About Us

Aitken Partners' Melbourne lawyers have a broad base of expertise across a range of commercial, property, litigious and regulatory fields. We have nine principals and 25 other professional staff, many of whom are Accredited Specialists in their fields (including property, taxation, Wills & Estates, commercial litigation, commercial tenancy and family law).

We encourage everyone in our team to continually expand and enhance their skills through ongoing training and professional development initiatives. We have a corporate social responsibility (CSR) program in place that encourages our staff to become involved in their communities and we have several formal arrangements in place with bodies that we support.

Aitken Partners has prospered for 90 years through a combination of professional, personalised service based on sound advice and a careful focus on our clients’ needs. We are dedicated to providing advice that is underpinned by understanding and commerciality, including the provision of true value for money with a commitment to providing commerciality in our advice to clients.

Our overriding philosophy is to build long-term sustainable relationships, and we do this by concentrating on the things that count to our clients. It is our job to be proactive in the delivery of advice and services to our clients and we regularly review changes to laws and practices in the commercial world and advise our clients of the possible impact of these changes. We run risk audits across a range of areas – such as taxation, employment and governance – and from each audit we work with our clients to ensure all legal and business risks are minimised.

We are on the Federal Government’s legal panels for Commercial Law (including Property Law) and Litigation & Dispute Resolution, placing us alongside some of the biggest law firms in Australia on this elite panel and one of only two Victorian firms. We believe being placed on the panel is a testament to the excellent legal services we provide.

We also understand that we do not know everything and the some advice is best delivered by those with expertise outside the law and we have developed a network trusted other professionals such as barristers, valuers, accountants, liquidators and financial planners to ensure the best possible outcome for our clients.

We have a number of policies and procedures that guide our operations, including:

  • Cost Control

  • Risk Management

  • Business Continuity Processes

  • Handling Complaints

  • Conflict of Interest

  • Resource Availability

  • Professional Development

We are also happy to explore fixed fee arrangements to provide cost certainty to our clients, and we are working actively to make this our standard way of doing business, rather than the alternative.

We are a small firm with a big heart. We have a broad range of experience across most facets of the law and serve a range of business and private clients, both locally, interstate and overseas. Our holistic approach means we work to understand our clients, their needs and their industries.