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Established in 1987 Oden Legal is a family run boutique Law Firm located in the heart of Southport on the Gold Coast.

We are preferred Legal Aid Queensland suppliers and mediators.

Contact us today for your free 30 minute consultation.


your legal rights.

Protect yourself.

Practice Areas

including but not limited too;

Traffic &

Drink Driving Offences

Do you need a work licence or a special hardship licence - but don't know where to start, what to do, or where to go?

Let us help you - we can provide a full-service application at competitive prices.

Contact us to find out if you are eligible to apply for a work licence today.

Meet the Team

Ross Oden


Over 45 years of Legal experience as a Solictor in Victora and Queensland. Member of the Qld Law Society, Admitted as Barrister and Solicitor of the Victorian Supreme Court in 1985, Solicitor of the High Court in 1985 an a Solicitor of the Queensland Supreme Court in 1999. Sessional Ordinary Member of the Queensland Civil & Administrative Tribunal, appointed in November 2019, and sworn in on 29 January 2020. Accredited Mediator; Certificate 3 as a mediator from the Institute of Mediators & Conciliators Australia Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Number R1002941

J.P. (Qual) 103764

Chenie Oden

Conveyancer & Office Manager

13+ years experience in Conveyancing

Tayla Oden (LLB) (BA) (GDLP)


6+ years Legal experience

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Majoring in Criminology, Bond University 2017

Bachelor of Laws (LLB), University of Southern Queensland 2022

Graduate Diploma of Legal Studies (GDLP), College of Law 2022

Admitted as a Lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland 27 March 2023

Why choose

Oden Legal?

We advocate for you.

We have the expertise you need.

We provide tailored legal solutions

Criminal Law

Family &

Domestic Violence

Dispute Resolution

including but not limited too -

  • Drug Offences
  • Assault Charges (AOBH, AOGBH)
  • Bail Applications
  • Break and Enter
  • Children's Criminal Matters
  • Firearm or Dangerous Weapon Offences
  • Fraud Offences
  • Robbery
  • Sex Offences
  • Theft
  • Violence
  • Traffic & Drink Driving Offences
  • Murder or Manslaughter
  • Bail Applications

Ross Oden is an accredited mediator with 20 over years’ experience post-qualification as a mediator in the Family Law mediation area.

Ross is a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner through the Federal Attorney General’s Office and is also on the Panel to conduct Family Law Mediations for Legal Aid Queensland.

Ross can issue certificates under the Family Law Act and rules to allow parties to litigate in relation to children's matters.

We can assist people with conducting mediations on behalf of parties, representing clients in Family Law mediations and applying for Legal Aid.

  • Mediation
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Binding Financial Agreement (BFA)
  • Children's Matters: Custody, Time Spent, Parenting Orders / Contravention of Parenting Orders
  • Family Dispute Resolution
  • DVO or Protection Orders
  • Domestic Violence Representation for Aggrieved and Respondents

Person Handing Out a House Key

Our specalised conveyancer, Chenie Oden provides a wealth of knowledge from her 18 years of experience to ensure that your journey to a new home is as seamless and stress free as possible. The way it should be.

Chenie offers one on one, 24/7 personable service for our clientele.

Chenie will be the only person to have carriage of your file from start to finish, allowing her to gain a true understanding of and develop a personable relationship with you & your matter.

We offer fixed fees, no hidden suprises.

Property Law &


  • Assist with all matters relating to the sale or purchase of Property
  • Advise on costs involved including stamp duty and taxation
  • Contract terms, negotiation of the contract special terms and conditions.
  • Advice on lenders requirements
  • Perform Title & Property searches
  • Assistance with Settlement
  • Mortgage lending issues

  • Property division transfers under Family Law agreements or orders
  • Trasmission of property on death

What Our

Clients Are Saying

Quotation marks

I have been in the real estate industry for over 10 years and have always used Chenie Oden as my conveyancer. Every step of the process from start to finish has been completed in a timely manner. The prices are competitive for a streamlined process and as a family run business you get the extra service of them being proactive. I would without hesitation recommend Oden Legal for all conveyancing matters.

- Renee Grayson

Quotation marks

I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation and thanks to Chenie from Oden Legal. Chenie, the Paralegal at this boutique law firm, is responsible for managing all the contracts of sale and other related documents in this busy, dynamic, and highly professional office. Chenie is not only friendly and professional but also exceptionally skilled. With over two decades of experience in the real estate industry and having worked with numerous individuals in the field, I can confidently say that Chenie surpasses them all. Her work is meticulously thorough, and she demonstrates a deep understanding of her role. Once again, thank you, Chenie.

- Shirley Charli Murray

Father and son

Are you going through a messy seperation?

Are you having child related issues? Such as, not being able to see your child?

Know your legal rights.

Let us advocate for you.

Family Law can be expensive -

did you know Oden Legal is one of the few Law firms on the Gold Coast who offer Legal Aid grants* for Family Law Matters?

Protect your




*providing you meet the merit test set by Legal Aid Qld

Contact Us

We will fill out and apply for a Grant of Legal Aid for free if we believe you will pass the Legal Aid Grant requirements.

56 Scarborough Street,

Southport Central Towers, Tower 1 Unit 1405 Level 4

Street parking, or underground 3 hour free (max) parking located on

5 Lawson Street, Southport QLD 4215

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Tel. 07 5531 4688

Email: reception@odenslegal.com.au

Social: @odenlegal

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