More about our trusted law firm

Sydney Law Group is a boutique law firm with offices in the Sydney CBD and North Ryde.

Our experienced lawyers take a practical and realistic approach to resolving legal issues. Whether you need help dealing with separation or divorce, child or property-related disputes, conveyancing, complex criminal law matters, wills or probate we have the experience to ensure you achieve the best legal outcome.

We are here to help, empower, solve problems and negotiate on your behalf. We give you the best support and legal representation available so that you can regain control during a difficult period in your life.

Our Vision – A little hope goes a long way

We are trained like every other lawyer but that’s where the similarities stop. We take an active interest in our clients and their goals. We aim to make legal representation available to people who cannot otherwise access legal services.

We’re committed to delivering legal services cost effectively and in a manner that removes the fear of the unknown. Fear kills hope. For many people, fear is what stops them from moving on to a positive and fulfilled life.

At Sydney Law Group, we take time to listen to our clients and put them in touch with resources and people who can help them rebuild a positive and proactive life.

By 2020 we aim to establish ‘Hope Farm’, a safe haven for survivors of domestic violence and their children. A place for them to heal, learn new skills, and grow before moving on to a new life. We’re excited to bring this vision to life and will keep you updated on our progress.

Why choose Sydney Law Group?

  • We are experienced lawyers with an outstanding track record
  • We offer a fair fixed fee in many cases, rather than billing by the hour
  • For us, it’s personal – we’re easy to talk to and we’re always on your side
  • We’re easy to get to with offices in the Sydney CBD and North Ryde and if that isn’t possible, we will come to you.

Our Team

Every day our lawyers work together closely to achieve the best legal results for our clients. We enjoy the support of Sydney’s leading Litigation, Family Law and Criminal Law Barristers to provide responsive client care and outstanding legal outcomes.

Melanie Tonazzi

Family Lawyer and Founder

Melanie has over 13 years’ experience providing legal services to clients at every stage of their lives and is experienced in all matters relating to Family Law, Criminal Law, General Litigation, Wills, Conveyancing and Probate.

Supported by Australia’s leading Barristers, Melanie is an effective negotiator who understands that court is never the preferred method to obtain a successful result. In cases where court action is unavoidable, Melanie is a fearless advocate with experience at all stages of proceedings including Appeals.

Melanie has a clear and simple vision: to provide clients with timely, efficient and cost-effective legal services. Her personal approach and passionate commitment have earned a large number of referrals. Her clients often talk about her practical approach and responsive, strategic thinking.

One of Melanie’s career highlights has been achieving an Appeal decision from the Federal Court of Australia, allowing a female refugee from Sierra Leone to stay in Australia and escape the risk of death in her home country.

After volunteering with the Law Society of NSW in the pro bono team, Melanie was nominated for a Law Justice Foundation Award in 2003.

Jeffrey Tonazzi

Business Manager

Jeff is responsible for managing finance, administration, and support staff, working alongside Melanie to ensure the smooth running of the practice. Jeff brings to Sydney Law Group extensive experience in sales, customer service and business management, and uses this to build a successful law practice that is able to work closely with clients on all their legal requirements.

Career Opportunities

We’re often on the look-out for great people to join our firm. If you combine an excellent track record with passion for helping people and delivering the best possible legal outcomes for clients, we’d love to hear from you. Call or email us for a confidential chat.