North Star Law

After many years of working in large law firms, our two partners came together to open North Star Law.

We provide the very best legal expertise but with a more personalised approach and without the cost of big firms. We are approachable, trustworthy, proactive and cost-effective. When you call North Star Law you get to speak to your lawyer, we always return phone calls and your case is our priority.

We offer after hours appointments, we can see you at your home or workplace, we use plain language and we have local knowledge.

Our senior lawyers each have over 20 years of experience obtaining compensation for people who suffered injuries in various circumstances including motor vehicle accidents, medical negligence claims, injuries suffered at work, physical and sexual abuse, accidents suffered on public or private property, victims’ compensation, superannuation claims and TPD.

Over the years we have expanded into other areas of law and our team now includes very experienced solicitors practising in commercial and property law, criminal law, family law, insurance disputes, wills and estates, conveyancing, employment law, contract disputes and debt recovery. 

Areas of practice

Personal Injury Law

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Workers Compensation
  • Public Liability Claims
  • Institutional Abuse
  • Medical negligence
  • Travel accidents
  • Superannuation claims and TPD

We represent our personal injury clients on a no win, no pay basis and the first consultation is free.

Immigration Law

  • Family visas
  • Business visas
  • AAT appeals and MIU
  • Skilled immigration
  • Australian citizenship applications
  • Resident returns visa applications

Business Law

Business transactions often involve significant sum of money, meaning that it is crucial for those involved in them to receive advice from professional lawyers throughout the entire process.

At North Star Law, our business lawyers can assist clients in a wide range of business law matters including:

  • Sale and Purchase of Business
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Loan Agreement
  • Liquor License
  • License Agreement
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Advice on Business Structure
  • Distribution Agreement
  • Agency Agreement
  • Contractor Agreement
  • Copyright & Trademark

BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION LAW

This is an area of law which is substantially regulated and in which disputes arise frequently. Whether you are a builder, a subcontractor or an owner, it is imperative to obtain high quality legal advice when being engaged in building or construction works to make an informed decision.

At North Star Law, our building and construction lawyers have vast amount of experience in acting for clients in matters involving building and construction law including:

  • Construction Contract
  • Breach of Contract
  • Adjudication
  • Building Warranty Claim
  • Subcontractor Dispute
  • Building Defect
  • Tribunal/Court Proceedings
  • Security of Payment
  • Debt Recovery
  • Building Dispute

Criminal Law

Being charged with an offence can be devastating and intimidating for those involved. Often, people end up doing things which would support the prosecution’s case due to the lack of knowledge as to their rights. Further, in every criminal proceedings, it is imperative to obtain high quality advice from an experienced criminal lawyer at an early stage to make the right decision.

At North Star Law, our criminal lawyers have appeared before the courts of jurisdictions throughout Australia to represent clients for a wide range of charges including but not limited to:

  • Assault
  • Bail Applications
  • Domestic Violence
  • AVO
  • Fraud
  • Larceny
  • Sexual Assault
  • Manslaughter
  • Murder
  • Driving Offence
  • Drug Offence
  • Firearm Offence
  • Robbery
  • Intimidation
  • Property Damage

CORPORATIONS LAW

These days, many businesses operate as corporations. However, many are unaware as to the complex rules which regulate corporations, causing them to often end up contravening the relevant law without even being aware of them. Also, corporations can often become embroiled in significant disputes which cause significant disruptions to their operations.

At North Star Law, our corporations lawyers represent clients in various matters involving corporations law which include but not limited to:

  • Director’s Duties
  • Company Constitution
  • Shareholders Agreement
  • Shareholder Dispute
  • Statutory Demand
  • Liquidation
  • Oppressive Conduct
  • Winding Up Application
  • Incorporation
  • Change of ASIC Registers
  • Sale of Shares
  • Litigation
  • Record Keeping Obligations
  • ASIC enforcements and prosecutions

Employment Law

People spend significant amount of their time at work. Workplaces involve interactions amongst numerous individuals who come from different walks of life. Often, those involved in the workplace context act in manner which is contrary to the applicable law. In Australia, substantial amount of law exists to govern the relationship of employer-employee.

