James Ryan – Keeping it Commercial: Commercial leasing issues that can cost you

For this Clarence Professional Development Session, we were joined by James Ryan, the founding partner of Speirs Ryan, for a discussion on commercial leasing issues. There is nothing worse than when a lawyer responds to a negotiation issue telling you a clause is ‘standard’ – as if that somehow addresses the concern raised. This discussion […]

James Ryan – Keeping it Commercial: Commercial leasing issues that can cost you

For this Clarence Professional Development Session, we were joined by James Ryan, the founding partner of Speirs Ryan, for a discussion on commercial leasing issues. There is nothing worse than when a lawyer responds to a negotiation issue telling you a clause is ‘standard’ – as if that somehow addresses the concern raised. This discussion […]

Meldon D’Cruz – Buying or selling a business – steps involved from a legal perspective

For this Clarence Professional Development Session, we were joined by Meldon D’Cruz, Principal at Cruz Legal. Meldon provided a comprehensive overview of the key steps for practitioners to be aware of when advising clients on acquiring or disposing of a business. Using a case study, the following was discussed: Identifying commercial risks and managing commercial […]

Jennifer Grey – Confiscation Tips for Criminal Solicitors

Grey Legal is one of only a few Victorian Firms that specialises solely in Proceeds of Crime and Confiscation Law. Property confiscation is a unique area of law, requiring a combined knowledge of criminal law, property law, and civil litigation. In this session, Jennifer discusses: Insight and general knowledge into the Confiscation Act 1997; Understanding […]

Four nutrients to make your practice Spring!

Starting or growing a small law practice can be both stressful and challenging, not due to its inherent complexity, rather because of the relentless demands that come with being a business owner. Solicitors are typically not trained to start or operate a business. Managing administration, marketing, technology, employees, and clients — all while wearing multiple […]

Nick Mann and Megan Caines – An Introductory Guide to Personal Injury Claims

Nick Mann and Megan Caines of Polaris Lawyers join us for an introductory session on personal injury claims and compensation that can help you better guide and advise your clients. Find out the answers to questions you’ve always wanted to ask. Topics of discussion include real and practical scenarios of personal injury claims and their […]

George Spiliotis – Employment Law Essentials

For this Clarence Professional Development Session, we are joined by George Spiliotis, Director at Spiliotis Legal. In this session, George discusses a number of employment law issues from an employer’s perspective including: Hiring and Firing (and what’s in between) Non-Competes and Confidential Information Dealing with the Fair Work Ombudsman Unfair Dismissals and General Protections Claims […]

Blair Pleash – Insolvency Framework, Insolvency Reforms, and Key Decisions

In this Clarence Professional Development Session, we are joined by Blair Pleash, Partner at Hall Chadwick. Blair has extensive experience in corporate insolvency including voluntary administration and court liquidation as well as in personal insolvency work under the Bankruptcy Act. Blair has also worked extensively for secured creditor clients in receivership, pre lending review and […]

Claire Styles – Testamentary Trust Wills

Not all wills are created equally… C Legal & Co is a legal firm focusing on asset protection, estate disputes and real estate. They work with entrepreneurs, business owners, high net worth individuals, professionals and families of all shapes and sizes. Principal Claire is not just a great lawyer, she’s a great communicator and trusted […]

Sam Giorgatzis – Cyber Insurance

Sam is an experienced and well-regarded insurance broker and adviser, with over 20 years’ experience in insurance broking and consulting, claims management and in-house insurance management. He is regularly engaged to assist law firms and other professional services firms to understand their critical cyber risk exposures and to tailor comprehensive cyber insurance policies to their […]

Mediation packages

SizeSuite forHalf DayFull Day
2-3 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 2 separation rooms
2-3 Party Mediations$660$1,320
4 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 3 separation rooms
4 Party Mediation$815$1,600
6 Rooms
– 1 boardroom
– 5 separation rooms
5-6 Party Mediation$1,100$2,195
6+ Room Upon requestUpon request

Additional Spaces

Clarence is capable of hosting anywhere between 1 to 60 people, with spaces tailored to your needs.

