Litigation Lawyers in Sydney

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We are litigation professionals. We know what matters to you.
We provide cost-effective legal service and deliver easy-to-understand legal advice.

Criminal / Traffic Law

24 hour urgent bail application / non-guilty defence / sentencing / drug related / assault / smuggling / kidnapping / sexual assault / Domestic violence / drink-driving / driving without license / dangerous driving

Civil Litigation

debt recovery / fraud / misleading and deceptive conduct / professional negligence / contract dispute / will and estate / shareholder dispute / bankruptcy / director’s duties / consumer protection / trademark infringement / employment dispute

Family Law

divorce / property division / parenting / spouse maintenance / child support / de-facto relationship / Binding financial agreement / consent order

Property / Commercial / Employment

property conveyancing / purchase or sale of business / estate planning / lease / deed / option / franchise agreement / licensing and other company agreements

Immigration / Immigration Appeal

immigration advice / immigration application / migration appeal

About Broaden Legal

  • Broaden Legal is situated in the heart of the CBD, closed to the Federal Courts and State courts of New South Wales

  • Broaden Legal is experienced in complicated litigation in relation to civil dispute, criminal defence and family law, among other areas.

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Communication

Our Australian Chinese lawyers respond quickly. Regardless of the complexity or urgency of your matters, we will use our best endeavour to deliver precis and easy to understand legal advice to you.

Reasonable Fees

We provide economical and reasonable legal service. Regardless of the scale of your matter, we will provide you with detailed fees estimate and scope of works before we act for you. We will also provide update fees estimate during the retainer to ensure that you understand clearly the fees incurred and fees estimate in your matter.

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Criminal / Traffic Law

If you are in police custody  or have received a Court Attendance Notice and need detailed professional advice on a criminal matter, please contact our office at 02 9139 3436.

As professional criminal defence lawyers, we have extensive experience in representing clients in all types of criminal and traffic cases, including:

  • Bail applications in Local Court/Supreme Court;
  • Drug trafficking and drug-related charges;
  • Assault and wounding;
  • Domestic violence;
  • Smuggled tobacco;
  • Sexual abuse;
  • Gang kidnapping;
  • Fraud;
  • Drunk/negligent/dangerous driving;
  • Driving without a licence;
  • Various criminal related appeals.

Our success stories (including lawyer’s past practice experience) * :

  • Client not guilty of serious drug trafficking case – large commercial quantity
  • Client acquitted of sexual assault charges
  • Client with multiple criminal records granted bail in the Supreme Court.
  • Client acquitted of wounding charges.
  • Appeal of sentencing successful with sentence reduced to a s10 dismissal.
  • Client charged with dangerous driving causing serious injury. Pleaded guilty and obtain a s10 non – conviction with a one-year good behaviour bond.  

Civil Litigation

We are experienced in civil litigation including areas such as contract dispute, debt recovery, fraud, guarantee, professional negligence, consumer protection, will and estate, shareholder dispute, bankruptcy, director’s duties and trademark infringement.

Selected cases:

  • Costs assessment against numerous legal practitioners (including barristers) and recovered excessive legal fees for our client. On one occasion over 90% legal fees were recovered from a barrister in NSW.
  • Obtaining a highly favorable result for a client pursuant to a personal guarantee.
  • Successfully defending a professional negligence claim in relation to a project over $5 millions.
  • Successfully extended a caveat for a tenant in the Supreme Court of NSW and obtained costs order against the opponent on an indemnity basis.
  • Successfully obtaining judgment order on behalf of constructions companies against developers in NSW and VIC for construction debts.
  • Negotiating and obtaining highly favorable disclosure orders in the Supreme Court of Queensland requesting shareholders and directors to disclose business records.
  • Obtaining multiple millions of compensation in the Federal Court for breach of consumer law regarding a luxury yacht.
  • Obtaining favorable settlement for our client against one of the largest Ebay seller.
  • After our client’s trade mark was registered by another competitor, successfully negotiated with the other company and press the other company to transfer the ownership of the trade mark to our client without consideration.

Family Law

Divorce. Property division, Parenting, Spouse maintenance, De-Facto relationship.

Whether you can reach an agreement with your former spouse or not, we can provide reliable advice to help you navigate these difficult times.

We understand the importance of communication in family law cases. We will obtain instructions precisely and effectively and provide you with strategy and plan tailored to your circumstances.

We are also experienced in taking over on-going family law matters if our client is not happy with his or her former solicitors. We have turned around many cases prior to final hearings and obtained favorable results for our clients.

Selected cases:

  • Obtained majority property division whilst our client did not have comprehensive evidence showing her contribution.
  • Obtained majority parenting time and right to live with children in parenting dispute in many cases.
  • On numerous occasions facilitate the settlement of property division/parenting plan, child support agreement, and consent orders.

Property / Commercial / Employment

We take a practical and cost-effective approach in property, leasing and commercial matters.

Broaden Legal’s property team has extensive experience and expertise in all areas of commercial and property law services including:

Property

Various contracts and transactions in relation to land such as conveyancing, contract for the sale of land and put and call option.
Advice on the off-the-plan property and land development.
Building contracts, owner builder issues and the Home Building Act 1989.
Retail and commercial leases and the Retail Lease Act 1994.
Advice on matters related to land tax and stamp duties.

