We always offer a fixed fee for every stage of the process rather than charging by the hour. Based on our vast experience, we are able to clearly define the scope of work for each stage and will never charge our client more than what we have quoted. We can offer our clients a peace of mind in terms of legal costs. Our clients can completely trust us and not worry or question whether we are doing our work quick enough since we do not charge hourly. Dragging on the matter does not benefit us at all and thus we understand our clients’ desire to reach a result promptly.
FOCUSED ON ACHIEVING CLIENTS’ DESIRED OUTCOMES
We always listen to our clients carefully and define their desired outcomes. Many lawyers praise themselves for winning a court case but for Canaan Lawyers, we take pride in achieving our clients’ desired outcomes. We understand that every client has different goals and needs. Some clients want to achieve a specific settlement whereas some clients may have different priorities. Regardless, many clients do not wish to spend astronomical amounts on legal fees to win a court case. Accordingly, our goal is to always achieve what our clients desire, and not what we think is the best for our clients. We never force our client to accept an offer from the other side just because we see it as a reasonable offer.
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When we communicate with our clients, we do not use legal jargons. We have the ability to explain the situation and our advice in a way which is easy to understand. If you can not communicate well with your own lawyers, not only it is very frustrating during the process but more importantly, it is very difficult to achieve the outcomes you desired.
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PROVEN TRACK RECORD
We have 14 years of experience in helping more than thousands of our clients to achieve their desired outcomes in Family Law, Commercial Law and Litigation etc. Our clients include high net worth individuals, large companies, small and medium sized enterprises.
More than 90% of our clients are of an Asian background. Not only do we understand the way Asians do things, we also have extensive experience in clearly explaining to the court why and how our clients did what they did in order to advance their positions. We have achieved many excellent results over the years, including multi-million-dollar transactions, where no formal agreement (for example, only verbal agreement and WeChat messages) was entered between the parties.
We have also successfully defended many cases where our clients were misled into signing documents which they did not fully understand. Many Asian people, especially new migrants, are being misled into investing into projects and unknowingly become victims of civil fraud. It is our mission to recover their hard-earned money and provide better access to justice for Asian people living in Australia.
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What our clients said
“I got much more than what I expected”
It was a very nasty divorce and before I went to see Canaan Lawyers, my ex-husband offered me $10,000 to walk away. He used all kinds of way to pressure me into accepting the offer. On the first day I hired Canaan, I knew I was in good hands. They listened to the outcomes that I hoped for, then came up with a strategy and explained the necessary steps to achieve good results. Every week they updated me on the progress and at the end, my lawyer successfully obtained a IVO against my ex-husband on my behalf and I received 56% of the asset pool. This was all achieved without going to court and completed within 3 months. I cannot be happier.
“Canaan lawyers helped me to get out of my divorce much quicker than I expected”
To me, having a clean cut with my ex-spouse quickly was my top priority. She has been dragging on for more than 2 years and all I wanted was a fair share of the asset and time with my kids. It was not my intention to get the most and fight this in court for another year or so. Canaan Lawyers really listened to my needs and their strategy really worked on her. Within 4 months of engaging Canaan, my divorce was granted and two documents on property settlement and kids’ arrangement are signed by both parties. My ex-spouse was the most difficult person I know and I expected a much longer fight with her. Best of all, I didn’t need to spend thousands in court.
“I am satisfied with the outcome and very impressed how they handled my case for the last 14 months”
My ex-spouse was very unreasonable so I had no option but to fight this in the family court. At the end, I receive what I believe is a fair outcome. Canaan Lawyer is very professional. They know exactly what I want, they listen to my concerns and they explain to me carefully what their strategy is. Their advice is very practical and every time when the parties have an opportunity to negotiate settlement, they use their special risk/reward analysis to help me to make a decision. They never stir things up between me and my ex-spouse. Every week I receive a progress report so I know what they have done last week to progress my case. Canaan Lawyers delivers top customer service, so different to my experience with other lawyers in the past.
“No surprise with fees. I trust them”
I wouldn’t say their fees were cheap but they were very reasonable given the standard of service I received from Canaan Lawyers. I needed someone who is competent to handle my divorce and finalise it quickly. I didn’t want to hire a lawyer in my local suburb who charges very little but I end up losing too much assets to my ex-spouse who was with me for only 1.5 years. Their strategy was practical and they explained everything to me without legal jargons. I understand their advice and I was able to make informed decisions. Canaan Lawyers always fixed a price and they never charged me more than what they quoted. I feel that they are quite knowledgeable and well experienced in divorce matters and the whole experience was not stressful. I am happy with the result at the end which they were able to get for me within 3-4 months.
“They are as good as their reputation”
The name Canaan Lawyers is quite well known within the Chinese Community but the reason why I chose them at the beginning was because my best friend hired them in her divorce 3 years ago. I have been in Australia since high school and I can communicate well in English. I must admit that I was a bit sceptical with Chinese lawyers and I was inclined to choose a Western lawyer. After talking to a few western law firms, I end up hiring Canaan Lawyers and I do not regret this decision. Similar to what my best friend has said to me, Canaan Lawyers are professional and actually listen to what I want and need. I never felt like they pushed me into accepting their advice and if I didn’t understand, they would explain to me slowly until we were on the same page. I am glad the whole divorce is over after a few months so that I could now move on with my life. I would definitely recommend to my friends in the future if they ever need a lawyer.
“I wouldn’t have much if I didn’t hire them”
If you are about to get a divorce, take my advice and do not believe everything your friends and family say about the law. There are so many myths out there and friends are not professionally trained to deal with situation like this. I was subject to family violence a few times during marriage and was kicked out of the house (under my ex-spouse’s name only) after separation. All of my friends have told me not to hire a lawyer so early (because they are expensive) and I should negotiate with my ex-husband directly in the first 12 months. Fortunately, I didn’t follow my friend’s advice and sought advice from Canaan Lawyers right after separation. They asked me about my ex-husband’s background and they immediately warned me about the risk of him leaving Australia permanently with my 3 year old son who was staying with him. Canaan Lawyers applied for an airport watch for my son and put a caveat on his property. It was later discovered that my ex-spouse’s strategy was to sell the house and return to China with my son by Chinese New Year. If I listened to friends and family and didn’t see Canaan, I think I wouldn’t be with my son today and have a place to stay.
Canaan Lawyers has been honoured to be recognised by authorities of different industries and receive awards for the last ten years since we started the business. We promise to develop strong long-term relationships with clients and to provide value to our clients on an ongoing basis with our professional services.
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