frequently asked questions



I’m a criminal defendant. Why do I need a lawyer?

If you are having contact with the police or court system, you should be very careful. Representing yourself is a dangerous option. Police charges, court orders and criminal convictions are important and can have a lasting effect on your life, livelihood and options for the future. We recommend you don’t discuss your matter with the Police or courts except in the presence an experienced criminal defence lawyer.

We are available 24/7 on 1300 697 063 and can attend courts, jail and police stations at short notice.

Why do I need an employment lawyer?

Employment law is complex. It incorporates the Fair Work Act, state and federal safety legislation, awards and enterprise agreements, as well as common law precedents. Employment disputes can also be heard in different tribunals, as well as state and federal courts.

EPS Lawyers can help with all of your employment needs. You don’t have to be involved in a dispute to engage an employment lawyer. We also draft and review employment contracts and employee policies, advise on the interpretation of Modern Awards, Enterprise Agreements, pay and hours, provide advice and guidance on disciplinary proceedings as well as conduct mediations, investigations and safety inspections.

And, if things turn sour, we’re strong litigators who will fight to make sure your rights are protected.

I can’t get to Gosford. Can we meet somewhere more convenient?

Our office is located at Suite 8, 201 Mann Street, Gosford NSW, just opposite Gosford train station. However, we’re always available to meet you at a more convenient location, like your home, office – contact us now!

Can we meet out of hours?

Yes! We can schedule a time and date that is convenient for you.

Do you conduct consultations over the telephone?

Of course! You can have your consultation by telephone, using FaceTime or Skype.

What should I bring to my first consultation?

To save time, you should find and bring:
1. A one-page summary of the events leading to you deciding to get some legal advice.
2. All relevant documents (including any court documents and correspondence between the parties).
3. The timeframe or the stage the matter is up to.
4. The contact details of the other parties (e.g. the police officer, or the person you’re having a dispute with).
5. The outcome you’re hoping to achieve.

How will you keep me informed about my case?

We understand how important it is that we keep you in the loop. We’re available to discuss your case anytime – you should never hesitate to contact us. We will also get in touch as soon as anything significant happens in your case as well as send you a copy of all relevant correspondence, to keep you properly informed.

And, don’t worry, w’ll also give you lots of notice if you’re required at court, so that you can make necessary arrangements with family/work etc.

What outcome will I get?

It would be silly of us to offer you a guaranteed outcome, and any lawyer that does shouldn’t be trusted.

Every case is different and has a unique set of facts. Once we have discussed your case during your free initial consultation, we will talk you through your various options and probable outcomes. We will keep discussing your options and as your case progresses, so that you always know where you stand.

How much does it cost to hire a lawyer?

We understand that many people are apprehensive about the cost of engaging a lawyer. Often, law firms have complicated fee structures, leaving clients in the dark about how much they’ll need to pay, as well as how their invoices have been calculated.

At EPS Lawyers, we understand you need certainty. Your first consultation is completely free. We will discuss what you want to achieve, give you a detailed cost estimate and decide on a fee structure that’s right for you – check out our Payment Options here. We encourage frank and open discussion about fees and payment options and are always open to making payment arrangements – whatever makes things easier for you.

Will I have to go to court?

With any legal case, there is a chance you will have to go to court to have it resolved. This will often depend on your case and what outcome you hope to achieve.

However, there is scope for negotiation in all areas of the law. We will work with you to first get the best possible outcome and then help you decide whether to proceed to court.

If you are required to attend court, we will be with your every step of the way. In most cases, we will make sure you don’t even need to talk.

EPS Lawyers will work hard to get you the best possible outcome, whether you elect to defend your case, or enter a plea of guilty. We will work with you to minimise the effect of the charges on your personal and professional life, as well as help you support your family during such a difficult time.


If Our FAQ’s Don’t Answer Your Question, Please Contact Us And We’ll Do Our Best To Answer It.

24/7 Legal Helpline: 1300 697 063


Going to court, or even just
talking to a lawyer
can be overwhelming.
We know you’ve got a lot of
questions, so check out our FAQs.


Very happy with the work and outcome. Great job well done.
Thank you so much!

– Andrew, September 2018


Your first consultation is free – we will meet face to face and discuss
what you want to achieve. Then, we can decide on a fee structure that’s
right for you and provide a cost estimate.

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1300 697 063


Suite 8, 201 Mann
Street, Gosford NSW

Postal address: PO Box
2241, Copacabana NSW