What does 'accredited business law specialist' mean?

The Law Institute of Victoria gives accreditation to legal practitioners who are highly qualified and experienced in a particular area of law. The requirements for accreditation are:

  • A minimum of five years full-time practice experience and a minimum of three years experience in their area of specialisation
  • A high degree of professional development in their area of specialisation
  • Passing a comprehensive examination process, developed by legal experts

LIV Accredited Specialists must apply for re-accreditation every three years.

What are your fees?

For first-time clients, we offer a half-hour consultation for only $50. In this consultation, you will discuss your situation, and our solicitors will offer you preliminary advice based on what you tell them. It allows us to learn about your problem, and to determine whether we are able to help you, as well as giving you a chance to meet our staff. If further work is required, our costs estimate will be discussed with you at your initial consultation, and you will be given a written costs agreement before any work is undertaken.

Do you offer fixed costs for simple matters such as conveyancing?

Yes, for most conveyancing matters, we have a fee scale that depends in part on the purchase price of the property. More expensive properties will require the assumption of higher risk on our part, so we have to charge accordingly. Other factors, such as whether the property is sold 'off-the-plan', or if there are any complex special conditions, will impact on the fees, as they require more work. Please feel free to contact us to discuss our fees.

How do your costs compare with other firms?

Victor, our principal solicitor, has over 15 years experience in legal practice and is accredited as a business law specialist by the Law Institute of Victoria. Considering Victor's knowledge and experience, his fees are very reasonable, particularly for conveyancing matters.

Secondly, unlike other firms, Victor Tse & Associates does not charge ordinary administrative expenses, such as printing, postage, photocopying, document retrieval and the time spent by staff on clerical tasks. These 'hidden' expenses can be quite costly, particularly in a lengthy matter, and can lead to unexpectedly high bills.