©2018 by Bhardwaj & Associates Lawyers

Our Areas of Practice

How We Can Help You

  • Criminal Law

  • Traffic Law

  • Domestic Violence Applications and offences

  • Drug offences

  • Sexual offences

  • Weapons offences

  • Immigration Law

  • Property Law

  • Conveyancing

  • Commercial Law

  • Family Law

  • Wills and Estate.

Criminal Law

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers we have years of experience in criminal matters and we are best placed to act in your best interest: We know the court system and can advocate and negotiate the best outcome for you. It is of paramount importance that you understand your legal rights before you interact with the police or attend court.

We understand that facing a criminal charge can be a very stressfull time. We can represent you, explain the court process and guide you through the process and give you  the options if you should plead guilty or not. We can also negotiate with the Police to drop the charges or reduce it to a lesser charge.

A criminal conviction can have a long lasting effect on you; it may prevent you from your future employment and may prevent you from travelling overseas. If you are on a student visa or a bridging visa, the recording of a conviction can have a very negative effect on your permanent visa application.


To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Traffic Law

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, we understand that appearing in court for traffic related offences can be a very daunting and intimidating experience. Often, these offences carry a potential disqualification of your licence. We are aware that not having a driving licence can have serious life changing implications.

Most common traffic offences are drink/drug driving offence, careless driving, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, demerit point and SPERS suspended offences.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers we can explain all the options available to you, which include advising you on  the option in obtaining a work licence or we can assist you with a special hardship application.

 

Negotiating with prosecutions for a lesser charge or discontinuing the charge, advocating for the minimum period of disqualification and avoid sentence of custody for defendants who have a lengthy and serious traffic history.

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Domestic Violence offences

Domestic violence has been acknowledged as a very serious and widespread issue. This prompted the government to set up a task force and in 2015, accepted all the recommendations included in the report Not Now, Not Ever.

As defined under the “Act” it is “a behaviour by a person  towards another person  with whom the first person is in a relevant relationship that is physically or sexually abusive, or is emotionally or psychologically abusive; or is economically abusive or is threatening or is coercive or in any other way controls or dominates the second person and causes the second person to fear for the second person’s safety or wellbeing or that of someone else.”

It is not limited to the above definition. From years of  representing clients in private and Police applications, we are well placed to give non-judgmental and sound advice. To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Our proven successful trial advocacy is best described in the words of one of our many clients, “Dear Atul, thank you so much for your help during my court appearance. You were very kind and supportive to me and I truly appreciate that. You must deal with hundreds of cases per year, but you have retained a warm and caring side and I can’t thank you enough for your humanity. The people of Qld are lucky to have you on their side.  Kind regards”

Drug Offences

At Bhardwaj & Associates Lawyers we have experienced lawyers who successfully manage drug related offences. This includes offences like, possession, supply, production, trafficking, and importation of dangerous drugs.


The penalties for drugs offences include “drug diversion”, for minor drug offence, fines, probation and community service and even lengthy periods of imprisonment. We are mindful of the fact that a “conviction” being recorded for such an offence can have long-term Implications and we will endeavor that a “conviction” not be recorded. We achieve our results through successful negotiations with police prosecutors, keeping the charges restricted to the Magistrate’s court and a strong advocacy.

 

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Sexual offences

Sexual offences include rape, sexual assault, willful exposure, indecent treatment of children, unlawful carnal knowledge and the possession/distribution of child exploitation material, using the internet to procure children under 16, grooming children under 16 years and incest are some of the offences.


The penalties are severe for these offences and generally include an actual term of imprisonment. At Bhardwaj & Associates Lawyers we take a proactive approach dealing with such offences and explore the defence options that may be available to the defendant.

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Weapons Offences

The definition of what constitutes a “weapon” is often misunderstood by the common man. Travel overseas often may result in a purchase of a “weapon”, which one may wrongfully believe that they are legal to purchase and possess it. This may result in being charged for 'possession of a weapon'.

 

Certain religious groups are permitted to carry a “Kripan” and may be wrongfully charged for carrying a “knife” though permitted by law.

Certain weapon offenses carry a mandatory imposition of a term of imprisonment and a forfeiture of their weapons license. Due diligence should be exercised before entering any pleas of guilty.

