Butler, McIntyre & Butler is a medium sized independent Tasmanian legal firm. Its offices in Hobart are situated in the centre of the city close to the Supreme Court of Tasmania.
In Hobart, the name Butler, McIntyre & Butler has been synonymous with the law for over 185 years. In fact, established in 1824, it is the oldest law firm in Tasmania.
The Commercial Services Group of Butler McIntyre & Butler takes a practical approach to counselling its clients on a wide range of commercial matters.
In their work, they not only frequently deal with the mainstream of commercial issues - development contracts, leasing, trust corporations/corporate planning joint venture banking and finance but also with other less frequently encountered areas - insolvency trade practices employment and industrial law. In addition the firm provides advice on and access to finance and investments.
The Commercial Group acts for corporation's large and small public and private domestic and foreign as well as for private clients.
The Litigation Group acts for and advises many corporations, banks, insurance companies and other commercial and private clients on the resolution of a wide range of legal disputes.
The Group provides a timely and cost-effective approach to litigation within the constraints imposed courts’ administration.
The Group also handles personal injury, professional negligence, insurance and property related claims.
The Conveyancing Group at Butler McIntyre & Butler has extensive experience in all domestic and commercial property transactions.
The Group ensures that matters progress quickly and efficiently from contract to completion.
Additionally, the Group specialises in acting for commercial developers whose interests span city, regional and country areas.
They act for investors, institutions and private clients in all aspects of property transactions including purchase and disposal of real estate, joint ventures, property financing, building and construction contracts, subdivisions of land and buildings, leasing of commercial buildings, local government, planning and environmental law and liquor licensing.
The Criminal Law Group at Butler McIntyre & Butler is headed by Kim Baumeler.
The Group is able to offer assistance in all areas of criminal practice, be it offences dealt with in the Court of Petty Session to all forms of Supreme Court matters.
We pride ourselves on our expertise in this area of law, and offer practical advice to all clients charged at a time in their life that can be difficult and challenging.
The Probate and Estate Planning Group at Butler McIntyre & Butler offers a comprehensive and thorough service in all aspects of Estate Planning.
The group works closely with the Commercial Group in those matters where estate assets are held in business structures or where the restructuring of assets has revenue consequences.
Butler McIntyre & Butler Lawyers have a strong and experienced team of Family Law practitioners consisting of John Lewinski, Anna Grant, Maree Nettlefold and Graeme Lynch.
All our family law practitioners are able to offer sound and practical advice on:
• Children’s Matters such as care arrangements for children, including who they should live with and the amount of time they spend with the other parent, recovery applications, change of name applications and relocation applications;
• Child Support;
• Property Matters including sole occupation applications, and distribution of Property, both under the Family Law Act and Relationships Act;
• Spousal Maintenance;
• Matters involving the Department of Child & Family Services;
• Victims of Crime Compensation Claims;
• Restraint Orders; and
• Family Violence Orders.
Family Law is a diverse area of law, which may have an affect on many areas of a client’s day to day life.
The family law practitioners at Butler McIntyre and Butler keep themselves up to date on relevant matters affecting separating couples.
The practitioners use this knowledge and their experience to guide clients through the maze of issues affecting them during this emotionally charged time in their lives.