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INTRODUCTORY OFFER

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Business Disputes
Contracts

In Hudson Leighton’s experience, you can never underestimate the power of mediation as opposed to expensive litigation.

Not so long ago we acted for 3 Directors of a new company that had been set up to buy the major assets from the company they were formerly employed by.

Our clients felt they had complied with the terms of the sale, however the former owner felt aggrieved by the deal and sued our clients for amongst other things, lost profits.

It was hard to know exactly what had upset the former owner and therefore to deal with the matter in a legalistic way through the court process was going to be difficult.

Through the use of mediation, our clients took a slap on the wrist in the initial stages of the mediation for what the former owner perceived as sharp practice by them, but were able to achieve a settlement of the matter at relatively little legal cost given the amount in dispute.

In our estimate, our clients saved themselves 50% or approximately $30,000 **by settling the matter by negotiation through the mediation process, compared to what they would have incurred in going to court.

We believe that 95% of business disputes are resolvable in this way with similar levels of cost savings to the client.

At Hudson Leighton Lawyers, we try to implement what you want to do and we even go further and come up with options you may not have thought of.
Recently in the Property Area, we had input into a property development where the council required an environmental covenant over a number of lots in the development.
By reconfiguring the lots subject to the covenant into smaller lots, we hoped to show the council that it was impractical to have such a covenant in relation to the smaller lot size and thereby force them to dispense with the covenant over all lots.
If accepted by council, the client will be able to sell lots that might have been difficult to off load due to the covenant and in quicker time.

At Hudson Leighton Lawyers, we try to implement what you want to do and we even go further and come up with options you may not have thought of. Recently in the Property Area, we had input into a property development where the council required an environmental covenant over a number of lots in the development. By reconfiguring the lots subject to the covenant into smaller lots, we hoped to show the council that it was impractical to have such a covenant in relation to the smaller lot size and thereby force them to dispense with the covenant over all lots. If accepted by council, the client will be able to sell lots that might have been difficult to off load due to the covenant and in quicker time.

Leasing

LEASING is another major area of the firm’s practice.

Hudson Leighton act for both landlords and tenants and our experience is that we can save you on average $1,000.00 for lease documentation.

If you need someone, who understands the market and can ensure you don’t pay too much as a tenant, or that you obtain the best return on investment as a landlord, we can help you.

In leasing one of the most important aspects is to get the lease registered.

This is especially important, so that any option period under the lease is protected against a buyer of the premises.

Recently we acted for a tenant, who thought every thing had been completed under the lease, which it had, but who required registration of the lease.

The landlord’s solicitors procrastinated registering our client’s lease.

In the meantime our client’s lease could have become subject to a number of mortgages, as the landlord continued to borrow against the property.

To prevent this, we registered a caveat over the property to use as a lever to force the landlord to register our client’s lease, subject to as few encumbrances as possible.

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Tax

Due to Hudson Leighton’s strategic alliance with it’s Melbourne associates, Hudson Leighton is able to offer the client a complete suite of tax services from advising on the tax consequences for certain transactions to defending clients against tax office claims and prosecutions

Family Law

In Hudson Leighton’s experience, our family law clients are usually seeking:
• the best outcome possible for them;
• a speedy resolution;
• someone who will listen and understand what needs to be done
and then make it happen;
• realistic and pragmatic advice; and
• minimal fees possible.
We have many satisfied clients that can confirm that this is how Hudson Leighton operates.
So how does Hudson Leighton stand apart from others?
Family law requires a good knowledge of almost all other areas of law, such as contract and business law - areas that Hudson Leighton specialises in.
We help clients with a large variety of financial agreements such as pre-nuptial arrangements, and we undertake family law cases that other firms will not take on.
This means we have acquired a wide variety of expertise and knowledge that helps you better succeed with your issues.
Not so long ago Hudson Leighton had a most testing case, where we acted for a husband and father against his former spouse.
The spouse represented herself and almost walked away with everything she wanted at a conciliation conference. Thanks to some quick action this was avoided. The husband was able to obtain a much more satisfactory settlement, just prior to trial and was even able to get an agreement to see his children, when the spouse had previously refused due to alleged sexual abuse.

Family Law

PERSONAL INJURY has been the mainstay of Hudson Leighton since it’s inception some 20 years ago.
During this time there have been significant changes to this area of law due mainly to reforms forced on government by insurers.
This has meant the death of the small personal injury claim.
However Hudson Leighton continues to act in all personal injury matters, where it believes the client is largely without fault.
When we say no job too big or too small, we mean it.
What we are seeing in recent times are insurers contesting liability, where once they were more inclined to admit liability in clear cases of fault.
This means that insurers are more often taking our clients to the door of the court before offering a satisfactory settlement.
In this system where bluff plays a part, a client needs someone on their side who knows when to accept an offer and when to push on further in the court process.
At Hudson Leighton we can do this for you – and without grabbing huge fees which leaves you with very little left at the end.

Criminal Law

At Hudson Leighton we specialise in selected areas of Criminal Law so your chances of success greatly increase.
Difficult cases associated with motor vehicles like disqualified driving, drink driving and speed cameras are our speciality, especially where you maybe facing a term of imprisonment or a substantial fine.
Recently, we acted for a religious brother with an unusually high blood alcohol reading. It was not an exceptionally different or complicated case except for the high reading involved.
Due to the delicate nature of the matter, we decided that the client should be heard last in what was a large list of traffic matters. This would avoid any public embarrassment and unwanted media coverage.
As fate would have it, the second last matter of the day involved a celebrated case where the defendant’s real identity was an issue and the media was there in force.
When that matter finished, they all left, and our client obtained a good result without any unwanted media coverage.
It is this kind of foresight that is valued by our clients and sets Hudson Leighton apart.

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