We help you, control your outcome.

At one stage or another you might find yourself engaged with the law, which can be a daunting experience, as generally legal matters have the potential to profoundly change the way you live your life. Dealing with the law and understanding the language is complex in nature. With Duffy and Simon you can be assured that our advice and advocacy always has your interest in the foreground as our paramount concern.

We truly care about our clients, which is reflected in the strong relationships we have built over the years. We believe in transparent and honest communication and take the time to properly understand your specific situation and needs. Part of our job is not only to provide you with the best legal advice, but also to make intricate processes and decisions easy to understand through consistent communication to keep you well informed throughout the entire process.

As a progressive leader in the legal industry with over 40 years experience, we practice and offer premium legal advice in numerous areas of the law, giving you the confidence and peace of mind of an incredibly talented and successful team of lawyers. Our practice consists of 5 experienced partners, an outstanding team of young lawyers and a dedicated legal support team.

Whatever your situation, with over 40 years experience, Duffy and Simon Lawyers will do everything possible to help you take control of your outcome.

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Client Reviews

"Looking to build my first home, I reached out to the Duffy & Simon team initially for conveyancing. Their advice and services helped me towards my goal. When it came to building contracts, I didn't look any further. The team are friendly and professional. Even when I hit a road block, the team were attentive to my personal circumstances and helped me reach the best possible outcome for me. Special thanks to Matthew who's really looked after me."
C.S. | Conveyancing & Business Law Client, C.S.

"Thank you for your advice about Power of Attorney. During a difficult time I was grateful to speak with someone with experience who listened with sympathy and offered practical suggestions appropriate for financial situation."
Paul White | Power of Attorney Client, Paul White

"Outstanding service!!! I just purchased my first business with the help of Matt. He went above and beyond many times to ensure everything went smooth. When I had forgotten to cross my T's and dot my I's he had already done it. The rates were more than reasonable and the purchase would have fallen through if I went with anyone else! Thanks Matt!"
Ben Lukas | Business Law Client, Ben Lukas

"A great big thank you, Damien & Olivia, for all your selfless work in helping us establish Frankie's Community Kitchen. You generously put your hand up, and accepted our request in originally establishing the concept of the Community Kitchen, helping us to become an Incorporated Association. Then later, again, emailing and jumping through hoops, to gain Charity Status with the Australian Charities and Not For Profit Commission. All of these hours you generously provided pro bono, which enabled us to focus our energy in the cooking and provision of rescued food to those who need it most in our community.    "
Geoff Manson, Gabrielle Noonan & the team at Frankie's Community Kitchen | CEO - Frankies Community Kitchen, Frankies Community Kitchen

"Thanks to Jayde and Damien for all your help in my matter, really appreciate your professionalism and integrity, and most of all to relieve the pressure that can occur with these things"
N.B | , N.B

"I'd just like to thank you Beth and Sandy for all the work you put in. I know some may say that's what your paid for, but going above and beyond has no reward except for a thanks. I am much happier with more time seeing my kids!  Thanks so much for your tireless efforts."
S.H. | Family Law Client, S.H.

"As first home buyers we found Tammy Preen was really helpful and thorough. Highly recommend."
Mirae Payroli | Conveyancing client, Mirae Payroli

"We were dealing with multiple property settlements, rental and wills. All were dealt with efficiently and cordially. We were kept in the loop at all stages and nothing was too small that the staff wouldn’t help us with. We loved the e- Conveyancing. Easy and thank you"
Rosemary Westwood | Conveyancing client, Rosemary Westwood

"Very professional and caring firm"
Dion Olszewski | , Dion Olszewski

"Thank you Maria, you are amazing! It was all smooth sailing."
S.E. | Conveyancing client, S.E.

"Hi Louisa, thanks for all your help again, you made it all so easy!"
R.D. | Conveyancing client, R.D.

"Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for putting in all this hard work and time into this! I honestly can’t even begin to thank you enough!! Thanks again from the bottom of my heart I honestly feel sooo lucky to have you as my solicitor!"
L.K. | Family Law Client, L.K.

