Level 9/ 451 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

About Us

Best Hooper is a Melbourne based boutique law firm practicing in a range of areas including local government and town planning law, property, commercial and corporations law and dispute resolution. In 2015, Best Hooper was rated as a First Tier Leading Planning Law Firm by Doyle's Guide.

As one of Melbourne's oldest law firms with a history dating back to 1886, we have built a solid reputation and provide experienced legal services to a variety of clients.

We offer advice and represent clients in a range of areas including town planning law, land acquisition & compensation, environmental planning law, restrictive covenants and property disputes as well as gaming & liquor licensing regulations in Melbourne.

The synergies we derive from these areas of practice, together with our structure as a boutique firm, enable our practitioners to remain accessible to our clients and offer timely and efficient legal services with a cost effective fee structure.

Company History

The firm originated in 1886 when Theodore Fink entered into partnership with Robert W Best under the firm name of Fink & Best.

1892 P D Phillips joined the firm as a partner in 1888 and the firm then changed its name to Fink Best & Phillips.

1892 Phillips left the partnership in 1892 and the firm then continued under the name Fink Best & Co.

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Case Studies

Best Hooper has represented clients in a range of commercial and property litigation cases. Access the links to read more about the following:

Shelmerdine v Ringen Pty Ltd [1993] 1 VR 315

This was a decision by the Court of Appeal, in proceedings in which Best Hooper acted for Mr and Mrs Shelmerdine.

Johnson Matthey (Aust) Ltd -v- Dascorp Pty Ltd & Ors [2003] VSC 291; (2003) 9 VR 171

Best Hooper acted for Dascorp and its directors, Mr and Mrs Secchi, in their defence of a claim by a gold refiner.

Gordon -v- Body Corporate Strata Plan 3023 [2004] VSC 359

Best Hooper represented the successful plaintiff's in this case.

Dover Beach Pty Ltd and Anor v Geftine Pty Ltd [2008] VSCA 248