Is Coal Seam Gas or Coal mining activities affecting your land?
What a stressful and worrying experience it would be to be faced with exploration or development of your own land and especially so if you are faced with the uncertainty of not knowing how this will impact on your land, your livelihood, your family and your future.
It is important that prior to any entry to your property that you know your rights.
Our staff, highly qualified and with extensive legal expertise, are from the land and know what is like to run stock and farm crops. This background gives us the unique ability to understand the issues which are critical to a rural business and are able to speak ‘your language’.
The legal issues farmers and agribusinesses face are often unique to the agriculture sector. In many cases, the laws relevant to the issues facing farmers and agriculturists arise out of the laws and regulations that are applicable to any contract or insurance policy.
At Splatt Lawyers we hand-pick our specialists – forensic accountants, barristers, valuers and the like – to assist us. This ensures that our team of highly qualified experts provides a service to our clients in a professional and cost effective manner. A number of our team members are form the land or have family who still work the land. This gives our team a greater understanding what it takes to farm crops and run stock.
No win No fee
We understand that you may be concerned about the expense surrounding legal matters. KM Splatt & Associates acknowledges that many people become financially distressed and may not be able to afford the up front costs.
We will agree to act on a ‘speculative’ basis after a careful assessment of the facts and circumstances of your matter. To act on a speculative basis means that we undertake not to render an account for our professional costs unless and until the matter is successfully concluded in your favour.
We will also fund the outlays associated with your matter. Such expenses include expert reports (that can amount to thousands of dollars). We do not believe the client who is already financially distressed should have to fund outlays. If the matter is not successfully concluded, we will not seek reimbursement of the outlays. Our belief is that clients must achieve a positive outcome after taking into account repayment of all costs and outlays.