Legal Services

With over 600 legal practices, Clarence is home to Australia’s largest independent group of solicitors. In fact, this makes our community similar in size to a significant national firm.

Being a member of Clarence offers many of the benefits of a large legal firm without the inherent disadvantages.

To assist our Members, we provide a range of services, tailored to ensure our Members productivity is maximised at minimal cost.

Some of those services are:

  • On-site and virtual paralegal services
  • Conveyancing and Probate services
  • Professional development and networking events
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Clarence Legal Services (CLS)

CLS is our in-house incorporated legal practice, which provides legal support services to our members. 

CLS provides members back-office consulting support in conveyancing and probate matters, as well as other areas as required. 

Additionally, our paralegal team is highly experienced and offers on-site and virtual services to assist your firm. Using our paralegal team enables you to improve productivity, maximise resources and control costs – allowing you to do more fee-based work.

Our paralegals are situated in our offices in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and are available on an hourly charged basis or as a fixed-price engagement.

Some of the more popular paralegal task the Team undertakes are:

Jake Stockley

Head of Legal Services

Jake Stockley is the principal solicitor of Clarence Legal Services. Jake has been practising law for 7 years, and this experience allows him to provide comprehensive legal support services to Clarence members.

While practising, Jake developed a keen eye for detail, significant experience in legal documents and processes, and a strong ability to process information efficiently. These skills allow Jake (and his team, through his supervision) to provide thorough and comprehensive assistance in any area of law.

Jake and his team of seven staff are available to our members for all manner of legal support services.

Joanne Camilleri

Senior Licensed Conveyancer

Joanne Camilleri is a Licensed Conveyancer with 26 years of experience in conveyancing (22 years as a Licensed Conveyancer). Joanne’s expertise stretches across the full range of residential conveyancing work, with experience in handling commercial matters.

Joanne’s varied matters include sales, purchases, transfers, and leases, with files handled from start to finish. With an expert understanding of property law and conveyancing, and the all-important buyer and seller needs in transactions, Joanne delivers high-quality results for her clients in all settings.

Katie Shanahan

Senior Paralegal

Katie Shanahan, a Senior Paralegal in our Sydney team, holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Waterford Institute of Technology in Ireland and worked for an Irish Legal firm in the areas of conveyancing, probate and litigation. Since being in Australia Katie has worked with HWL Ebsworth as a paralegal in their property practice. Katie is experienced in drafting various legal documents.

Magdalena Sudol

Senior probate paralegal

Magdalena Sudol has joined CLS as a senior probate paralegal, having worked for legal firms in Sydney for over 30 years.

During her career, Magdalena has gained extensive experience in the management of Probate/Letters of Administration and Wills & Estate matters, managing these matters for clients from start to finish. She has strong interpersonal skills and understands how to prioritise matters, enabling her to go above and beyond for our members and their clients.

Magdalena also has significant experience in litigation and personal injury work.

Audrey Velasco

Paralegal

Audrey Velasco, a Paralegal in our Sydney team, is studying an LLB/BA with a Major in International Relations and Minor in Social Justice. Audrey is also a volunteer Paralegal at the Toongabbie Legal Centre and has a keen interest in family law. Audrey is fluent in Filipino.

Examples of Support We Offer

Professional Development

We host regular Professional Development sessions for our Members. These help you stay up to date with the latest legislation, best business practices and to meet fellow Members, refer work and obtain referrals.

Membership Benefits

Because we can negotiate as a large firm, we offer exclusive agreements with key legal service providers to our legal members.

Exclusive Relationships

Other Relationships

A space for your practice

Our workspaces provide a range of space solutions and memberships to assist your practice, with comprehensive business management services such as personalised phone answering and mail handling, and support from our expert, in-house IT, administration, and paralegal teams.

Serviced
Offices

Private office options to accommodate 1-30 people. Our workspaces have been carefully curated, selected for their iconic address to enhance the legal stature of our members.

Available in multiple configurations, create your own, special, and unique environment, with the option to grow your office with your business, when you need it.

Meeting
Rooms

Our meeting facilities are acoustically treated and equipped with state-of-the-art connectivity, including plug-and-play technology, supported by our dedicated onsite IT technicians and member services team.

Book online with spaces suitable for small meetings to product launches and large-scale events.

Coworking
Spaces

Coworking at Clarence is a step above traditional coworking spaces with access to our premium collaborative environments or focused privacy for whatever your day requires.

Pay for a single day’s access or join as a member for unlimited use of our workspaces. Flexible. Simple.

Virtual
Offices

Access Clarence’s exceptional services and locations on a month-to-month basis with a virtual membership tailored for your practice’s needs.

No lock-in contracts. No set-up fees. Access to Clarence’s community and legal partner network. Access to Clarence’s in-house IT technicians, paralegal and member services.

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
Café$400$400$400

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.