BSM Law Firm in Parramatta

Brander Smith McKnight is a Parramatta law firm with over 50 years of combined experience in advocating and providing legal assistance to business, the community and individuals.  We provide excellence in a full range of legal services including business and commercial law, building and construction law, criminal law and family law.  We are a well respected Parramatta law firm and will provide you with expert legal advice, outstanding court advocacy and personalised services to deal with any legal matter.  We are conveniently located within walking distance to the legal precinct and Parramatta Railway Station.


Why Clients choose BSM

Brander Smith McKnight is a highly regarded law firm in Parramatta with a team of professional, honest and highly experienced lawyers.

  • We have a clear and proven process.  We provide a precise written description of each stage and all costs.
  • We pride ourselves on communication.  We listen to you and keep you informed.  We guarantee to return your calls and emails within 1 working day.  We keep you informed every step of the way.
  • We are renowned for providing personalised and premium legal advice tailored to your situation.  We listen to you, develop an effective strategy and professionally represent you.
  • We vigorously advocate and fight tirelessly for you, guiding you through the complexities of the legal system to achieve outstanding results.

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Costs Involved

We provide a 20 minute free, no obligation consultation.  This includes an assessment of your legal matter including options and a cost estimate. Prior to any work being undertaken, clients receive a written cost agreement.  We provide weekly invoices with full transparency.  We are a Parramatta law firm providing professional, premium and personalised legal services without the cost premium of a big Sydney law firm.

Legal Services provided by BSM in Parramatta

  • Building and Construction Law
  • Business Law
  • Civil and Commercial Litigation
  • Wills and Estates
  • Property Law and Conveyancing
  • Trust Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Property Disputes
  • Dispute Resolution Law
  • Family and Divorce Law
  • Criminal and Traffic Law

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Business Lawyers

Industry experts with world renown clients.  Our team of experienced business lawyers provide professional legal advice to all businesses ranging from start ups and small business through to large corporations.  We have experience with some of the world’s leading companies and brands. Our clients have remained loyal to the firm and we are proud to have developed long term relationships based on trust, professionalism and excellent commercial results.  We provide the full range of services to business in a very cost effective manner. The lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight will get the job done at a considerable saving to large city firms. We have over 40 combined years of experience and can assist you with:

  • Business Startup
  • Pre- Contract Negotiations and Business Contract Drafting
  • Business Contract Review and Enforcement
  • Director’s Duties and Disputes
  • Shareholder Agreements and Disputes
  • Commercial and Retail Leases

Building and Construction Law

Our building and construction lawyers are industry experts with over 40 combined years of experience acting for residential and commercial and industrial clients. Our clients include builders, home owners, property developers, contractors, engineers and body corporates.  We have extensive experience in every stage of the building process including pre-contract negotiations and meticulous drafting and review of all contracts.  Unfortunately disputes and claims are reasonably common in the building and construction industry and we pride ourselves on our dispute resolution skills and legal expertise.  We have a proven track record with over 75% of our disputes settling without the need for litigation. The building and construction lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight will assist you and effectively represent you at all stages:

  • Pre Contract Negotations
  • Construction Contract Drafting and Review
  • Dispute Resolution
  • General Building and Construction Legal Advice
  • Construction Claims
  • Finance Contract Drafting and Review
  • Home Building Disputes
  • Debt Recovery
  • Environment, Planning and Council issues.

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Wills and Estate Law

Low fixed fee for wills, compare our prices.  Our lawyers take the time to listen carefully to your needs and wishes, and then advise on the most appropriate documents and structure.  This ensures that your assets and interests following your death are in keeping with your intentions and that your legal wishes and affairs are as you desire when you are alive.  Our lawyers meticulously draft your documents, providing you with the opportunity to review these prior to finalisation.  Individualised and well constructed legal document will minimise future disputes and ensure that your wishes are carried out.  Brander Smith McKnight lawyers also provide professional legal advice and advocacy for executors and claimants in any estate including granting of probate, letters of administration, distribution and contested estates.  We are experts in:

