Civil Law

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Areas of Civil Law

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Jones Hardy is renowned for its extensive expertise in civil law, with a deep understanding and a successful track record across various types of civil cases.

From consultation to courtroom representation, we provide expert legal services in Sydney, NSW, Australia. Our goal is to protect your rights and secure the best possible outcomes, no matter the complexity of your case.

estates law and family provisions claims

Jones Hardy is deeply committed to helping you manage and protect your estate and family interests. Whether you’re planning for the future or dealing with claims after a loved one has passed, our lawyers provide compassionate and effective guidance. We handle will disputes, estate management, and family provision claims with the utmost sensitivity and dedication, ensuring your wishes and rights are respected.

alternative dispute resolution

At Jones Hardy, we believe in solving disputes through understanding and cooperation whenever possible. Our alternative dispute resolution services offer a less confrontational approach than traditional court battles. We specialise in mediation and arbitration, helping parties reach amicable settlements in disputes such as commercial, employment, and family issues. This process not only saves time and reduces costs but also allows for more flexible and creative solutions tailored to your specific needs.

NSW civil administrative tribunals

Our team provides representation for disputes in areas such as tenancy, discrimination, and local council issues. We are committed to defending your rights and ensuring fair proceedings. These cases require precise legal knowledge and a thoughtful approach to achieve favourable resolutions.

land and environment court

Jones Hardy offers strong representation for clients involved in land disputes and environmental issues. Our skilled lawyers understand the complexities of these cases, often involving detailed regulations and significant public interest. We ensure your claims are robustly presented and strive to protect your interests with thorough preparation and strategic planning.

directors, duties and shareholder agreements

Navigating the complexities of corporate governance and shareholder relationships is a significant challenge. Jones Hardy provides expert advice and representation in matters of directors’ duties and shareholder agreements. We help you understand your responsibilities and rights as a director or shareholder, ensuring compliance with legal obligations and protection of your interests in the corporate environment.

court litigation

Jones Hardy assists clients with civil claims ranging from small disputes to major litigation. Whether it's contract disputes, property issues, or corporate disagreements, our lawyers bring seasoned counsel and tactical representation to ensure justice and equitable results.

Other types of Civil Law Cases Jones Hardy Law handles

What Your Lawyer Should Tell You

An effective civil law representation depends on clear and open communication. At Jones Hardy, we prioritise transparency and education throughout your legal journey. This section outlines the crucial information that our lawyers will share with you to ensure that you are fully informed and prepared for the legal process. Additionally, we highlight essential details you should provide to your legal team. Understanding both sides of this communication ensures that your representation is as effective and strategic as possible, tailored to achieve the best outcome for your case.

The critical information that our lawyers will share with you

Case Overview:
Your lawyer will clarify the charges against you, the legal parameters, and what the prosecution needs to prove.

Legal Rights:
You'll learn about your fundamental rights, such as the right to remain silent and the presumption of innocence.

Possible Outcomes:
We discuss all potential outcomes, including dismissals, convictions, or plea bargains, and their implications.

You'll receive a clear outline of the legal process, expected timelines, and any necessary paperwork.

We tailor a defence strategy suited to your unique case, considering all applicable defences.

We provide a detailed estimate of legal costs, explaining our fee structure and any additional potential expenses.

essential details you should provide to your legal team.

Full Disclosure:
It's vital that you share all relevant facts about your case, even those that may seem damaging. Full transparency allows your lawyer to defend you effectively.

Your Goals:
Communicate what outcome you are hoping to achieve, whether it's clearing your name, receiving the least severe penalty possible, or seeking a quick resolution.

Previous Records:
Any prior criminal history or legal matters that might influence your case should be disclosed.

Witness Information:
Details about potential witnesses who could support your defence are crucial.

Documents and Evidence:
Provide any pertinent documents or evidence that could be relevant to your case, such as communications, photographs, or records.

Essential Tips:

Be Honest:
Always be truthful with your lawyer; lies can backfire and severely undermine your defence.

Keep Records: Maintain records of all interactions related to your case, including those with your lawyer.
Ask Questions: Don’t hesitate to ask for clarifications about legal jargon or advice given by your lawyer.

Building a Better Civil Law Case

Facing civil law challenges can be daunting, which is why we at Jones Hardy Law have created the "You and Your Lawyer" preparation document. This guide is designed to help you understand what to expect from your lawyer and what they will expect from you, ensuring you gather all necessary documents and information before your meeting. It also includes practical advice on managing the emotions and stress that often accompany legal issues, helping you to stay focused and effective throughout your legal journey.

After familiarising yourself with the guide, the next step is to book a private legal session with Jones Hardy Law. During this session, we will tailor a legal strategy to your specific needs, building on the foundation set by the guide. This personalised approach ensures you are not just prepared but also confident and ready to tackle your civil law challenges with our expert support. Download the guide and book your session today to take control of your legal journey with confidence and expertise.

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Start Your Legal Journey with Jones Hardy: Here's How

Ready to discuss your legal needs? Starting your journey with Jones Hardy is straightforward and designed to ensure we can best assist you towards a positive resolution. Follow these steps to begin:

  • Book an Appointment or Call: The only way for both of us to determine if we can help you achieve a positive resolution is to start a conversation. Book an appointment or call Jones Hardy to discuss the specifics of your situation.
  • Receive Your Onboarding Pack: Once you book an appointment, we'll send you three important documents:
  • The Jones Hardy Philosophy and Approach to Resolution: Understand the core values and strategies that drive our success.
  • A Guide to Explaining Your Case to Your Lawyer: This guide will help you prepare the details of your case effectively.
  • Questions We Need Answers To and Questions You Might Want to Ask Us: These prompts will help build a solid foundation for our communication and ensure we cover all critical aspects of your case.

Our commitment

By the end of our call, you’ll know exactly what you should do next!


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