SizeHourly RateHalf-day rateFull-day rate
4 pax$40$140$280
6 – 8 pax$55$190$1,600
10 – 12 pax$80$280$560
40 pax$130$455$910

Competition Terms and Conditions

  1. The Promoter is Clarence Professional Group (Melbourne) Pty Ltd, L11, 456 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne VIC 3000 ABN 81 624 440 400 (the Promoter).
  2. Entry into the competition constitutes acceptance of these terms and conditions.
  3. Entry is open to all VIC, NSW and QLD residents of 18 years of age or older except any employees of the Promoter and their immediate families, orany existing office and virtual members (or their related entities) of the Promoter.
  4. The competition closes at 11:59PM on the 1st March 2024. The winner will be announced on the 8th March 2024.
  5. To enter the competition, participants need to submit their entry at clarenceprofessionalgroup.com.au/comp via the website form, or other accepted methods of entry provided by Clarence. One entry is allowed per entrant. Verified business email address required. Complete details are required (first and last name, phone number, work email, city, company name).
  6. Competition entries will be evaluated during the 2nd and 8th of March at Clarence Professional Offices at Level 33, 385 Bourke Street, Melbourne.
  7. The winner will be notified by email and phone call by a representative of the Promoter. The competition winner will also be announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels. By entering this competition, the winner provides their consent to being announced on Clarence Professional Offices’ social media channels.
  8. Winner selection criteria is determined via random draw. All decisions are final.
  9. Prize details: the prize is a 6-month license fee agreement for a 2-person serviced office space one of the following Clarence Professional Office spaces -Level 33, 385 Bourke St, Melbourne, Level 11, 65 York St, Sydney or 95 North Quay, Brisbane. The value of the prize is $9,500 (incl. GST) (the Prize). A security deposit is applicable to redemption of the prize, refundable at the end of the license agreement, pending standard terms and conditions of Clarence Office License Agreements. The security deposit is calculated at 2 months of the list price for the serviced office offered as the competition prize. Location of prize is subject to change at any time in the Promoter’s sole discretion.
  10. Standard Clarence Office License Agreement terms and conditions apply.
  11. The prize is non-transferrable, it cannot be exchanged or redeemed for cash and can be cancelled any time by the Promoter.
  12. If the prize winner requires a larger serviced office space, the prize value can be credited towards an agreement for a larger space for an equal or longer lease period. Larger spaces are subject to availability and are at the sole discretion of the Promoter.
  13. Use of the prize is solely for the winner of the promotion.
  14. The Promoter assumes no responsibility for late, lost or misdirected emails or phone calls. If the Promoter is unable to contact the competition winner after 1 week (for any reason), the prize will be withdrawn and transferred to the next successful recipient.
  15. If for any reason this competition is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorised intervention, fraud, technical failures or any other causes beyond the control of the Promoter which corrupt or affect the administration security, fairness, integrity or proper conduct of this competition, the Promoter reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual who tampers with the entry process, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the competition.
  16. The Promoter reserves the right to alter or amend these terms and conditions at any time throughout the promotion, or limit entry, without notice.
  17. The Promoter will not be responsible or liable if for any reason (beyond their reasonable control) any element of the Prize is not able to be provided.
  18. In all matters, all decisions of the Promoter, will be final and cannot be contested. No correspondence or discussions will be entertained.
  19. The Promoter reserves the right to disqualify any individual who the Promoter believes has breached any of these terms and conditions, or engaged in any unlawful or other improper misconduct. The Promoter reserves it rights to recover damages or other compensation from any such offender.
  20. All contestants release from the Promoter against all liability, cost, loss or expense arising out of acceptance of any prize(s) or participation in this competition including (but not limited to) loss of income, personal injury, accident or death and damage to property and whether direct or consequential, foreseeable, due to any negligent act or omission or otherwise.
  21. By entering into this competition, you agree to share your personal information with the Promoter, subject to the Promoter’s Privacy Policy, for use in marketing and sales activities by the Promoter.
  22. To the extent permitted by law, the Promoter is not responsible or liable for:
    (a) inaccurate or incorrect transcription of entry information;
    (b) non-receipt of entries for any reason;
    (c) problems or technical failures of any kind;
    (d) unavailability or inaccessibility of any service or website;
    (e) unauthorised human intervention in any part of the competition;
    (f) electronic or human error; or
    (g) any damage or loss (direct or indirect) suffered by reason of any act or omission of the Promoter, its employees or contractors in relation to entry into this competition or supply of a prize.