(07) 5597 3366
Rob Ffrench in a black suit and blue tie

Rob Ffrench

Head of Commercial Law

P: +61 7 5597 3366

Rob Ffrench

Head of Commercial Law - Commercial Department

Rob grew up in Sydney and joined a family legal firm there before moving to the Gold Coast in 1982. He is admitted to practice in both New South Wales and Queensland and has over 40 years’ experience in Commercial, Property/Leasing and IP/IT Law.

Rob has a wide range of clients in the business sector and he provides them with high level legal advice from a practical, business perspective. He has developed a strong interest in giving practical, cost-effective advice to early stage business ventures.

Rob has strong community involvement and assists a number of Not-for-Profit Organisations. He was a founding member and director of the Australian Road Safety Foundation, was a founding committee member of Gold Coast Chinatown Association and is a proud Rotarian. He is a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and is a Trustee of the prestigious Brian May Scholarship.


  • Business Structuring and Strategic Planning ADD Corporate and Trust Law
  • Start-ups and Business Commercialisation
  • Intellectual Property and IT Law
  • Commercial Property and Leasing
  • Business Sales and Purchases
  • Foreign Investment

Qualifications and Memberships

  • Bachelor of Laws (Syd Univ)
  • Admitted to practice as a barrister and solicitor of the High Court, Federal Court and Supreme Courts of Queensland and New South Wales
  • Member of the Queensland Law Society

Personal Assistant: Karen Kerr,



Thank you very much for all your help and professionalism regarding the sale. You made everything feel easy for us. And would you be so kind as to pass on our thanks to Rob who sorted out the early issues with the contract. He may not have mentioned this, but the reason we chose Bell Legal in the first place was I discovered Rob had acted for our mother when she purchased the property almost thirty years ago. His correspondence from the time sounded very nice, and not knowing any Queensland solicitors myself, I tracked him down. It has been a pleasure to renew the connection, once removed as it were, and see a family property our mother so enjoyed travel full circle with his help . Sincerely, JS, Gold Coast

JS, Gold Coast

John, to you and Rob we are very appreciative, your service is nothing short of exemplary.

R&JM, Broadbeach

I just wanted to thank-you for all the moral and material support you have given us during this period. Yesterday was a defining moment and your efforts and professionalism have resulted in an outcome better than we could have hoped-for at the start of mediation. I admire how robust you are dealing with family matters on an everyday basis and hope that, despite the long days, that outcomes like yesterday are as upraising for you as it was for us. We are extremely grateful for your guidance and realise the personal toll that dealing with family matters must result in. To this end we offer our most heartfelt thanks for your tireless efforts in achieving a fantastic outcome.

CR, Gold Coast