FitzGerald and Browne Lawyers is a small, specialist firm located in the heart of Hobart.
When FitzGerald and Browne Lawyers opened in 2001 we made a deliberate choice not to represent big industry. We chose instead to focus on providing services to individuals, families and small associations and charities and this focus has largely continued through to the present day. We have a strong commitment to social justice and environmental issues and we endeavour to provide efficient, affordable services to our clients.
Our staff believe in taking our work seriously, not ourselves, and we pride ourselves on being a family oriented firm with a commitment to providing professional services that recognise and meet the diverse individual needs of our clients with respect and integrity.
Roland works in the civil and criminal areas, including administrative review, anti-discrimination, environment and planning and federal workers compensation.
In the criminal area he once had a busy practice defending forest protesters and other civilly disobedient people. That area of practice went quiet after the forest agreement was reached in 2013. That may well all change as the State Liberal Government is doing its best to open up contentious forest areas and to introduce a new range of offences to curtail the activities of forest protestors. Roland is also the vice chair of Gun Control Australia.
Having practiced law in Tasmania for over thirty eight years, Tony is highly experienced as both solicitor and counsel. Tony specialises in family law property and parenting matters and frequently appears on behalf of clients in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Circuit Court of Australia.
Libby was admitted as a lawyer in Tasmania in 2014. Throughout her University years Libby worked in the hospitality industry and volunteered with the Environmental Defenders Office. Following her admission to practice in 2014, Libby was the associate to the Honourable Justice Porter in the Supreme Court of Tasmania. She joined FitzGerald and Browne in 2015.
Libby predominately practices in the areas of family law and criminal law. She appears routinely in the Family Court and the Magistrates Court.
Sarah graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2017 and completed her Practical Legal Training with the Australian National University. After graduating, Sarah went to work for the Queensland Government in the Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy. She returned to Tasmania in late 2018 when she joined FitzGerald and Browne. Sarah was admitted to the Supreme Court of Tasmania in early 2019 and practices in the areas of family law, criminal law and conveyancing.
Alice was admitted as a Tasmanian lawyer in 2019. Having graduated from the University of Tasmania in 2017, Alice joined the FitzGerald and Browne team as a Para-Legal in 2018 and completed her practical legal training whilst working at the firm. During her time at university, Alice volunteered with the Tasmanian Aboriginal Community Legal Service and was the inaugural Chair of the Young Leaders’ Program, aimed at developing and implementing social justice initiatives with young Tasmanians. Alice has an interest in social and environmental justice and practices in the areas of civil litigation, wills and estates.
What our Clients say about us!
The service I received from Libby Saunders and all FitzGerald and Browne staff I had contact with was exemplary. Not only was Libby approachable, knowledgeable, professional and timely in all her dealings with my family law matter......
“There is nothing worse than not having access to your grandchildren so I consulted FitzGerald and Browne and Libby took on my case. I was extremely pleased with the result despite having to attend court in Queensland. Libby negotiated with the other parties......
It’s very difficult for many women to find a decent family court lawyer in Hobart. In a town still dominated by a patriarchy sponsoring low expectations and diminished respect, it is rare for women to be treated as genuine equals. In complex cases, the courts