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Ivan Baxter

Ivan Baxter

Personal Litigation Lawyer + Director

Ivan Baxter is the sole Director of O'Shea & Dyer Solicitors Pty Ltd. He was born in Charters Towers, schooled in Abergowrie, went to University in Brisbane and landed in Townsville in 1988 to work as an Articled Clerk. Ivan completed a law degree at Queensland University in 1989 and has been at O'Shea Dyer ever since. He became a partner in the business in 1995 and bought the business in 2013. He’s been a lawyer for over 30 years and while he now practices exclusively in Injury and Compensation Claim matters, he has vast experience in many areas of General Practice including Family Law, Commercial Law, Wills and Estates, Criminal Law, etc.

Ivan is highly regarded by his clients, and the excellent team he leads at O'Shea Dyer. He enjoys leading a busy law practice which is people and outcomes focused.  While he can be direct, strategic and doesn't pull any punches when the situation requires it, he is a kind, intelligent man who makes people feel safe, valued and supported regardless of their circumstances. He has a knack for putting people at ease and simplifying things. He always takes the time to explain things in a real and honest way.

Ivan has set the Vision for O'Shea Dyer Solicitors:  to help people in Townsville by providing quality and affordable legal services. He stands by this Vision in everything he does and and ensures that everyone on the OSD team aligns with this Vision. Ivan wants every person who comes to OSD to feel they come under the protection of O'Shea Dyer and to receive excellent care, service and results.

People usually need a lawyer a few times in their life.  Ivan takes pride in the fact that O'Shea Dyer is now helping the children of our older clients and that most people who come to O'Shea Dyer have been referred by a previous or existing client.

Ivan is married to Jo who helps to manage the business. They have two adult children. Ivan enjoys watching the Cowboys and catching up with family and friends. He runs most days and his love for coffee is a close second to his love for Burleigh Beach and the Sunshine Coast.


Qualifications + Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Laws - University of Queensland - 1991
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland - 1991
  • Admitted as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia - 1997
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society and Townsville District Law Association.

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