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+61 3 9091 7000


599 Canterbury Road Surrey Hills Vic 3127

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Who we are

Barbayannis Lawyers is a boutique law firm in suburban Melbourne, practising in all aspects of family and de facto relationship law, wills, probate and deceased estates litigation.

We have an experienced and dedicated team of six lawyers who are accessible, understanding and responsive.  We strive to achieve the most strategic and advantageous outcomes for our clients.  We pride ourselves on offering quality services aimed at assisting our clients in resolving their matters in the best possible way, with the least amount of stress and cost involved.

Our firm was founded almost 40 years ago by one of Melbourne’s leading specialist family lawyers, Maria Barbayannis, who passed away tragically and suddenly in November 2019.

Maria, who had over 35 years experience in the law, was an expert in the field of family and de facto relationship law and always well-respected for her extensive knowledge, empathetic rapport with clients and her pragmatic and common-sense approach to her work.  

Barbayannis Lawyers continues on in her name, dedicated to our clients and to honouring Maria's memory. 

We pride ourselves in providing our clients with sensible advice, tailored to their specific needs, and we are sensitive to the emotional upheaval that can often occur in legal proceedings.  No two matters are the same and each case is treated with individual care and priority.

We adopt a conciliatory approach where possible, however, our confidence and expert knowledge of the law enables us to represent our clients with intellect, insight and vigour.

In cases where litigation is not possible to avoid, Barbayannis Lawyers is highly experienced in preparing cases for trial and conducting all aspects of litigated matters. We work with a selection of highly competent and specialised members of Counsel to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Barbayannis Lawyers is committed to public service in the form of undertaking Legal Aid matters. 
We offer a free half hour first consultation to assess your matter and to provide you with preliminary initial advice. We are able to offer you the option of attending our office in person or communicating with us via video link.

Members of our staff speak Greek and Polish.