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About Us

A Team of Experienced Legal Professionals

 At O’Shea and Dyer we believe that having experienced legal professionals working together for clients, gives the best possible results for our clients.

We believe in the power of a team.  We know that a well working team can do so much more than any individual.

We value honesty as the means to serving people well. We know each other’s strengths and weaknesses and respect each other.  We are vulnerable with each other and trust each other. We listen to each other and are able to have healthy, respectful conflict and debate around ideas. We seek clarity and understand the decisions that are made by/for the team. We commit to decisions and plans of action that improve our service and we are accountable to each other in all aspects of 'office life'.  We work as a team to get things done for our clients.

Our nature is to help and our focus is on giving clients excellent care, service and results. We want all of our clients to feel like they come under our protection.


We love Townsville. It’s a great city. It’s perfectly sized for family life. The sunshine is endless. There are so many things to do and see and there is a spirit of community, generosity and tolerance that is pretty special.

We are aware that there are people in Townsville that need a hand at times. We try to steward our resources well so that we can always offer affordable legal services for our clients.

We also like to contribute to charities and not-for-profit organisations. Over the past few years, we have supported YWAM Townsville, The Cootharinga Society, Share the Dignity, Food Relief NQ who provide thousands of food hampers each year to people in our city; and The Smith Family.

We are also a supporter of  The Townsville Choral Society, NQOMT and the Townsville Eisteddfod.

Our Past

We look back and are grateful that Pat O’Shea and Mark Dyer formed O'Shea & Dyer Solicitors, back in 1983. Pat and Mark were the most excellent of lawyers who worked with many people in the Townsville community, providing them with quality, affordable, legal services for many years. Pat O’Shea retired in 2008 after 25 years, and Mark Dyer in 2014, after nearly 30 years. OSD became incorporated in 2013 with Ivan as the sole director. Pat and Mark are fondly remembered by many of our clients. You may spot them around town if you are on a golf course or at a local theatre production.

Many of our older clients will remember OSD’s original location in Northtown on the Mall. We’ve been at our ‘new’ location in Flinders Street East, since the year 2000. You can find us at 225-229 Flinders Street East.

Ivan Baxter left Abergowrie in 1986 aged 17, to start a law degree at UQ in Brisbane. He was given his first job by Pat O’Shea in 1989 when he came back North. He finished off his law degree while working as an Articled Clerk at O’Shea & Dyer. Ivan had found his dream job and Pat and Mark were great teachers, not just of the practice of law, but of how to treat people. Ivan was admitted as a solicitor in 1991 and became a partner in the business a short time later in 1994.  Ivan has been leading the business since 2013. 

We are proud to say that for over thirty years, OSD has provided quality and affordable legal services to people in Townsville and North Queensland and that we have people in our team, like Shelleigh Naessens and Robyn Mullins who have been with us for more than 20 years. 

Our Future - Great Leadership and Relationships.

We know that a business thrives on good leadership and good relationships.

We look forward to developing O’Shea & Dyer Solicitors Townsville into an even better provider of quality and affordable legal services. We will continue to enjoy helping people with solutions to their ‘legal’ issues and hope to contribute more each year to helping people in the community.

We are optimistic that OSD will continue to grow in size as we streamline our legal services and focus on helping people with Family Law issues, Injury and Compensation claims, and Wills + Estates. 

We look forward to welcoming new people to our team who are passionate about providing quality, affordable legal services. 


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