About Us

We have a proud 70 year history, serving our community.

We are a law firm with a focus on people

Hutchinson Legal is a local law firm with a long history in the Ringwood area. We have a strong line-up of skilled legal practitioners with an unwavering commitment to providing legal solutions for life. Hutchinson Legal seeks to provide a high-quality legal service for our clients at every opportunity. From the first consultation, we are committed to finding the best possible legal solution for our clients and to providing the highest level of support, communication and service, until the matter is resolved.

Contact us today to speak with lawyers who are committed to achieving the best for you. We’ll stand by you.
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Our Commitment

Quality Legal Service

We seek to provide a high quality legal service for our clients at every opportunity. From the first consultation, we will be committed to finding the best possible legal solution for our clients and provide the highest level of client support, communication and service until the matter is resolved.

Following the first consultation, you should expect to receive a Client Instruction Letter outlining the scope of the legal task that you have requested of us.  When the Client Instruction Letter is received, we encourage you to read it carefully and ensure it covers all aspects of the matter as instructed by you. You will then be requested to sign a copy of the Client Instruction Letter and return it to our office to confirm that it accords with your expectations and instructions.


We seek to maintain a legal service which allows clients to have access to their Hutchinson Legal Solicitor. In the event that the Solicitor is unable to be contacted at that time, we will ensure a message is sent to them directly so that you are contacted as soon as circumstances allow.

Understanding and Working with our Clients to Achieve a Result

We consider a successfully managed legal matter is a matter which achieves the best result for our client. Accordingly, we encourage clients to set out for us, when providing their initial instructions, their desired result. This will enable us to advise them of the likely cost of achieving that result. We can also advise of avenues available through negotiations.

Prompt Answering of Telephone Calls

We are committed to:

Answering calls promptly
Returning calls promptly
Working with Other Professionals

At Hutchinson Legal, we realise that whilst we can provide legal services to our clients, there are times when clients may require the assistance of other professionals. Accordingly, where appropriate, we will refer clients to other professionals such as accountants, valuers, environmental specialists, financial planners, etc. Naturally, we would only recommend other professionals after consulting with you.

Cost Effective Service

We are committed to providing clients not only a high quality service, but also a cost-effective service. When appropriate, we will be pleased to provide an estimate of the likely cost of an action when we receive instructions. We are also able to discuss alternatives in which a matter may be dealt with so that legal services are provided in a way that suits your particular requirements.

Our Values

We live and breathe our values. These are the cornerstones of everything we do.


We speak the truth in love, even when it is costly. We do to others what we would have them do to us. While it is an old axiom, we believe it is relevant today. Therefore, we consider client needs in a holistic manner and respond proactively in a pro-active way.


We are absolutely and unswervingly committed to excellence. We exist to serve. Clients can count on us to get the work done within cost estimates and in a timely manner.


Clients are our priority. We take the opportunity to identify the client’s needs beyond the legal services they are seeking and respond appropriately. We are concerned about broader needs and express this in practical ways. This extends to how we care for team members.

A kind word or two from our clients

"Angela and the team were fantastic in helping me through the steps to buy my first property. Angela and the team had great advice and went above and beyond to help me feel at ease and comfortable with something I was quite nervous about! Friendly and very quick to respond!"


"My wife and I recently engaged Hutchinson Legal to assist in the establishment of new Wills. The service provided was excellent. Simran’s input and guidance was most helpful and very much appreciated. A delight to deal with. Tristan’s administration assistance was also in-valuable. Thank you for a job well done."


"I have nothing but praise for the firm Hutchinson Legal, and in particular our contact Nicole, who kindly and professionally guided us through the process of selling our property. Problems and queries were immediately attended to, and every step of the process explained to us. Thank you for your thorough and professional assistance."


"In a word, wonderful to have Xia (Summer) Dong assisting in my dealings with the legal system and Lands Victoria. A pleasure to know and be associated with the Hutchinson legal team, overall, an excellent experience."


"Our family was recently faced with a distressing asset claim and the threat of Family Court involvement. Andrew Wheeler of Hutchinson Legal was extremely professional in all his dealings, clearly identifying the relevant legal facts, in a manner we could understand..... We found Andrew to be extremely knowledgeable, kind and supportive and we feel very fortunate that we had him to handle our case. We would highly recommend Andrews's services in Family Law matters."


"When selling our home and later buying our apartment, Hutchinson Legal was recommended to us, and we were not disappointed. We received exceptional customer service from Conveyancing Clerk Angela. Her attention to detail and patience with our questions was greatly appreciated, as was the expertise of the legal team. Thank you Hutchinson Legal!"


"We are both most grateful to your practice and... services. [Elarya George] was so approachable, clear and proactive in dealing with [our] case. Elarya... provided clear information about her services, the costs and the process, and gave us great confidence in her being trusted to deal with the matter. She really was excellent from start to finish."


"Thank you Madelaine for your kind assistance and concern with this... I am most grateful and appreciative... that you were able to be there and... assist in this journey."


"I've experienced legal representation from you and your colleagues that I cannot fault. I have appreciated your guidance and not once have I felt that you didn't understand my circumstances... nor doubted the worth of my case."


"Thank you so much for your assistance, support and guidance throughout this long process... Your professionalism and dedication are second to none. On behalf of my Mum and my family, thank you."


"I could not have been happier with the team at Hutchinson Legal... individual steps were explained clearly, and every conversation was friendly and confidence inspiring. I cannot recommend you highly enough."


"I honestly cannot thank you enough for everything. You are professional in all you do and also a very caring person. I have given your name and number to other people and I hope they phone you because you are a Knight in shining armour and work wonders."


"It was a tremendous relief to benefit from your service. The way you were constantly adopting the most cost effective approach for the best outcome and your meticulous attention to details were both very much appreciated. I also appreciated the occasions when you went beyond your call of duty to ensure that all paperwork was prepared properly and submitted on time."

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Recognised by Industry Leaders

Hutchinson Legal was the Winner of the Maroondah Business Excellence Awards - Service Excellence category for 2019. It was a privilege and honour to receive this award, which was presented at the Maroondah Business Excellence Awards Gala Evening. It was an excellent event and we were surrounded by dozens of exceptional local businesses in a variety of categories. Our congratulations go to all the finalists, and particularly, to our sister firm, YourLawyer, who was a finalist in the Collaboration and Partnerships category.