About Us


DW Legal’s Principal established the firm having worked and specialised for many years in large legal firms undertaking and managing high-value transactions and disputed. He now brings together a depth and range of experience offered by the larger firms, whilst deliverying real value for money with accessible and personal service not delivered by the “big firms”.

DW Legal provides high quality service and advice within it’s key focus industries to local, national and international clients


Strong Track Record

Having a strong track record of client satisfaction amongst it’s key industries of practice

Personalised Service

Providing accessible and personalised service from a highly experienced team


Responsive and flexible to client needs and proactive, reliable and efficient

Strategic Support

Understanding client’s business aims, philosophies and commercial objectives

Frank Dwyer

Founding Partner of DW Legal, Frank is a commercial lawyer with extensive experience in providing exceptional legal services. With a diverse client base in various industries in Queensland and overseas, Frank has the experience and knowledge to add value to your business.

His committment to the commercial objective and well-thought-out solutions to difficult problems have earned him the trust of his clients. Frank is dedicated to providing the best service possible to his clients. He understands that the key to successful legal representation is a combination of bespoke review and efficient systems.

Understanding process, costs and the time involved is key to Frank’s approach and he works with his clients to agree on a strategy after this initial review and consultation. Frank utilises systems to ensure his solutions are efficient and have the best chance of finishing on time and on budget.


Recent Experience

  • Working for developers from site acquisition to sellout. Acted in over 500 lots (vacant land and strata) in the Brisbane – Gold Coast corridor in the last few years, incl to work with teams of project directors, builders, sales agents and strata managers.
  • Sale of over $100m portfolio of CBD buildings in Brisbane and Gold Coast involving FIRB advice and vendor  finance / security arrangements.
  • Complex sale of a private hospital including prior restructure to minimise CGT and duty, shareholders agreements and transfer of unionised workforce incl to manage teams of lawyers, accountants and valuers.
  • Acting for private financiers of property developers including loan and security agreements.
  • Acquisition and sales of hotels and resorts.
  • Larger M&A work incl restructures of medical, dental and engineering businesses incl to manage staff and payroll issues.
  • Managing AGMs for public companies incl acting as independent chair of a tense AGM with over 500 shareholders.
  • Successfully managing and resolving a Board dispute for well known Gold Coast hotel and resort.
  • Corporate lawyer for many businesses incl taxi companies, medical businesses and national retailers.
  • Advising several franchisors about optimal structure, IP licensing, compliance and rollout ol franchises.
  • Drafting business terms and conditions, constitutions and bespoke trust deeds incl E-commerce solutions for several IT companies, travel companies and international businesses.
  • Provided legal services in Japanese for Japanese businesses in Australia, and Australian businesses operating in Japan, for many years, including acting for a large wagyu beef operation based in Japan with operations in Australia.