Striving to provide you with friendly service of the highest calibre; delivered at a fair & competitive price.

Our Solicitors, Michelle O’Sullivan and Dennis Johanson are always willing to answer any questions you may have about the services we provide. Why not give us a call? We will always endeavour to arrange an appointment on the day that you need it, even if that day is today.

Our firm handles over 500 conveyances (property transfers) each and every year and you will get your advice from a qualified lawyer with a practicing certificate, We have also been involved in the sale and purchase of most hotels and motels in Bendigo. We have dealt with more than our fair share of small business sales and our deceased estate team has over 60 years combined experience. We think our track record speaks for itself!

The purchase or sale of a property is probably the largest financial transaction you will undertake in your life. Why leave this task to anyone but qualified solicitors?

Whether you are a first time purchaser or vendor, or a large scale property developer, we are here to assist you.

We pride ourselves on being able to provide cost effective and professional conveyancing services. We are members of the Law Institute of Victoria, we hold compulsory professional indemnity insurance, and the solicitors involved in your conveyancing file all hold current practicing certificates.

We also employ conveyancing clerks with over 30 years combines experience so that every aspect of your transaction, from open to close, is handled professionally by experiences and qualified staff.

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After a person dies it is necessary to determine whether they had a will, whether it is valid, and whether any of the names executors are able or willing to act in that role.

Once that has been determined it is then necessary to look at the estate assets to determined whether a grant of probate is required. Some assets can be transferred by the Executor without formalities of obtaining such a grant. This is usually only if the estate assets are quite small and there is no real estate property involved.

We can help you determine whether and what type of application needs to be made. If an application to the Supreme Court is required, then we can help you make this application.

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Everybody who has legal capacity to make a will should do so to ensure that your assets go to the people that you care about when you die.

If you die without a will, legislation will provide for the distribution of your estate according to a set formula. This formula will apply regardless of the quality of your relationship with this person, regardless of the recipient’s situation and status, and (unless contested) regardless of whether there are more deserving people who would rather have nominated to share in your estate.

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In some circumstances it may be advantageous or necessary for you to authorise another person to make decisions, or to sign documents, on your behalf. This authority is called power of attorney and the person you have appointed is called you attorney.

The legal requirements for preparing a power of attorney in Australia are governed by State laws. Importantly, to appoint an Attorney you need to be able to understand what you are doing and what your various options are. If you do not have the capacity to understand this, the appointment will not be legally valid.

Therefore it is important that you take the time to make a power of attorney while you have legal capacity, rather than leave the decision until it is too late.

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Michelle O'Sullivan
Michelle O'Sullivan
Director

Dennis Johanson
Dennis Johanson
Consultant

Sam Taylor
Sam Taylor
Paralegal / Conveyancing Clerk

Kathleen Watts
Kathleen Watts
Personal Assistant

Leanne DeAuraugo
Leanne DeAuraugo
Reception

Meg Hunter
Meg Hunter
Wills & Estates Clerk

Lauren Bice
Lauren Bice
General Office Assistant

Sarah Langley
Sarah Langley
Conveyancing Clerk

Sheree English
Sheree English
Conveyancing Clerk

Ashlee Eeles
Ashlee Eeles
Conveyancing Clerk

Jacob Garro
Jacob Garro
Conveyancing Clerk

Location

Victoria Chambers, 5 Victoria Lane Pall Mall, Bendigo.

p: 03 5440 2900

f: 03 5440 2999

e: info@osjlaw.com.au

Victoria Lane runs off Pall Mall, between Mitchell Street and Williamson Street. The entrance to the lane can be found between Barry Plant Real Estate and the Colonial Bank building, now housing Bunja Thai.