About us

Rural law services for rural people, since 1893

At Charles Legal Group, we’re proud of our firm's long history of providing continuous legal representation to South West Queensland for over 130 years.

While our name, partners and directors have changed in that time, our dedication and commitment to providing excellent legal services to the bush has not.

In 2021, Managing Partner, Shane Charles, acquired Frank Jongkind & Co, a legal practice based in Charleville and the South West, to form Charles Legal Group. Since then, we have expanded our reach from Charleville to include offices in Emerald and Toowoomba, and providing services to Cunnamulla and Quilpie.

Our team are active members of the communities we serve and are passionate about the bush. With our combined years of experience providing legal expertise, we are dedicated to finding the best possible outcomes for you.

Meet our Solicitors & Legal Professionals servicing Toowoomba, Charleville, Emerald, Cunnamulla & Quilpie, and all places in between

Shane Charles

Managing Partner | Solicitor

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Melissa Hand JP

Conveyancer, Office Manager & Paralegal

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Lauren Gracie


Kerry Sullivan

Office Manager

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