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are a boutique legal practice with offices in Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley and Upper Mount Gravatt.

Our firm is currently comprised of 11 staff, including 9 professionals and 2 support and administration staff.

Calvados + Woolf focuses on the following areas of law:

  • Commercial, corporate and business law
  • Asset protection and risk management
  • Estate and succession planning and law
  • Pharmacy law
  • Commercial property services, particularly leasing, acquisitions and disposal of assets
  • Residential property services including off the plan transactions
  • Commercial litigation
  • Employment law

In the relatively short time since the purchase and rebranding of two long standing local firms, principals Marie Sheehy and Luke Giribon have substantially increased the firm’s footprint both geographically and operationally.


Calvados + Woolf’s depth of knowledge, talent and operational capability, mean that we have established ourselves as a viable alternative to larger city based firms in terms of:

  • Quality of clients;
  • Complexity of matters conducted;
  • Quality of advice;
  • Depth of knowledge and expertise in our chosen areas; and
  • Quality and commitment of professional and support staff.

Calvados + Woolf’s difference is that we are not constrained by the large firms’ mentality:

  • We take the time to LISTEN;
  • We take the time to UNDERSTAND YOU;
  • We take the time to UNDERSTAND YOUR BUSINESS;
  • We take the time to TAILOR OUR ADVICE TO YOUR NEEDS.

Contact us today and let’s start working together


your business
your assets
and your estate plan…

….. because once we understand your business, we will understand YOU.

Spend some time in our website to get to know us and see what we can do for you and your business.

Call or email us  – we are easy to talk to and we don’t bite (unless you want us to).



Because no
two legal
issues are
ever the

Our promise to you

is that we will talk less

and listen more

so that we can tailor

our advice to YOU

and YOUR issues


 There's always something happening at Calvados + Woolf Lawyers, and sometimes we just have to let it out.  If you keep coming back to this section, you will find:

- legal articles of interest (to us and maybe even to you);

- legislative updates and changes (definitely boring but very useful);

- the odd random rant at everyday life;

- jokes, funny ones and sadly not;

- movie and restaurant reviews.


22 Aug 2017

Dual Citizenship and section 44 of the Constitution – A mess not of our making

The latest constitutional bugbear and High Court headache is whether or not some holders of public office are eligible to hold on to their positions given their dual citizenship status – regardless of whether they were in fact aware of their status prior to their entry into the Parliament.   Unfortunately, the relevant section of the Constitution, section 44 is as ambiguous as it is anachronistic and reads as a whole as follows:   COMMONWEALTH

Making sense of FIRB rules for foreign persons and investors

  Under Australia’s foreign investment framework, foreign persons generally need to apply for foreign investment approval before purchasing residential real estate in Australia. It is imperative that if you are a foreign individual you seek legal advice as to whether the rules administered by the Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) apply to you as strict criminal and civil penalties may apply for breaches of the law, including disposal orders.   New dwellings and vacant land


We would love to hear from you. Please use the form to contact us, and let us show you how we can help.

Calvados + Woolf Lawyers – Fortitude Valley
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Calvados + Woolf Lawyers – Fortitude Valley

Suite 7  | 455 Brunswick Street  |  Fortitude Valley Q 4006

PO Box 2805 |  New Farm Q 4005  |  T: +617 3252 9933   F: +617 3852 5252

Calvados + Woolf Lawyers – Upper Mount Gravatt

Suite 28, Level 4   Hypercentre  |  50 – 56 Sanders Street  |  Upper Mount Gravatt Q 4122

PO Box 6004  |  Upper Mount Gravatt Q 4122  |  T: +617 3849 6263   F: +617 3849 6622