At North Star Law, our employment lawyers represent clients ranging from individual employees to corporation employers in a various employment law matters including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Employment Disputes
  • Employee Rights
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Employment Agreement
  • Termination of Employment
  • Employee Confidentiality
  • Restraint of Trade
  • Fair Work Ombudsman
  • Employee Entitlements
  • Unpaid Wages
  • Modern Awards
  • Enterprise Agreements
  • Court/Tribunal Proceedings
  • Workplace Harassment Claims
  • Work Health & Safety Dispute
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Family Law

Separation is something which people don’t want to think about, however it occurs in certain relationships. It is difficult for individuals going through separation to think rationally. As such, it is important to have a knowledgeable family lawyer to represent you in family law disputes to ensure that your rights are adequately protected.

At North Star Law, our family lawyers represent clients embroiled in a wide range of family law matters including but not limited to:

  • Financial Agreements
  • Consent Orders
  • Parenting Plans
  • Mediations
  • s 60I Certificates
  • Parenting Disputes
  • Property Disputes
  • Maintenance Disputes
  • Child Support Disputes
  • Divorce
  • De-Facto Relationships
  • Airport Watch List
  • Recovery Orders
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Family Violence
  • Surrogacy
  • Family Court of Australia/Federal Circuit Court of Australia Proceedings
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LITIGATION & DISPUTE RESOLUTION

Disputes frequently arise in many people’s lives which are daunting for all those involved. Having a competent lawyer representing you in disputes would reduce the stress and anxiety.

At North Star Law, our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers provide clients with comprehensive advice and assist them to the best of their abilities for the disputes to be possibly resolved in cost-effective manner. Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers frequently attempt to resolve the disputes without subjecting them to protracted court proceedings by engaging in negotiations and alternative dispute resolution procedures on behalf of their clients. However, when this cannot be achieved, then they fiercely fight for their clients’ rights in throughout the entireties of the proceedings regardless of the magnitudes of the disputes. They have appeared before the tribunals and courts of all jurisdictions throughout Australia, achieving outcomes which other lawyers previously advised our clients as being impossible.

Our litigation and dispute resolution lawyers can represent clients involved in a wide range of disputes including but not limited to the following:

  • Judicial Review 
  • Defamation
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Property Damage
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Bankruptcy
  • Enforcement of Judgments
  • Negligence
  • Disciplinary Proceedings
  • Property Disputes
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Conciliation
  • Court/Tribunal Proceedings
  • Appellate

PROPERTY LAW

Properties often constitute substantial parts of individuals’ assets. When dealing with properties, it is crucial for you to be accurately aware as to your legal rights because they involve large sums of money.

At North Star Law, our property lawyers act for all of those involved in the property game from first home buyers to large-scale developers. We can assist you with various property law related matters including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Purchase and sale of residential properties
  • Purchase and sale of off-the-plan properties
  • Auctions
  • Put and Call Options
  • Drafting and review of home building contracts
  • Subdivisions
  • Strata disputes
  • Retail and Commercial Leases
  • Caveats
  • Mortgages
  • Advice on stamp duty
  • FIRB applications
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SUCCESSION LAW

It is sad to have someone close to you pass away. Often, disputes arise in such circumstances due to lack of estate planning and/or peculiar relationships. We understand that it can be confusing and stressful to all of those involved in these situations.

At North Star Law, our succession lawyers represent clients in a wide range of succession law matters including, but not limited to:

  • Drafting Wills
  • Drafting Powers of Attorneys
  • Advice on estate planning
  • Probates
  • Intestacy (i.e. passing away without a will)
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Will Disputes
  • Elder Law