Judicate Lawyers has adopted core values which encapsulates our culture. These core values are at the heart of everything we do:
To provide our clients with the highest quality legal services delivering cost-effective solutions in an efficient, professional and business-like manner;
To foster a culture which thrives upon diversity, respect for the individual and for the expression of talent;
To create a culture that inspires and empowers individuals to fulfil their potential and the potential of Judicate Lawyers;
To be open to fresh ideas, to think creatively, to look for innovative solutions and to be neither bound by formality nor constrained by convention;
To act with integrity and trustworthiness in all our dealings both internally and externally, placing the highest value upon teamwork and mutual support; and
To build a sustainable, well-managed and profitable business.
Judicate Lawyers’ values are traditional but very much contemporary. Excellence, tenacity, achievement and trust define the experience our clients have when working with our firm. These values lead to resilient relationships, greater efficiency and better client solutions. This Judicate Lawyers experience distinguishes us from our larger competitors and enhances our reputation for solving our clients’ most complex legal issues.
These are the values of Judicate Lawyers. They make us special. They are the values that will continue to be at the heart of everything we do.
What we do . . .
Judicate Lawyers has the experience and expertise to assist clients in their highest stakes legal transactions and commercial disputes. When you simply must have a solution to an intractable legal problem, Judicate Lawyers has the ability and wisdom to resolve it.
Judicate Lawyers give clients not just clever legal solutions. Judicate Lawyers combine clever ability with experience and expertise to provide dedicated wisdom for clients’ needs.
Whilst our lawyers are senior, their outlook is modern. Judicate Lawyers understands the legal foundation of our laws. Our difference permeates our problem-solving approach which is to provide strategic guidance and problem-solving for our clients’ personal, commercial and reputational challenges.
Judicate Lawyers does not try to be all things to all clients. We do strive to provide excellence and wisdom in our chosen areas of expertise.
Our clients matter to us. Many have been advised by us for decades. Judicate Lawyers also benefits from long-standing relationships with leading professional advisors, including accountants, auditors, engineers and professional builders. Judicate Lawyers has had decades of successful advice and litigation experience.
We recognize that our pre-eminence is a reflection of the quality of our people as well as of our clients and the solutions we generate. Judicate Lawyers values these relationships. Judicate Lawyers takes pride in their achievements.
Judicate Lawyers – combining cleverness with experience to create wisdom for client benefit.
Judicate Lawyers recognizes that you want the best. We know you have unique needs and personal issues. We keep things simple. We will remain cohesively smaller than our peers. This gives you direct access to the right people. Our Principals talk to one another. Judicate Lawyers believes that Principals should be at the centre of the work we do giving clients the benefit of our collective experience.
Australian lawyers generally embody the spirit of mateship and mutual support, not only of clients, but of staff as well. Judicate Lawyers has embraced this quality which we believe distinguishes our approach to problem solving and support for clients. We have triumphed over adversity. We look after our own and we will look after you as well. We also embrace diversity and reflect Greek, Irish, Vietnamese Chinese, Italian, Philippine and English backgrounds.
Having been longstanding employees of others, and having seen the highs and lows of legal management by others, the two Michaels are determined to make the most of the privilege of standing directly alongside their clients as their trusted advisors. Building strong personal connections to those clients and their businesses is important to us.
Our Key Clients
Judicate Lawyers’ clients are successful and ambitious business leaders and high net-worth individuals.
Judicate Lawyers receives regular referrals from large and medium sized accountants like HLB Mann Judd, insolvency practices such as SV Partners and Cor Cordis Chartered Accountants, public and private companies, franchisors and franchisees, small and medium sized enterprises and a variety of professional firms in building and construction.
Judicate Lawyers has only been in operation since October 2016. However, Judicate Lawyers has already:
Successfully persuaded the Victorian Building Authority to withdraw serious (but false) disciplinary charges against a building practitioner at the Building Practitioners’ Board;
Persuaded the Australian Taxation Office to repay a substantial six-figure sum to the liquidator of a private company on the basis of Australian unfair preference rules;
Negotiated a complex agreement over fees between a Chinese windfarm developer and a leading archaeology practice regarding the urgent construction of one of Australia’s largest windfarms in native title areas; and
Successfully negotiated and documented limited recourse borrowings for SMSF purchases of real property between banks, trustees and accountants with urgent settlements all required before Christmas.