We offer you more than just
a typical law firm

Why Choose Us?

With nearly 100 years of experience combined, we have consistently achieved outstanding results without losing sight of the fact that it’s the personal touch that we offer to our clients that makes us “more than just a typical law firm” in Canberra.

Law firms are normally stuck in the past but at Maxwell & Co. Barristers and Solicitors we understand that the legal service market is changing.

Not only can we say “we get it”, but we love the challenge of delivering traditional legal services in a progressive and innovative way.

Stanley Moon


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Having grown up in Hong Kong, Stan has also gained valuable internship experience working at a large local law firm and the High Court of Hong Kong. His cross-jurisdictional knowledge and experience well-equips him to assist both local and international clients.

Stan is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Stan specialises in the following areas:

  • ► General conveyancing
  • ► Real estate developments
  • ► Commercial conveyancing and leases
  • ► Wills, Estates Planning and Probate

Bernie Noakes

Conveyancing Manager

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Bernie is able to assist you with your first home purchase, sale of your existing home, house and land purchase, land purchases with a building contract, off the plan purchase, land rent sales and purchase, land sales and purchases including ministers consent. Applications for Stamp duty concession for first home buyers, Over 60’s concession. Sales of new unit developments for builders

If you work or live out of Canberra, can’t make a weekday appointment, Bernie is happy to see you on the weekend if that is more suitable.

Dr Shamim Alam

Lawyer & Registered Migration Agent

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Dr Shamim Alam is responsible for the general legal practice in ACT and NSW. The position with Maxwell & Co allows Shamim to advise the diversified clients with various legal issues such as conveyancing, family laws, corporate setups, commercial matters, general litigation and immigration laws.

Shamim has particular skills in migration law appeal practice and merits review of visa refusal conducted in the Administrative Appeal Tribunal (AAT), judicial review of the migration decision and immigration litigation in the Federal Court in Australia.

Helen O'Flynn

Conveyancing Solicitor

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Helen heads up the Conveyancing Canberra team and after almost a decade in the Australian Defence Force, Helen started her studies in law in 2005.

She thrives on working in a team and managing stakeholders to get great outcomes for clients.

She enjoys having direct contact with clients and assisting them with the legal issues associated with buying and selling a property.

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Our Conveyancing team has years of experience dealing with all aspects of conveyancing transactions. We’ve acted for buyers, sellers, lenders and developers in residential and commercial conveyancing matters. Our team of experts will take the stress out of this important decision for you.

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Wills, Estate Planning & Probate

You know what they say – life only has two certainties: death and taxes! Maxwell & Co can guide you when deciding on how (and more importantly, to whom) your hard earned wealth and asset portfolio is to be transferred upon your death to ensure your peace of mind. We will provide advice on a variety of legal structures that will ensure that your estate is handed down precisely how you want it to be.

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Commercial Disputes

Maxwell & Co have litigated numerous commercial contracts and have advised many small businesses, owners corporations and individuals in relation to contractual and commercial disputes, employment issues, shareholder disputes and leasing disputes.

Migration Law

Talk to the team at Maxwell & Co about how we can assist you with obtaining a visa or where entry to Australia as a permanent resident is desired

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