We work exclusively in the local courts of NSW.  Unlike most law firms, local court work is the only work we do.
That’s why we are experts
Local Court offences – all day, everyday.

Currently operating on the far north coast of NSW, the Local Court Lawyers appears in the local courts in:
BallinaByron BayCasino,  KyogleLismoreMacLean/ Yamba MullumbimbyMurwillumbahTweed Heads
(and all other local courts in NSW, with our travel costs in addition to our fees).

We appear for children and juveniles in the children’s court as well.

Facing a Local Court Appearance?

Our Practice Areas:


Drink Driving
Drug Driving
Negligent or Dangerous Driving
RMS License Suspension
Reversing license disqualification
All other traffic offences

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Property damage
Bail applications
Children’s Court
Drug possession
Sentencing Appeals
Hearings in the Local court
Committal Proceedings
District Court Appeals
Instructing Counsel in trials in the District Court

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How the Local Court Lawyers Can Help You:

  • We have a proven track record of getting great results in the local court and giving expert legal advice.
  • We explain everything to our clients – the charges they face, the possible sentence or penalty, advice on how to plead, the court process, what our clients can do to improve their position, what their references need to say, who to bring with you to court (and even what to wear, if you want our advice on that too!).
  • We work on a flat-fee basis.  No hidden extras.  We’re not the cheapest, but we get you the best result possible.
  • The principal, Sally McPherson, has over 20 years of legal experience.
  • Prior to joining The Local Court Lawyers Steve Gerrish, solicitor, retired as a Sergeant from the NSW Police (after 23 years on the force).  He spent 13 of those years as a police prosecutor.  Steve has unparalleled experience in the local court.

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Latest News & Articles

18 February 2020 in Drink Driving, Legal Articles, Local Court Appearance, Traffic Offences

Tweed Heads Drink Driving Charges

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31 July 2019 in Drink Driving, Drug Offences, Local Court Appearance, News

Splendour In The Grass – Local Court Appearances

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