Whether you’re looking for advice on personal legal matters or complex commercial decisions, Acclaim Legal offers timely, competent and cost-effective solutions to your needs. We are conveniently located in the commercial centre of Burwood within 150 metres of Burwood Station and Burwood Court.
With Acclaim Legal on your side, you gain a get-it-done attitude as well as the advice and tools to help you succeed. Established in 1983, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience we would love to share with you.
At Acclaim Legal we think differently. With Best Practice as our standard, we offer a refreshing personal approach to your legal needs. We believe in the value of relationships and act as your partner, not just your legal advisor. We work hard at understanding your future directions in legal matters and comment on them openly and honestly.
You have found the right team if you want a firm with a difference: smarter, faster, active and more responsive. Welcome to your competitive advantage.
BSS has been around since 1878. That’s over 130 years of helping clients solve their legal problems.
Our 20 staff and solicitors have experience acting for a broad range of businesses, and our individual clients have diverse backgrounds – builders, barristers, bishops, bus drivers and bank managers, politicians, directors, and ‘mums and dads’.
Our reputation in the industry is for getting things done, quickly and efficiently. We pride ourselves on being “lawyers you can understand”.
You can have confidence we have the experience, the track record, the ability and the systems to deal with your legal problem and to look after anyone you refer.
Caldwell Martin Cox is a leading law firm first established in Picton in 1952, expanding to Tahmoor in 1980, Camden in 1989 (where there are now two offices), and to Narellan in 1998. The offices in Camden, Narellan, and Picton continue to service our clients in the local area in all legal matters.
Caldwell Martin Cox has established an excellent reputation in the local area by understanding the local community and its culture and providing the highest level of service by having a highly skilled team that has extensive knowledge and experience in all areas of the law. We have specialist accredited solicitors in Property Law, Family Law, Wills & Estates and Advocacy.
At Caldwell Martin Cox, our combined years of experience across all areas of the law, gives us the knowledge and confidence that we have the right advice for you. We are focused on treating your matter with compassion, empathy, and a firm legal understanding.
Dooley & Associates Solicitors provides high quality legal services to individuals, businesses and not for profit organisations. We are a Law 9000 quality certified firm who focus on ensuring our clients achieve their objectives in a commercially sensible manner and receive real value from the provision of our services.
We aim to develop long term relationships with you. To do this we need to achieve a result that you are happy with no matter the issue. Initially we focus on finding out what you would like to achieve and provide you with realistic expectations as to whether or not this is possible.
Our focus on our clients is not only one of our core values as a firm it is also a part of our philosophy and culture. We select and retain staff who appreciate the importance of providing excellent client service and we continually train and develop all of our people’s skills to deliver this to you.
Established in Blacktown in 1923 by David Sydney Pye, Fairfax Lawyers was the first law firm in Blacktown. Ken Fairfax joined the firm as a Partner in 1985, and Director, Sheralee Wade, joined the firm in 2003. Based in the Norwest Business Park since 2005, Fairfax Lawyers continues to provide legal services to the community of Greater Western Sydney.
Fairfax Lawyers prides itself on being different offering the expertise and skills not often made available outside the big city legal firms and at a competitive price realistic for the 21st century. We offer you the benefit of these skills at less cost than employing your own full-time in house lawyer or paying for big city firm overheads.
At Fairfax Lawyers we recognise that we must be totally relevant to our client’s real needs and that everything we do must be directed to understanding our clients changing needs and objectives.
GMS Legal & Conveyancing commenced business in June 1988 originally trading as Geoffrey Morgan-Smith, Solicitors & Conveyancers.
Our vision is for our clients to achieve the best life they can by making sound decisions and planning wisely for their future.
We provide prompt clear, practical and easily understood solutions to the needs of clients, using technology and human resources.
We are the Central Coast’s only quality endorsed legal practice since 1999. Our client’s protection and satisfaction are really what matters to us.
Kah Lawyers is a specialist Australian immigration law firm. Our lawyers act for both multinational companies and individuals to assist with the international movement of key personnel and families to Australia.
