Our Firm specializes predominantly in property and commercial matters and has a large property and business settlement division whom are fluent in the Chinese and Vietnamese dialects.

Our firm also has extensive experience in drafting and negotiating lease, franchising and apartment and subdivision sales contracts.

Our other services include negotiations, drafting and advising on:

  • Contracts for Property and Business Sales
  • Lease and Franchise Documents
  • Litigation matters
  • Builders’ disputes
  • Family Trust, Unit Trust Documents
  • Debt Recovery
  • Loan Agreements, Joint Venture Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Partnerships
  • Wills and Estate Planning, probate applications
  • Insolvency
  • Company Restructures
  • Funding and Security Documents
  • Trade Mark Applications
  • Liquor Licensing
  • Personal Injury and Worker’s Compensation
  • Family Law
  • Industrial Relations – Employee or Employer claims
  • Migration

Property and Settlements

Our property settlement team consist of very experienced practitioners who have been advising and completing property and business settlements for over 20 years. James Chong Lawyers is renowned in this field, having been involved in major subdivisions, apartment developments, and office towers developments.

The firm also has a very experienced residential home properties conveyancing team, supervised by senior property lawyers, whilst being charged only at settlement agent scale rates.


We have extensive experience and involvement in court litigation, having appeared before various courts including the Magistrates Court, District Court, Supreme Court, Federal Court, State Administrative Tribunals, Builder’s Registration Board and the Industrial Relations Tribunals. We have an experienced team of litigators that deal with a wide spectrum of areas including commercial and leasing disputes, franchising disputes, contract disputes, industrial relations matters, property litigation, defamation, building disputes, and health act prosecutions.

We are focused in enforcing our clients’ rights whilst never losing sight of striving to achieve the best commercial outcome for our clients.

Having Kevin O’Toole as the firm’s in-house General Counsel allows us to provide counsel’s advice in critical matters.


We specialise in leasing, franchising and various commercial transactions. We have significant experience in drafting and negotiating various share purchase matters, joint venture agreements, partnership agreements. Having such experience in commercial documentations, we are able to offer clients the comfort of fixed cost pricing.

James Chong Lawyers is a commercial practice dealing with a wide range of commercial matters. We are focused in balancing enforcing our client’s rights, whilst achieving for our clients the best commercial outcome for them.

The Firm has a very strong and extensive experience in property leasing work, currently acting for the Owner’s of Shafto’s Lane, Office and Retail Tower at 256 St. George’s Terrace, Perth, and various shopping centres such as Wangara Gate, Beckingham Shopping Centre and Ocean Reef Shopping Centre.

James Chong Lawyers are also well experienced in property and securitization documentations, having acted for Bank of Queensland (Morley) and Royal Bank of Canada.

Family Law

We can guide you through your difficult times in relation to various family court issues, including divorces, division of assets, and children issues.  We have a strong team of specialist family law lawyers who have had signficiant experience in handling issues such as divorce proceedings, child custody hearings, retraints and injunctions, complex division of asset disputes.    We also provide advice as to Financial Binding Agreements.    Our family litigation division has strong experience in representating clients in the various Family Courts.

Our Sue Thomson is an Accredited Family Law Specialist.

With a combined experience of over 30 years representing clients in family law related matters, we are confident that we can assist clients through these difficult times as well as understanding and providing complementary commercial and corporate restructure advice.


We have 20 years of experience in advising clients as to migration issues. We are renowned specialists in advising as to Business Skills Visas, General Skills Visas, Employment Nomination Schemes, Partner (Spouse) Visas and various other visas. We are extensively involved in visa refusal appeal applications and cancellation of visa appeal matters. We have significant experience representing clients at the Migration Review Tribunal, former Administrative Appeals Tribunal, and the Federal Court of Australia in relation to immigration issues.

Our Denning Chong is a Registered Migration Agent for over 9 years and a Member of the Migration Institute of Australia. His Migration Agents Registration Number is 0209929.

Our Peter Le is a Registered Migration Agent and a Member of the Migration Institute of Australia. His Migration Agents Registration Number is 1069392.

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