MST Lawyers


Headquarters: Mount Waverley, Australia

3 The Best Lawyers in Australia awards

 

MST Lawyers has a long and proud history, having grown from a small firm founded in 1959, into a dynamic mid-tier commercial and private client legal practice. Our team of principals, lawyers and support staff are the driving force behind our ongoing growth and success.

Over many years, we have developed global networks to further support and assist clients domestically and internationally.

MST Lawyers service a diverse range of clients, ranging from individuals, SMEs, national and international corporations (including publicly listed corporations), national retail groups including franchise groups, many of whom are household names throughout Australia and the world.

We have a wealth of knowledge and experience in a range of diverse practice areas including:

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Franchising
  • Dispute Resolution Litigation
  • Insolvency
  • Intellectual Property
  • Privacy
  • Employment Law                          
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Aged Care and Retirement
  • Conveyancing        
  • Property and Leasing

We strive to develop long-term relationships with our clients; collaborating to understand their businesses and needs.  This attitude enables us to deliver the best service and outcomes for them.

Our clients can be confident that they will always have the best lawyer looking after their legal needs.  We have handpicked our highly experienced team of lawyers who are passionate about their area of discipline and their client's needs.  

Recent Achievements:

  • 2016 - Finalist Supplier of the Year, Franchise Council of Australia.2017 - Finalist Law Firm of the Year (Medium-Sized Business), Law Institute of Victoria
  • 2017 - Herbert Fischbacher Finalist Partner of the Year (Workplace Relations), Lawyers Weekly
  • 2015, 2016 and 2017 - John Sier, Philip Colman and Raynia Theodore, listed in the renowned international publication, Who's Who Legal, as franchising legal experts
  • 2016 and 2017 - Alicia Hill recognised in The Best Lawyers (Australia) for work in Litigation

 

 

Management & Demographics
Management
Special Counsel
Special Counsel
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Senior Associate
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal
Principal

Spinning circle Big letter B

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate Law
  • Family Law
  • Franchise Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Leasing Law
  • Litigation
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Retirement Villages and Senior Living Law
  • Trusts and Estates

Spinning circle Big letter B

Spinning circle Big letter B

Spinning circle Big letter B

Demonstrating that the administrators are wrong to reject a proof of debt: a tough ask!


Demonstrating that the administrators are wrong to reject a proof of debt: a tough ask!

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Selling a Business to Franchise: What went wrong in Watt v Shepherd?


Selling a Business to Franchise: What went wrong in Watt v Shepherd?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Interlocutory injunctions and ADR in VCAT: Link and Connect Pty Ltd v Seng


Interlocutory injunctions and ADR in VCAT: Link and Connect Pty Ltd v Seng

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Why there is an argument that Court proceedings should be the last resort in resolving disputes: AMCOR Limited v Barnes


Why there is an argument that Court proceedings should be the last resort in resolving disputes: AMCOR Limited v Barnes

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Ironically Unclean: Ali v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2021] FCAFC 109


Ironically Unclean: Ali v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission [2021] FCAFC 109

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No.7) – [2021] FCA 249, Presumption of advancement applicable to matrimonial home? Rebutted? – Does Cummins (2006)


Commissioner of Taxation v Bosanac (No.7) – [2021] FCA 249, Presumption of advancement applicable to matrimonial home? Rebutted? – Does Cummins (2006) 227 CLR 278 qualify presumption?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Commissioner of Taxation v Lane [2020] FCAFC 184 – Application of priority regime (ss108 and 109 Bankruptcy Act) to distribution of sale of assets of


Commissioner of Taxation v Lane [2020] FCAFC 184 – Application of priority regime (ss108 and 109 Bankruptcy Act) to distribution of sale of assets of trust – payments to trust creditors – preference recovery proceeds non-trust assets?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

The recent decision of Barre v Barre [2021] FamCA 101 explores the complicating effect bankruptcy may on Family Court proceedings in the context of en


The recent decision of Barre v Barre [2021] FamCA 101 explores the complicating effect bankruptcy may on Family Court proceedings in the context of enforcing a Binding Financial Agreement

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Evidence vs Inference: Analysis of Ross, in the matter of Print Mail Logistics (International) Pty Ltd (in liq) v Elias [2021] FCA 419


Evidence vs Inference: Analysis of Ross, in the matter of Print Mail Logistics (International) Pty Ltd (in liq) v Elias [2021] FCA 419

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

AN OFFER YOU CAN’T (OR PROBABLY SHOULDN’T) REFUSE: KNOWING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OFFERS OF COMPROMISE AND CALDERBANK OFFERS


AN OFFER YOU CAN’T (OR PROBABLY SHOULDN’T) REFUSE: KNOWING THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN OFFERS OF COMPROMISE AND CALDERBANK OFFERS

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Refunds rising from the ashes: illegal phoenix activities provide basis for discretion to retain tax refunds (ATO Practice Statement 2021/2)


Refunds rising from the ashes: illegal phoenix activities provide basis for discretion to retain tax refunds (ATO Practice Statement 2021/2)

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Megasave Couriers to pay $1.9m, its director to pay $200,000 to franchisees for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct


Megasave Couriers to pay $1.9m, its director to pay $200,000 to franchisees for Misleading and Deceptive Conduct

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

No vaccine against natural justice: Gautham v Panwar [2021] VSC 157


No vaccine against natural justice: Gautham v Panwar [2021] VSC 157

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

What a relief! VCAT takes a broad view of COVID-19 rent relief requirements: R & D Health Clubs v Lin Wang


