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Minimise your asset risk and the fallout from personal and business changes.

Because everybody’s circumstances are different, it’s only possible to protect you if your lawyer works hard to understand the full picture of your business and personal arrangements. That means getting to know your personal relationships or business dealings and investments.

Our wealth protection services and advice can help you structure your business and personal assets and investments in a way that minimises the chance that they’ll be put at risk if you find yourself facing bankruptcy or liquidation. Our range of services include:


Personal Insolvency

For Creditors

  • Drafting, filing and service of Bankruptcy Notices
  • Drafting, filing and service of Creditor’s Petitions to obtain a Sequestration Order

For the insolvent

  • Advice on impact of bankruptcy on persons and property
  • Advice and assistance with drafting and filing Debtor’s petitions

For Bankruptcy Trustees

  • Recovery of:
    • Undervalued Transactions
    • Transfers to Defeat Creditors
    • Superannuation Contributions
    • Preferences
    • Examinations


Corporate Insolvency

For Creditors

  • Drafting, filing and service of Statutory Demands
  • Drafting, filing and service of Application to Wind Up and appoint a liquidator

For the insolvent entity

  • Advice on impact of administration, liquidation and non-liquidation arrangements
  • Challenging a Statutory Demand
  • Defending an Application to Wind Up and appoint a liquidator

For Administrators/Liquidators

  • Preparation of Deeds of Company Arrangement
  • Recovery of:
    • Unfair preference payments
    • Uncommercial transactions
    • Payments to defeat, delay or obstruct creditors
    • Unfair loans
    • Unreasonable director-related transactions
    • Book debt recovery
    • Examinations

Our People

At O'Hearn Lawyers, our people are important to the success of our clients. Our Partners and staff are committed to providing the best legal service to achieve all you need to for a positive outcome.

What our clients say

O’Hearn Lawyers have been a fixture in the Newcastle community for over three decades.

From our humble beginnings in September 1988 on Nelson Street, Wallsend, our family company has grown exponentially over the years.

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I’ve worked with Ben and the O’Hearn Lawyers team for a number of years now. They are always approachable, commercially focused and happy to think outside the square. I would recommend any business or personal client to reach out to OHL for assistance.

Mick
Company Director in Mining
Rating : 5

O’Hearn Lawyers have supported my business and myself in multiple cases over the past 6 years, from a business share sale, property sales & subdivisions, commercial contract reviews and industrial litigation. Ben O’Hearn and his team have assisted my business and me personally through some extremely difficult and technical legal matters and I would have no hesitation in recommending O’Hearn Lawyers.

Chad
Company Director in Mining
Rating : 5

Recently I was in need of legal advice and a friend referred me to Maryanne McGrath. Maryanne was very helpful in my matter and took considerable time to work through all aspects of my problem. With her advice I was able to make a decision regarding my enquiry. I feel that the decision I made was an informed one and covered all of my concerns. I found Maryanne to be very professional in her approach to me and my matter. She also took the time to listen and discuss all of my concerns. Nothing was rushed and I was given time to feel comfortable with my decision. Also during the course of our meetings, several other issues arose and we were able to address those as well. Thank you Maryanne.

Mr and Mrs Bartlett
Happy Clients
Rating : 5

"I've used O'Hearn Lawyers for my business for many years now, and though our contact is infrequent, my experience has always been positive. What I appreciate most is their 'real world' advice, rather than advice that simply increases their own billable hours. They're highly experienced and excellent at what they do, but they're rational and honest also, and I always feel they have our best interests at heart."

Martin
Business Owner
Rating : 5

Maryanne is a real professional! My situation required patience and Maryanne helped deliver the right outcome for me. She was always clear with my options along the way and I would not hesitate recommending her services

Brad
Happy Client
Rating : 5

O’Hearn Lawyers have impressed me with their practical and commercial approach to commercial and residential property development and conveyancing. They are a pleasure to deal with and consistently communicate to keep me up to date. I look forward to working with them in the future.

Dane
Real Estate Agent
Rating : 5

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Legal help, without the confusion.

The law is complex and it can be confusing and intimidating. But it doesn’t have to be. We understand the detail and we’re able to tailor a strategic approach and deliver legal advice to meet your specific needs.

From Wills & Conveyancing to Commercial Law, at O’Hearn Lawyers we’re on your side.

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