Practice Areas

The lawyers at Harman Legal have the experience to provide quality legal services over a broad range of areas of the law.

Wills, Estates & Inheritance
Elder Law
Personal Injury Litigation
Chemical/Physical Exposures (toxic tort litigation)
Commercial Litigation
Environment Health & Safety
Mining


Wills, Estates & Inheritance

  • Preparation of wills
  • Estate planning
  • Advice on disputed wills and inheritance issues
  • Advice on testamentary dispositions
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Guardianship
  • Applications to SAT regarding Administration and Guardianship issues
  • Advice regarding legal issues associated with caring for and the financial arrangements of or for elderly persons


Elder Law

  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Guardianship
  • Applications to SAT re Administration and Guardianship issues
  • Advice regarding legal issues associated with caring for and the financial arrangements of or for elderly persons
  • Advice on contractual arrangements with Retirement Villages and care facilities
  • Advice regarding family care arrangements


Personal Injury Litigation

  • Advice on public liability insurance policies and claims
  • Workers’ compensation and common law proceedings for personal injury (both physical and psychological) resulting from work practices


Chemical/physical exposures (toxic tort litigation)

  • Chemical exposures
  • Electromagnetic fields
  • Work-related injuries (both physical & psychological)
  • Adverse effects of pharmaceuticals


Commercial Litigation

  • Product defects
  • Manufacturing defects
  • Professional negligence
  • Contractual disputes
  • Reviewing contractual documents


Environment Health & Safety

  • Pollution of land by waste under the Environmental Protection Act 1986 and Contaminated Sites Act 2003
  • Leakage from underground petroleum storage tanks
  • Pollution of land and waterways from mining operations
  • Environmental insurance policies
  • Industrial emissions
  • Dangerous goods legislation (storage, handling and transportation)
  • Asbestos


Mining

  • Storage and transport of tailings containing hazardous compounds
  • Litigation involving contamination by mine effluent and emissions
  • Occupational health & safety audits
  • Legal compliance and risk assessment of products and processes – including heavy metals, solvents, gases, chemicals, carcinogens, radioactive substances, artificial fibres and asbestos
  • Document management policies