Our Areas of Expertise
Commercial & Business Law Whether your business is large or small, every business comes across issues that require legal advice. Often taking advice in a timely manner can prevent costly mistakes down the track. In particular our lawyers can help with: setting up a business, buying or selling a business, agreements, trusts, companies and asset protection structures, leasing (whether you are the Landlord or the Tenant), licences, franchises or debt collection.
Family Law Nobody wants to have problems with relationship breakdowns, or issues around contact with their children, but sometimes these things are inevitable. Our caring family lawyers will draw on their wealth of experience to help you navigate the complicated issues around children's Issues, property settlements, child support , domestic partners, pre-nuptial or binding financial agreements or spousal maintenance.
Debt Collection Particularly for small businesses, collecting outstanding accounts can be a significant factor in their success or failure. Having access to a cost effective service for collecting these accounts is an important safe guard to your success. Bona Fide Lawyers have a strong history of successful collections of outstanding debts. Our collection services are cost effective and we are happy to assist with business or personal debts. We are often able to find debtors that have disappeared, and pride ourselves on successful and timely recovery.
Conveyancing & Property Buying a house for most people is the single most significant financial transaction that we engage in during our lifetime. It makes sense to ensure that the service provider assisting you with that transaction is knowledgeable, accessible and cost effective. We make dealing with property easy and our professional staff are there to guide you at each step of the way. Whether it's buying your first home, selling an investment property or purchasing a sizeable commercial property, our lawyers can help you.
Lease Commonly parties enter into leases without availing themselves of legal advice. Routinely this results in entering a lease without understanding the pitfalls and problems that these documents can cause. As a tenant, knowing your rights can save you significant financial hardship in your business venture. As a landlord, your property is a valuable asset that warrants suitable care and protection. Regardless of which side of the leasing transaction you find yourself on, failing to understand your obligations and comply with the relevant legislation can mean loss of revenues or penalties. It pays to have legal advice before you begin.
Litigation We commonly hear that clients don't want to end up in a costly and time consuming legal dispute in Court. However, should this happen to you it's important that you have representation to preserve your rights, understand your obligations and steer you through this process. If you find yourself in a Court proceeding, whether its a simple debt collection, a complicated contractual dispute or a personal dispute, having timely advice can be pivotal to your success.
Wills & Estates It's amazing how many people believe that if you don't have a Will the state takes all your money. Given how many people believe this fallacy, it's even more amazing the number of people who do not have Wills. If you do not have a will, your valuable assets may not be distributed to the people you had hoped they would be, moreover you might find that your estate goes to people you did not want to benefit. Moreover if you do not have Powers of Attorney and find yourself incapacitated, you might find your affairs being managed by somebody you don't trust, or worse don't know. Your family and your valuable assets are worth protecting, if you don't have a Will and Powers of Attorney and you own your own home, or have children, perhaps it's time you consulted our expert staff.