Experienced Lawyers Serving Busselton and Margaret River

We understand that legal issues can be confusing

That’s why we take pride in our history of helping people in regional WA.

We live in our local communities and we understand the local way of life.

When you speak to any of our staff, you will be listened to and will receive  a high quality, professional service – with a country flavour.

Services

Wills in Busselton

We prepare all Wills from the simple to the most complicated and can advise on all matters relating to estate planning including:

  • guidance on the effects of capital gains tax and
  • the necessity for ensuring that executors are given appropriate powers
  • Our experience in the areas of taxation and administration of deceased’s estates has proved invaluable when advising clients as to the proper content of their Wills.

 

Settlements

Property settlements including

  • commercial business,
  • residential and farm land.
  • Including transfer of land into superannuation funds and
  • between the generations of farming families which may be exempt from Stamp Duty.

Family Law Experts Serving Bunbury & Busselton

Family Law including

  • Property Settlement Cases,
  • Children matters
  • Maintenance claims
  • We can also advise and represent clients in the Family Law Areas of Adoptions, Child Welfare and the Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989 and also in relation to De Facto Relationships.

Criminal Law / Traffic Offences

Advice and representation on all types of charges in the Courts of Petty Sessions, District and Supreme Courts including

  • Appearances in respect of all criminal charges.
  • Drink rriving and other Road Traffic Offences;
  • Applications for Extraordinary Driver’s Licences;
  • Children’s Court and Department of Child Protection matters.

Conveyancing, Companies & Trusts

  • Contracts for the Sale of Businesses and Residential Properties,
  • Leases, Extension of Leases, Assignments of Leases of Business and
  • Residential Property, Mortgages, Deeds of Guarantee and Indemnity, Trust Deeds

Commercial Litigation

  • Involving all Commercial Disputes between Borrowers and Lenders, Vendors and Purchasers, Lessors and Lessees of all property of whatever type;
  • Engaging in Commercial Litigation at all levels from the Local Court through the District Court to the Supreme Court.

Succession Planning

  • We work closely with other professionals to develop successfully and enduring succession plans.
  • We work with Accountants, Financial Planners and Farm Consultants to ensure the decisions made can be implemented and understood by all parties involved.

Commercial / Agriculture

  • Banking Law, Commercial Contracts, Joint Ventures, Commercial Arbitrations, Negotiations and Mediations.
  • Agriculture; Farm Leases, Share Farming Agreements, Settlements, Contract Disputes, Succession Planning.

Appointment of Guardians or Administrators

  • Applications in relation to the appointment and removal of persons dealing with the affairs of another person;
  • applying for the appointment of a Guardian and/or Administrator under the Guardianship and Administration Act
  • permitting the Guardian / Administrator to have either specific or general powers
  • including obtaining the consent of the Guardianship and Administration Board to the sale or purchase of real property;
  • We have experience in the preparation of Powers of Attorney

Deceased Estates

  • Advice on Transfer of Property by Survivorship;
  • Applications for Grants of Probate,
  • Letters of Administration and Letters of Administration with Will Annexed;
  • Claims under the Inheritance (Family and Dependant’s Provision) Act 1972 and also
  • Fatal Accident Claims in the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Insurance

Professional Advice in all Matters relating to Insurance

  • including the Handling of Litigation in Respect of Insurance Claims in the District and Supreme Courts.
A Lane Buck Higgins lawyer helping clients in Dunsborough

Client Comments

As the Chairman of Central Agcare, I appreciated the prompt and straight forward advice received from Bronwen at Lane Buck & Higgins in Narrogin.  She gave our committee the clarity we needed.

Brad Cusworth Central Agcare Inc, Corrigin