Ferguson Legal Solicitors

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Dear clients,

We advise that we will remain open and continue to operate throughout the COVID19 crisis. We will be here at the office for as long as possible, but we are also set up to so we can service all of our clients remotely, if required.

We will continue to do our work for you as quickly and effectively as we can during these uncertain times. The way we operate within the office has been somewhat altered by the social distancing requirements and we will, for the time being, minimise personal appointments to only those which are essential for signing documents. There is a lot we can do by phone and email and we can assure our clients that we will still be able to get your work done.

There have also been considerable changes in the way the Courts are operating, as they move towards providing a remote service (via phone, electronic filing documents etc) where possible. We will keep all of our clients up to date in this regard.

If there is any urgency in relation to your affairs be assured we will respond to your concerns and prioritise your matter as necessary.

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Some years ago, we were described as “Effective, Organised and Thorough”. We loved that description and aim to keep it accurate.

At Ferguson Legal Solicitors (formerly GJ Legal) we pride ourselves on accurate and practical advice and cost effective legal solutions. We offer personalised and caring services attuned to your specific needs and circumstances. Ferguson Legal Solicitors has been providing legal advice in the Ballina area since 2007 (as GJ Legal until 2017).

Our primary focus is Family Law, and our Family lawyers, Julie Ferguson and Suzanne Creak (Sue Creak) are both Accredited Specialists in Family Law, a qualification awarded to them by the NSW Law Society after rigorous practical and written exams, and meeting practical experience requirements. They are required to meet ongoing practical and educational standards in Family Law each year to maintain their Specialist Accreditation. They both have a passion for ‘doing the job properly’ and love to see people come through the process and start new lives.

We are the most experienced Family Law team on the North Coast, with particular skill in complex and sensitive matters. We use Family Law techniques that recognise the importance of relationships and amicability. We aim to reach an agreement outside of Court and have a high success rate at resolving matters by mediation and negotiation. We believe in a cost effective action to minimise your stress wherever possible.

Both Julie Ferguson and Sue Creak are Panel Solicitors with the NSW Legal Aid Commission and both are regularly appointed to act as Independent Children’s Lawyers in difficult parenting matters. Julie is a Panel Solicitor with the NSW Department of Communities and Justice.

Jasmine Clancy, Licensed Conveyancer is here to assist with Conveyancing, including buying and selling residential property, property law and up-to-date knowledge about Council & Local Government Regulations. Jasmine also has experience as a Paralegal working with Julie Ferguson, Principal Solicitor in relation to Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardian Authorities, Probate & Estate matters.

Lisa Lacy assists Julie Ferguson with a range of Family Law matters and Family Provision Claims.

Riley McKeown re-joined our team in September 2019 to work with Sue Creak on her complex and difficult Family Law matters.

Our lawyers are members of the Law Society of NSW and the Family Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, and have been admitted to the Federal Court of NSW, Supreme Court of NSW and High Court of Australia.

We invite you to contact us for more information or to arrange an appointment with one of our team members.

Our staff will give you the attention you deserve.

“Property settlement, separation and divorce was an immensely traumatic and unexpected period in my life.
Julie and her staff at Ferguson Legal Solicitors were extremely compassionate and caring, offering the highest degree of advice and direction to achieve a solution.
Highest of recommendations.”


“I recently sold my property and Jasmine was very helpful which made the sale of my property very easy.

She was very professional and knowledgeable at her position.

Thanks again Jasmine,



“Jasmine recently handled the conveyancing on a very complex property sale. The whole process went very smoothly. Julie recently completed some other legal work for me. Everything went very well. I can highly recommend the team at Ferguson Legal.”


“I’ve had the pleasure of dealing with the team at Ferguson legal on numerous occasions for conveyancing work. Jasmine and the team have been nothing but professional and always keep you informed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this excellent firm.”


“I recently bought my first home and Jasmine was attentive and efficient throughout the process. I found the whole experience to be easy thanks to her open communication and precision.”