Practice Areas

Our firm assists in the following areas of Law:

Commercial Law

Our team can provide you with comprehensive advice on a broad range of business and commercial matters tailored to your specific needs.

Our team has extensive expertise in the areas of contracts, including commercial agreements, company structuring and start-ups, sale and purchase of businesses, commercial leases, franchising, liquor licensing and shareholder, unit holder and joint venture agreements.

Commercial & Retail Leasing

Our leasing practitioners have extensive experience in all aspects of commercial leasing matters and act for both landlords and tenants. Our experience covers retail and non-retail leasing arrangements, from shopping centre leases to smaller or individual landlord and tenant requirements.

We can assist with the preparation of agreements for lease, leases, retail lease disclosure statements, assignment of leases and sub-leases and we have extensive experience in initiating and defending leasing disputes in various jurisdictions and forums including mediation, arbitration, VCAT and Court proceedings.

Conveyancing & Property Law

Our Conveyancers are experienced in residential and commercial property transactions, including preparing Section 32 Vendor Statements, Contracts of Sale, mortgage documents and property asset transfer. 

Our property law expertise extends to adverse possession applications and claims, the creation and removal of easements and related matters.

​Criminal Law

We can advise and assist you through the complexities of criminal prosecution and provide general advice on criminal matters, particularly on traffic infringements and summary offences heard before the Magistrates’ Court of Victoria.


Family Law & Relationship Agreements

Our family law practitioners have experience in family and matrimonial matters arising under this broad area of practice:

- Divorce proceedings
- Property settlements
- Financial Settlements
- Child support
- De-facto relationships
- Binding Financial Agreements
- Adult Child Maintenance

No matter the issue, our team is ready to assist with your unique family circumstance.


​German Legal Matters

Our team, including a native German speaker, has practiced in legal matters pertaining to property, estates, wills, estate litigation and general litigation concerning assets in Australia and in Germany and concerning Australian and German citizens for over thirty years.

The firm is fortunate in having excellent legal agents in Germany who are SHS Rechtsanwälte & Notarin of Hannover with whom it has a well established working relationship.



Litigation & Debt Recovery

Are you involved in or do you need to commence legal proceedings in order to preserve your legal rights?

At Ellinghaus Weill we offer comprehensive advice on a wide range of litigious matters, including:-
- Dispute settlement
- Debt collection
- Employment and contractual disputes
- Building contract disputes
- Leasing and property disputes
- Personal injury claims

We provide experienced representation for individuals and companies alike when issuing and defending Court proceedings in all jurisdictions.

We focus on alternative methods of dispute resolution such as mediation and arbitration to achieve the best possible commercial and legal outcome for our clients whilst minimising the expense and stress often associated with Court Proceedings.  


Water Shares & Rural Properties

​The trading of Water Shares in rural Victoria has changed considerably in recent years. These transactions can be complex and time consuming and involve dealings with the Water Authority for approval of transfers and the Water Share Registry to complete the transaction. Our team is well placed to assist you in the transfer of all manner of water entitlements.


Our team is also experienced in completing the sale and purchase of rural/primary production land and obtaining on your behalf the various Stamp Duty benefits that are available to purchasers of farming properties.



Wills, Estates & Powers of Attorney


Our Wills & Estates team is experienced in preparing and completing Wills specifically tailored to your needs. We can also provide you with advice on appointing Enduring Medical and Financial Powers of Attorney and the best way to structure your assets to ensure ongoing benefits for you and your family.

Our Wills and Estates services include: 

- Preparation of Wills
- Intestate Estates
- Applications for Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration
- Administration and distribution of deceased estates
- Preparing Powers of Attorney
- Appointment of Enduring Guardian
- Estate litigation, Probate litigation and contested Wills
- Acting for people left out of a Will or people defending a Will