Harwood Andrews is a progressive legal firm working to provide positive commercial solutions for our clients.
We are Victoria’s largest firm with a head office based in a regional centre. With offices in Geelong, Melbourne, Ballarat and Albury we build lasting relationships and provide innovative, expert services to our business, private and statutory clients. Our services extend further than just providing legal advice and are client focused.
We have a diverse team of over 170 talented individuals including principals, special counsel, lawyers, corporate service managers and support personnel. We have 13 individual Law Institute of Victoria accredited specialists who hold specialisations in 9 distinct legal areas.
As a firm we adopt a socially responsible attitude and are an active and respected part of the communities in which we operate. We give advice to many Australian charities and not-for-profit organisations.
- Communicate with you openly and with clarity, ensuring that we are meeting your needs
- Provide you with price certainty and transparency in fees and charges
- Keep you informed
- Always respond to you within one business day
- Provide you with expert advice and demonstrate a commitment to achieving your results
- Do what we say we will do
Historically, legal services have been charged on the basis of an hourly rate or a scale of costs. Whilst we have always had lower hourly rates than the larger law firms we realise the shortcomings for both ourselves and you in using these, which can often reward inefficiency and fail to provide certainty to you about the legal fees being incurred. We also understand that these methods of charging for legal services have not always captured the commercial value of the solutions provided to our clients.
While we understand that some of our clients still prefer to maintain more traditional means of time based costing, and acknowledge that there are some matters in which it will not be possible for an agreed price to be determined, we believe that agreeing on a price prior to work commencing provides transparency and clarity.