Personalised legal services for your needs in Dubbo

At North & Badgery Solicitors we pride ourselves on offering prompt service and in-depth consultation suited to your particular circumstances. We offer legal services covering a range of areas including:

  • Family Law Matters, including children’s matters, property disputes and child support matters.
  • Conveyancing, including purchase and sales of residential properties, commercial properties and rural properties.
  • Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointment of Guardians.
  • Estate and Probate matters.
  • Criminal law, including representation in Local court and District Court matters for defended hearings, sentence matters and appeals.
  • Workers Compensation, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents and victims compensation.
  • Representation in matters funded by Legal Aid NSW.

Family law

Your family law matter will be approached with sensitivity and practicality. It is our focus to approach each matter in a sensitive and practical way, by empowering you with the knowledge of your rights and responsibilities, and securing a cost-effective, equitable result
We acknowledge that family law matters, particularly those involving children, can be quite stressful and time consuming. Allow the team from North & Badgery Solicitors to offer the guidance and understanding that our experience provides. Our services in family law matters can cater to:

  • Division of property and superannuation after separation whether married or de facto.
  • Matters involving where children live and how they spend time with their parents and other important people in their lives when there has been a relationship breakdown.
  • Disputes concerning Child Support, for both paying and receiving parents.
  • Representation in family law mediations.

Representatives of our firm regularly appear in the Family Court of Australia and the Federal Magistrates Court in Dubbo and in other centres.

Injury and compensation

If you have suffered an injury in the workplace or have been in a motor vehicle accident, our solicitors are here to help. We can ensure that you are being properly compensated in such areas as:

  • Victims compensation
  • Workers compensation
  • Motor vehicle accident claims

Criminal law

Obtain the right legal advice and support if you find yourself in criminal proceedings by calling on North & Badgery Solicitors & Barristers. We have in-depth knowledge of the complex facets of the criminal justice system and understand the operation of local law enforcement agencies. North and Badgery can walk you through the process and ensure your rights are protected along the way. We can cater to:

  • Representation for drink driving and disqualified driving matters
  • Appearing in defended hearings in the Local Court
  • Representation for the victim or defendant in Apprehended Violence Orders
  • Appeals against convictions in the District Court
  • Appeals against severity of sentence in the District Court.
  • Representation in serious trial matters in the District and Supreme Courts.

North and Badgery Solicitors service Courts in and around Dubbo including Dubbo, Wellington, Narromine, Gilgandra, Warren, Nyngan, Cobar, Peak Hill and Parkes.

Wills and Estates

It is vitally important that every adult has a valid and current will. Do not put off this important task for another day and do not be fooled into thinking that a ‘will kit’ will do – what happens to your estate and how your family is provided for is too important to take a chance on. Make an appointment with us today to prepare your will.

Losing someone close to you is a very difficult and confusing time, unfortunately this is sometimes more difficult due to the complexities of obtaining a grant of Probate or Letters of Administration. Allow our fully trained and highly experienced legal staff to step in and help with those delicate matters. We will ensure that the wishes of your loved one are followed and that the process is as straightforward as possible. We offer services for:

  • Drafting of wills and powers of attorney
  • Drafting Appointment of Guardianships
  • Obtaining grants of Probate or Letters of Administration
  • Estate and succession planning advice
  • Representation in disputes over wills and estates.  

Meet our dedicated staff

North & Badgery Solicitors & Barristers has been established in Dubbo since 1963. The firm was initially owned and operated by founder Mr John North Snr and his son the Hon. John North until 2009, when John was appointed as Judge on the NSW District Court Bench.

The firm was then taken over by current owners Anne Hazelton and Michelle Osborne. 

Anne grew up on a property outside of Gilgandra and was admitted to practice in 2003. Anne has extensive experience in residential and rural conveyancing and estate matters. She also runs a commercial practice for the preparation of leases and commercial contracts. Anne also regularly appears in Court representing client’s in defended hearings and in civil disputes. Outside of the office Anne is an avid Bridge player. 

Michelle was born and raised in Parkes and was admitted to practice in 2004. Michelle’s main practice area is family law and she has focused on this area of law since admission. Michelle has previously worked as a Senior Solicitor in Family Law at Legal Aid NSW and has experience in mediation and litigation for both children and property matters. Michelle is proud to say that the majority of her matters settle without the need for a final hearing. Michelle also enjoys playing in the Dubbo A Grade Women’s Hockey competition. 

Our Associate Solicitor, Jarni Simpson, has been at North & Badgery since 2008. Jarni grew up on the Central Coast but now calls a rural property near Dubbo home and is enjoying living on the land. Jarni’s practice is primarily criminal law and she is an experienced and skillful advocate in the criminal law jurisdiction. Jarni also manages to fit in running a busy compensation practice and some family law work. When Jarni is not at work she is busy running a cattle stud with her husband.

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The purchase and sale of real estate is a very exciting time. Whether you are purchasing a home to live in or an investment property or selling the family home or a valuable commercial property we can provide you with efficient service and diligence for the length of the transaction.
North and Badgery Solicitors has been assisting the people of Dubbo and the surrounding area with the sale and purchase of property for almost 50 years and have well-established relationships with local real estate agents, banks and mortgage brokers. Our rates are competitive and we provide superior representation in conveyancing. We can assist with the following transactions:-

  • First home buyers
  • Residential purchases and sales
  • Transactions involving rural properties.
  • The sale and purchase of commercial properties
  • Preparation and advice on entering retail leases