AN ETHICAL LAW FIRM
Experienced in all kinds of problems...
...like when your Prince turns out to be a Frog...
...or forests are being destroyed.
No matter how complicated...
...or how deep the problem.
We're here for you and your family.
Our COVID commitment to you
Where you have an appointment to meet with any lawyer or staff of FitzGerald and Browne and that lawyer or staff member develops symptoms, or is a close contact of people with symptoms, we will advise you in advance and make alternative arrangements for the meeting. These may include video conference, telephone or rescheduling the meeting.
Your COVID commitment to us
We require any person intending to visit our office to advise us by phone in advance if they develop symptoms, or are a close contact of people with symptoms, so that alternative arrangements can be made.
FitzGerald and Browne Lawyers is a respected law firm located in the heart of Hobart.
When FitzGerald and Browne Lawyers opened in 2001 we made a deliberate choice not to represent corporates or the big end of town.
We chose instead to focus on providing services to individuals, families, small businesses, associations and charities.
We have a strong commitment to social justice and environmental issues providing efficient, affordable and ethical services to our clients.
Our office is located on the second floor of the historic T&G building on the corner of Collins and Murray Streets in Hobart. Take the lift up to the 2nd floor and come in and chat with us about how we can help you.
Telephone: (03) 6224 6777
Email us: TheFirm@fablawyers.net.au
Office: Level 2, 115 Collins Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000
Mailing Address: GPO Box 1951, Hobart Tasmania 7001
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed
Our approach is non-confrontational and collaborative where possible. We aim to help our clients to reach amicable agreements and settlements with minimum fuss.
Our family law team is headed by Oona Fisher.
We can assist with all aspects of family law matters including financial/property settlements, children’s matters, child support agreements and applications for family violence orders.
SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE ENVIRONMENT
We frequently take on matters that we consider to be of importance to the community at a reduced fee or on a no win, no fee basis. Our solicitors regularly volunteer their time to community and not-for-profit organisations.
BUYING OR SELLING PROPERTY?
We provide conveyancing services to assist with your purchase or sale of property providing advice about your contracts before you sign. We can also help you transfer of property pursuant to a family law agreement or as part of an estate matter.
Our staff aim to take the stress out of buying and selling property by keeping you fully informed at each step of the conveyancing process. We offer an efficient, courteous, no fuss conveyancing service at competitive rates.
WILLS & ESTATE PLANNING
Make sure your loved ones are provided for. Have your Will prepared by our legal expert.
We will take you through the process of preparing your Will in a straightforward way, producing a document that is written in plain English, easy to understand and which fully represents your wishes.
We can also prepare, if required, associated documents such as a Power of Attorney, Enduring Guardianship and Testamentary Trust, protecting you and your assets and your family.
Roland works in the civil and criminal areas, including administrative review, anti-discrimination, environment and planning and federal workers compensation.
In the criminal area he once had a busy practice defending forest protesters and other civilly disobedient people. That area of practice went quiet after the forest agreement was reached in 2013. That may well all change as the State Liberal Government is doing its best to open up contentious forest areas and to introduce a new range of offences to curtail the activities of forest protestors.
Roland is also the vice chair of Gun Control Australia.
Oona works predominantly in the area of Family Law, including property, parenting, and divorce. Oona appreciates that separation can be an incredibly stressful time, especially where children and family violence are involved. She aims to assist her clients with clear and timely advice towards resolving their matters with as little additional stress as possible.
Oona also represents clients in criminal matters, and in relation to Family Violence and Restraint Orders.
Oona understands that clients’ legal issues can be as varied as their families and relationships, and that sometimes it is necessary to think outside the box to achieve a suitable resolution. Oona regularly appears in the Family Court, Federal Circuit Court and Magistrates Court and can provide advocacy and guidance through these often-daunting processes.
Richard joined FitzGerald and Browne in 2020 after working as an in-house lawyer for the University of Tasmania. His work now involves helping people successfully navigate the challenges of buying and selling property and also representing defendants in criminal law matters. He also assists clients with estate planning matters including preparing a Will, or administering a deceased estate.
Richard appreciates buying or selling a home or investment property is likely to be one of the largest investments or transactions of a lifetime. His priority is providing clear legal advice and high quality service to all clients in their property transactions.
In the criminal area, Richard has represented people in the Magistrates Court charged with a range of criminal offences. He ensures his clients receive good legal advice, time to consider their options and a fair hearing.
Outside of work hours, Richard volunteers in the role as spokesperson for Civil Liberties Australia and is an advocate for human rights.
Tiarni graduated with a Bachelor of Arts and Law with Honours in law from the University of Tasmania in 2018. She was admitted to the Supreme Court of the Australian Capital Territory as a legal practitioner in 2020.
Tiarni joined FitzGerald and Browne in 2023, after previously practicing in Criminal Law in both Tasmania and the Australian Capital Territory and working as a lawyer for the Commonwealth in various agencies.
Tiarni works predominantly in the area of Family Law, including property, parenting, and divorce. Tiarni is passionate about assisting clients access and navigate the justice system. Tiarni recognises separation can be stressful and navigating the court system can be a daunting process, she aims to assist her clients by providing timely and practical legal advice.