Sydney Law Firm

Brander Smith McKnight is a Sydney law firm proudly servicing business, the community and individuals in the city of Sydney.  Our lawyers have over 50 years of combined legal experience assisting business and individuals in Sydney.  We provide you with excellence in a full range of legal services, including commercial law, business law, contract law, civil litigation, dispute resolution, building and construction law and property law.  We also provide premium legal services in family law, criminal law, conveyancing and wills and estates.  We are a well respected Sydney law firm and provide you with professional and expert legal advice, outstanding court advocacy, integrity and personalised services to deal with any legal matter.  BSM is the law firm of choice in the City of Sydney.  We are conveniently located in Martin Place within walking distance to the Supreme Court, District Court, Local Court Family Court and NCAT.

Our Clients and Our Law Firm

Brander Smith McKnight is a highly regarded Sydney law firm, our team of professional and highly experienced lawyers provide personalised legal advice and achieve outstanding results.  Our clients include some of the world’s best known companies and brands who have remained loyal to us.  We provide premium legal services without the premium price of a big city law firm.  We guarantee to fight tirelessly for you and keep you well informed every step of the way, we are able to guide you through the complexities of the legal system and achieve results that meet and exceed your goals.  BSM achieves settlement of the vast majority of our client’s disputes without the need for costly court litigation.  However, our lawyers are experienced and outstanding court advocates and we have a panel of exceptional specialist barristers that we can instruct if needed

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Costs Involved

We are a Sydney law firm that provides premium legal services without the premium price of a big Sydney law firm.  We provide a 20 minute free consultation which includes an assessment of your legal matter, provides various strategies and options and a cost estimate.  Prior to any work being undertaken clients receive a written cost agreement, we provide weekly invoices with no surprises and full transparency.  We are always available to discuss costs.

Call us to arrange a free 20 minute no obligation consultation that includes case evaluation and cost estimate.

Legal Services Provided by BSM in Sydney

  • Business and Commercial Law
  • Building and Construction Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law
  • Wills and Estates
  • Traffic Law
  • Conveyancing and Property Law

Business and Commercial Law

Our lawyers provide expert legal advice to businesses ranging from start up and small business all the way through to large corporations including some of the world’s leading companies and brands.  BSM is a Sydney law firm that provides legal strategies that are tailored to suit your business and legal requirements.  This includes drafting and negotiating contracts, terms and conditions, export and import contracts, commercial transactions and disputes, finance agreements, shareholders agreements, shareholders disputes, director’s duties and director’s disputes.  We are industry experts with world renowned clients and are available to provide legal services to your business.  Our clients have remained loyal to BSM and we are proud to have developed long term relationships based on trust and professionalism.

  • Business Startup Law
  • Business Sales and Purchase Law
  • Business Contract Law
  • Commercial Litigation Law
  • Employment Law
  • Commercial and Retail Lease Law
  • Financial Services Law
  • Shareholder Dispute Law
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Director’s Duties
  • Director’s Disputes

Building and Construction Law

We are proud of resolving over 90% of our construction disputes without the need for costly litigation using methods which allow our clients to maintain control of the dispute resolution process.  We are experts at writing and reviewing all types of construction contracts from home building contracts through to major infrastructure projects.  The building and construction lawyers at BSM are renowned as industry experts in Sydney with years of experience providing and handling residential, commercial and industrial construction legal advice and building disputes.  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, drafting and review of construction contracts, negotiations and review of finance contracts, legal advice regarding construction claims and debt recovery and dispute resolution including adjudications and litigations in courts and tribunals.

  • Pre-Contract Negotiations
  • Construction Contract Drafts and Reviews
  • Finance Contract Negotiations and Reviews
  • Construction Claims
  • Debt Recovery
  • Building and Construction Legal Advice
  • Dispute Resolution (Adjudications and Litigation)
  • Environment, Planning and Council

Debt Recovery Law

75% of debts recovered without the need for costly court litigation.  We are proud to say that we recover over 75% of debts with a simple letter of demand from our firm without the need to go to court or for mediation.  Would you like us to collect the money that is owed to you?  If court proceedings are required we have extensive experience and run all debt recovery matters without the need of the additional expense of a barrister.  Once judgement is obtained, the lawyers at Brander Smith McKnight fully understand the legal mechanisms of enforcement, such as writs, garnishee orders, bankruptcies and insolvency.

