Multiple award-winning Sunshine Coast law firm continues to expand with recent acquisition

Pictured (from left to right): Jacob Corbett, Director of Bradley & Bray Lawyers; Tony Pattinson, Founder of Law In Business; Bridie Edwards, Associate Director of Bradley & Bray Lawyers; and Debbie Davis, Practice Manager of Bradley & Bray Lawyers.

Bradley & Bray Lawyers, a multiple award-winning Nambour-based law firm, is excited to announce the acquisition of Law In Business, a highly regarded business law firm on the Coast led by Tony Pattinson.

This strategic move bolsters Bradley & Bray’s expertise and presence in the legal industry, enhancing their commitment to delivering exceptional legal services to clients in the Sunshine Coast and beyond.

In line with their desire to expand their horizons, Bradley & Bray Lawyers is pleased to now offer a presence in Maroochydore, close to the City Centre, providing even greater accessibility for their clients.

Jacob Corbett, Director of Bradley & Bray Lawyers, highlighted Bradley & Bray’s longstanding presence as a prominent player in the commercial and business sector on the Sunshine Coast. He noted, “Law In Business has also been thriving among the region’s longest-standing business law firms and is one of the few who have successfully dedicated their practice to Commercial and Business law. This consolidation makes this an exciting acquisition – consolidating Bradley & Bray’s position as one of the leading commercial and business firms in the region,” Jacob stated.

“This acquisition allows us to assist many Law in Business clients with a larger array of legal services than just business law”, he said, “as we specialise in Succession and Real Estate Law as well.”

Jacob went on to highlight the enduring relationship with Tony and his firm, underscoring the work the firms have mutually completed. He commented, “We’ve maintained a long-standing and continuing association with Tony and his firm. We are acquainted with several of his clients and many individuals in his community. The way he operates is also very similar to the way we operate, making it a harmonious cultural fit.”

Tony said, “Before making this move, I wanted to ensure that I found the right firm to take over, one that would be the best fit to care for my clients. I needed to be certain that my clients would be happy working with them and that the transition wouldn’t cause too much disruption in their already busy working lives.” Tony will be staying on for a period of time as a consultant to Bradley & Bray Lawyers,” Jacob added.

Bradley & Bray’s story began in 1976 as AG Bradley and Associates on the Sunshine Coast. Over the years, it evolved under the leadership of Mark Bray, who purchased the firm in 1986 and renamed it Bradley & Bray Solicitors. After serving as a trusted legal resource for the community, Mark Bray partnered with his protégé Jacob Corbett in 2019. Since Mark’s retirement in 2021, with Jacob as sole Director, Bradley & Bray has continuously grown and expanded its reach. Notable milestones include the acquisition of Welsh & Welsh, the inclusion of Peter Griffin as a Partner, and the acquisition of PMG Law in Brisbane, further strengthening the firm’s presence in the region.

In 2023, the firm celebrated the promotion of Bridie Edwards as the youngest, and first female, Associate Director, marking a significant achievement in their commitment to diversity and inclusivity. Today, Bradley & Bray is a leader in technology-driven solutions, professional development, and highest quality legal services, with a robust presence on the Sunshine Coast.

A further staff member coming across to the Bradley & Bray team is Connor Pattinson. “Connor is currently a 4th-year law student with a lot of potential, having been mentored by Tony. He will be graduating soon and will bring his client knowledge and connections to the merged firm. His skillset and knowledge will fit very nicely with Bradley & Bray,” Jacob mentioned.

Known for its expertise in business law, Law In Business specialises in business law matters including buying and selling businesses, leasing of retail and commercial property, and shareholder and partnership agreements. Its dedication to business law aligns seamlessly with Bradley & Bray’s commitment to providing the highest possible quality legal services to businesses throughout the Coast.

With the acquisition of Law In Business, Bradley & Bray enhances its capabilities in serving local businesses with commercial law matters. The firm’s focus on Business and Commercial Law, Real Estate and Property Law, and Succession and Estate Planning will continue. However, this strategic expansion marks the next step for Bradley & Bray, positioning them as the go-to law firm for businesses and individuals with two convenient locations on the Sunshine Coast and, with the advanced use of technology the firm adopts, the ongoing ability to serve clients further afield.

Bradley & Bray looks forward to continuing to provide exceptional legal advice and services, emphasising its commitment to technology-driven solutions, client satisfaction, and fostering diversity and inclusion within the legal profession.

For more information, please visit Bradley & Bray’s website.

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