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O’Hearn Lawyers provide a holistic approach to Business and Commercial Law.

Whether you’re a startup, small business or corporate entity, at O’Hearn Lawyers our expert legal team can assist you in all aspects of commercial law.

Business Structures and Joint Ventures

It is important to know that you’re not locked into one business structure for the life of your business. As your business grows and changes, you may decide to move to a different type of structure. We can provide you the necessary advice, including on Occupational Health and Safety law compliance, for you to take the next step.

Commercial Agreements, Commercial Document Drafting and Contracts

Alongside our legal structural advice, we can support you with commercial agreements and document drafting. We can prepare customised employment contracts to meet your individual needs and specifications, which may include post-employment restraints and protection of your intellectual property.

Debt Recovery

O’Hearn Lawyers understand that recovering debt can be frustrating and downright hard work. You’ve delivered as a business, so why don’t they just pay what is owed to you? We will establish and maintain good debt recovery systems in the beginning to ensure debt is actioned promptly, which will ultimately save you in the long run. If for some reason, payment is still not received and your requests are ignored, we can help you find a solution, so that you can concentrate on getting on with business.

Employment and Industrial law

We are dedicated to helping you resolve your employment law issues. We have the expertise and practical experience to provide advice on employment issues including employment contracts, termination of employment, performance management and occupational health and safety issues. O’Hearn Lawyers assists in all aspects of workplace health and safety, including the preparation of workplace policies and training in work health and safety, undertaking workplace audits, providing advice on compliance and representing employers in investigations and prosecutions.

Insurance law

Insurance law is essentially about managing risk. O’Hearn Lawyers can provide comprehensive advice on how to manage and control risk for stakeholders, from major insurers, re-insurers and underwriters to strata schemes, bodies corporate, lot owners and property owners.

Property, Development, Purchase and Sale of a Business

We are dedicated to helping you resolve your employment law issues. We have the expertise and practical experience to provide advice on employment issues including employment contracts, termination of employment, performance management and occupational health and safety issues. O’Hearn Lawyers assists in all aspects of workplace health and safety, including the preparation of workplace policies and training in work health and safety, undertaking workplace audits, providing advice on compliance and representing employers in investigations and prosecutions.

Superannuation

We can work with you if you decide to control your own superannuation through a self-managed super fund (SMSF). We will inform you of set up costs and annual running expenses, so that you understand your legal responsibilities.

Trusts

A trust is a legal relationship where a person, known as the trustee, is under an obligation to hold property for the benefit of other persons, known as beneficiaries. O’Hearn Lawyers have expertise dealing with discretionary and unit trusts. Trustees of SMSFs (self-managed superannuation funds) wanting to invest in a related unit trust can also find assistance with us.

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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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

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

Just a quick note to say thank you to Donna and Linda for assisting my mum throughout this tough process. She always felt like she was in great hands with them both and is very thankful for all that they did. If we know anyone needing legal advice in the future, we will highly recommend them both.

Renee
Happy Client
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

I thank the team at O’Hearn Lawyers: notably Leah, for her outstanding customer service. Leah went above and beyond to ensure all our needs were met. The team at O’Hearn Lawyers, as a whole, are very friendly and accommodating in a very stressful and demanding time for us and their professionalism, commitment and reassurance ensured the process went smoothly, stress free and ensured all our requirements were met. Thank you so much for everything you have done!

Kent and Kirsty
First Home Buyers
Rating : 5

I have had the pleasure of dealing with Leah Reynolds on a couple of occasions now. I would never consider anybody else. Leah is incredibly efficient and diligent in her work and makes what can potentially be a stressful process, incredibly stress free. I have recommended Leah on numerous occasions to friends and colleagues.

Paul
Conveyancing Client
Rating : 5

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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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