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    I have a family dispute
    I have a dispute with a business
    I need a will and power of attorney
    I've recently lost a loved one - what now?
    I have a business and I need assistance
    I need help with a property matter
    I'm not sure, I just need someone to talk to
    I'm a solicitor and I need an agent
    I have a family dispute

    In a world where the needs and demands of family relationships are ever changing, we are changing with you.The BH Family team is flexible and provides a personalised service whatever your individual and unique needs are.BH Family recognises that no two families are the same.

     
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    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Beth Kennedy
    Solicitor

    Sally Hindle
    Paralegal

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    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Beth Kennedy
    Solicitor

    Sally Hindle
    Paralegal

    I have a dispute with a business

    Our commercial litigation team advises on all types of commercial disputes, providing you with commercially focused and practical solutions in relation to a wide range of litigious issues. We strive to deliver excellent results by providing you with comprehensive and strategic advice to minimise costs.

     
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    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Simon
    O'Halloran

    Solicitor

    Vicki Beames
    Paralegal

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    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Simon
    O'Halloran

    Solicitor

    Vicki Beames
    Paralegal

    I need a will and power of attorney

    All Wills are different, because all people are different.  We advise clients how to make a Will that specifically suits their own individual needs. If there is a dispute over a Will, the litigation can be very expensive. We can help you to make a Will that is less likely to be challenged, and which reflects your own personal wishes. A Power of Attorney only works while you are alive. We can help you to determine what specific style of Power of Attorney suits your own specific needs.

     
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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal

    I've recently lost a loved one - what now?

    We understand how overwhelming it can be to deal with the loss of a loved one. Navigating the complex processes in order to carry out your loved one’s wishes can be stressful. Let us help guide you.

     
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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal

    I have a business and I need assistance

    Whether you are in NSW or Victoria, we have extensive experience to help you. Rob Meers is an Accredited Specialist in Business Law and our commercial team will help you with your matters, whether it's Purchase and sale of business, Leases, Commercial Law, Trusts, Partnerships, Buy/Sell Arrangements, or PPSA

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    I need help with a property matter

    If you are selling or buying a property in NSW or Victoria, and are seeking a stress-free experience, our conveyancing experts are here to help. Dealing with real estate agents, banks and complex legal documents can become time-consuming and stressful. Belbridge Hague will listen carefully to your needs and harness our knowledge and attention to detail to finalise your matter with care and professionalism.

     
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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    I'm not sure, I just need someone to talk to

    Sometime things happen and you're not sure where to turn for help. No matter what the issue, call us and we will point you in the right direction.

    Please call us on (02) 6051 4666.

     
    I'm a solicitor and I need an agent

    Our solicitors and paralegals are experienced in cross border appearances and procedures whether in the Local Court at Albury, Magistrates' Court of Victoria, VCAT, NCAT or Federal Circuit Court. We are available for agency work in New South Wales and Victoria and in the Federal Circuit Court.

    Call us to discuss your needs on (02) 6051 4666.

     

    We are proud to have a wealth of experience and expertise in our staff. Co-operation between professionals makes knowledge in many spheres of law available to all within the firm.

    Clients are able to draw on the accumulated knowledge and skill of a wide range of practitioners built up over a long period.

    We have access to a diverse range of practitioners throughout Australia for referencing, referrals, support and knowledge to be able to assist you with any legal queries at any given time.

    Property (personal)

    BUYING

    The excitement of having your property offer accepted can be dampened by having a large contract handed to you for signing. This is where we come in: to read all of your documents thoroughly and explain them in a way that ensures you have a sound understanding of the agreement that you are entering into. We will facilitate any necessary negotiations with the other side and do everything possible to make sure settlement occurs on time. 

    SELLING

    For your selling agent to market your property effectively, they will require a draft Contract of Sale. Thankfully, our firm has many years of experience in drafting these documents and you can rest assured that your disclosure obligations will be met. Once a purchaser is found we will take the pressure off you by communicating with your selling agent, your mortgagee and the other side to progress settlement as smoothly as possible.