"Morning Matthew, I had a consultation with you some time ago in relation to my business, San Remo Bakehouse. I really appreciate the advice, I felt it was solid and trustworthy. I also have had a great experience and outcome in the past dealing with you guys."
Roberta Smith | San Remo Bakehouse, Roberta Smith

"I contacted Duffy & Simon to have an urgent section 32 done for the sale of my property. The staff have been so helpful and easy to contact. Karen had drafted up the section 32 within a matter of hours, I just had to provide and few documents, sign it and it was done! Highly recommend Karen for all things conveyancing :)"
Shannon Haynes | Conveyancing Client, Shannon Haynes

"Duffy & Simon Lawyers are wonderful. Damien, Jayde and the team represented myself and family in a complex case and were professional, tireless and always supportive in achieving a great outcome, which I didn’t think was possible. I cannot thank them enough and will be forever grateful."
Maree Leane | Civil Litigation, Maree Leane

"Thanks again for all your help, efficient and professional as always."
Robert Davey | Conveyancing Client, Robert Davey

"Thank You, Tammy and Kristie, for your wonderful service, as always you have made settlement of our property hassle-free. Thank you so much for your hard work particularly dealing with our troublesome bank."
Narelle Dahlenburg | Conveyancing Client, Narelle Dahlenburg

My husband and I had our conveyancing transferred to Louisa Vincent through a recommendation and she was amazing. She was always prompt to answer any questions we had and made the process very streamline and stress free. We're so glad we decided to transfer our conveyancing and we'll definitely be using Louisa and Duffy & Simon in the future.
Renee Rausa | Conveyancing Client, Renee Rausa

"Maria Ortiz was excellent to work with and was quick to respond to communications. Excellent work and many thanks."
Diana Toth | Conveyancing Client, Diana Toth

"Fantastic to deal with , and explained everything along the way which made it stress free and enjoyable experience, no matter how many repetitive questions I asked Maria was happy to help and make sure I understood. Thanks again !"
Pete Berkhout | Conveyancing Client, Pete Berkhout

"Used their services for many years and always found Duffy & Simon Lawyers highly professional and reliable. Highly recommended"
Richard Facey | Client, Richard Facey

"Have just finished selling / buying house and must commend the excellent conveyancing service provided by Duffy & Simon. Dealing with Kristie and Melanie was absolutely first class. Excellent communication, always willing to promptly answer any questions and every step occurred exactly as and when it should. I have no hesitation recommending their services."
Darren Bould | Conveyancing Client, Darren Bould

"Very easy to deal with, communication first class."
Marcus Lorkin | Client, Marcus Lorkin

"I would like to personally thank Melanie, Karen and your law firm staff for doing all the hard yards to represent me during the property sale, it was very much appreciated from the bottom of my heart. I will keep your law firm in mind should one of my friends or anyone I know decide to look for someone to represent them in any legal matter regarding property or other matters and they reside in Melbourne. I have family members and also many friends living there in Melbourne as well so will keep your law firm in mind should something come up "
Sandy | Conveyancing Client, Sandy

"Hi Kristie Thank you so much for all your support and help over the last few months. You knowledge, expertise and advice has been invaluable. You’re prompt responses and professionalism gave me assurance during such a stressful time with all the challenges we faced. I collected the keys yesterday and it was very exciting. We will definitely contact you for in the future should we need to."
Damian | Conveyancing Client, Damian

"We had Matt handle our mediation and we cannot express how happy we were with Matt and how he handled our file, we were even happier when we got our bill (we thought it was going to be higher). We will be back soon for him to do our wills."
Nancy and Jack | Client, Nancy and Jack

"Kristie Clark undertook the conveyancing for our sale and purchase during stage 3/4 lock down. Kristie is very responsive, professional and personable. I had complete trust in her and the advice provided, all of which removed one of the stress factors in buying and selling property."
Noel Gordon | Conveyancing Client, Noel Gordon

"Duffy & Simon Pakenham have been a stress free company to deal with. They have been very professional in every way from phone calls, emails to setting up meetings and signing contracts during Covid times. I would especially like to thank Bryce for all his time and for being so helpful and punctual. I would highly recommend Duffy & Simon and will definitely use them for any future projects I have. Thanks again. Julie"
Julie Hopgood | Client, Julie Hopgood