  • Wills Drafting
  • Will Disputes
  • Probate and Letters of Administration
  • Power of Attorney and Enduring Guardianship
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Trust and Asset Protection
  • Off the Plan

Civil and Commercial Litigation

The term litigation refers to the legal resolution of disputes in court.  However, in reality many of these disputes are resolved without going to court using alternative dispute resolution and tactics such as interlocutory applications.  The civil and commercial litigation lawyers at BSM have extensive experience resolving disputes both in and outside of court.  We are proud of our ability to resolve 90% of our civil litigation disputes prior to a formal hearing saving you legal expense and time.  If your matter proceeds to court, our lawyers have experience in Federal, Supreme, District and Local courts as well as in tribunals and arbitrations.  They are experienced legal advocates able to navigate the complexities of the judicial system and fight for your rights.

Criminal Law

Our lawyers will fight tirelessly and achieve the best possible results for you.  Our team of experienced criminal lawyers regularly appear in all courts including the Local Court, District Court, Children’s Court, Criminal Court of Appeal, Coroner’s Court and the Bail Court.  Our criminal defence lawyers have represented clients in a vast range of criminal cases and are able to run most court matters without the added expense of a barrister.  However, if required, we have a panel of barristers who we work with.  We have experience in:

  • Assault and Affray Offences
  • Drug and Alcohol Offences
  • Robbery and Larceny Offences
  • Domestic Violence Offences
  • Sexual Offences
  • Firearms Offences
  • Property Offences
  • Bail Applications and Criminal Appeals

Family and Divorce

95% of our cases settle without going to court.  We understand that when a relationship ends it is a very stressful situation and you will face many difficult decisions.  You can be confident that we will guide you through the challenging process, advocate for you and ensure that no-one takes advantage of you.  The end of a marriage or relationship may involve children, property and domestic violence.  We have the expertise to guide you, advise you and advocate for you.  The lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight will confidently represent you in the Family Court, Children’s Court and the Federal Circuit Court.

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Child Support and Parenting Agreements
  • Domestic Violence (ADVO and AVO)
  • Property Settlement
  • Wills and Estate Planning
  • Court Consent Orders
  • Family Dispute and Mediation
  • Same-Sex Couples Matters
  • De Facto Relationship Matters
  • Binding Financial Agreements and Pre-Nuptials

Property and Conveyancing

Fixed fee for conveyancing with all work performed by lawyers not conveyancers.  As a result of this we can handle the rare occasion where a dispute may arise.  You can rest assured that we will keep you informed during each stage of what can be a stressful process.  We can also advise on easements for construction and forced sales of jointly owned property.

  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial and Real Estate Leases
  • Property Disputes
  • Strata
  • Easements
  • Off the Plan

Traffic Law

We understand how important a successful result is.  A traffic matter can be a criminal offence and result in the loss of a licence or a criminal record.  Brander Smith McKnight lawyers understand that this can have a devastating effect on you, your family and your employment.  For this reason we treat each traffic case, no matter how small with the utmost care and thoroughness.  Our lawyers appear in courts throughout Sydney and have the experience and knowledge to get you the best possible outcome.  We regularly defend the charges of:

  • Drink or Drug Driving
  • Dangerous or Negligent Driving
  • Mobile Phone Use while Driving
  • Appeal against Loss of Licence

Debt Recovery Law

Brander Smith McKnight recover over 75% of debts with a simple letter of demand from our firm. This means that our lawyers can retrieve money that is owed to you without the need for formal mediation or court attendance.  A letter of demand written by a lawyer sends the clear message that you are serious and may commence further legal proceedings in the absence of payment.

The next step if payment is not received, is the issuing of a statement of claim.  This  initiates formal legal proceedings and is filed in court and served on the debtor. The vast majority of our debt recovery matters are successfully recovered without the need for litigation. However, if court proceedings are required, our debt recovery lawyers have extensive experience and run all debt recovery matters without the need for the additional expense of a barrister.  Once judgement is obtained, we understand the legal mechanisms of enforcement such as writs, garnishee orders, bankruptcies and insolvency.  BSM Lawyers have expertise in:

  • Letters of Demand
  • Statement of Claim
  • Litigation
  • Garnishee Orders
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency
  • Writ for Levy of Property.

