over 300 stores. Matthew brings his business experience to his clients and helps them navigate the exciting but complex path toward business ownership. Matthew was raised on the Gold Coast and has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the local area which he uses to go the extra mile for his clients.


Principal of Southside Legal talks to ABC following taxi driver case

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