My relationship is ending but I still want to see my kids . . .
Family breakdowns are quite possibly the most stressful time you could ever have. Getting a "Divorce" is only a small part of the matter. There are children to consider as well as property. We very experienced with this and can help you with the entire process, from initial negotiations and mediation right through to lodging an application in the Federal Circuit Court and trial if necessary.
Wills, Advanced Medical Directives & Powers of Attorney
I need to get my affairs in order . . .
It's a reality we all have to face some day. Make sure you are ready. Verbal "instructions" can often be forgotten and may not be valid. Poorly drafted wording can strike down a "Power of Attorney" and leave you in the care of strangers to make the decisions in the place of your loved ones. Don't leave it until it's too late. We can get your affairs nicely sorted just as you want them.
Criminal Law and Police Matters
I've just been charged and the Police want to talk to me . . .
The simple answer is to call us. If it's outside of business hours and you need a lawyer right away, you can use our after-hours number and we will do our best to meet your needs as soon as possible. You should always identify yourself to the Police, but anything you say can be used as evidence. You have a right to be represented by a lawyer, so call us anytime you need us.
Employment Law (for both bosses & workers)
I got the sack but I didn't deserve it . . . That employee won't stop harassing other staff . . .
The workplace has both rights and obligations for everyone involved. We are experienced in dealing with workplace matters from both sides of the fence. From workplace harassment and unfair dismissal of employees to staff lodging vexatious claims against employers, we can advise you on your matter and help you navigate a solution to your workplace issues.
Intervention Orders ("IVOs")
They just won't leave me alone . . .
Staying safe is an extremely important matter for everyone. We can assist you in negotiating with Police or lodging a private application for an IVO. Conversely, if you have had an IVO taken out against you and you feel it is wrong or unfair, we can help you challenge it in court or make an application to vary the conditions to make it fairer and more workable for all concerned.
Contracts, Trusts, and General Commercial Law
I would like to set up a family trust for my children . . .
We can assist you with all aspects of business and commercial law including advice on contractual matters, the setting up of entities such as companies and trusts, partnership agreements and general commercial law. While we do not give accounting or financial advice, we can assist you in making sure your business is set up in the best way possible for your needs.
Mental Health & Disability Law
They discriminated against me because of my disability . . .
Discrimination is not only unfair, it can be unlawful. So can being detained under a mental health order if it is done incorrectly or without due regard to your rights. There are also special provisions that may apply if you have an intellectual incapacity and you are charged with an offence. We can advise and represent you in court or a mental health or discrimination tribunal.