Helping businesses and individuals on the Fraser Coast since 1885.

Our story.

The firm has a proud history of working on the Fraser Coast for more than 135 years.

Our dedicated team are experts in all aspects of law affecting businesses and individuals across the region. We provide a full range of legal services across business and commercial transactions, property development, estate planning and disputes, injury and litigation. Our talented team of more than 25 all strive to be leaders in their field. We pride ourselves on being the best at what we do, so we can provide the best possible service to our clients, every time.

We represent a wide range of individuals and businesses right across the region, from landlords and property developers, and families. We don’t just know the law, we know the people of this region, and we work hard to represent their best interests in every matter.

Our aim is to provide legal advice that is clear, simple and great every time. We work hard to establish a connection with our clients that builds trust in our work. The biggest compliment we can receive is for our clients to recommend us.

Simple legal advice delivered with honesty and compassion.

We know that legal advice can sometimes be confusing and overwhelming. We provide our advice to you in plain English.

We’re great listeners, and will take time to ask questions and really listen to you so we can understand your issue and your concerns. We will always devote the time and energy needed to provide great legal advice and excellent service to you.

When you work with us, you’ll always find us to be compassionate while protecting your interests. We want to take the stress and worry out of your legal matters and give you peace of mind that we are working to achieve the best possible outcome for you.

Our history.

The timeline.

CSG Law was founded by James Malcolm Stafford, who commenced practice at Maryborough in 1885 under the name J M Stafford. Since then, the firm has had several name changes as new partners joined the team.

  • 1900 – Stafford and Harrington
  • 1900 – Stafford, Corser and Harrington
  • 1907 – Corser, Sheldon and Harrington
  • 1918 – Corser and Sheldon
  • 1920 – Corser, Sheldon and Gordon
  • 2010 – CSG Law

The firm has conducted business in the same premises on Bazaar Street, Maryborough since 1885.

Our Hervey Bay office began in the 1970s when G.W. Sheldon attended the CWA Hall in Pialba for a visiting office on a weekly basis. The firm opened a full-time practice in Hervey Bay in 1979 from premises in Watson Street, Pialba and moved to our current office in Torquay Road, Pialba in 1980.

Our longest serving current Solicitor, Tim McQuaid, was admitted on 1 February 1986.

On 1 July 2004 after 46 years with the firm, Barry Sheldon retired from the partnership and became a consultant. On this day, the continuing Partners of the firm dedicated the building with the name “Sheldon Chambers” in honour of the Sheldon family.

October 2010 marked the 125th anniversary of practising on the Fraser Coast. To celebrate this milestone, the Partners re-branded with a fresh new image to CSG Law whilst still retaining the long-standing business name of Corser, Sheldon and Gordon.

On 1 July 2018 the firm became an incorporated legal practice, CSG Law Pty Ltd.

Greg Boyle, who was also a Partner and subsequently Director of CSG Law Pty Ltd, retired on 30 June 2021 after 47 years with the firm.

On 1 July 2021 Sarah Smith, after having been employed in the business for 16 years as both a Paralegal and subsequently a Solicitor, became the first female Principal of the firm and the Director of CSG Law Pty Ltd.

CSG Law (Corser, Sheldon & Gordon) has now been in business for over 135 years.

Our people.

Passionate individuals you want on your side.

A great place to work.

Work with us.

We are firm believers in bringing compassion and honesty to our work with our clients and with each other. We’ve worked hard as a team to create a work environment and team culture that is both positive and supportive. At CSG Law, you’ll have the opportunity to work with a wide range of businesses and people from across the region. We’ll also support you to continue your training and development in your areas of speciality so you can advance your career.

Over time we’ve found that this strong culture leads to our team members rewarding us with loyalty and they continue to work with us over many years.

If you are passionate about providing excellent client service, and developing positive working relationships with your clients by taking the time to understand their unique needs, we’d love to hear from you.

Talk to one of our team members today.

With two convenient offices in Maryborough and Hervey Bay, our team is ready to help wherever you’re located across the region. In many cases we can also provide a telephone appointment if that is more convenient.

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