The place to show for clear and knowledgeable authorized recommendation

“CityNews” showcases a number of the area’s most skilled attorneys and solicitors who satisfaction themselves on getting the perfect final result for his or her purchasers.

In relation to authorized issues, it’s straightforward for issues to get complicated, traumatic and costly.

However that doesn’t should be the case.

All through the ACT and surrounds there are various passionate practitioners who concentrate on a various choice of authorized fields.

Right here “CityNews” showcases a number of the area’s most skilled attorneys and solicitors who satisfaction themselves on getting the perfect final result for his or her purchasers.

Prison lawyer Andrew Fraser

Reaching the very best outcomes for purchasers at sentence

IN a metropolis that’s dwelling to the nation’s democracy and in a territory recognized for its dedication to human rights, it nonetheless surprises felony lawyer Andrew Fraser that so many individuals are unaware of their very own rights.

Andrew says his message is straightforward: “In case you are apprehended by police, bear in mind that you’ve a proper to silence – which means you don’t should have an interview – and you’ve got a proper to talk to a lawyer. Train your rights.”

Andrew works solely in felony and site visitors legislation – and has accomplished so in Canberra and the encircling area for 14 years.

He seems commonly for purchasers within the ACT Magistrates and Supreme Courts, both defending and contesting issues, the place he continuously achieves acquittals, or making submissions to attain the very best consequence for purchasers at sentence.

“Good illustration may be the distinction between remaining in the neighborhood, or serving time,” he says.

Earlier than changing into a lawyer, Andrew had an in depth profession in journalism, together with as federal political correspondent, chief of reporting employees and information editor at “The Canberra Instances”, in addition to stints with “The Sydney Morning Herald” and “The Solar”.

Fraser Prison Legislation, Degree 7, AMP Tower 1, Hobart Place, Canberra. Name 0411 043401 or go to


Legal professionals supply various and detailed companies

RMB Legal professionals’ solicitor Peta Taylor.

LAWYER in RMB Legal professionals’ Queanbeyan workplace, Peta Taylor, says the agency prides itself on customer support that’s each “inventive” and “caring”.

“With the legislation there is no such thing as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ strategy to points,” she says.

“If in case you have an issue, we are going to work to assist discover a resolution that’s inside your finances and works along with your priorities and meant final result.”

With 17 workplaces situated all through the area, Peta describes the expertise of RMB as each various and detailed.

“We’re concerned in ‘on a regular basis’ issues like wills and estates, household legislation and site visitors offences, in addition to extra specialised legislation pertaining to company transactions, wind farms, agribusiness, compensation and not-for-profits,” she says.

“We additionally help with extra specialised issues akin to enterprise structuring, mortgages, household loans, enterprise and farm succession and court docket work.”

Peta says RMB gives mounted charges for many of their companies, in order that purchasers know from the beginning what their prices are prone to be.

“We excel at maintaining purchasers up to date with progress of their issues via recommendation letters and are attentive to consumer calls and enquiries,” she says.

“While you interact with one in all our attorneys, you may anticipate to obtain correspondence from our managing accomplice welcoming you to the agency and offering an avenue so that you can contact not simply your lawyer, however the managing accomplice additionally.”

RMB Legal professionals, 70 Monaro Road, Queanbeyan. Name 6284 2855 or go to

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Defending rights of injured Canberrans since 1985

MEJ accomplice Craig Edwards.

MALIGANIS Edwards Johnson (MEJ) has been defending the rights of injured Canberrans since 1985, says accomplice Craig Edwards.

“MEJ are the authorized specialists in private harm and perceive the complexity of the legal guidelines that govern compensation within the ACT,” he says.

“Being injured can have a traumatic impact in your life and on your loved ones and it’s important that you just act shortly after an harm has occurred.”

Craig says the skilled workforce at MEJ know that with out the correct authorized recommendation and illustration, you may miss out on honest compensation and incur pointless prices.

“MEJ’s philosophy is straightforward – in the event you’ve been injured via another person’s fault then you definately deserve honest compensation,” says Craig.

“Nevertheless, it’s essential that you just act shortly to attain the very best consequence.

MEJ gives a free preliminary session and work on a “no win – no payment” foundation.

MEJ, name 6257 2999, or go to


Proud to assist folks via the powerful occasions

Principal solicitor Georgia Briggs

BRIGGS Legislation opened in Canberra in February 2021, says principal solicitor Georgia Briggs, and has branches in Canberra and Wagga Wagga.

Georgia has been practising since 2015, and principal solicitor Julie Briggs since 2006.

“We provide authorized companies throughout a variety of areas,” says Georgia.