  • Letters of Demand
  • Writs
  • Garnishee Orders
  • Bankruptcy
  • Insolvency

Criminal Law

Our criminal lawyers get better results for you.  Our team of experienced criminal lawyers appear in all Sydney courts including the Local Court, District Court, Children’s Court, Criminal Court of Appeal, Coroner’s Court and the Bail Court.  BSM defence lawyers have represented and advocated for clients in all criminal cases from serious matters such as sexual offences and drug importation to less serious matters such as drink driving, drug possession and assault.  Our criminal defence team will advocate for you, representing you in court without the added expense of a barrister.  However, for serious criminal matters we have a panel of expert barristers who we can engage.  You can rest assured that Brander Smith McKnight Sydney lawyers will fight tirelessly in your corner, vigorously defending your rights.

  • Assault
  • Drug-Related Crime
  • Fraud
  • Sexual Offence
  • Harassment
  • Cybercrime
  • Manslaughter and Murder
  • AVO

Family Law

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 and often emotionally charged decisions.  You can be confident that our experienced family law team at BSM Sydney lawyers will guide you through the challenging process, advocate for you and ensure that no one takes advantage of you.  You can rest assured that we are here for you.  The end of a marriage or relationship may involve children, property and domestic violence.  We have the expertise and empathetic touch to guide you, advise you and advocate for you through what can be a difficult time.  Our lawyers are also proficient at drafting and reviewing court consent orders, binding financial agreements and pre-nuptials.

  • Divorce and Separation
  • Children’s Court
  • Property Settlement
  • Family Dispute Resolution and Mediation
  • AVO and Domestic Violence
  • Family Court
  • Same-Sex Couples
  • De Facto Relationship
  • Binding Financial Agreements and Pre-Nuptials
  • Parenting and Custody
  • Court Consent Orders

Wills and Estate Law

Fixed fee, compare our prices.  We always take the time to listen carefully and thoroughly to your needs, we then advise on the most appropriate documents and structure for you.  Brander Smith McKnight Sydney lawyers meticulously draft your documents and then provide you with the opportunity to review these prior to finalisation.  We pride ourselves on creating water tight documents written to minimise future risks and ensure that your wishes are followed.  This is performed in an extremely cost effective manner with a fixed fee, compare our prices.  BSM Lawyers also provide professional legal advice and advocacy for executors and claimants in any estate including distribution and contested estates.

  • Deceased Estates
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Will Disputes
  • Family Trust and Asset Protection
  • Power of Attorney
  • Enduring Guardianship
  • Letters of Administration
  • Drafting of Wills

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 driving licence or a criminal record.  Brander Smith McKnight Sydney lawyers understand this can have a devastating effect on you, your family and your employment.  With this in mind, we treat each traffic case, no matter how small with the utmost care and thoroughness.  We will work relentlessly to get you the best possible results.

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

Property Law 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 the team at BSM Sydney lawyers will keep you informed during each stage of what can be a stressful process.  We can also advise on easements for construction and forced sale of jointly owned property.

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


chevronWhat legal services do you offer at BSM Lawyers?

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

chevronDoes BSM Lawyers have Chinese-speaking lawyers?

Yes, BSM has a native Mandarin speaking lawyer who has an Australian Law degree and is completely familiar with and has experience with the Australian legal system.

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

We have a clear and proven process.  We provide a precise written description of all stages 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 are renowned for providing premium, professional legal advice.  We vigorously advocate for you and achieve outstanding results.


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

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BSM Lawyers Legal Team in Sydney NSW

Sydney’s law firm of choice.

We will be open, honest, transparent, and always available for you.

Mark Smith

Mark Smith


Sam Bailey

Senior Associate

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Sarah De Szell

Senior Lawyer

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Elliot Lloyd

Senior Lawyer

Sukriti Bhati

Sukriti Bhati

Senior Associate

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Sophie Zhang

Senior Lawyer

  • William Onishi, solicitor, looked after my family law matter. He was knowledgeable, clear in his advice, polite and personable. He was also punctual. I would not hesitate recommending William to family and friends.Google Logo- Joanne Caldwell

  • 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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