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As a specialist law firm, our strength lies in our ability to collaborate with industry professionals to bring about the optimal outcomes for our clients


We act for Clients in a range of Industries  

Small Myers Hughes regularly consult to members and peak bodies within these industries 

Our high level of expertise extends to these Industries


Small Myers Hughes Lawyers provides support and works collectively with accountants to achieve optimum results for clients. We have acted for and with many large accounting groups and specialise in interpreting and explaining taxation legislation, which is amongst the most complex law in Australia.

Over the years, our lawyers have established strong working relationships with a large number of accountants which has helped provide clients practical and consistent solutions.

We provide support and advice on:

  • Tax and superannuation
  • Wills and estate planning
  • Tax effective divorce
  • Property divisions
  • Business sales and purchases
  • Structuring

Small Myers Hughes Lawyers supports financial planners and their clients by working together to create practical solutions. Our pragmatic approach to law ensures that industry professionals and clients understand what it is we are doing and how it affects them and their personal circumstances.

Our team acts for a range of people within the financial planning industry such as sole practitioners to high net worth individuals and organisations. Our aim is to provide clear and concise advice that allows financial planners and their clients achieve their financial goals.

We provide support on a range of services including:

  • Tax and superannuation
  • Family law
  • Estate planning
  • Business structuring
  • Self managed super funds
  • Property investments

Small Myers Hughes Lawyers has extensive experience and knowledge in the Management Rights industry. We not only provide services for clients buying and selling Management Rights but also for those already in the industry such as Body Corporate Managers, Committees and Property Developers.

Our team, led by Principal Col Myers, includes highly qualified and experienced lawyers in Management Rights, Strata and Community Titles.

Our lawyers maintain strong working relationships with other industry professionals, as we understand the importance of delivering a cooperative and consistent service to our clients.

Our major Management Rights services include:

  • Advice on licencing, code of conduct, letting appointments and leasebacks
  • GST and tax solutions
  • Dispute resolution
  • Acting in the sale and purchase of existing and off the plan management rights
  • Due diligence reports
  • Variations, renewals and exit strategies
  • Attending and addressing body corporate meetings
  • Partnership agreements, structuring and asset protection
  • Advising developers on the creation and sale of management rights for their development (all states of Australia)

Our Strata and Community Titles services include:

  • Assisting with the interpretation and understanding of legislation
  • Advising managers and bodies corporate on all strata issues and by laws

Small Myers Hughes Lawyers supports the medical industry by providing legal advice and solutions to medical specialists, aged care facilities, private health sectors and medico organisations.

Our team delivers high quality, practical legal solutions and while we are not medical experts, we have vast experience working with the medical sector to collaboratively deliver clear and comprehensive results for clients.

Our major services include;

  • Tax and superannuation issues
  • Business Structuring
  • Asset Protection
  • Structures to minimise tax burdens
  • Pre litigation proceedings
property development

Small Myers Hughes Lawyers provides legal services and advice on all types of property transactions including sales and purchases of residential, commercial and rural properties, property development, leasing, Management Rights and Body Corporate Law.

Our team acts for a number of developers and assist with the preparation of off the plan sales contracts including the production of all accompanying disclosure and body corporate documentation. We also act for private property owners and international and domestic investors on a variety of developments including incorporating land subdivisions, house and land packages, townhouse and high rise subdivisions and Management Rights.

Our lawyers understand there is no “one size fits all” solution when dealing with client’s property matters and always work efficiently to meet the tight deadlines that are often associated with this industry.

Our major services include:

  • Property sales and purchases of residential, commercial and rural properties
  • Advice on contracts and agreements
  • Leasing
  • Minimising income tax and GST obligations
  • Joint venture agreements and Partnerships
  • Management Rights
  • Body Corporate Law


Take a look at what our clients say

Dr Jacqueline Kerr

"Michael is the consummate professional and he has the ability of getting straight to the issue, no matter how complex. He achieves timely results and has an in depth knowledge of the law which extends well beyond family law. Michael is compassionate and always has time to talk through an issue even when he is overseas or away on holidays he will respond to his clients. I can not recommend him highly enough to anyone who needs a man of probity who knows his law and puts his client first."

Annette Kontoleon

"I was facing the prospect of losing everything I had worked so hard for which was awful, I was at breaking point. Mitchell not only was a very good lawyer negotiating my financial security, he was also helpful, compassionate and caring. I felt like a human being and not just a number."

Peter, Civil Designer

"The service I received from SMH was great. Michael and Jessica were very professional and were always quick to get back to me and let me know what was happening with my matter."

Melissa Paul - Director, Strata Sphere

"I have worked with Jared Maher on various matters over the past few years. I have found SMH to be extremely efficient in all the dealings we have had with them. Jared’s experience in BSA and building defects issues is excellent and we have found the issues resolved in a timely manner. I have no hesitation in recommending this firm to any prospective clients."

Robert, Property Developer

"Col has been my go to lawyer for more than 20 years. He and his team have looked after many property developments for me over the years and they always do a great job helping me get through each development. I like that I can call any member of the team and get the legal advice I need at the time. I guess you could say that our relationship is more like a partnership than client and solicitor. "

Jan - Chairperson (San Delles)

"The advice and assistance that our Body Corporate has received from SMH Lawyers has been invaluable. Our Body Corporate has engaged them to assist us with formulating our onsite building managers schedule of duties, updates to our By-laws and they ensured the Body Corporates best interests were of utmost importance with three Deed of Assignments finalised over the past 10 years. I highly recommend SMH Lawyers and in particular Jarad Maher and Ben Ashworth. "

Michael Groves - Director, AM Strata

"As a Body Corporate Manager Company we work closely from time to time with Solicitors on wide and varied matters, so finding a company with efficient and knowledgeable staff is vital to our business. To that end we have used the services of Small Myers Hughes on many occasions, in particular with matters associated with property and body corporate legislation. We have always found their advice to be very sound and comprehensive, carried out in an efficient and timely manner and most importantly at reasonable rates. The staff that we have dealt with over the years always extend a courteous manner and tend to go beyond the brief, offering additional support if required. Based upon this experience that we have enjoyed we will continue to utilise the services of Small Myers Hughes into the future. We unreservedly recommend their services. "

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