John Greenhalgh

John Greenhalgh

John has passionately practised law on the Sunshine Coast for more than 25 years, assisting clients in litigation, family law, estate and business planning, and commercial and property law. As John’s career progressed, he established his own firm which has since grown to be one of the most successful regional law practices in Queensland, and one the Sunshine Coast’s largest. With a view to providing the best advice to clients, the practice also has a robust accounting team to provide tax and structuring advice.


John has led the business for more than 15 years. Based on that experience and dealing with his clients’ real world issues, he is in demand for his practical and insightful business advice. John is keenly aware of industry advancements in technology and staffing that have a real world, practical applications and which lead to increased efficiency and profit.


John has a keen sense of community and volunteers significant time and resources supporting local businesses, schools and not-for-profit organisations.


Away from work life, John is often found cycling, rowing, fencing, boxing and spending time with his family.



Bachelor of Laws Studies (Queensland University of Technology) 1991
Graduate Diploma Legal Practice (Queensland University of Technology) 1991



Supreme Court of Queensland 1991
High Court of Australia 1991
Notary Public 2018


Memberships and Volunteer Associations

Queensland Law Society (QLS)
Australian Windows Association (AWA)
Kawana Waters Chamber of Commerce
Caloundra Chamber of Commerce

International Scout Owners Club Qld

What Clients Say About John

Thank goodness for Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors and Accountants! We were purchasing a business and had an urgent deadline prior to Christmas. To our dismay the local solicitor we were using decided a week out from contract exchange that they were to busy to help us. Panic set in and a friend suggested contacting John Greenhalgh: who was able to act instantly on our behalf. John and his team were consumate professionals; knowledgeable, attentive and patient with our many questions as novice business purchasers. Nothing was too hard even that close to Christmas and the sale went through easily and on time. We are so grateful for their help and ongoing support and would highly recommend John and his team. We would have lost this business opportunity if it wasn’t for them.

Trudy Hartup

We found the review and re-drafting of our wills to be very comprehensive, and covered all the points that we thought were relevant, or possible in the future, even if unlikely.

D & E Corfe
A+++ for the service I received from John and his team. Thank you guys for all your help and support:-)
Abdel H

I have been a client of the firm for more than five years and a regularly seek professional advice relating to business, funding and estate planning. Having used many firms over the years, I am well placed to pass comment on the level of service and quality of advice. John and his team are clearly focused on the delivery of quality advice, in a timely manner and importantly reasonable with professional fees. I would have no hesitation recommending the practice. Cheers Bernie Kelly CEO and professional investor.

Bernie Kelly
CEO & Professional Investor / ARAP

I have known John Greenhalgh for about three years having worked closely with him in our roles on the executive of the Glass and Aluminium Association of Queensland and also through engaging John on a professional basis. John is extremely knowledgeable in his field, he is able to communicate complex legal issues in layman’s terms. His advice is sound and he is a professional that can be trusted. With John’s “fixed price” approach there are no hidden extras and you know exactly where you stand. I have no hesitation in recommend Greenhalgh Pickard Solicitors for your legal requirements.

Greg Ryan
Redcliffe Glass and Leadlight

John and his team were fast to respond to my enquiry and my needs. A consultation was quickly arranged and within half an hour I had a very clear indication of my legal options. John’s honesty and straightforward approach was refreshing and not at all what I was expecting given my past experience with lawyers. I’d recommend John and his team without hesitation and will use his services again.

Tanya Munro

The fixed fee client agreement worked well for us. Most of us don’t set out to become involved in the legal process but when it happens a clearly set out flow chart which shows the fixed costs for each stage makes the decision making easier. After an initial meeting with John G a flowchart of the probable steps was mapped out. Each step included a description of the task and associated costs. We felt some sense of control because the process is split into logical steps and we were able to consider whether to continue to the next stage with a degree of confidence already knowing the task and costs involved.

Ann Sinclair

Mingleford Pty Ltd have a long standing relationship with Greenhalgh and Pickard utilising their services for over 20 years. We have always felt that their service was second to none and have found them to be honest, reliable, efficient and willing to go that extra mile. The staff are always available for advice and assistance on any matter no matter how big or small. Mingleford Pty Ltd are proud to be associated with Greenhalgh and Pickard and will continue this relationship in the future.

Andy Aitchison (Chairman) and Kevin Aitchison (Director)
Mingleford Pty Ltd