"I engaged HOCW Family Law to manage my matter and reach an agreement through mediation.
Emmalaura Messer, Principal Family Lawyer took over my matter after a failed voluntary mediation. Through her tenacity, legal acumen, and thoroughness the second court directed mediation was recently successful. Although the legal fees were significantly higher than I anticipated primarily due to the lack of co-operation from my ex-partner and his lawyer, the outcome warranted the additional costs.
I would highly recommend Emmalaura to act in the best interests of her clients."
B.H. - Family Law Client
"Emmalaura is a highly knowledgeable and efficient lawyer. She came highly recommended by a family friend and I am so grateful she was recommended to me. I used Emmaluara to file my divorce and settle assets. Her wealth of knowledge made the process seamless and stress free. Emmalaura was extremely patient and caring when listening to all my concerns. Initially I felt daunted by the whole process, however Emmalaura’s compassionate nature and knowledge made me feel at ease. I was very grateful she was my lawyer."
A.K. - Family Law Client
"My husband and I engaged Emmalaura for a complex family matter. We are eternally grateful to this wonderful lawyer who fought relentlessly to ensure our children’s best interests. Emmalaura is extremely knowledgeable in Family Law, with many years of experience. Our family matter was notably stressful and Emmalaura’s compassion and patience was wonderful. It felt as though you were speaking to a friend. Emmalaura was always patient in listening to our concerns and keeping us calm throughout the entire process. Her responses to all our emails (which were quite lengthy at times) were prompt and efficient. Emmalaura was always there for whatever we needed. Emmalaura stayed focused on the best interests of the children and this was apparent in the final result. It is evident that Emmalaura loves what she does as her passion for Family Law shines through her work and when dealing with clients. Emmalaura is not just any family lawyer, but the epitome of family law. We are indebted to her."
M & A - Family Law Clients
"I have used Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams for employment matters, debt collecting and dealing with the ATO. Results have been excellent. Highly recommend them."
A.S. - Commercial Litigation & Insolvency Client
"I am a relatively new client after my lawyer retired. Nicole Russell has given me great comfort and reassurance through her professionalism, knowledge and impeccable service. Nicole looks after both my personal and business matters and highly recommend her unquestionable attention to detail !"
M.G. - Conveyancing Client
"Settlement on our property went very smoothly and all information was requested early which made the whole process less stressful."
S.S. - Conveyancing Client
"Nicole Russell has done an amazing job helping with the sale of my property and purchase of another one. She is very quick to respond and will go above and beyond to help with anything. We will continue to use her and couldn't ask for better service!"
L.G. - Conveyancing Client
"A big thank you to Steve Shelley for all his hard work.
We were especially impressed by his thoroughness and patience in explaining contracts from the outset. Not often that someone invests so much time without the promise of financial gain.
Customer service is king, and yours was exemplary. We wish you all the best for the future!"
R.I. - Conveyancing Client
"Lachlan Vallance and Andrea Bolitho assisted me with a deceased estate case that originally did not belong to your firm, but rather to Weston Gambetta, which is now closed due to Clive Weston retiring. However they were more than happy to assist me in the matter and my brother and I are so thankful for their willingness to help us out. Fabulous service. It looks like we have now found our new family solicitors. Thank you so much."
N V, Wills & Estates Client
"My wife and I approached Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams Lawyers to review our present wills, also to update our Powers of Attorneys, from the moment we walked in the door we were approached with total professionalism and understanding, they listened to our wishes and advised us as to the best course of action. We were completely happy with all aspects of our dealings and very impressed with the manner that we were treated, we would totally recommend this firm to anyone."
S & P - Wills & Estates Client
"My wife and I have been very happy clients of HOCW city office. It was convenient to use the Mt Waverley office to assist my mother-in-law with various legal documents including will and POA. Samantha and the office team provided excellent service. They were very patient with my mother-in-law who is not fluent in English. They arranged translators when necessary. We were very happy with the outcomes."
L.M. - Wills & Estates Client
"Hi Andrea, We just wanted to pass on our sincere thanks to you and all your colleagues for making the process of administering our brother's estate as straight forward as it has been."
A S & D S, Wills & Estates Client
"Hi Andrea and Lachlan, We would like to thank you both for your help and guidance in enabling us, as executors, to deal with Mum's affairs and to complete probate and the administration of her estate.
The journey was a new one for both of us, and the recommendation to use HOCW by a friend was definitely a good one. We will happily direct work to your office.
Your help, in cheerful, clear and understandable English, made our task far easier, and more fulfilling."
E W & R W, Wills & Estates Client
"Brad was an amazing help with his vast knowledge of franchise businesses, he was completely switched on when it came to the purchasing our business. I would highly recommend Brad from (Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams). He was extremely punctual, professional, time savvy and best of all was empathetic to our situation and a wonderful person.
I cannot speak more highly of Brad and will definitely be doing more business with him and the company in the future. Thank you so much for making me feel like you always had our backs and explaining everything to us in depth. Also always taking our call at all times of the day and nights and for your professional advice and caring nature."
T.R. - Commercial Law Client
"I first reached out to the commercial team at HOCW with quite a large scale project involving a purchase of an existing business I was planning to convert into a franchise whilst negotiating favourable leasing terms and fit out cost.
The HOCW team who were involved in every aspect of the project brought such professionalism, superior advice and immersed themselves in producing the best outcome for me.
I will be forever grateful and can't promote them enough. They have a client for life and I will be proud to recommend them to anyone looking for a great team of commercial solicitors."
G.B. - Commercial Law Client
"I want to say how impressed I was with Vincent Caruso initially then with Bradley Nicholl in my recent mediation in which I needed lawyers that really knew their stuff. As a layperson I could not fault their expertise in any way which resulted in a satisfactory resolution for everyone.The time and effort in preparing my case, keeping me in the loop throughout the whole process was reassuring. Bradley Nicholl did an amazing job in a difficult matter and I would recommend him without reservation."
M.F. - Commercial Law Client
"...I am delighted with my whole Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams experience and would have no hesitation in recommending and referring your expertise. Thanks again for your collective determination in achieving a most successful financial outcome."
Geoff, Mulgrave 3170, Family Law Client
"Let me take this opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks as I don’t know how I would have got to where I am today, without you. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending you and your team at Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams."
Jane, Mordialloc 3195, Family Law Client