“I work primarily in felony defence legislation, household legislation, care and safety legislation and wills and property administration legislation.

“Julie works in employment and migration legislation, significantly expert migration, contract, setting and water legislation, authorities and industrial legislation.

“Working from two areas ensures that our purchasers have entry to all of the areas they work in. Purchasers could make appointments to attend both of our workplaces, or by way of phone or video hyperlink, whichever is probably the most handy.

“We’re at all times aware of the prices of the work concerned and the precise circumstances of every of our purchasers.

“We do that work as a result of we genuinely find it irresistible. We’re proud to assist information folks via what may be the toughest moments of their life and make sure that they’ve somebody of their nook, offering them with well timed, inexpensive and most significantly high quality authorized recommendation.”

Georgia says folks place their belief in Briggs Legislation, “realizing that we are going to present them with clear recommendation that helps them make nicely knowledgeable choices about the best way ahead.”

Briggs Legislation, Degree 10, 15 London Circuit, Canberra and 81-83 Johnston Road, Wagga Wagga. Name 6971 9020, or go to


MV Legislation accomplice Tanya Herbertson.

Agency with a give attention to wills and estates

AS one in all Canberra’s largest unbiased legislation companies, MV Legislation delivers a complete vary of specialized authorized companies, says a number of award-winning accomplice Tanya Herbertson. 

She says her workforce gives a wealth of expertise in wills and property planning and disputes. 

Tanya’s been within the business for greater than 20 years and loves connecting together with her purchasers.

“Private legislation is simply that: private. All of the experience on the planet doesn’t imply something in the event you don’t even have the emotional IQ to actually put your self in another person’s footwear,” she says.

Tanya says that their focus is on property planning, making wills, and organising folks’s energy of legal professional, in addition to answering questions on guardianship points and tribunal points. 

“I like the folks facet of it, I like listening to folks’s tales, listening to their points or issues and serving to them to work out a path ahead.”

MV Legislation, Degree 2, 121 Marcus Clarke Road, Civic. Name 6279 4444 or go to

Ken Hubert and Ashilpa Khanna of Capon & Hubert Legal professionals & Mediators.

Two-man observe grows into an skilled workforce

FROM humble beginnings as a suburban two-man observe, Capon & Hubert Legal professionals & Mediators has grown over greater than three a long time, however continues to supply a pleasant service, says Ken Hubert.

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Finest-known as a household lawyer, however skilled in all areas of legislation, Ken says his strategy is to seek out what’s essential to every occasion and work out an acceptable combine.

“You possibly can argue about your rights and entitlements, however on the finish of the day, what’s most essential to every occasion?” he says.

Ashilpa Khanna, a notary public and wills and estate-planning lawyer for Capon & Hubert, says she’s targeted on giving trustworthy and professional recommendation always.

“We are going to at all times use widespread sense, respect, courtesy and good judgement when coping with purchasers,” she says.

Daryn Griffiths, who works as a property solicitor for the agency, says he equally takes nice satisfaction in serving to anybody within the property sphere.

“I like to have the ability to get inside a consumer’s enterprise data and see how I can value-add to that,” he says.

Collectively, Ken says the agency is proud to supply concise authorized recommendation throughout a variety of authorized fields.

“It permits us to supply a lot greater than I might have on my own,” says Ken. 

“We’re pleasant, approachable and we every work in areas that complement one another.” 

Capon & Hubert Legal professionals & Mediators, first ground, 32-38 Townshend Road, Phillip. Name 6152 9203 or go to


Infinity Authorized director Julia Shavaiz.

Household attorneys construct belief with purchasers

WHEN it involves household legislation, the skilled workforce at Infinity Authorized satisfaction themselves on constructing a way of belief with their purchasers, says director Jullia Shavaiz.

Having operated in Canberra for greater than eight years, Julia says Infinity Authorized are specialists in all areas of household legislation together with separation, divorce, parenting preparations, property settlement, household violence, adoption and consent orders.

“Our agency recognises that household legislation can occur throughout all genders, backgrounds, religions and language teams and we take that under consideration in our observe,” says Julia.

“The expertise and various backgrounds of our solicitors, in addition to our admin and authorized help employees, go a good distance in serving to folks really feel comfy.”

Infinity Authorized was began by household legislation specialist Julia Shavaiz, who commonly seems within the Federal Circuit Courtroom of Australia, Household Courtroom, Youngsters’s Courtroom, ACAT and the Magistrates Courtroom of the ACT in addition to representing purchasers at mediation and Household Dispute Decision Conferences.

“Julia really is aware of the depth and breadth of household legislation and together with her expertise she is aware of methods to construct that sense of belief,” says Julia.

