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Proudly providing legal services since 1878
Mon - Fri 8:30 – 17:15
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(+61) 3 9670 3378
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Level 15, 114 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
" Strongman & Crouch offers a very high level of skilled and experienced advice and action. "
Strongman & Crouch is a legal professional practice that services the business community and high net worth individuals. The firm specialises in conducting complex higher court litigation, and in providing commercial advice to, and preparing business documents for, substantial companies and families.
Andrew Joseph, who was admitted to practice in 1968, has been a proprietor of Strongman & Crouch for nearly fifty years.. Andrew has received two extraordinary, and entirely unsolicited, accolades from his peers. In 2003, they elected him to be one of the ten Victorians to be cited as a litigation and ADR specialist in “Legal Who’s Who”. In 2005, they elected him to be one of seven Victorians included in the fifth edition of the “Guide to World’s Leading Litigation Lawyers."
The reputation of the business has devolved from its ability to successfully handle the most complex and difficult disputes and negotiations in an effective way that more than matches the skills of the national firms, and at lesser cost to clients. Strongman & Crouch has done that again and again over the last five decades.
Strongman & Crouch offers a very high level of skilled and experienced advice and action. Andrew’s capabilities have been widely used by not only the business community, but also by numerous other lawyers and legal firms as their personal legal advisor.
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Strongman & Crouch is a boutique legal firm that provides a unique blend of experience and energy in serving its clients. It has a long history of conducting complex and difficult legal proceedings and negotiations, frequently against or with the major national firms. It does so effectively, often triumphantly, and in a cost efficient way.
Strongman & Crouch has a reputation for providing entirely confidential services. It often deals with sensitive family or generational disputes, or conflict within a legal professional partnership. In such cases, the need for privacy is paramount.
The firm has a special skill in preparing difficult commercial documents pertaining to business or family relationships and the compromise of disputes flowing from them.
Strongman & Crouch was established in 1878, and both the father and grandfather of the present proprietor, Andrew Joseph, preceded him as the senior partner. The firm has been a respected member of the Melbourne legal community for over 140 years, and it has a reputation in that community that is out of all proportion to its size.
Experience you need. Results you want.
- Strongman & Crouch Solicitors -
The lawyers that comprise our team are cost conscious, highly ethical and responsible. They understand the need to provide a prompt and superior level of service that resolves a problem rather than prolongs it.
Andrew Joseph is a third-generation lawyer with over 50 years spent in the legal profession. He has unusually wide experience in commercial litigation.
Andrew has acted either for or against many of the wealthiest families in Melbourne, and for some of the country’s major public and private companies. He has conducted significant legal proceedings in Melbourne, interstate, and overseas, and he has often travelled both nationally and internationally in serving his clients. Andrew has also specialised in acting both for and against other legal practitioners and firms, and in intergenerational family disputes, especially in the Melbourne Jewish community.
Additionally, Andrew has conducted a number of high profile white collar criminal cases. He has recently been involved in landmark higher court trials firstly in the corporations’ law area, secondly in the gambling industry and thirdly in complex matters concerning family trusts.
Jonathan Joseph is a fourth-generation lawyer, and the son of Andrew. He joined Strongman & Crouch in 2014.
Since his admission as a solicitor in 2002, Jonathan has gained significant experience in large-scale commercial litigation at major Australian law firms, and in the UK. In London, from 2007 to 2011, he was a managing associate at Simmons & Simmons LLP, an international commercial law firm. Preferring to work in Australia, Jonathan spent three years in Melbourne as a senior associate at Allens (previously Allens Arthur Robinson), a leading Australian commercial law firm. He has always been an outstanding performer at each of the firms at which he has practised.
Jonathan has particular expertise in contractual and trust disputes, insolvency litigation, corporations law, banking and financial markets litigation, tax disputes and regulatory enforcement actions. He also has considerable experience in various forms of alternative dispute resolution. Jonathan's key focus in any dispute in which he is advising is to understand and achieve the best commercial outcome for his client. He seeks to do this by providing clear and direct advice, in a cost-effective and friendly manner.
Jonathan was admitted to practice in 2015. He qualified at Monash University for a scholarship and graduated with First Class Honours in his Bachelor of Laws degree. He also completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree at Monash, majoring in finance.
Jonathan works closely with both Andrew and Jonathan Joseph. His experience includes:
• General commercial litigation, particularly that conducted in the superior courts.
• Advising and acting for clients in relation to disputes regarding contracts, torts, deceased estates and tenancies
• Preparing and advising about, commercial contracts and agreements
Jonathan was born in Hong Kong. He has lived in Melbourne since he was five years old. He speaks English and Cantonese fluently and is also conversant in Mandarin.
We can assist you by providing high quality representation
and/or advice in the following areas:
• Generational and Intra family disputes
• Corporate & Commercial Litigation
• Trusts & Estate Litigation
• Regulatory Investigations and Proceedings
• General Commercial Disputes
• Partnership Disputes
• Shareholder Disputes
• Insolvency Disputes
• Owners’ Corporation Disputes
• Real Property Disputes
• Intellectual Property Disputes
• Lawyers’ Negligence Claims
• Commercial Transactions
WHY CHOOSE US
Strongman & Crouch offers its expertise at a highly competitive rate of charging. It maintains a serious policy of not loading the performance of its retainers with unneeded junior lawyers or other supernumeraries.
Professional, Dedicated, Service
Strongman & Crouch provides highly skilled, dedicated, and personal services to its clients.
Strongman & Crouch has “been around” since the 1870s. It has accumulated tremendous experience. Andrew Joseph has been in practice for over 50 years, and he has dealt with an enormously varied range of problems
Strongman & Crouch is esteemed by its competitors, and highly rated by them as an intelligent and formidable adversary in all areas of litigation.
Strongman & Crouch is a legal professional practice that services the business community and high net worth individuals.
Level 15, 114 William Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000
+61 (0) 3 9670 3378
Mon - Fri 8:30 - 17:15
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