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Halfpennys: Experience, Expertise, Empathy 

• Legal matters can be complex; we’re here to uncomplicate them 

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Legal challenges can feel like uncharted territory, leaving you uncertain and overwhelmed. At Halfpennys Lawyers, we recognise your real-life challenges when confronted with legal issues. Your story is unique, and we're here to listen, understand, and guide you through the complexities of the legal landscape.

Legal challenges aren't just about cases; they're about people – you. We understand the emotional weight that legal matters carry, and we're here to lighten the load. Our empathetic approach means more than just legal expertise; it means walking beside you through every step, addressing your concerns, and ensuring you feel supported.

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• Our legal services in Darwin

At Halfpennys, we’re here to support you with tailored legal advice and representation across a range of services.

Commercial law

We provide comprehensive legal support to businesses of all sizes, from contract drafting to dispute resolution and everything in between.

Workers’ compensation

If you get injured or become ill due to a workplace situation, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation. We can help you put in a claim and see it through to the end. Ask us about no win, no fee.

Personal injury

If you have been injured due to another party’s negligence, we can assist you in securing compensation.


We assist landlords and tenants on all aspects of commercial and residential leases, working to ensure your rights are protected.

Wills and estates

We understand the significance of safeguarding your legacy and can help you make informed decisions about your family’s future.


We’re dedicated to facilitating a smooth and successful adoption journey. Trust us to advocate for your family's best interests with compassion and expertise.

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Aerial shot of Darwin

A Darwin law firm big enough to handle any legal challenge, small enough to take a personal approach

Established in 1977, our Darwin law firm has been a cornerstone of the local community for decades. Over the years, we have grown and evolved, but our commitment to providing personalised, compassionate, and effective legal representation has remained the same.

We are proud to be the kind of firm that all Territory locals can turn to – regardless of their background or the nature of their legal matter – and are committed to offering a level of care and attention that is not always found elsewhere.

What our clients have to say

“Very helpful staff, great atmosphere, very experienced in what they do.”

J. Norris

“Cathy explained all my options, and was clear and helpful the entire way through. Would definitely recommend her as a great lawyer with her clients’ best interests at heart.”

P. Clarke

“Great service. Richard took the time to explain all different options in a way we could understand.”

P. Coleman

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• Our guiding principles set us apart from other lawyers in Darwin

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The Halfpennys team is committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for your case. Whether we advocate for you in a personal injury case or guide your business through a complex commercial matter, we aim to deliver effective, personalised solutions that lead you to your desired outcome.


At Halfpennys, we approach every case with empathy and understanding. We recognise that legal matters can be challenging and strive to provide a supportive environment for our clients. We want you to feel better once you’ve spoken with us – as well as heard, valued and cared for – each and every time we communicate.


Our team of lawyers and support staff are deeply rooted in the local community and wholeheartedly believe in giving back, as we understand the importance of making a positive impact beyond our firm’s walls. In addition to taking part in initiatives that serve the community, our lawyers act pro bono for organisations like the RSPCA and the Northern Territory Down Syndrome Association.

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Get in touch for prompt legal assistance

We welcome all enquiries – whether simple or complex. Contact our friendly team at (08) 8942 8888 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you navigate your legal matter with confidence.

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