“An enormous focus for us is being open and clear with purchasers and dealing with them to ship an final result they’re proud of.”

Julia says one other huge focus of Infinity Authorized is making an attempt to resolve issues earlier than they go to court docket, if doable.

“Courtroom proceedings aren’t nice for anybody. They only trigger extra disruptions to life on high of what many individuals are already going via, particularly with household legislation issues,” she says.

“It’s about folks’s livelihood. We need to cut back the stress they should undergo as a lot as we will.”

Infinity Authorized, 1/54 Nullarbor Avenue, Franklin. Name 6230 1839 or go to

Anna Neilan, left, and Lucy Stramandinoli of Neilan Stramandinoli Household Legislation.

Establishing a connection from the primary assembly

“IT may be fairly overwhelming for individuals who have by no means needed to discuss to a lawyer about what occurs whenever you separate,” says Lucy Stramandinoli, co-owner of Neilan Stramandinoli Household Legislation.

“For fogeys, their high precedence is the children. Life will get turned the wrong way up and what was regular is not regular.

“{Couples} with out children who’re going their separate methods nonetheless should grapple with that parting. Usually they’ve constructed a life collectively and it may be laborious to image the remainder of their lives with out their accomplice.”

With a workforce that has a long time of mixed expertise, Lucy says Neilan Stramandinoli Household Legislation strives to be a spot the place folks can come to seek out assist.

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“Most individuals need to maintain issues amicable and keep out of court docket. We encourage that very a lot,” she says.

“Particularly when the events have youngsters, as co-parenting and communication in regards to the youngsters is vital as everybody within the household strikes on from the connection.”

Lucy believes it’s essential to determine a reference to purchasers from the primary time they meet.

“That’s why we ask our purchasers on the first assembly what crucial factor is for them as a objective within the course of earlier than they depart the appointment,” she says.

“We maintain this in thoughts all through the case and we discuss many various methods this may be achieved.”

Neilan Stramandinoli Household Legislation, suite 2, floor ground, 11 London Circuit, Civic. Go to or name 6152 0493.


Legislation agency that places purchasers first

KJB Legislation is a common legislation agency, specialising in household legislation, residential and industrial conveyancing, retirement village entry, property planning and property administration says principal Andrew Freer, who specialises in wills and estates.

Andrew Freer, principal of KJB Legislation.

“For over 40 years KJB has serviced the Woden space, we’re dependable, ahead considering and right here for purchasers authorized wants over their lifespan,” says Andrew.

“Our purpose is to supply the very best resolution, whether or not you want recommendation about property planning, shopping for or promoting a enterprise, household legislation, conveyancing or in the event you want an advocate in court docket.

“Our attorneys are extremely skilled and revered in the neighborhood and can assist you by producing profitable ends in a cheap method.

“I get pleasure from contact with folks. Property planning and property administration entails understanding household and monetary circumstances. Gaining this understanding is vital to offering good recommendation.

“From a private perspective it’s fascinating – actually, there’s by no means a uninteresting second.

“I used to be not too long ago recognised by Doyle’s Information for 2022 as a Pre-eminent Main Wills & Estates Litigation Lawyer.”

The inspiration of the KJB Legislation agency, Andrew says, are the sturdy relationships they’ve with their purchasers.

“We put our purchasers first, we deal with them with respect and clarify their choices to them in plain English.”

KJB Legislation, 10 Corinna Road, Woden. Name 6281 0999 or go to


Responsive authorized agency prides itself on worth 

WMG Authorized’s devoted service has seen it turn into the longest serving legislation agency in Gungahlin and one in all Canberra’s most revered, says principal solicitor Wayne Warton.

Principal solicitor Wayne Warton

Specialising in a variety of authorized fields together with property and conveyancing, wills and property planning, enterprise and industrial, debt restoration and extra, Wayne says WMG gives reliable recommendation that’s tailor-made to consumer’s particular wants.

“Authorized issues can get sophisticated for folks so we attempt to handle the entire expertise for them,” he says.

“We’re actually environment friendly. With most legislation companies you need to wait days for a name again however we attempt to get up to the mark as quickly as doable, normally throughout the similar day.”

Wayne says the skilled workforce of execs at WMG are additionally devoted to offering probably the most cost-effective options to authorized points.

“Our workforce recognises that sound authorized recommendation shouldn’t value the earth,” he says.

“We work carefully with our purchasers at each step of the method to maintain them knowledgeable and updated. Our skilled companies can be found all through Canberra and the encircling areas.”

WMG Authorized, Suite 4, 75 Gozzard Road, Gungahlin. Name 6253 9766 or go to

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Ian Meikle, editor