We also act for Defended Matters, where a debt is not legally payable.  This is usually resolved by negotiation by our lawyers.

Dispute Resolution Law

The lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight resolve at least 75% of commercial disputes without the need for costly litigation.  We recognise that there are many different ways of resolving disputes and we work hard to find practical, creative and commercially advantageous solutions.  Our lawyers carefully listen to you and utilise alternative dispute resolution strategies best suited to your particular situation.  In most cases, our highly experienced lawyers are able to settle your dispute through negotiation with the other side.  If the matter proceeds to litigation,  our lawyers have the experience to advocate for you in court to save you the additional expense of a barrister.  The dispute resolution strategies we use include:

  • Negotiation
  • Mediation
  • Conciliation
  • Arbitration and Adjudication
  • Expert Determination
  • Litigation
  • Interlocutory Applications


chevronWhat legal services do you offer at BSM Lawyers?

BSM Lawyers is one of the top-rated law firms in Parramatta and we’re able to provide expertise in legal services including: Building and Construction Law, Business Law, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Trust Law, Family Law, Wills and Estates, Property and Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution, Criminal and Traffic Law, Property Disputes and Debt Recovery.

chevronWhy is BSM Lawyers one of the top-rated law firms in Parramatta?

We have over 50 combined years of legal experience and over 5,000 satisfied clients.  We have a dedicated team of lawyers who each excel in their respective area of law and have experience dealing with complex legal matters.  We pride ourselves on our ethical and diligent approach to all matters and strive hard to achieve the best possible outcomes for all of our clients.

chevronDoes BSM Lawyers have an Arabic speaking lawyer?

Yes, BSM Lawyers has an Arabic speaking lawyer who is experienced in Commercial and Business Law and Building and Construction Law.

BSM Law firm has offices in Sydney, Wollongong, Parramatta, and Sutherland.


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9-15 East Parade
Sutherland 2232

iconLevel 14 Suite 2/3 Parramatta Square, Macquarie St,
Parramatta, NSW 2150.

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90 Market Street
Wollongong NSW 2500
Sydney CBD

iconMLC Centre
Level 57, 19-29 Martin Place
Sydney NSW 2000

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BSM Lawyers Legal Team in Parramatta NSW

Parramatta’s law firm of choice.

Our team of highly experienced lawyers will achieve outstanding results for you

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William Onishi

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Belinda Doyle

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Sarah De Szell

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  • William was very professional to deal with. He is very efficient and on time in all appointments. He really assisted in my matter and did everything he could for the best outcome. I wouldnt hesitate to use william in the future again. professional lawyer and easy to communicate with.Google Logo- Renee Browne

  • William Onishi was handling my case I found him professional and quick to respond if I had any concerns. I would highly recommend William. After my husbands passing , William handled the Will, Probate, disputes. He showed compassion when needed. I was very pleased with his service. Thankyou very much William. I now know where to come for future legal advise and will let my family and friends know to.Google Logo- LINDSAY mcmorrow

  • To date William Onishi, solicitor, has been successful on all of our building and construction debt recoveries in the Local Court. We are satisfied with his legal services and we continue to come back using his legal services. William has always been upfront with their fees and charges which are reasonable and we are always kept informed as to the progress of our claims. We are highly recommending William to assist you with the collections of any outstanding debts.Google Logo- Decade Waterproofing and Products Pty Ltd

  • Mark Smith has been very highly professional and very thorough in his review. He understood our business needs very quickly and provided solid and informative advice. He is knowledgeable, provides clear advice and explains both sides for better understanding. Highly satisfied with our experience. I would recommend to anyone needing a contract/commercial lawyer.Google Logo- Maureen Lim

Our clients include thousands of individuals, small and large business and some of the worlds best known companies and brands.







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pro bono scheme supporter

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