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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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Leah is fantastic, she is very knowledgeable and experienced and made the process very easy from start to finish. Recommended.

Dennis
Loans Manager
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

As an experienced senior corporate insolvency and turnaround expert I have a high demand for timely and accurate commercial legal advice. Over the last several years or so, I have on a number of occasions engaged Ben O’Hearn from O’Hearn Lawyers to provide specialist commercial legal advice and represent me when necessary. I have found Ben to be accessible, hands on with his team crafting practical and sound legal solutions, and responsive to my urgent enquiry. Ben and his team are also prepared to work with you to ensure OHL’s legal fees represent value for money. I highly recommend Ben O’Hearn to anyone looking for a good honest commercial lawyer, whether it be a one-off transaction, or to become part of your trusted circle of advisers.

Paul
Liquidator
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

As a long-standing client of O’Hearn Lawyers, I can gladly confirm that they are professional, diligent and committed. Ben and the team go above and beyond to make sure that they are available when we need assistance, and make sure the job is done efficiently and effectively to achieve results.

Brad
Liquidator
Rating: 5

I highly recommend Maryanne for Family Law matters. At all times I was well informed and felt comfortable talking to her about my situation. She was extremely helpful and very understanding.

Cindy
Happy Client
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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