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.
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.
Speak to the following legal practitioners for advice or representation:
- Ian Pitt Q.C.
- John Cicero
- Dominic Scally
- Tania Cincotta
- Teresa Bisucci
- Carol Daicic
- Sarah Raso
- Romy Davidov
- Serena Armstrong
- Panos Nickas
- Lucy Eastoe
- Town Planning, Environmental and Local Government Law
- Liquor Licensing Melbourne
- Gaming Law
- Building Disputes
- Commercial Litigation
- Property Law and Related Litigation
- Conveyancing, Property Transactions
- Personal and Corporate Insolvency
- Administrative Law
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Companies and Trusts
- Leases and Licences
- Wills, Probate and Estate Administration
- Finance and Securities
Best Hooper has represented clients in a range of commercial and property litigation cases. Access the links to read more about the following:
This was a decision by the Court of Appeal, in proceedings in which Best Hooper acted for Mr and Mrs Shelmerdine.
Best Hooper acted for Dascorp and its directors, Mr and Mrs Secchi, in their defence of a claim by a gold refiner.
Best Hooper represented the successful plaintiff's in this case.