    HERE ARE SOME ADDITIONAL AREAS THAT WE CAN HELP YOU WITH:

    • Cooling-Off Periods
    • Strata Titles
    • Off-Plan Sales
    • Finance
    • Mortgages
    • Swimming Pool Compliance Certificates
    • Vendor Finance
    • Stamp Duty
    • Plans of Subdivision
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    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Breanne Kovacs
    Paralegal

    Elise Gavin
    Paralegal

    Rural

    Many issues may arise when you choose to buy or sell a rural property, such as septic tanks, water rights and licences, rights of access, boundary disputes, licence agreements and subdivisions. We have many years of experience in all of these matters, and will ensure that all issues in relation to the property are dealt with prior to settlement.

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Breanne Kovacs
    Paralegal

    Jocelyn Sawyer
    Paralegal

    Wills, Probate and Estates

    Wills   -  All Wills are different, because all people are different. You should not have the same "vanilla" style Will that many others have. If there is a dispute over a Will, the litigation can be very expensive. We can help you to make a Will that is less likely to be challenged.

    Powers of Attorney  -  A Power of Attorney can take effect immediately or you might decide that it should only become effective when you are incapable of managing your own affairs. A Power of Attorney only works while you are alive. We can help you to determine what specific style of Power of Attorney suits your own specific needs.

    Testamentary Trusts  Testamentary Trusts are set up in your Will; they only become established when you die. If you have a child who, for some reason needs protection, or is going through a divorce or is bankrupt, then a Testamentary Trust can help to protect the inheritance of that child.

    Estate Planning  -  You spend a lot of time and effort building your wealth while you are alive – we can help to ensure that your assets go to the right people at the right time.

    Disabled Children  -  If you have a child who is disabled or for some other reason needs some form of care or protection, we can give you advice on how to structure your Will to best look after their needs. Special Disability Trusts and/or Protective Trusts and/or Testamentary Trusts may be of benefit to you and your family.

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal

    Litigation Services

    DISPUTE RESOLUTION

    Our commercial litigation team advises on all types of commercial disputes, providing you with commercially-focused and practical solutions in relation to a wide range of litigious issues.  We practice in all NSW and Victorian jurisdictions. Advances in technology and our professional contacts in urban areas mean that our location is never an issue and allows us to provide competitively priced services to companies of all sizes in all jurisdictions. We possess expertise in all matters covering a range of different areas such as:

    • Building and constructions – we provide comprehensive advice with regard to domestic and commercial building disputes and strive to deliver a timely and cost-effective resolution to your dispute
    • Contract
    • Corporate
    • Defamation
    • Employment
    • Competition and consumer
    • Financial Services
    • Insolvency and restructuring – we offer a wide range of services to companies, directors and officers, debtors and creditors, administers, liquidators, receivers and trustees in bankruptcy as well as shareholders
    • Insurance
    • Intellectual Property
    • Property
    • Regulatory and Trade.
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    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Simon
    O'Halloran

    Solicitor

    Vicki Beames
    Paralegal

    Family Law

    In a world where the needs and demands of family relationships are ever changing, we are changing with you. The BH Family team is flexible and provides a personalised service whatever your individual and unique needs are. The BH Family team recognises that no two families are the same.

    Children  -  Disputes involving your child can be the most complex and legally and emotionally challenging.Protecting and enhancing the welfare of your child is our focus. We can assist you with all aspect of child related disputes including disputes over the time that each parent spends with your child.

    Property  -  Our team has a recognised breadth of experience in effectively handling complex financial disputes often involving trust and corporate structures. The BH Family team can assist with property settlement, spousal maintenance, child support, injunctions and restraining orders, protecting assets and superannuation.

    Mediation and going to court  -   The BH Family team specialises in using mediation, negotiation and litigation (if necessary) to solve a broad range of family issues. What is right for you and your family is distinct from what is right for others.

    Separation and Divorce  -  The BH Family team offer practical support during difficult times. Whether you are thinking of separation or you want to formalise your separation with a divorce, we can help.

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    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor

    Beth Kennedy
    Solicitor

    Sally Hindle
    Paralegal

    Business Law

    Purchase and Sale of Business  -  When you buy or sell a business, many issues arise that we can help you with. We have years of experience with these issues and can help you to deal with them.

