1. Criminal Law
We are experts in employing the right combination of strategy, negotiation skills and, when it comes to it, analytical and trial advocacy skills, at all stages of the criminal prosecution process. We represent our clients vigorously and without fear, and also know when to use temperament and diplomacy to achieve the right result.
We have significant experience with all types of criminal matters, ranging from high-profile serious cases through to lower-level traffic matters, and can represent you in all Courts and Tribunals, from the High Court of Australia down to the Local Court of NSW. We also have direct access and a close working relationship with some of Australia’s best criminal defence barristers.
Some of our best results have come from seemingly impossible briefs.
2. Estate Law
Our solicitors have extensive experience in dealing with all deceased estate-related matters, ranging from simple family provision claims and contested wills through to the removal of rogue trustees and recovery from them, to dealing with non-estate assets and foreign assets, and dealing with issues arising during lifetime, such as contested Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardianships. We are experts in Court practice and procedure, and use that expertise in a highly strategic and effective manner in all cases.
We understand how touchy and sensitive such matters can be, and we offer sympathy, understanding and highly effective advocacy, in the absence of judgment. We work on a range of cases involving the most simple or highly complicated circumstances, and estates of all sizes and natures.
Our goal is to minimise costs and obtain the most commercially beneficial outcome possible, while maximising a client’s claim or entitlement. We will never drum up fees and pressure our client to accept a deal they are not entitely comfortable with. We also consider taking deserving cases in this area on a no-win-no-fee basis, and never tire or reduce our effort on account of that.
3. Business, Commercial and Personal Matters
Our solicitors have developed a reputation for succeeding in what seem like unwinnable cases. Through a superior knowledge of practice and procedure, an intimate knowledge and understanding of the applicable law in select areas, cross-disciplinary experience and application, a keen commercial focus and relentless advocacy, we achieve exceeding outcomes to most business, commercial and personal problems.
We appear in all Courts and Tribunals in NSW, the High Court of Australia and some Tribunals and Courts in other Australian States and abroad. We also have direct access and a close working relationship with some of Australia’s best barristers.
Because of our experience and results in “back end” litigation and dispute resolution, we are also engaged frequently to assist our client with “front end” work, such as initial advisory and document drafting, so as to minimise the potential for disputes.
The following is a non-exhaustive list of the types of problems and areas we can help with:
- Contract law and disputes.
- Structural issues relating to all commercial entity types and trusts.
- Property development and disputes.
- Personal and corporate insolvency.
- Professional negligence.
- Defamation and economic torts.
- Trade practices.
- Intellectual property.
- Employment law.