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What We Do

Welcome to Gigliotti Lawyers

Gigliotti Lawyers is a newly established firm of two experienced lawyers offering legal services and Court representation in many areas of law.

At Gigliotti Lawyers, we pride ourselves on providing excellence in client service that is affordable and always with your best interests in mind. If you wish to discuss any legal matter, please do not hesitate to contact us at your convenience.

Criminal Law, Traffic Matters &
Crimes Compensation

Gigliotti Lawyers represent clients in all areas of criminal law, including traffic matters and for victims of crime seeking compensation.

Gigliotti Lawyers can provide advice and representation in all jurisdictions, including:

  • Magistrates' Court of Victoria
  • County Court of Victoria
  • Supreme Court of Victoria
  • Court of Appeal
  • Coroner's Court of Victoria
  • Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal

At Gigliotti Lawyers we can advise clients on all areas of criminal law including:

  • Traffic offences
  • Intervention order proceedings
  • Property offences
  • Drug offences
  • Sexual offences
  • Bail applications
  • Assault and other forms of violence
  • Asset confiscation matters
  • Crimes Compensation

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Disputes and litigation create a considerable amount of stress for all parties involved. At Gigliotti Lawyers, we provide clear and simple advice to enable our client to understand their options which will result in a cost efficient and speedy resolution to the problem.

At the commencement of your proceedings we provide to our clients relevant advice as to the likely outcome of their matter, but also as to the ways in which the dispute might be resolved in a timely and economical manner.

Our areas of practice include:

  • Recovery of debts, loans and other money including any required repayment negotiations, enforcement proceedings and bankruptcy proceedings or winding up applications;
  • Disputes between landlords and tenants;
  • Building disputes;
  • Contract disputes;
  • Acting for external administrators of companies and trustees in bankruptcy;
  • General litigation.

We are able to act in all Courts and Tribunals
including:

  • Magistrates' Court of Victoria;
  • County Court of Victoria;
  • Supreme Court of Victoria;
  • Federal Circuit Court of Australia;
  • Federal Court of Australia;
  • Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal; and
  • Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Wills, Probate & Estate Litigation

Making a Will is one of the most important things that you can do during your lifetime. Your Will gives you a say in what happens to your assets upon your death and provides you with peace of mind that your affairs are in order and the estate will be administered in the most effective way and in accordance with your wishes.

Whilst it is never ideal, should you feel that the Will of a loved one is not valid or that you have been inadequately provided for, we can assist you in obtaining a just and fair distribution from the estate.

At Gigliotti Lawyers, we can assist you in a number of areas of estate administration including:

  • Wills and Estate planning
  • Financial and medical Powers of Attorney
  • Probate and administration of deceased estates
  • Estate litigation and challenges to wills

Tenancies: Retail & Residential

Whether entering into a commercial or residential lease, it is important that all terms of the lease document accurately reflect the parties' intentions.

At Gigliotti Lawyers, we can assist you in all areas of leasing including:

  • Negotiation of lease terms
  • Review and preparation commercial, retail and residential leases
  • Renewal of leases upon the exercise of option periods
  • Alterations to the lease including transfer, variation and surrender of the lease
  • Lease disputes
  • Witnessing mortgage and guarantee documents and provision of solicitor's certificates

Bankruptcy & Insolvency

Whether you are a debtor or creditor, Gigliotti Lawyers are able to advise you on all areas of personal bankruptcy and commercial insolvency.

If you or your company are experiencing financial difficulties it is crucial that you seek legal advice before any creditors commence action to bankrupt you or wind-up your company in insolvency.

At Gigliotti Lawyers we are also able to act for creditors and insolvency practitioners in recovering debts from insolvent parties. We have extensive knowledge in a number of areas of insolvency including:

  • Recovery of debts owing including issuing Creditor's Statutory Demands for the payment of a debt, issuing applications to wind up companies in insolvency, issuing Bankruptcy Notices and Creditor's Petitions
  • Applications to set aside Bankruptcy Notices, Creditor's Petitions or Statutory Demands
  • Submission of Proofs of Debt and dealing with trustees and liquidators
  • Bankruptcy and Insolvency Litigation, including voidable transactions and preferential payments
  • Freezing or securing the assets of companies or individuals who are or might become insolvent
  • Sale of properties by mortgagees
  • Advice in relation to voluntary administration and liquidation of companies
  • Advice in relation to and implementation of arrangements with creditors outside the bankruptcy provisions
  • Obligations of company directors of insolvent companies.

Debt Recovery

Gigliotti Lawyers can assist you in pursuing all outstanding debts whether they be against individuals, companies or guarantors.

Gigliotti Lawyers can assist you from the commencement of a dispute which generally involves issuing a letter of demand, through to issuing proceedings through the Courts seeking payment of the amount outstanding to you.

