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Hennikers Solicitors

Hennikers pride ourselves on offering friendly and professional service.

Bringing a local touch to a wide network. Hennikers has been servicing the legal needs of the Illawarra and Sydney for more than 30 years.

Hennikers is the longest standing law firm in Oak Flats. We bring that experience and reputation to our wide network of offices.

Combining experience with innovation and drive. Hennikers can meet you at any of our wide network of office locations. We provide expert legal service in Oak Flats, Shellharbour Wollongong, the southern Highlands, Sutherland and Sydney.

At Hennikers we believe in offering cost effective legal services while taking the time to fully understand our client’s position.

We offer advice and representation for all legal matters in a quick and efficient manner to best suit your needs.

For more information about how our team can assist you, please contact our office on (02) 4256 6866.

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  • What will my case cost?

    Hennikers pride ourselves on offering honest and affordable legal services.

    We offer fixed price quotes on most work we do. At Hennikers you will get certainty and clarity about your legal fees.

    Too often we hear of solicitors charging their client’s exorbitant fees. They charge for every single time you call them. They charge for every email they send you, no matter how small.

    We are happy to provide you with an initial free consultation to discuss your case and your likely fees. In most cases, we can offer a fixed price estimate so you have certainty about your legal costs.
    We offer piece of mind about your legal fees and certainty about your future.

  • What are lawyer's primary responsibilities?

    Lawyers are expected to both uphold the law and protect the rights of their clients. In addition to actually knowing the law, particularly within their practice area, a solicitor or lawyer must be able to communicate clearly with their clients, work competently to resolve their client’s needs and be ethical in the performance of their overall handling of a case. While a Lawyer must try and get the best result for their client, their primary obligation is to act as an officer of the court. This principle means the lawyer owes their paramount duty to the administration of justice and can not do things, such as mislead the court, in order to win their client’s case.

  • What are the requirements for becoming a lawyer?

    To become a lawyer, one must first complete special training and meet other professional requirements. Although each state has its own standards for admitting lawyer, most states require lawyers to obtain an undergraduate degree and as well as a diploma in practical legal training.
    Lawyer’s admitted to practice law in NSW are added to the roll of practicing lawyers. This is a list of all legal practitioners in NSW. If a Lawyer does the wrong thing, they can be struck off the role and not allowed to practice law any more.

    Hennikers have solicitors that are admitted to the NSW Supreme Court and are allowed to appear in all courts in NSW. We also have experienced solicitors who are admitted to the High Court of Australia, and are entitled to appear in all Federal Courts.

  • May I hire a non-lawyer for a legal problem?

    You may represent yourself in court and you have a right to defend your own case. Many cases can be complex, so seeking help from a qualified and experienced lawyer makes sense.

    There can be restrictions from seeking help from people not qualified to practice law.

    It depends on the situation and the breadth of service you are seeking. For example, while you are entitled to represent yourself at court, you may not necessarily be entitled to have another person speak on your behalf at court unless they are a solicitor. The court sometimes will allow another person to speak on your behalf; however the court first must give that person permission to do so, which is known as granting leave.

    There are qualifications that allow a person to undertaken some legal work. For example, Licenced Conveyancers may represent you in basic property transactions. However, they often can’t meet all your other legal needs, like preparing your will. This is why there are advantages to using a lawyer.

Applying a local touch to a wide network.

Hennikers has been serving the legal needs of the Illawarra and Sydney for 30 years.

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