We provide comprehensive, economical and practical advice on all aspects of immigration law for clients wanting to migrate to or remain in Australia on either a permanent or temporary basis and for those seeking Australian citizenship.
Michael Fitzgerald is a sole practitioner trading under the name MJF Legal Pty Limited and conducts a commercial litigation practice, almost exclusively in the New South Wales Supreme Court Equity Division.
The firm sources its work primarily from other referring solicitors, on the understanding that the client’s particular litigation problem is resolved and the client returned to the referring firm or solicitor.
Michael has been the Honorary Solicitor for the St Mary’s Vietnam Veterans Outpost since 2001 and also conducts a pro bono practice for returned serviceman assisting them to obtain their invalidity entitlements from the Commonwealth.
Paine Ross and Co is a practice which has operated in the Hawkesbury for more than 100 years. With lawyers Elizabeth Paine and David Ireland, the practice has a strong client focus and endeavour to form close relationships with our clients. We have also developed good working relationships with real estate agents and other professionals in the Hawkesbury area.
Paine Ross’s clients include businesses both large and small, families, individuals, landlords, property developers and NSW Government agencies.
Clients come to us because of our experience and quality advice. They also appreciate the fact that we offer a high level of personal service, adopt a commercial approach, and are focused on working with them to achieve their goals.
Philip Thompson is a sole practitioner with extensive legal experience and employs only experienced and competent support staff.
Phillip Thompson has worked in the Penrith/St Marys legal community for over 50 years and has strong family ties with the area.
Pigdon Norgate Family Lawyers is a specialist firm based in North Sydney. We provide sound, pragmatic advice, expert assistance and effective resolution in all aspects of family law for a wide variety of clients.
Rosemary Norgate is an accredited specialists in family law and has been collaboratively trained.
We encourage and assist clients to achieve an early and cost effective resolution of matters through negotiations and other less adversarial processes. When necessary we represent clients in all aspects of family law and de facto matters in the Family Law Courts and the Supreme Court.
Sainty Law is a dynamic, commercial law firm with specialist experience in digital law. We combine smart thinking with our legal expertise to maximise your business opportunities now, for the future.
Our advice is shaped by our extensive knowledge of the law and our understanding of the markets in which our clients operate. We work collaboratively with our clients to understand their business objectives and achieve measurable results.
The professional team at Sainty Law has a personal down-to-earth approach with extensive practical experience, sound technical knowledge, project management expertise, common sense and integrity. Our team delivers strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions for clients.
Our clients represent a variety of industry sectors in particular, digital business, technology, media, and communications sectors. They range from large global organisations through to small independent businesses and start-ups, Government, agencies and not-for-profit organisations to individual professionals.
The team at Sainty Law offers a full range of general corporate legal services. We support clients in a wide spectrum of commercial activities and transactions from day to day business operations through to strategic projects. We also offer flexible Virtual General Counsel services where our experienced lawyers are placed within your business to act as your General Counsel and manage your day-to-day commercial legal needs. This is complemented by our specialist expertise in digital law.
Long established firm with strong links to people and businesses, both old and new. The firm continues to evolve with the constant change in the social and economic world.
We represent various large enterprises, but equally we advise and represent many people and families as they work their way through projects, problems and sometimes crises. Our motto is to advise and assist each of our clients to the best of our abilities- whether their legal issues are large and complex or small yet stressful.
Like the navigator on a ship at sea, we provide our clients with the best information available, discuss the options and their impacts, and implement the client’s informed decision, keeping a close eye on the costs- both in money time & effort.
Willis & Bowring is a well-resourced, progressive law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services and expertise to individuals, small businesses, financial institutions, property developers and corporations.
The firm has 5 partners, 6 employed solicitors and 30 support staff making it one of the largest firms in the St George and Sutherland Shire region.
Willis & Bowring have solicitors with specialist accreditation from the Law Society of NSW in Wills & Deceased Estates and Family Law and can bring a wealth of experience to assist with your requirements.
