Who We Are

Dodd Bedford and Associates was formaly known as Plath Bedford & Associates.

In 2014 John & Gail Dodd relocated to Bundaber and purchaced the practice from Brian Bedford and has kept the tradition of serving the Bundaberg and surrounding communities with friendly non-judgmental legal advice, effective strategies and the best possible outcomes in all areas of general law including as the firm has done for the past 30 years.

  • Property law and conveyancing including buying and selling property and businesses
  • Business and commercial law including leases
  • Family law including divorce, children’s matters and property settlements
  • Wills, deceased estates and powers of attorney
  • Criminal law including serious criminal matters
  • Driving offences including drink driving (DUI)

We offer premium legal services at cost-effective rates and deliver them through a team of highly qualified and extensively experienced legal professionals.

Here at Dodd Bedford & Associates our Lawyers pride ourselves on excellence in client service. With a track record of success, our lawyers take the time needed to fully understand our clients’ legal position and to provide both clear, understandable advice and strong representation for all legal matters.


Principal Lawyer

Before Becoming a Bundaberg Lawyer John has had considerable experience interstate. he was first admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister to the Supreme Court of South Australia and then New South Wales and the High Court of Australia.

John was the Principal for John Dodd & Associates in Broken Hill and as a Criminal Lawyer John was involved in many high profile matters including several murders so appearing in Court is second nature.

He was then Head Hunted By Aboriginal Legal Rights in South Australia as area manager covering rural SA but could not resist the offer to take over Bedford & Associates when hearing of Brian Bedford’s retirement.

John now devotes most of his days to assisting the Bundaberg Community with their wills and estates and when the time comes when we are no more he can be trusted to handle your probate with the speed and dignity one has come to expect from Bedford and Associates.



Practice Manager and Lawyer

Gail & John Purchased Bedford and Associates may 2014. Gail has a varied background in both private practice and community lawyering. Gail brings a wealth of experience to Bundaberg and her principal position is working in Commercial law helping clients buy and sell business and conveyancing.


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