Sievers Lee is a long-established law firm in Sunshine, having its roots in Sievers & Sievers, established in the 1930s, and Telfer & Graham, established in the 1960s which then became Graham, Sievers & Lee in the 1990s.
Richard Lee began his legal career at Telfer & Graham and has been a fixture at the firm since. Nam Vo joined Sievers Lee straight from university 10 years ago and has assisted Richard with many long-standing clients, as well as developing a new client base in the Vietnamese community.
Local Lawyers is a merger of four long-standing law firms that combined to form the largest law firm in the western suburbs. They have developed into a modern firm, operating from state-of-the-art premises at the Millers Junction Business Park in Altona North. The principals of Local Lawyers are Russell Cocks and his two sons, David Cocks and Andrew Cocks, and their business partner, Andrew Marcina.
Both Sievers Lee and Local Lawyers have experienced and valued staff members who will ensure that the new firm continues to provide the best legal advice available to the many valued existing clients, at a cost that provides fair value for money.
There is a certain synchronicity with Nam Vo and Russell Cocks coming together in one firm. Nam undertook his law degree at Deakin University in the mid-2000s and Russell Cocks was a lecturer in Property Law and Legal Ethics at Deakin at that time.
Russell also coached a team that competed in a competition in Vienna, Austria, and Nam was a member of that team. Nam credits that experience as one that changed his life.
Russell later recommended Nam to Richard Lee as an employee, and Nam has remained at Sievers Lee since that time.
Deakin University is also a common theme at the two firms, with David Cocks, Andrew Marcina, Stephen Kirby, Jordan Kovco and Louise Rebesco also holding Deakin degrees. Alex Lawrence is about to complete her degree. Deakin University focuses on the practical application of the law and this suits the philosophy of Local Lawyers, who strive to assist their clients to achieve practical legal solutions.
The members of Local Lawyers welcome Sievers Lee into the Local Lawyers family and look forward to working with Richard, Nam and their staff to continue to provide an excellent service at a competitive cost to clients of Sievers Lee.