Thank You Alice & Team - I would not have survived without you

Dear Alice and the Team,

I would like to thank you and your team for the help and guidance you have given me throughout the year.

As this was a new experience for me as executor I appreciate the time and effort that you have shown me through this trying time.

Without your assistance I would have been at a complete loss.

The professional manner in which you and your team handled all the issues was very much appreciated.

Thank you once again.

Jan Wilkinson

Thank you Alice Holman and Christine Vrahas

Owen Hodge - particularly Alice Holman and Christine Vrahas, with the help of co-partner James Kelly - were efficacious, pragmatic and most reassuring in the eighteen months we went into battle in a probate case.

At a most emotional time, they traversed me through a complex legal landscape with kindness and accessibility. They, along with the barristers couldn't have prepared me more for the eventual planned two-day court hearing, which only lasted 90-minutes when we settled.

I am immensely proud of their work and their conscientiousness in handling my case. Needless to say, I cannot recommend them more highly!



Malcolm & Ellen make a wonderful team

I was still in shock after the death of my brother, when I first contacted Dr Malcolm Stoddart for advice.

My brother, the last remaining member of my family, had died 2 weeks prior to this. Due to the complicated nature of the case, I did not know where to turn. After 2 disastrous consultations with other lawyers, I was feeling shattered and disillusioned.

After this, a friend recommended Malcolm Stoddart to represent me, even though his law firm is in Sydney and I live in Queensland. From the start, Malcolm, along with his assistant, Ellen Pacelli, both worked tirelessly to bring about the best possible outcome for me. Nothing was too much to ask, and every possible avenue was explored. Their skill, empathy and patience are exemplary, and this gave me the strength to cope with the stress and anxiety that inevitably accompanies such an awful situation.

Malcolm and Ellen make a wonderful team, and I would highly recommend them to any person seeking a knowledgeable and highly skilled estate lawyer.


Thank you Owen Hodge Lawyers Hurstville

I would like to send a big thank you to the team at Owen Hodge Lawyer Hurstville for their collective effort to resolve my late Wife’s estate dispute and all before Christmas.

I dealt with Christine Vrahas and Alice Holman, they were both a pleasure to deal with, they quickly responded to all my enquires and were always available within reason.

Christine’s patience and understanding throughout my legal case and personal journey at a difficult time were a breath of fresh air, this especially after my long search for a good lawyer, this allowed me to concentrate on my responses for information, beyond that confidently leaving the matter in good hands. Thank you once again.



Excellent Legal Advice

Owen Hodge Lawyers have provided me with excellent legal advice. The processes they administered were done thoroughly and all actions communicated clearly. They provide a friendly and considerate service and I would certainly recommend them to others.

Chris Dewhurst

We really appreciate your prompt service to date

We have been really impressed with the service at Owen Hodge Lawyers. Ellen has dealt with our matter in a prompt and professional manner and guided us through a very difficult time.

S. G.

Thank you Mal and Ellen

Owen Hodge Lawyers are an incredible firm with amazing people who care about supporting you through the difficulties of a legal case. When we first considered getting legal advice, it added so much pressure and financial uncertainty to an already overwhelming situation. However, when we spoke with Owen Hodge Lawyers, in particular Mal and Ellen, our minds were put at ease. They communicate openly with you, so you are there every step of the way, no question is too big or too small and they are happy to explain things to you so you have a better grasp on the situation. Instead of feeling powerless and as though the situation is happening to you, you are a valued part of the team and are supported from start to end.


Thank you very much for your patients and professional advice on our case

We had found your company when we were very sad and helpless. Mr. Rolf is very experienced and gave us advice and help us won the case.

In the long wait period for the whole case, we especially want to thank Krislyn whom is very patient and helpful, so that we can clearly understand our situation and rights.

Also appreciated Jack’s efforts for us. He is very kind and sincere to help us.

I will recommend at this law firm to my friends!

Cathleen W

Thank you for making a difficult time easier for us

On behalf of the family I would like to thank you for the professionalism that you have shown in your handling of our mother’s estate. We appreciate it very much. It was a hard and sad time, but your kindness made it so much easier for us.

Wishing you all the best in health at this difficult COV 19 time

Ms M

Many Thanks

Many thanks to Christine Vrahas, Alice Holman, and James Kelly for all the time and support that was given leading up to the settlement of my Aunts estate.

D. Rae

Helpful and Supportive

During my divorce proceedings I was in a position I had never experienced previously and was not sure what direction to take.

Kristy Lee advised me in a way that was easy to understand but also firm & direct which to my surprise led to a favorable outcome and put an end to any future hardship I could have gone through.

Mr F

Thank you, Kristy-Lee

I was always informed and reassured that the outcome of my case would be best for myself but most importantly moving forward with my children and my life.

Kristy-Lee has extensive experience and knowledge in regards to family law and her beautiful nature and considerate approach is what I will be forever thankful for.

Ms F

Thank you Kristy-Lee Burns

I would highly recommend Kristy-Lee to my family and friends for family law matters that they have.

Kristy was able to have my matter sorted very promptly and I was happy with a fair result without costly court proceedings. Kristy worked very hard and tirelessly pursued the other side for a response and settlement.

Kristy will stay in my contact list, although hopefully I won’t need to call her in the near future! However if I or any friends require the services of a Family Lawyer, I would be confident to call Kristy.

