Nicholas James Lawyers in Essendon & Sunbury

About Us

Nicholas James Lawyers was founded by Director Nick Terziovski in August 2014 with a vision to be recognised as a leading law firm within our community. As an integrated and well-established firm our aim is to provide quality service to our clients along with achieving commercially minded outcomes. We combine extensive experience with innovative strategies across a broad spectrum of practice areas, including Commercial Law, Litigation, Banking and Finance, Property and Conveyancing, Family Law and Wills and Estates.

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Our Team

"Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an enviroment where excellence is expected"

Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs

"The work of a team should always embrace a great player but the great player must always work"

Sir Alex Ferguson
Sir Alex Ferguson

"What's behind you doesn't matter"

Enzo Ferrari
Enzo Ferrari

"Don't find a fault,find a remedy"

Henry Ford
Heny Ford

What We Do

Commercial Law - Fundamentals For Business

Fundamentals for business

Whether starting up a new business and determining appropriate partnership or share structures, buying or selling an existing business, raising capital or dealing with suppliers/service providers, we focus on providing a proactive, commercial approach to our clients, with a view to developing ongoing trusted relationships.

Property Law - Your Largest Investment

Your largest investment

In addition to our dedicated conveyancing team who offer a full range of conveyancing services, we have acted for some of Australia’s leading property companies and have extensive experience in all facets of property law including retail and commercial leasing, construction and domestic building, planning and environment, and subdivision and development matters.

Family Law - We Are Here To Help

We are here to help

We appreciate that family and relationship disputes are sensitive and we aim to resolve them efficiently and effectively, whether by negotiation, collaborative law practice or, where necessary, through Family Court action. We are committed to the protection of our clients’ interests and those of their families and to providing cost effective solutions.

Banking & Finance - Non-Bank Solutions

Non-Bank solutions

We act for a wide range of clients within the financial services sector, from Responsible Entities of Managed Investment Schemes, to mortgage brokers, financial planners, private lenders and borrowers. We focus on building and maintaining effective business frameworks, and in managing legal, regulatory, and reputational risk for our clients.

Intellectual Property - Protect Your Brand

Protect your Estate

If you are wanting to make plans for the future and ensure your loved ones are taken care of in the event of your death, Nicholas James Lawyers’ team of Wills & Estate Lawyers are highly qualified to ensure you are as prepared as possible. Whilst death isn't something we like to think about often, when you are responsible for other people, whether it's your family or your business, it is something that needs to be considered.

Civil Litigation - Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution

Litigation can be notoriously costly and onerous. Our experience conducting proceedings in all state and federal courts and tribunals has highlighted the importance of mitigating the impact of litigation on our clients. As such, we provide extensive pre-litigation advice and, where appropriate, advocate alternative dispute resolution such as mediation in order to achieve commercially prudent outcomes for our clients.


I have said it once and I will say it again - you Hamish have been an absolute pleasure to deal with. We appreciate all of the hard work and effort you put into reaching a desired outcome for her settlement matter.

I couldn’t have, seriously, could not have competed this whole process without your help, so thank you Hamish for everything!

Thanks Hamish. You have been an absolute pleasure to deal with from the very first face to face brief conversation we had at HWMK Office in St Albans. You conduct yourself in a professional manner all the time. You always put my best interest first and gave me honest realistic feedback whether I wanted to hear it or not - you were straight down the line, no piss farting around (please excuse my language here). I liked how you would explain in detail all the questions that I had and needed answers for (either via phone or email reply). I felt confident having Nicholas James Lawyers in my corner and knew I was receiving the correct legal advise at every point in time as the case progressed through. I also liked that Nicholas James Lawyers was not the type of firm to "milk the customer dry" of their finances and drag a case on and on and you mentioned you also wanted the Case to finish sooner rather than later for my benefit. All in all I am a very Happy Customer and will definitely recommend Nicholas James Lawyers to my friends and Family if they ever need ANY Legal advise in the future. Thanks again to the TEAM at Nicholas James Lawyers who have been able to finalise my Family Law Matter as efficiently and effectively as humanly possibly.

Spoke with Michael King about our commercial lease situation being a tenant. Really put my mind as ease! made everything easy to understand, gave me some guidance and viable time of his. We engaged him to represent us and could not be happier with the service he has provided to us in these very anxious times with the COVID - 19 situation.

