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Cairns Lawyers Ready to Tackle your Dispute

Dealing with a legal team in Cairns can seem like a frightening prospect. The industry is full of legal jargon and let’s be honest - lawyers don’t have the best reputation at the best of times! But we’re out to change that, one case at a time.

Whether you’re trying to navigate contractual issues, battle a workplace dispute, or contest a will, we will take the time to guide you through the process so you don’t feel overwhelmed.

We have more than 25 years of legal experience all across Queensland, including in Cairns. We take pride in assisting the community on a range of legal matters including those relating to business, construction, property conveyancing, employment and estate law.

Our team is friendly and takes the time to listen before offering you advice that will give you the confidence in fighting your legal battle.

Best of all? We are honest about our fee structure, meaning you don’t end up with a hefty bill you weren’t expecting.

If you have been searching for Cairns lawyers who take the time to truly listen to the legal issues you are facing, then you have found your team.

Welcome to Cohen Legal. See how we can assist...

Property Conveyancing

If you are ready to sign a property contract - whether it’s because you are selling or buying - have you had a lawyer to look over the legal documents for you? Selling or buying a property will be one of the biggest financial decisions you’ll ever make, so ensure you get it right. We can help you through the mountains of paperwork, transferring title deeds and reviewing contracts, to make sure you understand everything throughout the settlement process.

Building and construction disputes

Building and construction disputes can be stressful if you’re unsure what you need to do next. We can help you to work through a contractual dispute with our extensive commercial knowledge, allowing you to achieve the outcome you seek. We are experienced in navigating the Building Industry Fairness (Security of Payments) Act 2017, subcontractor’s charges proceedings, and QBCC (Queensland Building and Construction Commission) licensing issues, internal reviews and other proceedings.

Property protection

Have you got caught up in a commercial or residential leasing dispute? We regularly assist our clients through body corporate disputes, town planning matters, caveats, and easement and title disputes. Let us help you too.

Insolvency and bankruptcy

A business failure can seem like there is no light at the end of the tunnel. Personal insolvency can be overwhelming. However your circumstances have unfolded, remember that your past does not equal your future. Let us take the stress out of the situation by dealing with all the administration and legal issues surrounding an insolvency so that you can move forward.

Employment law

Have you had a workplace bullying or harassment claim filed against you? Or are you facing an unfair dismissal charge in Cairns? We have a wide range of experience in working on Fair Work Commission hearings and workplace disputes, and frequently assist employees and employers in seeking a fair resolution.

Business law

Business law matters are our founder’s expertise, as Sam Cohen comes from a strong business background. For nearly three decades she has been assisting clients in legal business matters, from commencing on partnerships or joint ventures, assisting with business disputes, or simply by offering Personal Property Securities Act advice. Don’t venture into business or sign a contract without speaking to Cohen Legal first!

Wills and Estates

Examining the fine print in a will can seem like a daunting task if you have just lost someone you love. Let us do this laborious work for you so you can focus on what matters most.

We work with clients on contesting wills, estate administration, and family provision claims so you don’t have to worry during what is normally a very challenging time.

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At Cohen Legal, we work with clients, not cases.

We take our work seriously yet pride ourselves on being approachable in assisting you with your legal disputes and getting you the resolution you seek.

If you need assistance locally with Cairns property conveyancing, business, disputes, employment, or estate law, call Cohen Legal on 07 4721 0264 or contact us online.