Williams Hunt enjoys proving that legal expertise does not stop at the gates of the city. Williams Hunt is able to offer a wide range of services in many different practice areas. The firm has the legal expertise and the experience to obtain the best result for our clients.
Business Sale & Purchase
There are a large number of issues which have to be addressed when buying or selling a business. Capital gains, restraints of trade, transferring existing leases, food and alcohol licences, health issues, business structure questions, employee/employer arrangements obligations and consequences; the list go on. The answer is to get in early and make sure the purchase or sale of the business is managed right from start through to settlement. Read more…
It is important in today’s legal environment to have the proper cover in place to protect yourself in a commercial setting. As the old saying goes, “prevention is better than a cure”. Williams Hunt is able to advise on and draft a range of documents for a variety of commercial issues. Williams Hunt can also advise on the advantages or pitfalls of commercial arrangements that you may be considering entering into. Read more…
In most peoples’ lives the buying or selling of a residential or commercial property is the most significant transaction they will ever undertake. While most conveyancing proceeds without a hitch, if a problem does occur you want the confidence of knowing that experienced property lawyers are looking after your interests. That’s why the team at Williams Hunt have been trusted to act for purchasers and sellers of residential and commercial property for over thirty years; and that’s why clients come back to Williams Hunt year after year. Read more…
While the wild days of Ned Kelly are in the past for the town of Mansfield, Williams Hunt is able to assist if trouble does come knocking! Williams Hunt can represent clients in a wide range of criminal matters including: drink driving and other traffic offences; defence against criminal charges dealing with issues such as drugs, theft or violence; and advice on applying for or defending an Family Violence Order (Intervention Orders). Read more…
Disputes & Litgation
While we know that disputes will sometimes arise we recognise that litigation is not always the most appropriate way to deal with a situation. Williams Hunt will always seek to serve the interests of our clients and achieve your objectives by giving you the best advice on how to deal with your dispute in the most effective manner. If suitable as an alternative to litigation, Williams Hunt can arrange settlement of your matter through negotiation or mediation. General Litigation Within the category of General Litigation falls the following areas of practice: Succession Planning and Estate Litigation, Wills, Estates and Probate; and Compensation Claims. Read more…
Divorce & Family Law
Family law matters can be the most personal and emotional area of law to deal with. Williams Hunt can provide the understanding and expertise required to assist you through this complicated area of law. Whether you are married, in a de facto or other relationship, Williams Hunt can advise on all areas of family law including: property division spousal maintenance; living arrangements and care of children; child support; and divorce. Read more…
There are stringent laws in place these days in regard to the service of alcohol and liquor licenses. Make sure you get the right advice before you organise your public function or enter into a contract to purchase or lease premises that serve alcohol. Read more…
Wills, Powers of Attorney and Probate
Everyone needs to be prepared and have their ‘affairs in order!’
It is essential to have Powers of Attorney in place to authorise trusted relatives to deal with your financial, personal and medical affairs in the event of an illness or accident rendering you unable to make these important decisions.
The same is true of the need to have a valid Will in place to ensure our wishes for your estate are carried out in the event of unexpected death.
There may be important tax and superannuation issues you need to consider when making a Will and we can assist you with this.
We also apply for a Grant of Probate of a Will following death. the Grant of Probate is a document issues by the Supreme Court of Victoria authorizing your Executors to deal with you assets and liabilities and distribute the proceeds of your Estate among your beneficiaries.
Williams Hunt deals with these matters on a daily basis with compassion and experience.
Please feel free to contact one of our experienced staff to discuss any estate planning matters.
Contact us to find out more or arrange a consultation