Our Company has a long-term relationship with Nicholas James Lawyers. Our case has been quite complex at times but thank you to Michael King and many others over the years who have always been very accessible, friendly and professional. A real can do attitude.

Had a complex estate to deal with. Lisa was very professional, helpful and supportive throughout the process, providing advise that not only made things easier and less stressful, but ensured all potential legal issues that could arise were addressed. Thank you.

I received an excellent service. I recommend everyone to deal with them. As a first home buyer I had no experience about settlement and its process but Seona was very helpful, supportive and responsive.

What a journey......I would like to thank the support team - yep they are the hard workers in co-ordinating contact especially through Covid simple and seamless for me. I was navigating through a financial settlement & the support I received from Hamish and Matt helped me with the tough decisions that needed to be made. Thank you all!!

If we could give greater than 5 stars for our review, we most definitely would. We recently had the amazing Seona look after us for our conveyancing needs. It was quite a complex situation due to COVID as well as dealing with a difficult developer, but she worked tirelessly and made extra efforts to get a positive result for us. We cannot thank her enough for her professionalism, communication, understanding and compassion. Highly recommended *****

You cannot go any further than Seona Maher. Seona has gone above and beyond for me on multiple settlements any property related issues. Her professionalism and ability to fight for her clients is second to none. Seona can relate to you and will always make you feel like she's on your side and working for you! Do yourself a favour and get in contact with Seona for any of your conveyancing needs.

Having one of the most complex cases after not seeing my daughter for 4 years but the only thing I had going for me was Lisa Berte who supported me and who always told me to let the process take its course even though l had lost faith in the process with all ups and downs I owe everything to Lisa for when I do see my daughter in early 2022. If you feel like you're not getting the support you need from your lawyer then look no further, Lisa Berte will go above and beyond as long as your upfront with your situation There ain't no better.

Lisa and Luisa are both very passionate and devoted in getting the best possible outcome for their clients. I had them work on behalf of me in a lengthy, and complicated Family Court battle and I’m very pleased with the outcome on which Lisa & Luisa went above and beyond for me. Their communication, professionalism and determination were very appreciated. Thank you ladies for helping ensure I got the result I wanted.

As a first home buyer, we were extremely satisfied with the conveyancing support from Nicholas James Lawyers. Matt Jakovljevic was very patient, diligent, and thorough in his work, making the process a smooth and seamless experience. Further, Hamish Hudson's professionalism, insight, positivity, and proactivity was instrumental and greatly appreciated. Thanks again to the team, we would recommend!

Lisa has worked closely with me over the past 7 years, and I have previously and will continue to recommend her to anybody needing her services. Lisa genuinely cares about her clients and their families. She has always been accessible, thorough, and very patient. Thank you Lisa, for every email, affidavit, phone call and for being there. Your work has always been so valued and appreciated by myself and my family.

It’s been a long, lengthy and complex matter! Thank you Lisa and Luisa! You have been fantastic in this whole experience. Thank you once again for all the support ☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆☆

Matt & Brenal were great to deal with in both the settlement of the house we sold and the purchase of the new home. Both settlements took place on the same day, so it was complicated however they were extremely professional and communicated with us all the way. Highly recommend them for selling or purchasing a home.

Matt from Nicholas James Lawyers was personable and professional at all times and made the process of purchasing a property easy, dare I say enjoyable. I have no hesitation in recommending Matt for his professional services.

Happily recommend for all your personal legal needs. We have used NJ Lawyers for wills and conveyancing services and have been extremely happy with the service they provided. Helpful, professional, and compassionate.

Thank you (Hamish) so much! You have been my rock! You are an amazing human being and you do your job well! You are an asset to N J Lawyers and you will go far in your lawyer career!

You (Seona) have been so helpful all along the way, and your advice and recommendations have been very much appreciated. We really like to thank you for your great service and professional handling of purchases over the last couple of months.

Just a note to thank you (Seona) very much for your professional representation in this matter. We are very pleased that Matt from Nelson Alexander recommended you to us. We found your work to be very efficient and reliable, and we felt confident that we were in good hands. In particular, thanks for your patience with septuagenarians finding their way through the modern world of digital conveyancing!

Words cannot express how thankful I am to Rachel for all that she did to help me through a very stressful time dealing with my mother's then my brother's passing. Rachel's pleasant nature, ability to listen, answer questions and put me at ease made the process much easier to get through. Thanks so much for all that Rachel did and especially for being so supportive and understanding with me. A positive experience that I am eternally grateful for.

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