James Matthies-South Yarra

James Matthies

LAWYER – FAMILY Matthies Lawyers Pty Ltd

Personal Profile

James Matthies of Matthies Lawyers draws upon over 13 years of experience representing individual and business clients across all Australian jurisdictions. We provide personalised advice and service with the benefit of dealing with the same lawyer from start to finish. You will find us friendly and straightforward to deal with. We undertake to get to know you well at the start of your matter, and keep you regularly updated so that you are empowered.  Matthies Lawyers will give you sensible, caring advice – we prefer to reach negotiated settlements outside of court where possible, but when matters are best served by the structure of court proceedings we are well experienced to guide you through the process to get the best results for you, your family or business. We are ably assisted by our network of Legal Counsel and financial experts when required.

Contact us for a confidential discussion about how James Matthies of Matthies Lawyers can assist you.

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Fresh Profile

  • The services I provide are:

    Family Law/Divorce Law: 

    We can provide advice in areas of family and relationship law that include:

    • Property – including real property, businesses, companies and trust structures
    • Divorce
    • Parenting arrangements and Child Support
    • Spousal Maintenance
    • Same Sex Relationships
    • Binding Financial Agreements
    • Financial Agreements including pre and post nuptial agreements
    • De Facto Relationships
    • Family Violence - obtaining and defending intervention orders

    Insolvency/Bankruptcy/Debt Recovery

    • Insolvency
    • Creditor claims/Debt Recovery
    • Defending Bankruptcy claims
    • Distressed businesses
    • Appointing Receivers and Managers
    • Restructuring

    Wills & Estates

    • Preparation of Wills
    • Preparation of Probate documents
    • Testators Family Maintenance Claims (Will disputes)
    • Powers of Attorney (Financial)
    • Powers of Attorney (Medical Treatment)
    • Administration of Estates

    Business & Civil Disputes/Commercial Litigation & Mediation

    • Director and fiduciary duties
    • Complex contractual disputes
    • Shareholder disputes and oppression actions
    • Limitation of Actions claims
    • Australian Consumer Law, Competition Law and Anton Pillar orders
    • Administrative tribunal hearings
    • Initiating and defending freezing orders, injunctions, product and professional liability claims
    • Revenue recovery including advising on bankruptcy notices, recovery actions and judgement debt enforcement
    • Mortgage recovery proceedings, acting primarily for lenders to recover mortgages in default, but also for borrowers in negotiating and defending mortgage recovery actions
    • Debt recovery
    • Corporate insolvency
    • Building and construction disputes


  • How I can help Fresh members:

    I can help Fresh members with the following:

    • Professional legal advice in the areas listed above;
    • Referrals to the professions listed below.
  • The main business categories in my network are:
    • Lawyers
    • Accountants
    • Urban Planners
    • Migration Agents
    • Real Estate Agents
    • Psychologists
    • Insolvency Practitioners
    • Financial Planners
    • Mortgage Brokers
    • Aged Care Providers
    • Osteopaths and Physiotherapists
    • Forensic Accountants
    • Barristers
    • Architects
    • Medical Specialists
    • Bankers
    • Stockbrokers
    • Naturopaths
    • Beauticians/Dermatologists
    • Valuers 
    • Horse trainers


  • My target market is:
    • Residents of South Yarra and surrounding inner suburbs;
    • Young professionals;
    • LGBTI community;
    • Baby Boomers;
    • Women of South Yarra & surrounding suburbs.

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