Commercial and related areas

Advice on corporate structure including company constitution and shareholders agreement.
Investment structure such as partnerships, trusts and companies.
Statutory licensing in relation to liquor and gaming, restaurant and food handling and financial licence.
Acquisition of companies and businesses including the transfer of employees and related licences.
Trademarks.

Employment and industrial relations

Advice on and preparation of employment/independent contractor contracts and executive agreement.
Advice on all kinds of workplace matters such as your wages and entitlements, dismissal and termination of employment contract, workplace bullying and work, health and safety law.

Immigration / Immigration Appeal

Immigration is a complex area of law that involves extensive rules and regulations that often changed quickly. Broaden Legal has a well-established immigration team. Our immigration lawyers have rich experience and up-to-date knowledge about Australian immigration law and policy which is why we are able to assess your circumstances and provide you with customised advice with respect to visas or immigration plans suitable to you and your family.

Broaden Legal can help you with various categories of visa applications including:

  • Various investment-based Visa and Entrepreneur Visa
  • Employer-sponsored Visa
  • Spouse sponsored Visa
  • Skilled based Visa
  • Family reunion and Resident return
  • Visa cancellation/application rejection
  • Investigation, requisition, and waiver of conditions

As immigration and litigation professionals, Broaden Legal can also help when your visa is refused by the Department of Home Affairs.

Most Australian visas refusal decisions have the right to be appealed. The most common place to appeal a visa refusal decision is the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. However, what clients are often not aware and confused about is the strict time limit for lodging an appeal application as well as the merits of appeal.

For complicated cases, it is crucial for applicants to be properly represented. It is a wise idea to have legal professionals in Broaden Legal by your side from the beginning of the process.

April Xiao

Ms. Xiao (April) is a solicitor at Broaden Legal. She is admitted in the Supreme Court of New South Wales (which enables her to practice in state courts). Ms. Xiao specializes in property transaction, business transactions, franchise agreement, drafting and negotiating lease and other commercial agreement. Additionally, Ms. Xiao is also good at drafting the shareholder agreement by which to assist the company in setting up and maintaining an effective corporate governance, improving directors duties, as well as protecting the rights of shareholders.

Ms. Xiao has a wealth of experience in commercial transaction negotiation and drafting of agreements. Ms. Xiao has her clients’ best commercial interest in mind and applies law accordingly. Ms. Xiao is familiar with statues and regulations in NSW in relation to property and business transfers. She is capable of assisting her clients to avoid risks during business transactions.

Qiuyi Zhang

Qiuyi practises in the area of civil and commercial litigation, with a focus on property, contract, company and professional negligence law. He has the technical expertise and commercial nous to figure out the best solution to resolve a dispute for clients.  Although Qiuyi is a litigator, he has strong sense of seeking negotiations for clients with their opponents to keep clients’ legal costs down. But if going to court is your best option, he will act quickly to have your interests protected by a court.

Qiuyi also specialises in employment and workplace relations. He has well-regarded experience in advising clients on the aspects of work entitlements and workplace rights as well as representing them in the claims of underpayment, unfair dismissal, general protection and discrimination before the Fair Work Commission and Federal Circuit Court.

Sean Li

Xiang Li (Sean) is a founder of Broaden Legal. He is admitted in the High Court of Australia (which enables him to practice in federal jurisdiction) and Supreme Court of New South Wales (which enables him to practice in state courts). Sean is also a registered MARA agent. Sean is mainly responsible for family law matter, commercial and civil litigation, and costs assessment in the law firm.

Sean is specialized in litigation and dispute resolution. He has participated in many litigations in the Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, Supreme Court of New South Wales and various District/Local Courts and obtain many favorable rulings.

In commercial and civil area, Sean’s matters include debt recovery, consumer protection, IP infringement, misleading and deceptive conducts, property law and equity, some of which has multimillion dollars of claim value. Sean also provide legal advice to one of the most famous online shopping platform in China in relation to compliance entering the Australian market.

In family law, Sean acted for many high net-worth individuals in the Family Court of Australia / Federal Circuit Court of Australia to deal with complex trans-national property/trust and parenting issues. Sean also assist many clients to reach settlement and avoid drawn-out legal proceedings.

Sean is also specialized in costs assessment. Sean once represented an individual who claimed back from a barrister over 80% of legal fees paid.

Andrea Song

Andrea Song is a founder of Broaden Legal. She is a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and the Hight Court of Australia, which allows her to practice in both Federal Court and State Court system. Her practice focus on criminal law, traffic law and migration law.

Andrea has extensive experience in all types of criminal matters and migration appeal matters in Administrative Appeal Tribunal and/or in the Federal Court of Australia. She has defended clients in a range of criminal matters, such as supply of drug, kidnapping, sex assault, rape, illicit cigarette trade, fraud, all types of violence-related charges, dangerous driving occasioning death. Andrea is also experienced in urgent bail applications in the Local Court and the Supreme Court of New South Wales. She has an impressive rate of success in both jury trials and judge alone trials. Andrea has successfully defended her client against charges which carry with maximum penalty of 25-year custodial sentence.    

Andrea is also experienced in negotiation with the prosecution. She always fights for the best interest of client where a plea of guilty is entered by aiming at the best offer from the Police by plea bargain and to minimize the penalty in sentencing hearing. Andrea has successfully obtained no conviction for a client convicted of negligence driving occasioning grievously bodily harm. She also recently succeeded in negotiation with the prosecution of discontinuing charges against her client in District Court which carries with a maximum 14-year custodial sentence.