 

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Immigration Law

As skilled migrants ourselves, we understand the value of a reliable consultant; if you are planning to move to Australia for personal, study or work reasons, we are aware, in particular, the frustration that is often associated with the Visa application process.

 

Our goal is to provide visa solutions and enjoy the excitement of migrating to another country.

 

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, we provide expert assistance within all areas of practice, including, work visa, travel visa, working holiday visa, family visa, study visa, business visa, representation at AAT and advocating for you at the Ministerial appeals.

 

Our services are tailor-made to suit your requirements.  

Conveyancing

If you are buying a property, you will have a trusted conveyancing lawyer to act in your best interests.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our conveyancers will:

 

  • Review the draft contract before you sign the agreement;

  • Advise you on the terms of the contract and if required, recommend special conditions;

  • Investigate the property by recommending free and paid searches of your choice;

  • Guide you through the contract critical due dates i.e. building and pest, finance etc;

  • Provide written communications to the seller’s solicitor and agent on the outcome of your contract conditions;

  • Provide you with documentation for transfer duty concessions (if applicable);

  • Calculate settlement figures, make rates/tax adjustments;

  • Arrange settlement with your financier (if required) and the seller’s solicitor;

  • Updating you once settlement is effected;

  • Advising the selling agent that settlement has occurred and requesting the release of keys/ remote controls to you.

If you are selling a property, you will have a trusted conveyancing lawyer to facilitate the sale.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our conveyancers will:

  • Review the draft contract before the buyer receives the agreement;

  • Advise you through the contract conditions and due dates;

  • Respond to the buyer’s solicitor requests;

  • Review settlement figures including payment of deposit monies and agent’s commission;

  • Arrange settlement with the buyer’s solicitor and if required, your lender;

  • Update you and your agent once settlement is effected;

  • Advising the selling agent that settlement has occurred.

If you are transferring the interests in a property, you will have a trusted conveyancing lawyer to make it simple for you.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our conveyancers will:

  • Provide advice on the transfer arrangement whether by way of gift, court order or between family or de facto members;

  • Review the legal documentation;

  • Guide you through the process.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers you will get conveyancing lawyers who are available to advise and assist you throughout the conveyancing process. 

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Commercial Law

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our approachable and experienced team of Commercial Lawyers are trained in providing advice for small to medium businesses and sole traders.

 

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our Commercial Lawyers will:

  • Assist in Leasing (Retail Shop Lease and Commercial Lease) matters such as:

  • Advise tenants regarding new leases and critical lease conditions;

  • Represent the tenant, negotiate during lease reviews and if required, negotiate lease extensions and new lease conditions;

  • Represent the landlord, draft leases for landlords and communicate with the tenant’s solicitor;

  • Negotiate to resolve lease problems;

  • Ending the lease.

 

 Assist in Commercial sale/purchase matters such as:

  • Starting a business;

  • Registering the business name;

  • Assisting in business licenses and permits;

  • Advising on other issues related to the purchase i.e. employee entitlements, goodwill, intellectual property, lease assignment, transfer duty, tuition, stock in trade, plant, and machinery;

  • Selling a business as a going concern, closing it down or ending a franchise agreement.

 

To arrange an appointment contact us by completing the online form or call us.

Family Law

If you are going through a separation or relationship problems, you will have a team of compassionate lawyers to offer you cost effective solutions and best legal advice.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, our solicitors will advise you on:

  • Divorce and separation;

  • Property Settlements;

  • Parenting Agreements;

  • Mediation and Arbitration.

 

We understand that each family is unique and has its own challenges and dynamics.

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers, you will be appointing an experienced and highly skilled solicitor in:

  • family law disputes;

  • domestic violence;

  • criminal law;

  • immigration and visa issues;

  • property law; and

  • commercial law.

Wills and Estate

At Bhardwaj and Associates Lawyers we understand the importance of a will and estate plan. We acknowledge that the circumstances can be different for each one of us.

We take pride in understanding your unique circumstances and explain the requirements that need to be addressed to encompass your legal rights.

Give us the opportunity to start you on the path of creating your will and estate plan.