The Gold Coast District Law Association was established in 1963 to support the city’s growing legal profession. Founding members included solicitors from many of the Gold Coast’s oldest and best known firms, including, Benn and Ken Price and Dennis Roobottom (Price & Roobottom Solicitors), Frank McLaughlin and John Gordon (McLaughlin Gordon and Lennon), David Hill and Peter Collas (Hill Collas Bradley and Short, now Short Punch & Greatorix and Collas Moro Ross), Tony Primrose and Alan Couper (Primrose and Couper, now Rudkin Hitchcock and Cronin Shearer) and Tony Steindl (Steindls).
Since those early days, the association has grown to become a highly regarded Gold Coast legal institution.
The Gold Coast District Law Association has the reputation of being one of the most active DLA’s. This stems from the GCDLA’s incorporation in 2000 which led to the statement of clear objectives for the Association.