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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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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 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

"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

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

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

Just a quick note to say thank you to the family law team 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.

Renee
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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