Over the past 25 years, Robertson Hayles Lawyers has seen a growth of international clients requiring legal services in Australia.

Many of our international clients were referred to us by our existing clients or legal contacts. The number of our international clients has increased in the internet age with many seeking our legal services after making searches on the web for the appropriate legal practice to meet their legal needs.

We have been privileged to represent clients based in the following countries:

  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Hong Kong
  • Taiwan
  • Japan
  • Myanmar
  • United Kingdom
  • Isle of Man
  • Italy
  • Greece
  • Germany
  • Poland
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Serbia
  • Croatia
  • Canada
  • United States of America
  • New Zealand
  • South Africa

A Focus on Individuals, Families and Small to Medium Sized Enterprises

Unlike large legal corporations which cater to the needs of multinational clients, we primarily assist individuals, families and small to medium sized enterprises seeking legal advice and representation in Australia.

Meeting the Needs of International Clients

With years of experience in dealing with clients based overseas, we understand that their needs and concerns differ from locally based clients. At each step, we aim to provide an in-depth explanation of Australian law and practices affecting the client’s matter. We also understand that as a result of distance, language and culture, our communication must be responsive and clear to avoid any misunderstanding of the legal or factual issues.

Several of our lawyers and support staff come from multicultural backgrounds and are multilingual. Many have worked in various countries in Asia, the Middle East and Europe. One of our directors has also worked with the United Nations.

With our background and experience, we have the ability and sensitivity to provide quality legal services to overseas based clientele.

Areas of the Law

We have assisted clients based overseas in multiple sectors of the law including:

Personal Law

  • Application for Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration in deceased estates
  • Management of deceased estates
  • Contesting Wills and inheritance claims
  • Family law including property division and children matters
  • Power of Attorney, Wills and estate planning
  • Personal injury claims

Property and Commercial Law

  • Purchase and sale of residential properties, commercial properties and vacant land
  • Property development
  • Acquisition of farms, cattle stations and rural land
  • Foreign Investment Review Board applications
  • Setting up of business structures including registration of companies
  • Preparation of all types of commercial agreements

Dispute Resolution

  • Property disputes
  • Contractual claims
  • Employment law issues

Australian and International Network

Robertson Hayles Lawyers is a member of Southern Cross Legal Alliance, with associated legal practices in Australia and New Zealand and Global Cross Legal, an alliance extending to legal practices in Asia, Europe and North America. With this legal network, we are well placed to refer you to the appropriate legal practice if your matter has to be dealt with in another jurisdiction.

Contact us

For all enquiries, please contact Robertson Hayles Lawyers on +61(8) 9325 1700 or by email at enquiries@robertsonhayles.com or via our contact form and we will respond in a timely manner.