FAQs

What sort of work do you do?

Tierney Law has a general practice focused on households and small business.  Lead practice areas are property related matters such as conveyancing and subdivisions, Wills and Estates, Family Law matters and court matters more generally.

 What are your office hours?

Our office is open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, but our lawyers are often in the office outside hours so you may be able to make an appointment with them outside 9:00am to 5:00pm if required.

Our office is not open over the weekend.

Do I need an appointment?

Lawyers are often busy and hard to catch.  We try to be as available and accessible as possible. Court and other matters often take us out of the office.  If you are coming in to see us , you are best to make an appointment via reception to be sure we will be available.   

Can I just ring up?

Ideally we like to meet new clients.  Don’t hesitate to telephone if your enquiry is brief or preliminary only.  Complex and difficult matters are often best dealt with in person.

 Is the first appointment free?

If we add value in the first appointment we will expect to be paid.  Assuming the first appointment does not go for longer than half an hour, we are happy to cap the cost of the first appointment to $110.00.  We will try within the first half an hour to work out where the matter is heading including where the matter is heading as to cost.

 Are your Wills free?

We have information about drawing your Will available on this web site without charge.  We charge for our work in preparing Wills.  Wills are important. They need to be done properly.  We do not deliver cut rate service by having Wills drawn by people without legal qualifications.  We do not subsidise our Will writing service by charging commissions on estates. 

 Which lawyer should I see?

You can get an idea of the practice areas of our lawyers from this website.  Speak to the receptionist when you call.  If you are uncertain which lawyer to deal with, the receptionist will find out the basic nature of your matter and refer you to the appropriate practitioner.