Areas of Practice


Work Health and Safety


Employment Contracts and Restraint of Trade

Industrial Disputes and Statutory Employment Rights

Public Sector Appeals

Redundancy Entitlements

Sexual Harassment

Unfair Dismissal

Workplace Bullying

Workplace Investigations


Employer – Sponsored Visas

Business and Investment Visas

Points – Based Skilled Visas

Partners and Family Visas

Visitor and Other Visas

Student Visas

Appeals and Decision Reviews

Citizenship Services

Commercial Law

Business Purchases and Sales

Finance and Security


Intellectual Property


Workplace Relations

Business Planning


Negligence Claims

Limitation of the Duty of Care


Conversation Damages

Defamation – Libel and Slander

Intentionally causing Economic Loss

Personal Services

Wills, Probate and Estates

Criminal Law

Traffic Infringements


Property Law


Commercial Sales/Purchases

Planning and Development

Personal Services

Debt Recovery

Council Disputes

Development Disputes


Property Sales/Purchases

Real Estate Agent Resources

Common Questions

Do I really need an Lawyer?

It is always a personal choice whether to get the assistance of an Lawyer or to handle the case on your own. This is a personal choice that only you can make. You should consider the seriousness of the charges against you and whether you can successfully handle the case. We are here to help, so call and get a free consultation to see if you need our assistance.

What is unfair dismissal?

An unfair dismissal in the workplace can occur in a number of ways.

Under the Fair Work Act 2009 (Cth), an unfair dismissal is when an employee has been dismissed from their job in a harsh, unjust or unreasonable way.

If you were employed by a small business with less than 15 employees, an unfair dismissal can also occur if your employer did not comply with the Small Business Fair Dismissal Code when undertaking the dismissal. A person has also been dismissed unfairly if their position was made redundant, but it was not a genuine redundancy.

What is a contract?

A contract is a legally binding agreement in which property‚ goods or services are provided in exchange for something of value‚ such as money. Some common types of contracts into which an individual might enter include:

  • A purchase agreement for a home;
  • A sales contract or “installment purchase plan” for an automobile‚ appliance‚ or other major purchase‚ including catalogue purchases;
  • A lease;
  • Door-to-door sales agreements;
  • An authorization to perform home repairs or services;
  • A mortgage or personal loan;
  • An employment contract

Contracts are not always written agreements. A verbal agreement may be an enforceable contract. A simple promise, however, is not usually a contract. Many of our day-to-day transactions actually involve a contractual relationship. Certain contracts may be required to be in writing. For example, contracts for the sale of real estate are usually required to be in writing.
Contracts are usually legally binding. Be sure you understand exactly to what you are agreeing. If you have questions, see your lawyer before you sign. If you agree to something which is not in your interest, an attorney may not be able to undo the damage.

Do I really need a will?

Yes. Otherwise the laws of intestacy will apply. This means your assets may be sold to satisfy debts and shared among beneficiaries, or, if there are no relatives, assets may be given to the state government. It may take longer for the administration of your estate to be finalised, reducing its ultimate value. It may also result in assets being passed to people you had not wished to inherit.