JOHn Sutherland



Representing local residents since 2011

I am a sole practitioner, of 30 years experience in the law.

I mainly practice in the following areas.

1)     Litigation (including commercial disputes) In all jurisdictions- I also lecture in Law at BOTH SWINBURNE and RMIT UNIVERSITIES

2)     Family Law – divorce application, parenting and Property proceedings – Conciliations,  Intervention orders – applying and defending.

3)     Conveyancing - fixed price conveyancing for vendor /purchaser- $550 plus disb.

4)     Crime most Magistrates /Summary offences

5)     Commercial ( sale of business, retail and residential tenancy)

6)     Employment Law unfair dismissal, discrimination, drafting/reviewingf of Employment contracts.

7)     Wills and estates, including drafting of wills powers of attorney and administer estates (wills are $220 for one - $275  for two incl GST), Also deal with Will Disputes - TFM claims.

I am registered with the Law Institute Legal referral service.

I do not have the expense of City firms (reception, CBD rental, expensive library) and other unnecessary expenses. Hence the more modest rates. I travel to you if preferred.

Unlike other firms I do not charge for photocopying, faxes, and postage, and critically, I do not charge in 6 minute units- where you ring a lawyer speak to him for 1 min or 7 mins and get charged for 6 or 12 minutes!

When you ring my office you get me, directly- not reception, or get a secretary only to never have your call returned.

If you think I can help email or ring me.

John Sutherland
Sutherland Lawyers
Mob 0425 771 137




40 Sunnyside Grove Bentleigh


0425 771 137


Areas of Practice


Practiced in this area throughout career.


Most Magistrates /Summary offences

Family Law

Divorce applications, parenting and Property proceedings – Conciliations,  Intervention orders – applying and defending

SAle of business, retail and residential tenancy

Have represented numerous cafes and restaurants on Centre Road Bentleigh in the sale or purchase of businesses.


Fixed price conveyancing for vendor /purchaser- $550 plus disb. Have conducted 50+ conveyances over last 4-5 years. Registered with PEXA.

Employment Law



We must all obey the great law of change. It is the most powerful law of nature.
— Edmund Burke


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