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Dedicated Lawyers in Cairns

Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers provide comprehensive legal services and representation for clients across Queensland. Assisting you with all legal matters, general advice and representation in Magistrates, Children’s, District and Supreme Court, as well as the Court of Appeal, we are here for you when you need us most.

Our qualified Cairns solicitors have the training, skills and knowledge to provide guidance and much-needed insight for clients from all walks of life. We handle everything from criminal offences and traffic offences through to domestic violence matters. If you have recently been charged with an offence, contact Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers in Cairns.

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If you have been criminally charged, arrested or wanted for questioning, call our criminal defence lawyers today. We can make sure you know your rights and provide you with the best representation possible.


Whether you are an applicant or respondent in relation to a Domestic violenceapplication or have been charged with contravening an order, our Cairns lawyers can represent and support you at all stages. Seek advice before you attend court or consent to an order.


Possession, trafficking, supplying, producing—we provide representation for all types of drug offences. Let our team help you through complex drug laws, with expert advice and representation.


If you need general law advice talk to the team at Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers in Cairns. We can walk you through various processes, giving you the advice required for your situation.


Drink and drug driving, unlicensed driving, speeding—no matter what traffic offence, our experienced Cairns solicitors can provide you with the right advice today.


We charge a fixed-fee retainer for all stages of the criminal process. This helps clients budget for legal fees and know the extent of their legal costs as they navigate various processes in the criminal justice system.

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Our Legal Services

Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers provide a wide range of services to clients in Cairns, Mareeba, Atherton, Mossman, Cooktown, Weipa, Innisfail, Tully, Townsville, Mackay, Rockhampton and Mount Isa. Some of our services include:

We provide fixed fees for all clients, meaning you can be sure of what you’re getting before you book our services. Attention to detail, quality outcomes, a supportive environment—Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers are available to help, 24/7. We are confident we can give you the solutions you require.

Criminal Representation

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Our aim is to fairly and zealously represent our clients, no matter what they've been accused of.

The criminal lawyers at Mansia Bovey and Co Lawyers are available day and night - if you've been arrested or contacted by police outside of office hours, we strongly recommend you receive advice as soon as possible, as this can potentially make a big difference to the outcome of your case. We have a 24-hour number for this exact purpose, which you can call on 0418 773 738.

We can represent you at every stage of your proceeding and have experience in representing clients charged with a wide variety of offences. We handle all matter from beginning to end and have experience in both sentences in all jurisdictions, summary hearings, jury trials, bail applications including supreme court bail application and reviews, as well as appeals in all jurisdictions, including the Court of Appeal.

We handle all types of matters including minor summary and traffic offences such as public nuisance and drink driving, through to more serious criminal offences such as Murder, and serious commonwealth offences such as fraud.

As well as taking on new criminal cases, we're also able to take on criminal casework that's already part way through proceedings. It is no difficulty whatsoever to assist clients who have been assisted by another lawyer in the past or have come to be representing themselves.

Fixed Fee Pricing

For many of our clients, having a clear understanding of how much they are going to spend on lawyers’ fees is important to them. There's always the understandable worry of running up large legal fees without being fully aware of just how much your legal assistance is costing you.

To remedy this problem, Mansia Bovey and Co Lawyers operate a fixed fee retainer service. This ensures certainty right from the get-go about the costs involved no matter how long or complex a matter may be.

This means that you'll pay a pre-agreed fixed fee for each stage of your legal proceedings. A fixed fee arrangement means that you are not charged for every phone call, email or court appearance as there is simply one fee for one job.

The experiences of the firm allow retainers to be fixed as we understand and can readily anticipate the amount of work required to be undertaken on a particular matter.

Your costs will never be more than the fixed-fee that's pre-agreed for each stage of the legal process.

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Why Choose Mansia Bovey & Company Lawyers?

At Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers, we pride ourselves on our experience and high-quality work. We can assist anyone throughout Queensland, however are based in Cairns. The areas of law that we practice are criminal, traffic and domestic violence.

What really sets up apart is that our lawyers are here for you around the clock, so whether it's 3 pm or 3 am, they’ll be on hand to answer your call. We serve the Cairns region as well as the rest of Queensland, including, Innisfail, Mareeba and the Atherton Tablelands, plus, we're honest and upfront about our fixed fee structure, so you can trust we’re doing everything we can to support you.

Our Principal Lawyer, Aaron Mansia

Aaron joined the Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers team in January 2016, before becoming Principal Solicitor in 2018. He specialises in criminal law, traffic matters and domestic violence cases. Aaron also has experience working in criminal law, property law, family law and wills and estates. This breadth of knowledge and experience makes him one of the leading solicitors in Cairns.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you can’t find the answers you are looking, you are always welcome to call us on 07 4035 8300 for a consultation from our lawyers in Cairns. If you need any help outside of our usual hours, then our 24/7 service is always open at 0418 773 738.
Q. 1 : Why do I need a criminal lawyer?

