Simon Pate

Simon Pate is the principal solicitor and director of Gun Lawyers.  He was admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and High Court of Australia in 2000.

Simon practies in most areas of law and oversees the day-to-day operations of Gun Lawyers.  In particular Simon focuses on more complex legal matters, including complex property law matters and financial transactions.

Practice Areas

Commercial Transactions

  • Commercial and Corporate Reconstruction & Insolvency
  • Commercial Contract Resolution
  • Building and Construction Law
  • Insurance Implications
  • Partnerships, Trusts, Joint ventures, Company and Business Formations/Variations
  • Leases, including Retail Shop Leases
  • Finance, Mortgages, Guarantees and Securities
  • Taxation
  • Business Sales

Property Law

  • Complex Conveyances
  • Tenancy Disputes
  • Contract Disputes
  • Finance and Securities
  • Taxation
  • Government and Council
  • Planning Issues
  • Strata Titling

Civil Litigation

  • Commercial Disputes, including Mining Disputes
  • Trade Practices and Consumer Disputes
  • Debt Recovery

Personal Injury Law

  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Workcover
  • Insurance


Most other areas of law, with a focus on complex Commercial Matters, Wills and Estate Matters, Estate Planning Matters and Superannuation Matters.