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About Us

Progressive thinking. Fixed fee billing.

Innovative solutions. Quick action. Clear advice.

These are the qualities that separate Sarinas Legal from other law firms. If your law firm still uses obsolete and wasteful practices such as: billing you every 6 minutes, wasting time getting back to you, taking too long to get the job done, or is always “out to lunch”, then it’s time to change. Now.  


Sarinas Legal are different. Our Townsville and Brisbane lawyers are experienced, efficient and business-savvy. We take a fresh approach to the delivery of legal services that focuses on securing exceptional results, swift outcomes and achieving client satisfaction. It is these dynamics that give our clients the edge over other law firms. 


Our Townsville lawyers and Brisbane lawyers deliver services to satisfied clients in all manner of legal services.


Evan Sarinas


Evan Sarinas has in excess of 30 years experience in litigation, commercial and property law. His entrepreneurial advice has assisted many businesses to flourish, backed by a sound knowledge of legal principles and case research. Evan conducts complex litigation across the full range of business, corporate and property disputes as well as negotiating complex transactional agreements including:

  • Family Law

  • Estate Litigation

  • Leases

  • Franchises

  • Self managed super funds

  • Business sale and acquisition

  • Corporate and commercial

  • Personal injuries

  • Electricity transmission line

  • Coal seam gas affections

  • Medical negligence

  • Personal injuries

  • Property development

  • Joint venture agreements


Evan delivers quick responses to legal issues whether by way of litigated or commercial outcomes.


Career highlights/achievements include:

  • $86 million banking and finance/managed investment scheme litigation claim;

  • $18 million complex multiple plaintiff litigation;

  • Numerous unique commercial litigation actions including, Workplace Health and Safety, Queensland Racing Appeals, Costs, and claims in equity;

  • Numerous complex Property Development Agreements;

  • $30 million acquisition of ocean terminal and large residential supporting development;

  • $10 million acquisition agreements of large property interest including development obligations;

  • $10 million complex commercial company exit strategy involving  Multiple share sale, Property transfer, Superannuation rollover and Investment fund transfer;

  • Numerous successful litigation campaigns against public companies, large corporations, governments, insurance companies in circumstances where other lawyers have refused to act;

  • Multimillion dollar complex easement litigation and negotiated settlement;

  • Complex construction litigation;

  • Multi-party Agribusiness litigation involving competing security and ownership issues;

  • $4 million negligence and breach of contract claim against a major bank;

  • Various successful and complex class actions;

    • Land Act 1994 conversions of State land to Freehold;

    • Stakeholder/Ownership interests in various business industries including Entertainment and Hospitality, Childcare/Early Learning and SME’s.


Advice and Representation sought by Industry Professionals and Organisations

Evan’s litigation expertise is sought by many in respect of multimillion dollar commercial disputes, damages claims, contractual disputes and actions in negligence.


Industry professionals who seek Evan's representation include:

  • Doctors

  • Accountants

  • Engineers

  • Property Industry Professionals

  • Graziers and Agribusiness

  • Company Directors


Evan is often invited to attend Board Meetings and Management Meetings for various companies to assist in the direction and decision making processes of those businesses.


His personal passion is to take this law firm in Townsville to the next level through effective practical business know-how, ideas, targeting markets and creating the appropriate legal structure by which the business can progress.

Pro bono and Community Involvement

Community involvement and voluntary assistance include:

  • Contributor to numerous Media and Newspaper Publications

  • Pro-bono (free) advice given to numerous sporting and community organizations

  • Sponsor of the Mundingburra Olympic Soccer Club

  • Licensed Senior Football Coach from Football Federal of Australia

  • Seminar presentations to industry groups on various business issues and practices



  • Bachelor of Laws

  • Lawyer, High Court of Australia

  • Lawyer, Supreme Court of Queensland

  • Licensed Senior Soccer Coach



James Rudd


James Rudd is a talented and experienced commercial and litigation lawyer at Sarinas Legal.


James holds a double degree in Law and the Arts from James Cook University with a major in Political Science and has received the LexisNexis Prize for highest grades. 


James has a strong reputation for achieving excellent results in litigation, commercial, franchising, succession, family law, and complex property transactions. James' clients appreciate his professional and calm manner, and his ability to explain legal concepts and advice in a way that is easy to understand whilst remaining a tenacious advocate for their legal rights.


In addition to his contributions in the office, James also represents Sarinas Legal as an active member of Business Network International, Townsville Integrity Chapter of BNI. James' unique flair and wealth of legal knowledge has seen him bestowed with several BNI awards from a large group of experienced business leaders.


When not hard at work at Sarinas Legal, James’ external interests include international politics - taking a particular interest in current European Union and Asian relations with Australia - and spending time with his young family. 

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