Our lawyers can assist with all aspects of your commercial venture including:

  • Creating companies
  • Fundraising
  • Compliance and risk management
  • Corporate governance
  • Commercial structuring
  • Due diligence investigations
  • Capital raising
  • Liquor licensing
  • Gaming law
  • Business structures
  • Contracts

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In addition to the preparation and advice in respect of Wills, Probate and Letters of Administration, Testamentary Trusts, and Powers of Attorney, Lazaros has vast experience in Testators Family Maintenance cases in both the County and Supreme Courts.

He regularly provides written advice regarding all administration aspects, including the entitlement to executor’s commission.

  • Wills, Testamentary Trusts and Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Testators Family Maintenance Claims in the County and Supreme Courts
  • Removal of Executor applications
  • Seeking direction from the Court due to uncertain or complex Wills
  • Applications to remove a third party from the Estate’s real property
  • Out of time applications
  • Entitlement to executor’s commission

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Lazaros’ practice covers all aspects of Family Law including Property, Defacto Relationships, Parenting and Financial Agreements.

Lazaros encourages alternative dispute resolution, including mediations, arbitrations, round table conference and negotiated outcomes, with a view to his client receiving a just, equitable and commercial outcome. However, if negotiations break down, Lazaros passionately advocates for his client.

Lazaros regularly appears as solicitor advocate in the Federal Circuit and Family Courts. He is proud that almost all his cases settle via negotiation, without the need for a lengthy Court battle, generally saving his clients tens of thousands of dollars.

  • Parenting issues and property division in the Federal Circuit and Family Courts
  • Negotiating and settling Consent Orders and Financial Agreements
  • Trusts, caveats (including removal of improper caveats), family businesses
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Big money cases
  • Out of time applications
  • Acting for third parties in equitable and trust matters, typically the parent/s of the Husband or Wife
  • Serious child abuse allegations including the fast tracked Magellan’s List

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Our lawyers have experience appearing in all courts and tribunals for individuals and corporate entities. We understand that no two disputes are the same. We are outcome oriented and can assist you with:

  • Breaches of contract
  • Property disputes
  • Equitable claims
  • Intellectual property disputes
  • Gaming license disputes
  • Lease disputes
  • Share rights disputes
  • Share claim disputes
  • Partnership dissolutions
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Actions to recover debts
  • Warranties disputes
  • Consumer law claims
  • Misrepresentation
  • Building disputes

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Our lawyers have vast experience acting for individuals to large scale developers. Our team of property experts assists our clients in all aspects of property legal advice including:

  • Conveyancing
  • Contact negotiation and advice
  • Property due diligence
  • Property development
  • Recovery issues my mortgagees in possession
  • Stamp duty, goods and services tax (GST) and other property based taxes
  • Joint ventures
  • Project management
  • Construction
  • Commercial and retail leasing
  • Residential leasing
  • Planning
  • Environmental law
  • Adverse possession claims
  • Compulsory land acquisitions and compensation
  • Restrictive covenant issues

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As a natural extension of his Deceased Estate practice, Lazaros has been involved in death benefit disputes arising from superannuation, including written submissions to the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal.

  • Death benefit applications including disputes thereto
  • Written submissions
  • Representation at the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal

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Lazaros regularly appears in the Magistrates’ Court in all Family Violence and Intervention Order matters. He generally resolves these matters at the first return date at Court, knowing that the cost and stress to his client can be overbearing.

He has successfully brought strike out applications for unmeritorious applications.

Lazaros has also experience in applications to be deemed a non-prohibited person – that is, for the purpose of holding a firearms licence.

  • Solicitor advocate at the Magistrates’ Court
  • Preparation of Further and Better Particulars
  • Representation at the Superannuation Complaints Tribunal
  • Applications to be deemed a non-prohibited person – for the purpose of holding a firearms licence

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One particular area in which Lazaros has maintained an interest is in Property law. He is frequently instructed in relation to caveats, restrictive covenants (including Section 84 applications in the Supreme Court), and the Contract of Sale. He is also strategic in opposing developments in the Planning and Environment List at VCAT, particularly those involving complex restrictive covenants.

He has also successfully brought claims for negligence against conveyancers for defects in the conveyancing process, and secured his client their professional costs thrown away in the process.

  • Restrictive covenants – Section 84 applications
  • Advice in respect of right to caveat or opposing improper caveats
  • Applications against negligent conveyancers and solicitors for defects in the conveyancing process
  • Strategic opposition to developments involving covenants

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