Motor vehicles accidents
The CTP insurance scheme in South Australia has undergone extensive, controversial reform that has a drastic effect on personal injury claims arising from accidents.
These laws are complex and are aimed to reduce the rights of most people injured after 30 June 2013.
In general terms, a claimant has 3 years from the date of injury to finalise a claim or file proceedings. New time restrictions regarding notification also apply. Now, more than ever before we urge you to obtain early legal advice in order to understand the implications of the laws and your legal rights.
Medical negligence, work accidents, public liability and product liability
Injuries may arise from a wide range of events and we welcome your queries with respect to your legal rights to compensation. We are happy to discuss your issues with you with your first meeting free of charge.
Just as modern families come in all shapes and sizes, so do family law issues and the ways in which to resolve them.
We understand that most parties want fair and cost-effective advice. Many want their family law issues solved as professionally and amicably as possible in order to avoid additional stress and to preserve wider family relationships and dignity.
We embrace and promote ways in which to solve family law issues productively, constructively and cost-effectively. We strongly believe that each spouse should maintain a true sense of control over matters and feel that all outcomes are timely, fair and reasonable.
We believe a collaborative approach to solving your issues is usually the best option for families, with litigation being a last (but sometimes inevitable) resort.
We urge you to obtain early practical advice as issues arise with respect to:
- binding financial agreements
- children’s arrangements
- child/spousal maintenance
- property settlement
- consent orders
Remember that many legal time restrictions apply so prompt advice is vital.
Wills and Estates
Newman Lawyers can advise you with respect to all areas of wills, estate planning and disputes.
We can prepare simple or complex wills to assist you in ensuring that your family (and/or other beneficiaries) are provided for, following your death or incapacity. We will also develop strategies to ensure that your family can maximize the benefits from your assets.
Disputes often occur over a will and complicated legal processes may arise as a result. We can provide legal advice and intervention with respect a disputed estate, or assist executors with their responsibilities and in applying for probate.
Be aware that there are strict legal time limits and if you have any concerns about a will it is essential that you seek legal advice as soon as possible.
Enduring Powers of Attorney and Guardianship
Nobody knows when they may face health issues that may affect their ability to make decisions. It is important to have a plan in place regarding the people who will make decisions on your behalf, when you are no longer able, or in any event.
At Newman Lawyers we can prepare your:
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Enduring Power of Guardianship
- Medical Power of Attorney
At Newman Lawyers we are committed to high quality and cost-effective service. Our charges are generally competitive in all areas.
We have specific, fair cost schedules applicable to each area of service and we welcome all your queries regarding our fees at any time.