We are conveniently located with offices in Narooma, Bermagui and Bega.
Our team is made up of lawyers, paralegals, conveyancers and legal support staff with skills in a broad range of areas. We provide quality legal advice and services to individuals, organisations and businesses in most areas of law including:
We recognise the need for quality legal services and expertise directed at helping our ageing population and their families. We are committed to helping our aging poplation and their families plan for retirement in such a way that promotes independence, quality of life and personal satisfaction.
Clarke Law can provide legal assistance in areas such as:
- Retirement, property and financial affairs
- Residential aged care accommodation and housing needs;
- Health and decision making, including power of attorney, enduring guardian and advanced health care directive doucments;
- Estate planning
We understand that everyone’s circumstances are unique and we take the time to work with you, and where appropriate, your family and other professional advisers invoved with your affairs, to provide outcomes tailored to your needs.
John is one of few lawyers across NSW appointed to the NSW Law Society Elder Law Committee.
Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardianships:
We can assist with creating Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardianship documents tailored to your personal circumstances. We spend time with you on a one-on-one basis to gain a complete understanding of your needs before preparing your documents.
Probate & Administration:
Probate: Probate is the process whereby the Supreme Court confirms that the Will of a deceased person is valid and approves the authority of the Executor to administer the Estate. Not all estates require probate. Whether a Will requires probate will depend on a number of factors, including what assets are held by the Estate at the time of the deceased’s death and how those assets may be released
We provide advice with respect to deceased estates and can advise you whether an astate requires Probate or may be dealt with informally.
Administration: Estate administration is the process of distributing the assets of a deceased person’s estate to their beneficiaries. This task is carried out by the executor of the estate who is named in the deceased’s will.
When a person dies without a Will or there is a problem with the Will then the task of administration of the estate may only be carried out by a person(s) obtaining a Grant of Letters of Administration from the Supreme Court in NSW.
Clarke Law can help you navigate your way through the various legal and practical considerations involved with estate administration, from basic estate administration through to complicated matters associated with determining whether you need to obtain Letters of Administration in NSW.
Today, we are seeing that disputes about wills and deceased estates are occurring more frequently. Contested will disputes are often quite complex and stressful. Whether you are seeking to challenge a will or you are an executor or Administrator of an estate being challenged, Clarke Law can provide quality and sensitive legal assistance.
If you wish to challenge a Will it is important to get immediate legal advice as there are time limits in which a challenge may be made. In NSW, it is 12 months from the date of death.
We recognise how important it is to ensure that whether you are buying or selling, your property transaction is dealt with thoroughly and efficiently.
Kate FitzPatrick oversees conveyancing across our three offices. Kate is involved with all steps of the conveyancing process, from the preparation and review of Contracts for Sale up to settlement.
Business Law can be complex and daunting for many. Whether you are buying or selling a business, setting up a new business or reviewing your current business structure, Clarke Law offers services to suit your needs.
Wherever appropriate, we also aim to work collaboratively with other professional advisors involved with your business, including accountants and financial planners, to ensure all avenues are covered.
We provide legal support and advice in relation to property/financial settlements and children’s matters. We work hard to assist you through what can be an emotional and challenging time, by providing considered and thoughtful advice.
Clarke Law is one of a few firms on the NSW South Coast providing specialist legal advice on NSW Local Government issues, including in relation to Local Council regulatory, planning and development matters.
Clarke Law can provide assistance and advice on all steps involved in the civil litigation process, including; drafting pleadings and evidence, discovery, interlocutory applications, alternative dispute resolution, appeals, and enforcing judgments. Common types of civil litigation we are involved with, include:
- Contract disputes;
- Landlord/Tenant disputes;
- Building and construction;
- Personal injury
We have experience appearing in various Courts including; Local Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court and Family Court as well as a range of Tribunals.