What a relief! VCAT takes a broad view of COVID-19 rent relief requirements: R & D Health Clubs v Lin Wang

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Case Note: LCM Operations Pty Ltd, in the matter of 316 Group Pty Ltd


Case Note: LCM Operations Pty Ltd, in the matter of 316 Group Pty Ltd

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

To appear or not to appear – the costly exercise of default in insolvency proceedings


To appear or not to appear – the costly exercise of default in insolvency proceedings

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

When is an agreement a franchise agreement? – Freedom Foods Pty Ltd v Blue Diamond Growers


When is an agreement a franchise agreement? – Freedom Foods Pty Ltd v Blue Diamond Growers

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Which Owners Corporation Fees are Enforceable: VCAT Lessons


Which Owners Corporation Fees are Enforceable: VCAT Lessons

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Getting paid for work done (Quantum Meruit): the importance of expert evidence


Getting paid for work done (Quantum Meruit): the importance of expert evidence

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Review of Unfair Contract Terms and Upcoming Reform


Review of Unfair Contract Terms and Upcoming Reform

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

ASSIGNMENT OF WARRANTIES: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO


ASSIGNMENT OF WARRANTIES: YOU CAN’T HAVE YOUR CAKE AND EAT IT TOO

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

No Representations as to Capacity Implied into Contractual Terms


No Representations as to Capacity Implied into Contractual Terms

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

DISCUSSION PAPER FLAGS ISSUES IN INSOLVENCY SECTOR


DISCUSSION PAPER FLAGS ISSUES IN INSOLVENCY SECTOR

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

CAN A COMPANY PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO A PERSON TO ACQUIRE SHARES IN THE COMPANY?


CAN A COMPANY PROVIDE FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO A PERSON TO ACQUIRE SHARES IN THE COMPANY?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

INITIATING PROCEEDINGS IN THE NAME OF A COMPANY: LESSONS FROM JUNIOR ACADEMY


INITIATING PROCEEDINGS IN THE NAME OF A COMPANY: LESSONS FROM JUNIOR ACADEMY

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

THE OBLIGATION OF GOOD FAITH IN FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS: A LESSON IN CONSTRUCTING THE TERMS OF SALE


THE OBLIGATION OF GOOD FAITH IN FRANCHISE AGREEMENTS: A LESSON IN CONSTRUCTING THE TERMS OF SALE

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

WHAT TO DO WITH AN INSOLVENT CORPORATE TRUSTEE?


WHAT TO DO WITH AN INSOLVENT CORPORATE TRUSTEE?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

APPLYING A WIDER RESTITUTIONARY BASIS TO EQUITABLE LIENS CREATED UNDER THE UNIVERSAL DISTRIBUTING PRINCIPLE


APPLYING A WIDER RESTITUTIONARY BASIS TO EQUITABLE LIENS CREATED UNDER THE UNIVERSAL DISTRIBUTING PRINCIPLE

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

TENANT AND LANDLORD DISPUTES: UNUSABLE PREMISES


TENANT AND LANDLORD DISPUTES: UNUSABLE PREMISES

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

LANDLORDS UNREASONABLY WITHHOLDING CONSENT TO SUB-LEASE: MASTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT V AVENTUS


LANDLORDS UNREASONABLY WITHHOLDING CONSENT TO SUB-LEASE: MASTERS HOME IMPROVEMENT V AVENTUS

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Food for Thought: Misleading Conduct in the Franchise Space


by Alicia Hill

Some franchisors do not fully appreciate the importance of record-keeping during the negotiation stage, but as the Guirguis family discovered, this might be the most crucial step until opening day.

franchise-agreements

Food For Thought: Misleading Conduct In The Franchise Space


Food For Thought: Misleading Conduct In The Franchise Space

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Corporate Insolvency Regime Reform: The ‘Combatting Illegal Phoenixing’ Bill


Corporate Insolvency Regime Reform: The ‘Combatting Illegal Phoenixing’ Bill

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

To Bind Or Not To Bind: When Do Preliminary Land Sale “Agreements” Become Legally Binding?


To Bind Or Not To Bind: When Do Preliminary Land Sale “Agreements” Become Legally Binding?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Franchisee’s Allegations Not Proved: Jump Swim School’s Franchisor Did Not Mislead


Franchisee’s Allegations Not Proved: Jump Swim School’s Franchisor Did Not Mislead

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Can Your Option to Purchase Get Lost in a Franchise Agreement?


by Alicia Hill and Benjamin Caddaye

With the changing of a contract in a franchise agreement, certain rights you thought you were entitled to might get lost in translation.

Franchise Agreements and Purchase Options

When Tax Avoidance And Directors’ Duties Intersect: The Binetter Appeal


When Tax Avoidance And Directors’ Duties Intersect: The Binetter Appeal

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

The PAYG Penalty: Costly Implications for Directors


The PAYG Penalty: Costly Implications for Directors

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Can you lose your option to purchase or your right to use assets of the franchise granted in a franchise agreement?


Can you lose your option to purchase or your right to use assets of the franchise granted in a franchise agreement?

Photo of Alicia Hill
Best Lawyers logo

Alicia

Hill

Your browser is not fully compatible with our automatic printer friendly formatting.

Please use the print button to print this profile page.

Spinning circle Big letter B