Willis & Bowring are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service.
A practising solicitor for over 35 years, Michael is skilled in many areas of the law. After working in corporate law and gaining experience in various law firms, Michael returned to Burwood to serve his local community; he established Michael Hume & Co., the predecessor to Acclaim Legal. Having studied mediation and negotiation at Harvard Law School, he uses his refined negotiation skills in promoting your interests. Since 2008 Michael has been a qualified Collaborative Lawyer, and in late 2013 joined the Board of Collaborative Professionals NSW.
Michael has pursued a standard of business excellence in the delivery of legal services to clients throughout his career. As principal of Acclaim Legal he ensures we maintain our core values: Constant Improvement, Outstanding Service, Reliability, and Respect and Empathy.
As an experienced Mediator Michael has a wealth of experience, not just at the litigation coalface, but also in providing practical solutions to his clients’ problems.
Richard Schmidt is the Senior Partner and specialises in Business Law and Estate Planning. In 45 years of practice he has been involved with a range of clients and their problems – from partnerships in good times and bad to expanding companies and those in financial difficulties. He has acted for all manner of businesses from sandwich shops to airlines.
Richard’s interests have developed a practical and commercial approach to problems. He has been involved in community activities including the running of school councils, women’s refuges and hospital ethics committees (RNSH for 20 years).
In recent years, he has taken an active interest in estate planning issues. With the complexity of family relationships, second marriages, business structures, family trusts and sibling rivalry he enjoys applying his experience with human nature and disputes within families to structure peoples’ affairs with a view to minimising disputes and to protecting and preserving family assets.
Angus Cox has been with the Caldwell, Martin Cox since 1980 as a Law Society Accredited Specialist in Wills and Estates and a Notary Public.
Specialising in Wills, Deceased Estates and Will challenges, Angus also has over 30 years’ experience in all aspects of Real Estate Law, Mortgage and Business Law.
Angus manages the firm’s Picton office and is the partner in charge of the Estates Planning, Estate Administration and Estate Litigation Section of CMC.
Malcolm is the Managing Partner of Dooley & Associates Solicitors, having first joined the firm at the start of 2001. His specialties include workplace law, business & commercial law and estate planning. Malcolm takes a very ‘hands on’ approach with his clients, ensuring that they receive practical, commercial and ‘real world’ guidance and solutions. His broad education across a number of fields, including economics, law and corporate governance provides a wealth of knowledge for the benefit of his clients.
After completing his Commerce and Law Degrees at the University of New South Wales, Ken commenced life as a lawyer in rural NSW working for small firms in Glen Innes and Mudgee, gaining a wide breadth of legal experience.
Ken holds specialist accreditation in Business Law (since 1994) and Wills & Estates Law (since 2007) and practices extensively in those areas. Ken has been a partner in a law firm in Western Sydney for over thirty years and is presently a principal in a small practice, Fairfax Lawyers, at Norwest Business Park.
Ken is a member of the Western Sydney Regional Council, Anglican Diocese of Sydney, School Council Arndell Anglican College Oakville, Rotary Club of Blacktown City and served as President of Blacktown City Rotary Club for 1995/96 Rotary year.
Ken was presented with Paul Harris Fellowship in 2012.
After completing his University entrance at St Kentigern College in Auckland NZ, Geoffrey completed his law degree at Auckland University in 1979.
He commenced life as a lawyer in Auckland before a working holiday in Europe as a Contiki tour guide in the summer and a ski gude in Austria in the winter. This is where he met his Australian wife Karen, and in 1988 opened his own legal practice in Toukley, after purchasing a property on the Central Coast.
Geoffrey practises extensively in the area of Central coast conveyancing and over the past 28 years has helped over 35,000 people buy and sell over 25,000 properties.
Clients can always contact Geoffrey including weekends and after hours. Geoffrey’s new passion is Estate Planning; helping clients to plan their estate and protect their assets in case of their disability or incapacity.
