At Nicholas James, our vision is to be recognised as a leading law firm within our community, whilst encompassing our core values of integrity, loyalty and proficiency.
Our mission is to build and sustain quality relationships with our clients by facilitating their success.
As an integrated law firm, we provide a broad spectrum of quality legal services delivered with a cost effective, commercially minded approach.
We combine invaluable experience with innovative strategies across a range of practice areas, including property law and conveyancing, business transactions and commercial advisory, litigation and dispute resolution, family law, financial services and intellectual property.
Our inspired staff bring together a range of individual skills to create a team that is motivated, focused and effective.
Located in Essendon, our office provides easy accessibility to our clients whilst maintaining a close proximity to the CBD legal precinct.
With over thirteen years experience in law and having practised as a Barrister for over four years, Nick brings a wealth of legal and general commercial expertise to our team. Nick has represented some of Australia’s leading property development and financial institutions, and has appeared in most jurisdictions, including […]
Vincent Crisapulli has been a solicitor since 1973 and has operated his own legal practices since that date. Vincent has a large amount of experience and knowledge in numerous areas of law. Vincent has joined our team and specialises in Wills & Probates, Powers of Attorney, Retirement Villages […]
Tony’s knowledge and experience in the field of Intellectual Property adds a valuable dimension within our firm. Tony holds a First Class Honours Degree in Visual Communication from the National School of Design (Swinburne University). Tony’s career began in one of Europe’s most awarded branding agencies, where he was introduced and practiced his speciality […]
Vincent Bengasino has extensive legal, operational and compliance expertise having worked in leading roles in these areas in the alternative investment space for over 10 years. Vincent brings practical solutions to the most complex of problems with a broad-based professional skill set and sharp attention to detail. Vincent […]
Matt holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), and was admitted to practice in 2013. With extensive experience in all facets of conveyancing, He strives to achieve exceptional client service by adopting a lateral service approach by informing and educating clients throughout their property […]
Rachel joined Nicholas James as a paralegal in 2014 and quickly became an integral part of our team. Now completing her traineeship as a graduate lawyer, Rachel displays enthusiasm, a strong work ethic and attention to detail, placing her in good stead to achieve positive outcomes for our […]
Candice joined the NJL team in 2015 and has since become an invaluable member of the team. Her enthusiasm and bubbly attitude makes her a friendly face around the office. She has a background in performing arts and dance, and outside of work runs her own beauty salon.
Brittany joined Nicholas James shortly before graduating with her Masters of Law from Monash University in 2016. She is a graduate lawyer currently completing her traineeship. Brittany has previously worked editing legal publications and updating legal databases. She has a strong work ethic and an enthusiasm to learn. […]
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WHAT WE DO
PROPERTY LAW AND CONVEYANCING
In addition to our dedicated conveyancing team who offer a full range of conveyancing services, we have acted for some of Australia’s leading property companies and have extensive experience in all facets of property law including retail and commercial leasing, construction and domestic building, planning and environment, and subdivision and development matters.
Whether starting up a new business and determining appropriate partnership or share structures, buying or selling an existing business, raising capital or dealing with suppliers/service providers, we focus on providing a proactive, commercial approach to our clients, with a view to developing ongoing trusted relationships.
Litigation can be notoriously costly and onerous. Our experience conducting proceedings in all state and federal courts and tribunals has highlighted the importance of mitigating the impact of litigation on our clients. As such, we provide extensive pre-litigation advice and, where appropriate, advocate alternative dispute resolution such as mediation in order to achieve commercially prudent outcomes for our clients.
We appreciate that family and relationship disputes are sensitive and we aim to resolve them efficiently and effectively, whether by negotiation, collaborative law practice or, where necessary, through Family Court action. We are committed to the protection of our clients’ interests and those of their families and to providing cost effective solutions.
BANKING AND FINANCE
We act for a wide range of clients within the financial services sector, from Responsible Entities of Managed Investment Schemes, to mortgage brokers, financial planners, private lenders and borrowers. We focus on building and maintaining effective business frameworks, and in managing legal, regulatory, and reputational risk for our […]
Branding, innovation and intellectual property are becoming increasingly important to small businesses across all facets of their operations as they seek a foothold in the multimedia market. We have expertise in assisting clients to better manage their IP portfolio, strategy and deliverables to ensure effective protection in the […]