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Our lawyers average of 20 years experience, our legal executives 15 years and our Personal Assistants 20 years. We know what we’re doing and will take the time to understand your needs. We are all general practitioners of law so have a good understanding of a wide range of areas however, we have experienced lawyers in Relationship Property, Property Transactions, Commercial and Asset Planning and Succession work.

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Relationship Property

Whether it’s a separation or prenup (Contracting Out Agreement) we’re able to assist you with all steps during this process and explain the requirements in a simple manner so you understand what is required.

Property Law

Buying and selling property is a large transaction for most people. Getting the right advice for residential conveyancing will help you avoid the pitfalls ensuring you get in or out of your house hassle free, quickly and easily. Getting advice before you sign can be crucial to this happening effectively.

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We know that you do not have unlimited corporate budgets, but we also know you will need some help along the way. You will need a small yet skilled firm of lawyers, and we think we could be the perfect fit for you for you and your business.

Asset Planning and Succession

We offer personal and cost-effective assistance with the preparation of Wills and Enduring Powers of Attorney. We’ll provide you with pragmatic guidance for your estate planning to ensure you are covered if your circumstances change through illness, injury or age. We will help you understand your legal requirements in clear and simple terms, and can help structure your affairs in an orderly and practical way.


Shannon Norling


Christian Jorgensen


7 Relationship Property Tips

This short booklet covers:

  • Knowing the commencement date of your de facto relationship;
  • Identifying your property;
  • Family trust issues;
  • Family home / main home issues;
  • The three year timeframe;
  • Estate planning; and
  • It’s a negotiation.


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