Family LawIn Australia, divorce may only be granted if the Court is satisfied that the parties in the marriage have separated for at least a year (*although some exceptions apply) and that the parties have no prospect of reconciliation. Parties who cannot come to an agreement in respect of their property division and custody matter should also seek judgment from the Court accordingly. If the parties have come to an agreement in respect of the above, the Family Law Act 1975 requires that the parties must obtain independent legal advice before they enter into a binding agreement. Since our establishment in 1997, we have facilitated numerous parties achieve a fair and satisfactory outcome.
Property LawWith over 20 years of specialized experience in property law, our firm has settled over 19000 property matters since its establishment in 1997. Our team of highly experienced lawyers is dedicated to assisting both purchasers and sellers in a highly efficient manner, advising on issues involved in conveyancing transactions, including the governmental charges, such as FIRB application fee, stamp duty and land tax, providing advice on sale or purchase of vacant land, second-hand properties and “off-the-plan”, preparing a Contract of Sale, negotiating terms and conditions for the sale or purchase of a property, arranging title searches, subdivisions and registrations, and representing in land settlement. Our due diligence helps overseas purchasers understand their rights and obligations before committing to the purchase thereby minimizing the risks involved. We also have a 100% success rate in applying for FIRB approval for our overseas clients. Besides, our firm is also capable to handle the legal issues incurred for the landlord or the tenant.
Business & Corporate Law
Business & Corporate LawAustralia’s well-developed legislation and multicultural policies have attracted an increasing number of both local and foreign investors to start up businesses in Australia over the past years. We have the knowledge, perspective and skills required to assist overseas clients transit to Australian market. We tailor our legal services to individual business clients’ needs, from the selection of an appropriate legal entity to the establishment of the business, working out arrangements between shareholders, franchise arrangements and joint-venture agreements, assisting in the financing and purchasing or selling of assets and businesses, as well as, the employment, leasing and licensing matters, working with your accountants to achieve the most tax-efficient arrangement for your business, or advising on any other issues that may affect your business.
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Civil and Commercial LitigationCivil litigation is an expansive area of the law covering all litigious legal disputes arranging from commercial disputes to the breach of common law and negligence. We assist our clients in a way that maximizes the chance of getting a favourable outcome at a cost-effective manner through mediation or court hearing, regardless of whether you are commencing the proceedings against another party or defending proceedings brought against you, for the matters: debt recovery, defamation, contractual disputes, employment disputes, personal injury claims and etc. Depending on the situation, we represent clients in all jurisdictions including the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria and the County Court of Victoria. We are also able to coordinate with barristers to represent you in court depending on your needs and circumstances.
Criminal LawIn Victoria, criminal law is governed by the Crimes Act 1958. Depending on the seriousness of the crime, penalties range from a fine to imprisonment. As a solicitor, we strive to achieve the best possible results for our clients by utilising a mixture of legal tactics, knowledge and expertise, if your defence is insufficient to acquit you, we will arrange for character references in order to minimize the penalties. We have strong connection with defence barristers and expert professional service providers across Melbourne and Sydney, which means we coordinate the most effective and reliable legal team to represent our client’s interests. Our team could assist you with the criminal offences including but not limited to sexual offences, drink and drug driving offences, traffic offences and domestic violence offences.