General Information

Detailed Information

John is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and of the High Court of Australia.

John is very approachable and endeavours to avoid unnecessary complications and distractions, so that we can provide quality services which are cost effective for our clients and our firm.

Apart from being a solicitor, John is also an experienced mediator, licensed customs broker, freight forwarder, international trade consulting and road transport operator. Combined with his experience as a solicitor, John has the skills set required to assist a wide range of companies and individuals with their legal issues.

John is a very useful resource for international traders with business in Australia as he is able to offer advice about their business operations and Australian compliance responsibilities.

Down Under Legal Services Pty Ltd (Down Under Legal) is an incorporated legal practice based in Sydney, Australia.

We direct our efforts towards providing a wide range of legal solutions, remedies and outcomes, for businesses and individuals.

Our emphasis is on delivering legal services in an environment where pride in our work and providing personal service are paramount.

Our main office at Carlingford practices as Down Under Legal and Bennelong Legal.

When you need legal assistance or advice which is friendly and helpful, please do not hesitate to contact us.

And if we can’t help you, we will try to find you someone who can.

Personal Services

General advice
Sale and purchase of properties or businesses (conveyancing)
Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship arrangements
Estates – applications for Probate (where there is a Will) or Letters of Administration (where there is not a Will) and assistance with the distribution of the proceeds of an Estate
Succession planning, including drafting Wills, Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship arrangements
Challenging a Will
Family Law, including applications for divorce, property settlements and orders, children’s orders and parenting issues
Local Court for:
Alleged criminal, drink driving and traffic offences; and
Civil Claims
Police related matters generally
District Court
Supreme Court
Federal Circuit Court
Family Court
Federal Court
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Administrative Law – helping you challenge decisions made by Government officers or Ministers which affect your rights
Customs – representing you in disputes and defending prosecutions
Industrial Relations
Business Related Services

Business advice and advice of a general nature
Strategic and tactical advice with client or supplier disputes or conflict;
Managing Directors and other senior management often find it helpful for us to work with them drafting strategic correspondence with a view towards achieving your preferred outcomes.
Your company’s representative office in Australia
Administrative Law – challenging decisions made by Government officers or Ministers
Debt recovery
Sale and purchase of properties or businesses (conveyancing)
Power of Attorney
Police related matters
Customs – representing you in disputes and defending prosecutions
Tariff Concession Order Applications
Applications for a Tariff Advice or Valuation Advice
International sea and air transport and road transport disputes
International trade strategies and agreements
Road transport disputes
Dealing with Liquidators
Representation in:
Local Court
District Court
Supreme Court
Administrative Appeals Tribunal
Federal Circuit Court
Federal Court
Administrative Decisions Tribunal
Consumer, Trader & Tenancy Tribunal

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