Snowy Mountains Lawyers & Solicitors


We listen so that we may understand your unique set of circumstances to prepare and deliver to you tailored quality legal advice that is practical, effective and timely.


Our team of Snowy Mountains lawyers are leaders in the legal profession and in the Snowy Mountains community.

We are committed to ensuring that the people of the Snowy Mountains have ready access to quality legal advice which is results-focused, cost effective and practical.

We understand that finding a lawyer you can trust and who has specialist knowledge can be difficult. We also understand that working out whether you have a claim can be challenging. For this reason, our Snowy Mountains lawyers offer a free, no obligation, first consultation in relation to most matters.

We ensure that each Snowy Mountains’ client benefits from our expertise and aim to achieve great results with the use of our experience, vision and commitment to innovation.

Our Snowy Mountains office services the entire region including the following towns:  Adaminaby, Anglers Reach, Berridale, Bombala, Bredbo, Charlotte Pass, Cooma, Dalgety, Jindabyne, Khancoban, Nimmitabel, Perisher Valley, Talbingo, Thredbo and Tumbarumba.


Commercial Law

Our Snowy Mountains commercial law team can assist you in pursuing and solving the most complex, to the most straight forward, commercial, property and insolvency matter.

Our Snowy Mountains commercial law team have the experience practicing in the Snowy Mountains and beyond in commercial law to ensure you have peace of mind with your commercial dispute or commercial advice.

We can assist you in pursuing and solving the most complex, to the most straight forward, commercial, property and insolvency matters.

Our Snowy Mountains commercial law team expeditiously prosecute and defend our client’s interests in a range of jurisdictions including the Supreme Court of NSW, Court of Appeal of NSW, Federal Court of Australia, Federal Circuit Court of Australia, District Court of NSW, Local Court of NSW and the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

Our firm’s broad litigation experience enables us to achieve the best possible results for clients.

Our Snowy Mountains commercial law team have extensive knowledge in a wide variety of matters including, but not limited to, contractual and business disputes, directors and insolvency claims, property matters, construction claims, finance, insurance and superannuation matters.


Compensation Law

Our Snowy Mountains compensation lawyers have settled countless compensation claims in a timely and efficient manner.

The trauma of suffering a life changing personal injury can be compounded by not having excellent legal advice. Our team of Snowy Mountains compensation lawyers are there for you when you suffer an injury and will guide you through the process with a results-focused approach.

If you have been injured or become ill because of the actions or inactions of someone else, you may be eligible for compensation. Our Snowy Mountains compensation lawyers can guide you through the often stressful process.

We believe that Compensation lawyers require the highest level of expertise and experience to ensure that you receive the best possible outcome.

We act in the following personal injury claims:

  • Comcare Claims
  • Disability Claims
  • Dust Diseases
  • Income Protection Disputes
  • Inquests & Inquiries
  • Medical Negligence
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Liability
  • Sexual, Physical and Institutional Abuse
  • Superannuation
  • Workplace Injuries & Accidents

McAuley Lawyers, on a case by case basis, may offer to act in the above matters on a conditional basis. Please contact us to discuss this offering further.


Wills and estates disputes

Our wills, probate and estate lawyers in the Snowy Mountains provide excellent legal services to the Snowy Mountains community.


Our Snowy Mountains team also have expertise in a range of deceased estate matters including challenging Wills and defending estates. We also assist clients with financial management and guardianship matters.

Our Snowy Mountains lawyers recognise that it is important to have a Will, particularly when you have assets. Your Will should also be kept up to date, particularly if you marry, divorce or a loved one passes. Having an Enduring Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardian can help ensure that you and your affairs are looked after.

Our experienced Snowy Mountains lawyers quickly assess the real issues in every matter and provide practical advice.


Wills and Estate Planning

Too often people leave their estate planning until it is too late. Having your estate administration prepared is a useful formality that will provide certainty and save you on certain expenses in the long term.

Our wills, probate and estate lawyers at Snowy Mountains lawyers offer a range of services from simple Wills, Powers of Attorney, and Enduring Guardianships to more complex estate probate applications.

We understand that succession planning is not just about making a Will. It is about ensuring that the right assets end up with the right people at the appropriate time. Estates can be complex and every estate is different.

There can be disputes which arise given the varied and competing interests of the family members.

Our wills, probate and estate lawyers at Snowy Mountains lawyers assist with:

  • Administration of your estate
  • Defending or making claims upon an estate
  • Keeping safe custody of your Will
  • Preparing Powers of Attorney
  • Preparing Enduring Guardianship appointments
  • Setting up various trusts

Estate Planning

Estates are essential in ensuring peace of mind particularly given life circumstances changing whether that be family or financial.

Our wills, probate and estate lawyers at Snowy Mountains lawyers are experienced at ensuring that despite unique family structures, we can achieve the desired outcome for our clients.

We are always conscious of minimising the risk for potential conflict and competing interests and attempt to ensure adequate safeguards are in place. A Wills and estate lawyer can ultimately provide you with certainty and peace of mind.



Probate is the legal process where a Will is “proved” to be a valid and true last testament of the deceased. It occurs before an executor can administer a person’s estate and distribute it to the beneficiaries. In order to apply for probate, you need an experienced probate lawyer or trustee company.

If there is no Will then the estate will have to be distributed in accordance with the applicable laws.

We are mindful to be as efficient as possible and cost effective in estate administration. We appreciate that our clients are grieving throughout the administration process and we strive to be sensitive to these issues.


We are committed to providing quality legal advice tailored to each individual client.

Steve McAuley


Bernard McAuley


Mario Azzopardi



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