Gigliotti Lawyers also have extensive knowledge and expertise in the enforcement of judgments including:

  • Summons for oral examination
  • Attachment of earnings
  • Attachment of debts
  • Warrants to seize and sell property
  • Bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings.

Employment Law

Your terms and conditions of employment are crucial. After all, employees spend a large portion of their week at work. It is therefore important that your employment relationship is property documented.

At Gigliotti Lawyers, whether you are an employee or employer we can assist you in many areas of employment law including:

  • Drafting employment contracts and independent contractor agreements
  • Unlawful and unfair dismissal lawyers
  • Litigation with respect to employment and commercial issues generally
  • Drafting of effective policies and procedures manuals
  • Discrimination, harassment and bullying claims

Family Law

The breakdown of a marriage or relationship can be traumatic. Gigliotti Lawyers are able to provide legal assistance to ensure you achieve a fair and reasonable outcome to allow you to move forward with your life.

At Gigliotti Lawyers we can assist you in a number of areas of family law including:

  • Property settlements including superannuation splitting
  • Spousal maintenance
  • Divorce
  • Binding Financial Agreements
  • Same sex relationships
  • Contested court proceedings relating to property, spousal maintenance and children
  • Intervention orders
  • Children's and parenting issues

About Us

Peter Gigliotti

Peter Gigliotti

peter@gigliottilawyers.com.au

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts,
    Monash University 1982
  • Bachelor of Laws,
    Monash University 1984
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria 1985
  • Admitted to practice in the
    High Court of Australia 1986

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Law
  • Bankruptcy & insolvency
  • Debt recovery & debt management
  • Family Law
  • Commercial litigation
  • General litigation

About Peter

Peter is an experienced lawyer who has conducted significant commercial and general litigation in most Courts as well as criminal law defences in the Magistrates' Court and the County Court. Peter has also acted in:

  • The Royal Commission into the Australian Wheat Board (AWB) as defence lawyer, for one of the Regional Managers of the Middle East named by the Commission as a person of significant interest.
  • Debarment proceedings brought against the AWB Regional Manager by the United States Department of Agriculture.
  • Criminal matters in both the Magistrates and County Courts.
  • Civil trials in the Supreme Court.
  • Bankruptcy and Company Winding-up proceedings.

Interests Outside of Work

  • Has represented Victoria for over a decade in Master's Indoor cricket;
  • Has coached the Victorian under 21's men's indoor cricket team in the Australian National's Competition;
  • Has managed the Australian under 16 boy's indoor cricket team in the inaugural junior's indoor cricket World cup in South Africa 2012;
  • Board member of Indoor Sports Victoria;
  • Chairman of the Victorian Indoor Cricket state coaches and team managers' selection committee;
  • Former junior vice-president of the Noble Park Football Social Club; and
  • A keen photographer.
Roger Vrachnas

Roger Vrachnas

roger@gigliottilawyers.com.au

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Accounting (2003), Monash University
  • Bachelor of Laws (Hons) (2006), Monash University
  • Admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria (2008)
  • Admitted to practice in the High Court of Australia (2008)

Areas of Law

  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Estate Litigation
  • Debt Recovery
  • Criminal Law and Traffic Matters
  • Intervention Orders
  • Retail and Residential Tenancies
  • Administrative Law

Examples of Recent Matters

Instructing solicitor at a recently concluded County Court trial involving a substantial outstanding amount pursuant to an agreement and guarantee. The matter involved a previously unsettled question of law in Victoria as to whether an action against guarantors involves the enforcement of a guarantee against the directors.
The matter was concluded at trial and a favourable judgement made in favour of the client.

Instructing solicitor in a County Court trial to recover a large amount outstanding pursuant to a breach of a loan agreement and guarantee. The matter was concluded at trial and a favourable judgement made in favour of the client.

Acting for the Plaintiff in a complex County Court matter involving multiple Defendants including a firm of solicitors. The matter settled prior to trial with a favourable result to the Plaintiff.

Acting for a range of Plaintiffs in all aspects of debt recovery from letter of demand stage through to enforcement stage including bankruptcy and insolvency proceedings and drafting of relevant documents.
Acting in a number of criminal and motor traffic offence matters both as instructing solicitor or appearance work as a solicitor advocate.

Interests Outside Law

  • Ormond Cricket Club 1999 - 2010
    (Vice-Captain 2009-10)
  • Heatherton Cricket Club 2011 - 2013 (Captain 2012-13)
  • Southern Golf Club 2001 - Present
  • Roger is also a keen runner having competed in many different runs including completing the Melbourne Marathon on 3 occasions.
  • Roger also enjoys water skiing and snow skiing.
  • Roger is a long suffering member of the St Kilda
    Football Club.

Contact Us

Phone:

(03) 9939 7836

Fax:

(03) 9939 7335

Address:

PO Box 2167, 13/2 Central Ave Moorabbin, Vic 3189


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