Put simply, you could be setting yourself up for a lengthy prison sentence otherwise. Whether you are the one at fault or not, we’ll always get you the best possible result. On top of this, we can be present whenever you speak to the police to ensure you do not say anything that could incriminate yourself.

Q. 2 : What separates a traditional and commonwealth offence?

Commonwealth offences (fraud, money laundering, drug importing, etc.) are typically the jurisdiction of the Australian Federal Police – this makes it a significant step up from other crime types. They charge a defendant under the Crimes Act of 1914 alongside the Commonwealth Criminal Code Act of 1995; it is not a state matter.

Q. 3 : What is my alcohol limit when driving?
If you have a learner’s permit or restricted licence, you can’t drive with any alcohol in your system. This is also true if driving a truck, bus, or taxi. For an open licence, there is a 0.05 limit.

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    Rick M.

    "I enlisted the services of Aaron Mansia from Mansia Bovey lawyers when facing criminal charges of which I was innocent. I was extremely impressed with the service provided by Aaron and his team, they were both approachable and professional. I had originally started fighting my case using another very well known Cairns law firm, and was extremely disheartened with how little they were helping me. After sacking my first legal representatives, and finding Mansia Bovey, I immediately felt confident in their ability and the transparency with all aspects of my representation. I would often send emails or texts late in the evening with questions, expecting a response the following day. To my surprise, Aaron (on several occasions) rang me back that same night, discuss my concerns and addressed the issues. Very few lawyers I know of would call a client at 7.30pm to ease their mind, but this genuine care for the client, is what I was most impressed by. When it was all said and done, Aaron and the Mansia Bovey team got my case dropped, and I was acquitted on all charges. I would highly recommend them!"

    Whyte Family

    "Melanie did a long plea for me and got the best result possible, her ability to articulate the situation to the Judge was impressive.  Melanie is very smart, professional and works to the  highest standards.  I would highly recommend Melanie,Arron and Mansia Bovey lawyers to anyone."

    Debra B.

    "I highly recommend Mansia Bovey to anyone who has a complex case. Melanie (and Bridie) explored, researched all options and scenarios for my case - and we won! Melanie was exceptional and went above and beyond what I could have ever expected or wished for.  I can never thank Melanie, Bridie and the rest of the Mansia Bovey team for their professional help. They saved my career."

    Anthony B.

    "I never thought I’d be writing a review on a lawyer, but this guy needed a pat on the back. I had the pleasure of having Aaron Mansia represent me in a legal matter that was make or break for my career. Not only did Aaron do an outstanding job, he softened the blow from the magistrate beyond belief and well beyond my expectation. I can highly recommend him and he will always be my go to if the time ever arises again. I cant thank him enough. Job well done mate, it was a pleasure."

    Simon D.

    "Professional and helpful."

    Tony S.

    "Wonder and professional staff."

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    Aaron Mansia


    Aaron moved to Cairns when he was a young child and is practically a Cairns local. He joined Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers as a solicitor in January 2016 and has been Principal solicitor of the firm since 2018. Prior to joining Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers, Aaron worked in Cairns for a number of years, first as a conveyancer and then as a solicitor in the areas of criminal law, property law, family law, and wills and estates. Due to his passion for criminal law he naturally decided to narrow his scope to practice to that area alone.

    Throughout his years of practising, Aaron has built an outstanding reputation for his criminal defence advocacy and services due to the exemplary results he achieves for his clients. Aaron has worked on a number of high profile cases and represented clients in a range of matters including complex drugs matters, murder, serious assaults and serious sexual offences.

    Aaron is easy to talk to and prides himself on his professionalism, client understanding and outstanding results. He is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. When not practising law Aaron enjoys fishing, diving, hunting.

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    Melanie Birt


    Melanie is a Cairns local who joined Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers in April 2018. Prior to joining Mansia Bovey and Company Lawyers, Melanie worked in Townsville for a number of years. First as a law clerk while completing her degree then as a solicitor in the areas of property and family law.

    While studying her bachelors degree Melanie undertook electives targeted at improving her knowledge and skills in the area of criminal law. In particular, Melanie completed the subjects of advanced criminal law, advocacy and criminal sentencing and her honours thesis was in relation to the application of criminal laws in Queensland. This combined theoretical and practical court experience, and intricate knowledge of the law and court processes, has proved invaluable.

    A compassionate, dedicated and resourceful advocate, Melanie understands that the legal process can be overwhelming for many clients. She considers it a privilege to support clients through this time, and to help them obtain the best outcome in all of the circumstances.

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