Kind Regards



Thank you Mal

Mal made the whole process easy and was very patient with my wife. I would happily recommend Owen Hodge to anyone.

Stanley Walker

Dear Kristy-Lee

My divorce has gone through without a hitch. Thank you for all your help and advice through this process.

Mr. F

Thank you Family Law Team

For your time, effort and honesty this year.

Mr. G

Dear Mal & Chris

Thanks so much for all of your help.

The service provided was excellent and we are very happy.

Take care and thanks again.

B. P.

Expert help during a moment of crisis

Tavan's expert help in a moment of crisis for me was invaluable. She was extremely professional in judging the situation and facts and responded in a way that I felt the matter was going to be resolved with her assistance. She was very approachable, knowledgeable and confident in her area of employment law.

C. M.

We have been very impressed with your firms professionalism

James, Louise and team, we have been very impressed with your firms professionalism and the way in which you've handled our matter.

We have enjoyed working with Louise and your team. Keep up the good work!


Graeme McLean

Huge thank you to Mal and Chris

Just like to say a huge thank you to Lindsay Mal Stoddard and Chris Singh for all the hard work and hours you have put in on our case.


Graham & Judy

Thank You Mal & Chris

Over the years, my legal issues were handled very expertly and compassionately by a much-trusted Solicitor [Michael Kissane]. As he neared retirement, his firm was absorbed by Owen Hodge and he recommended Owen Hodge to me.

After such a long association, I was anxious about how my future legal requirements would be addressed. I should not have worried: all documents relating to my ageing, possible future deterioration of health and my eventual demise were prepared sensitively, with due diligence, care for my concerns and explanation of processes involved. The reassurance of the skills of Dr M. Stoddart and Mr C.Singh and their friendly support and advice have been a source of comfort to me; I feel that what could have been future burdens to my family have been removed by having my wishes supported in legal documents.

Thank you.


Immigration Team Review

Will definitely recommend Owen Hodge lawyers to those who need guidance and expert advice.
I worked with Magdalena and Kaku and they are very professional, honest and straight to the point when it comes to advice and options regarding my case. They have guided me every step of the way.
Looking forward for the pr application with them!

Stefano Nicastro

Thank you Mal and Chris

Thank you for providing the blue pack folder and for the amazing service that we've received.


Excellent talk by James Kelly

The information provided, both in the excellent talk by James Kelly and the handout, was extremely beneficial as an outline on a number of legal aspects. Just a word of caution however in that, whilst there appear to be benefits in taking certain one course of action, there can also be expenses or problems that result for it. As is often said “a man who is his own lawyer has a fool for a client”. Please therefore seek advice professional advice before jumping in and changing your present position if you think any action is necessary.

Denis Solari

With regard to reference of your services

I would like to acknowledge the professionalism of documenting and accounting through the service. I consider that they have been concise, well presented and cost effective in the circumstances. Staff have been cordial and supportive.

I would like to state my appreciation of the skills, professionalism, compassion and empathy that Laura Gardiner has ongoingly offered, and provided for, through this trying time in my life. Laura's management of my matter through settlement has been diligent, committed, powerful and impressive.

I would like to share my thanks and gratitude to Laura for her excellent work, and my appreciation to the colleagues of Owen Hodge. I can recommend your services with the highest praise.

Anthony Carmichael

Thank Debbie and James

Just a quick note to thank Debbie and James for the great work you did for Dad in the sale of his Greglea unit. You made the sale for me very easy to deal with and I appreciate the effort you put into it.

Margaret Crawford

Thanks so much for looking after us

“Just wanted to send a quick email to say thanks so much for looking after us. I know it is your job, but your professionalism and efficiency is second to none. From the very first phone call until the settlement, it has been seamless and courteous. I have dealt with Lawyers in the past and it has been frustrating to say the least .i.e. they never take my calls, take all day to get back to me, slow at responding etc…

…Thank you once again Sheree. Argy Property recommended Owen Hodge in the first instance and I will be recommending them to bring more business down your way!


Increased my cash collection

“I have been dealing with Owen Hodge Lawyers for approximately 2 years now, in that time they have increased my cash collections by 100%. Their assistance in the recovery of doubtful debts has been exceptional.

The prompt response to request and the friendly manner of the staff is second to none. The staff are both friendly and highly knowledgeable in the requirements of commercial collections.

If you are in the market for a firm who is target driven while ensuring exceptional customer service, Owen Hodge are definitely the firm to engage. Many thanks to the team for both their expertise and honest and reliable advice.”

Christina Safar

Thank you for all of the assistance

“A short note to thank you for all of the assistance you gave us recently. Thanks for taking all of my calls and for meeting with me at short notice. We realise the effort on your part to co-ordinate all of the processes in such a short time frame …. but we made it!”

Deborah Chowns

I won my case at the Guardianship Tribunal

“I won my case at the Guardianship Tribunal yesterday.. After discussions with my mother, we agreed that it would be in my aunt’s best interest to have the Public Guardian take over as I just cannot manage her doctor’s appointments, support care arrangements, dental, optical appointments etc from so far away… I did however retain my Enduring Power of Attorney position, and it was upgraded to being my aunt’s Private Manager.

The process was the most anxiety producing experience that I think I’ve ever had to go through… I feel very confident that the correct decision was reached by the Tribunal. Thank you again so much for all your advice and support. It has been invaluable.

Thank you so much again.”

Lisa Terrill