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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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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

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

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 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

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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