About Us

A boutique law firm with a big heart

We care deeply about people, and about getting the best legal and personal outcome available for our clients.

We work with our clients as a whole person, rather than just a legal problem that needs a solution. We are partners in the journey, and take responsibility for our advice, actions and results. We tell our clients what they need to hear, not necessarily what they want to hear.

We are passionate negotiators and respected advocates. We are fearless in the pursuit of just outcomes.

Our clients have said:

“I wish I had a friend like you. You make me feel understood and safe”.

“I can’t thank you enough. I am so thankful I will not go to gaol. I know I have been given an opportunity for a fresh start. If not for all the work you and Peter did, I don’t think I would have had this outcome. Thankyou”.

“From my family to yours, thank you. I cannot say it enough. You have changed the lives of me and my children. We can move forward knowing we are safe and financially secure”.

The key pillars that drive every decision in our firm are client obsession and focused preparation. Client obsession delivered through a culture of high standards which is protective of all the invisible but crucial work that goes on in each and every one of our client’s matters, to ensure that there is no stone left unturned.

Focused preparation which ensures that we deliver first rate representation to our clients, each and every day. It is all the small things that no one sees, but which are crucial to delivering client focused legal outcomes in a timely manner, cost effectively.

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 an office in Macquarie Park / North Ryde, conferences available via ZOOM and in the Sydney CBD, and if that isn’t possible, we can come to you


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 2024 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.

We are proud supporters of Two Good Co.

As at 2017, Two Good had served over 184,102 meals to women in refuges across Sydney and Melbourne. As at 2021, they are cooking, hiring and gifting in the name of supporting survivors of domestic violence in their journey to recovery.


Help is only a phone call away.
Call us on 02 8819 4399 for a confidential chat.
Or book online and we’ll call you.

Melanie Tonazzi

Principal Solicitor & Founder


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Our Legal Services

Family Law

Separation, Property and Financial Matters, Consent Orders, Financial Agreements, Parenting, Married and De Facto issues, Child Support, Parentage, International Child Abduction (Hague Convention), Divorce, Domestic Violence, Apprehended violence orders

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Criminal Law

We are experienced experts in criminal law. Driving offences including drink-driving & PCA offences, Drug Driving, Common Assault, Apprehended Violence Orders (AVO), Drug Offences including possession and supply, Assault occasioning grievous or actual bodily harm, larceny, property damage and graffiti related offences, and more serious criminal offences. Local Court, District Court, and jury trials.

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We act on the sale and purchase of properties and transferring properties between separated parties, and to beneficiaries under Wills

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Wills & Probate

Wills, Appointments of Attorneys and Guardians, Probate and Deceased Estate matters including family provision action claims

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