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Port Macquarie’s best !
Specialist Criminal Law, Specialist Family Law, Conveyancing and Wills Probate Estate Lawyers
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Ready to help with Experienced Trusted and Respected Lawyers and Staff
Focused on excellent client service, Outstanding Results and Peace of Mind for our clients.
Our staff are motivated, highly qualified and passionate about clients outcomes
Level 1 JBC Building, 41 Horton Street. Port Macquarie NSW 2444 –
We practice in Port Macquarie, The Mid North Coast & most areas of NSW and South East Queensland
Separation & Divorce
Children’s Living Arrangements
Complex Property settlements
Same sex relationships
AVO’s & AVDO’s
Power of Attorney
End of Life documents
Sales & Purchases
We can represent you in the following Courts.
Federal Magistrates Court now called the Circuit Court
Family Court of Australia
Where are we?
Hannaway Lawyers is a modern and progressive firm with state of the art I.T. and software systems that allow us to work quickly and efficiently with all client files, lodgement of documents, communication with other lawyers and agencies. These practices help to keep down costs resulting in great service and value for money for our clients.
We are within walking distance of the Local and District Courts in Port Macquarie, Wauchope Court is a 30 minute drive from our office. These two courts handle Local Court, District Court, Federal Magistrates Court and Children’s Court matters.
We are 1 hr by plane to Sydney’s Courts and 3 Hrs by Car to Newcastle, where we regularly attend the Family Court, Children’s Court and Supreme Court in Sydney.
We are proud of our personal, professional and friendly service to our clients and community.
By keeping our firm small and valuing our experienced staff we are able to focus on our clients’ needs and offer them a comprehensive service. Every Client is important to us, from the individual right through to businesses, and Government Agencies.
Social justice is just one of our focuses and we are able to offer some Legal Aid assistance as a member of Legal Aid Panel of Lawyers, appointed to conduct matters on behalf of Legally Aided clients.
Douglas Hannaway, Lawyer, Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Criminal Law.
What is an Accredited Specialist?
The Law Society of NSW operates the Specialist Accreditation Scheme to help the general public identify lawyers who have demonstrated proficiency in a particular area of law.
Solicitors who fulfil the requirements of the scheme are entitled to use, after their
names, the words ‘Accredited Specialist’ in the nominated area of practice.
They also receive a certificate and gain exclusive use of a Specialist Accreditation logo (see logo at left)
which they can display on promotional material.
Before gaining accreditation, under the requirements of the scheme a lawyer must have:
- Practiced full time for at least five years
- Worked in their area of speciality for at least 3 years, and
- Passed rigorous assessments in communication, problem solving, client relations and of course the law.
A lawyer who is an Accredited Specialist must also renew their accreditation each year.
Accredited Specialists make up only 7% of all lawyers and solicitors in NSW
Do you need an Accredited Specialist ?
Because Accredited Specialist lawyers are experts in their field they are able to deal with highly complex matters involving property, children’s matters, distribution of assets, superannuation splits, family violence and much more.
Anyone with a family law matter would be wise use an Accredited Specialist. The family law rules have changed many times in the past 10 years and there are strict procedures that must be met before a matter can be sent to Court. There are also several ways which separating parents can resolve issues regarding their children prior to going to Court. You need a lawyer who understands all the options and can guide you through the processes and help you with the decision making process.
Have a look at our Areas of Practice pages for more detailed information about what we are able to do for you.
Contact us for more information or to arrange a consultation with an experienced solicitor