About Us

Canaan Lawyers is one of the leading law firms in Melbourne that understands the Chinese community. Our multilingual lawyers are highly experienced and pride themselves in their familiarity with the specific needs of the Chinese community.We always keep ourselves updated with the changes in legislation to prepare and deliver sophisticated legal solutions to our clients.



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of our Clients are Asian


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Our Services

We’re here to help you understand and resolve your legal issues. Our experienced team of professional lawyers is ready to represent you. We specialize in employment, commercial, criminal, and family law, but we can assist with any matter.

Commercial Law

For enterprises of all scales about to expand to Australia, our extensive experience in Australia and the Asia Pacific Region will help you navigate the legal aspect of your journey.


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Civil Litigation

We have 16 years of experience in handling contractual disputes, misleading and deceptive conduct, debt recovery, bankruptcy, liquidation to other conflicts that involve monetary claims.

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Family Law

Our Chinese-speaking lawyers can assist you in all legal family matters. We are experienced in managing legal family matters such as divorce, pre-nuptial agreements, property disputes, etc.


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Criminal Law

We assist you through all stages in the criminal justice system. When facing charges of criminal offenses, our lawyers negotiate, defend and represent you to fight for your best interest.


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Employment Law

We provide legal advice for clients, assisting them in retaining staff and managing workplace relations. We cover services ranging from preparing executive employment contracts to advising clients on employee termination.

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Will & Probate

We manage all sorts of personal legal matters such as asset protection, charitable trusts, wills, guardianship, etc. Our multilingual lawyers work with you to negotiate with relevant parties to deliver a practical, balanced solution.

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Why Canaan Lawyers?

Fixed Fees

Charge by case, not hours


Platinum Services

Provides the top legal and customer service

Track record 

Achieves the best outcome

Multilingual Lawyers

Understand your langauge and culture the best

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Derek Lo


Derek Chan


Robert Chong

Special Advisor

Jamila Xiong


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I am really lucky. They provided me with professional legal advice when I was most helpless. Thank you.
zheng max
zheng max
你们是我在见过最好的律师,有专业道德和良心, 全部都很有经验,对家庭法非常清楚了解,对打官司很有把握
Alex Cheung
Alex Cheung
Derek and the team have supported my business from the very beginning and they continue to provide personalised and well-considered advice. I appreciate the extra time Derek spends to ensure that I have a good grasp of different legal terms and requirements for my business - thank you!
Asami Koike
Asami Koike

Our Clients

Our clients include high net worth individuals, large companies, small and medium sized enterprises. They are in a wide range of industries including retail, professional services, property development and management, hospitality, franchising, finance and education. As well as acting for established enterprises we act for emerging businesses, government officials, community groups; and charitable and non-government organisations.

We strive to develop strong long-term relationships with clients and to provide value to our clients on an ongoing basis. Whether you’re needing representation in court, or something else, our lawyers are ready to assist you.

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    If you have any questions about our lawyers, especially if you need to speak to someone who is fluent in Chinese, please feel free to get in touch with us by calling on 03 9620 0888 or by sending an email to info@canaanlawyers.com.au and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible. Whether you’re in Melbourne or Sydney or anywhere else in Australia, we’ll be more than happy to assist you.

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