Michael Kah has been voted one of Australia’s best lawyers in immigration law in the Australian Financial Review. Michael Kah was also nominated for and received the Premiers Award in February 2014.
Kah Lawyers are regular speakers at community education seminars, and have received various awards including the UWS award for Outstanding Provision of Pro Bono Services and Wills Day appreciation awards from Wesley Mission.
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Elizabeth Paine has practised in property law and planning law for over 15 years, having spent 12 years working in commercial law firms in the Sydney CBD. During that time she gained experience acting and advising on a broad range of commercial property transactions. In addition, she worked closely with insolvency practitioners in relation to the property aspects of several large sales of distressed assets.
Elizabeth has acted for public sector and private sector clients on property and planning aspects of a range of commercial, retail, industrial and residential property transactions, including property sales and acquisitions; leasing; property development; compulsory acquisitions / resumptions; strata development; easements and licences.
Elizabeth’s practice has expanded into estate planning, probate and family provision and contested estates.
Elizabeth also advises clients on business sales and purchases.
Elizabeth brings a pragmatic and commercial approach to transactions and her legal advice.
Rosemary is an Accredited Family Law Specialist in New South Wales and a collaborative lawyer whose practice includes a wide range of both property and parenting matters.
Rosemary specialises in assisting clients with complex financial settlements and agreements, including matters involving difficult valuation issues and drafting financial agreements entered into prior to or upon the commencement of a relationship and those with an international aspect.
Rosemary also specialises in parenting matters and has considerable involvement in Family Court matters. She offers practical, considered and child focused advice and representation.
Although experienced in litigation, Rosemary is committed to achieving positive outcomes for clients through collaborative law, negotiation, mediation and other less adversarial processes.
Katherine is the Principal of Sainty Law and has more than 25 years’ experience in commercial and digital law. As a partner at leading Australian law firm, Allens for more than 10 years, Katherine gained extensive experience advising clients from major technology, communications and media companies, as well as Government agencies.
Her specialist expertise in communications, media and technology industries has been recognised in Chambers Global, The World’s Leading Lawyers, as pre-eminent in her fields.
Katherine delivers strategic, innovative and cost-effective solutions for her clients by applying her strong commercial and project management expertise, extensive legal experience and broad regulatory skills.
Katherine is a frequent commentator and speaker in public forums on digital business issues, most recently on privacy and data analytics. She holds a Master of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, Commerce, Accounting and Law. She was Director of the Sydney Film Festival from 2007 – 2011, an advisor for the Network Insight Institute from 2007-2011, and a member of the Media and Communications Committee of the Law Council of Australia from 2005 to date.
Denis Williams is a Senior Partner who was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court and High Court in 1977. Denis practiced in private practice for many years before advising various governments and government authorities and returning to private practice in 1990.
Denis advises and represents a broad spectrum of enterprises and people from all walks of life in Australia and abroad. Denis received Specialist Accreditation for Local Government and Planning Law, and was part of the first group to receive this accreditation. He now also practices in broader commercial and personal law work.
Peter Baltins began his law career in general practice in 1981 becoming a partner at Willis & Bowring in 1992. Since then Peter has focussed on probate & deceased estates administration and litigation and is now a Law Society accredited specialist in Wills & Estates. He was voted by his peers as one of Sydney’s leading Wills & Estates litigation lawyers – Doyles Guide, November 2015.
Due to Peter’s expertise in this area he was invited to join the NSW Law Society’s Committee on Elder Law & Succession Law where he served for 3 years. He receives referrals in this area from other lawyers and is a panel solicitor for the NSW Trustee & Guardian.
He also practices in development appeals in the Land & Environment Court, and since specialising in these two areas of law Peter has obtained successful outcomes for many clients and as a result has received numerous referrals.
Peter is also a qualified mediator and keen to adopt quicker and cheaper dispute resolution techniques.
Peter can assist with family agreements to alter the distribution of assets under a will, advise on administering estates and testamentary trusts, claims for executor’s commission and wills & estate litigation.