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Mark has 25 years of experience representing his clients in all courts and in particular has extensive experience in criminal matters.

Mansell has worked in the Court system and as a solicitor for 40 years. James is an experienced Family Law and criminal practitioner.

In particular, Ramsland Laidler now operate in the areas of criminal and motor traffic law, family law, wills and estates, dust disease matters, and general practice.

We also offer home visits, especially for the elderly or ill if required.


Mark Ramsland started in sole practice in 1996 in the historic T & G Building in the heart of the Legal Precinct of the Newcastle CBD. In 1999 he merged with the respected long standing firm of Borthwick Wilson Smith and Bates.


Mansell Laidler and James Wallace later joined Mark to practice as Ramsland Laidler Solicitors.

The firm in now located in the historic barracks at 57 Watt Street Newcastle next door to the United Services Club.

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