"I would like to thank Kristie Clark for acting as Conveyancer on my behalf on the sale of my unit. Kristie was always available when required, made sure that everything ran smoothly, efficiently sorted out problems along the way. I have been extremely happy in my dealings with Kristie. Well done!!"
Conveyancing client | Conveyancing Client, Conveyancing client

"Duffy & Simon provided me with a very calm & professional legal advice and representation in the family court over a 2 year period which resulted in fantastic outcome."
Family Law client | Family Law client, Family Law client

"Hilary and I appreciate the timely and appropriate support, communications and advice that Bec and Edwin have provided in order to bring this fencing situation to a satisfactory resolution, especially as we have listed our property for sale this week, with our first inspection by a prospective buyer this afternoon!"
Settlement Client | Settlement Client, Settlement Client

"Good Afternoon Edwin, Don and I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to you, Maria and Karen.  You all have taken all the pressure off us and have done an excellent service. You came highly recommended to us and no doubt that will be passed on to some one else.  "
Client | Client, Conveyancing client

"Michael and I would like to thank Tammy for guiding us through the legal process of buying and selling our houses. Your professionalism, understanding, and availability through the many contacts made the transition a much smoother experience for us. Thank you for everything."
Marlene and Michael | Client, Conveyancing Client

"Thank you very much for your help Kristie to sell the our properties and purchase the block of land. I appreciate your patience with my novice knowledge of how it all works and your advice on how to proceed at different hurdles along the journey. Thanks again."
Glenn | Client, Conveyancing Client

"Thanks Kristie for all the help. And your professionalism in dealing with my purchase. Very smooth transition. Thanks again."
Glen | Conveyancing Client, Conveyancing Client

"Duffy & Simon provided me with a very calm & professional legal advice and representation in the family court over a 2 year period which resulted in fantastic outcome."
J.D. | Family Law Client, Family Law Client

"Thank you to Sarah Hogan and her team! Outstanding service and very helpful. We had a very short settlement period and Sarah was extremely important in our purchase. Thanks."
Marcela Eguchi Tellegen | Conveyancing Client, Marcela Eguchi Tellegen

"The conveyancing team at Duffy & Simon under Tammy Preen are fantastic. They go above and beyond, and are very professional. Highly recommend."
Jan Bayliss | Conveyancing Client, Jan Bayliss

"Just settled on a property with the help of Duffy & Simon! Special thanks to Kristie & Tyler who helped me every step of the way and with my many questions. They’ve been very responsive and ensured I got a smooth settlement despite timing constraints. Highly recommend such great customer service!"
Yvette Chan | Conveyancing Client, Yvette Chan

"Hi Kristie, Thanks so much! Both Simon and l really appreciate the work you did for us - especially the change of name we threw at you in the 11th hour! Can’t commend your professionalism and work work ethic enough"
Colleen | Conveyancing Client, Conveyancing client


I would sincerely like to register my grateful thanks to Tamara Hawkins for being so helpful and guiding us thru the daunting task of the settlement of our property that we sold and the settlement of the house we purchased.

It has been 31 years since we have moved last and being older now, was a scary prospect for us. Tamara, however, talked us thru every step of the way and was always there to help us and talk thru any problems. She was available both on the phone and via email making the whole process so much easier. I truly cannot thank her enough

G & J Chung | Conveyancing Client, G & J Chung

"Settled on our property with the minimum of fuss. Kristie did an amazing job and made the whole process an absolute pleasure. Highly Recommended"
Michael Mitrovski | Conveyancing Client, Conveyancing Client

"The entire conveyancing process was fantastically seamless. We had a change in account manager during settlement period and not a detail was missed during handover. The level of professionalism and transparency during each step made our first home buying experience far less daunting. Thank you Sarah & Tamara"
Meirbhin O Conaill | Meirbhin O Conaill, Conveyancing client

"ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The service was incredible. So streamline and onto of everything! I cant believe how easy the process was. Tyler was amazing to deal with from start to finish. I will be recommending this company & definitely using them for all houses."
Jamie Dark | Conveyancing Client, ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! The service was incredible

"I have now used Duffy & Simon for both personal and business. They are extremely professional and very fairly priced. I received positive outcomes on all areas of my cases thanks to them.. A very special thanks to Paul Le for his recent help. He was very kind and empathetic during a stressful time."
Tayla Bryant | Client, Extremely professional and very fairly priced