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As Australians we’re living longer than ever but our longevity brings with it challenges.

Some areas that are governed by strict regulations – such as superannuation, retirement and succession planning – become more important to us as we age. These rules are quite complicated and it is important that your affairs are in order so that you are not adversely affected.

Because of this, we believe older people and their families need their own specialist legal advice. That’s why our elder law team advises on every part of the law that affects senior Australians, from estate planning to superannuation and from aged care accommodation to guardianship and powers of attorney.

We can make a Will and plan your estate so that your assets go where you intend them to, or advise you on making sure your intentions are carried out through enduring powers of attorney, appointing enduring guardians and making advanced healthcare directives. We’ll also help you structure your superannuation so that you make the most of your retirement, plus advise you on early inheritance strategies that let you support your family and beneficiaries while protecting your assets and income.

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 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’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

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

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

"I found O'Hearn Lawyers to be easy and quick in responding to my case. I'm glad I found them, they went over and above to get a great outcome and I can't recommend them enough!"

Sally
Client
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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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