Sydney Law Firm

Brander Smith McKnight is a Sydney law firm proudly servicing business, the community and individuals in the city of Sydney. We provide you with excellence in business and commercial law and building and construction 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. 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.

Why Clients choose BSM

Brander Smith McKnight is a highly regarded Sydney law firm with a team of professional and highly experienced lawyers.

  • We have a clear and proven process and 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 for you to achieve outstanding results.

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Costs Involved

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 full transparency and are always available to discuss costs.

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Legal Services Provided by BSM in Sydney

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

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. Brander Smith McKnight is a Sydney law firm that 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

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

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 Sydney 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.

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

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 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.

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

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

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.

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

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
  • Dangerous or Negligent Driving
  • Mobile Phone Use while Driving
  • 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?

Business Law, Building and Construction Law, Commercial and Civil Litigation, Criminal Law, Traffic Law, Family Law, Wills and Estates and Property and Conveyancing, Dispute Resolution and Debt Recovery.

chevronWhy is BSM Lawyers one of the respected law firms in Sydney?

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, irrespective of the size, to achieve the best possible outcome for all of our clients. We provide large Sydney firm experience and quality of legal services at a fraction of the price.

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 provide a premium, professional and personalised legal service without the cost premium of a city law firm.

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William Onishi

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Belinda Doyle

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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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