    Leases  -  Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can help you to properly document the things that are needed. we can help you to identify the specific items that are most important for you.

    Commercial Law  -  Partnerships, buy/sell agreements, companies and trusts all have complex elements – we can work with you to document the matters that are needed.

    Franchises  -  If you are buying a franchise then there will be complex documents to be examined. We can help you to check the Franchise Agreement and disclosure documents that must be provided to you.

    Trusts  -  Varying trusts, changes of trustees, issues of possible resettlement of trusts (and consequent stamp duty issues) can be a minefield – we can advise you on how to find a path through these problems.

    Partnerships  -  Partnerships are a bit like a marriage; there needs to be a lot of trust from both sides. We can help you to set up documents to make that easier.

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Property (commercial)

    LEASES  -  Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, you need to ensure that the deal you agree upon is correctly set out in your lease. When you come to sell, your lease will be a vital ingredient – it needs to be right. We can advise you on the traps and pitfalls, clauses that should be inserted (or deleted), obligations that you need to keep in mind and how to protect your rights.

    RETIREMENT VILLAGE AGREEMENTS  -  If you’re moving into a retirement village, you are no doubt looking forward to a more relaxed lifestyle. We will keep the entire process as stress-free as possible by going over your lease or contract with you to give you peace of mind going into the next chapter of your life. If you are selling your home prior to moving into a retirement village, we can help you with both transactions to ensure that the transition is as seamless as possible.

    SUBDIVISIONS  -  Whether you are preparing a plan of subdivision yourself or purchasing land to be subdivided, it is often much more complex and time-consuming than you could have imagined. At Belbridge Hague, we handle these registrations regularly and will be able to guide you through the process and communicate with other parties to finalise the matter in a timely manner.

    PROPERTY TRANSFERS  -  Buying and selling are not the only ways that you can deal with your property. For example, you may wish to transfer land to a family member or enter into some form of Deed. We can discuss your individual needs with you in detail to determine the best option for you.

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    Rob Meers
    Director

    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor

    Rob Meers
    Director
    Rob Meers
    Director
    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor
    Tristan Ferris
    Solicitor
    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor
    Paige Rolfe
    Solicitor
    Beth Kennedy
    Solicitor
    Beth Kennedy
    Solicitor
    Duncan Anderson
    Senior Solicitor
    Duncan Anderson
    Senior Solicitor
    Simon O'Halloran
    Solicitor
    Simon O'Halloran
    Solicitor
    Greg Coulston
    General Manager
    Greg Coulston
    General Manager
    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal
    Nicole Jackson
    Paralegal
    Vicki Beames
    Paralegal
    Vicki Beames
    Paralegal
    Sally Hindle
    Paralegal
    Sally Hindle
    Paralegal
    Breanne Kovacs
    Paralegal
    Breanne Kovacs
    Paralegal
    Elise Gavin
    Paralegal
    Elise Gavin
    Paralegal
    Pauline Edwards
    Receptionist
    Pauline Edwards
    Receptionist
    Jocelyn Sawyer
    Paralegal
    Jocelyn Sawyer
    Paralegal
    Jan Bennie
    Document Production Manager
    Jan Bennie
    Document Production Manager
    Siobhain Wright
    Legal Assistant
    Siobhain Wright
    Legal Assistant

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    “True, we build no bridges. We raise no towers. We construct no engines. We paint no pictures—unless as amateurs for our own principal amusement. There is little of all that we do which the eye of man can see. But we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men's burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”

    -John W. Davis


    Belbridge Hague, like any other institution which has endured for more than a century, has learned to adapt to the changing society which it serves.
    Our aim is to provide solutions to your problems in a time and cost efficient manner. We strive to maintain the highest ethical standards among not only our professionals but also our other team members and fellow associates with whom we deal on your behalf.
    Our Professionals are involved with many aspects of our local society, charities, sporting events, schooling and sponsorship. We pride ourselves on our reputation locally as well as throughout the Riverina and fellow serviced areas. We know that our clients and their associates appreciate our firm's interaction within our community.