Our Clients

Client Testimonials

Thinking of coming to us with your legal issue? You’re in good company. Find out what some of our clients have to say about working with our friendly legal team.

“It’s always good to have someone calm that you can talk to when you’re going through heavy times.”
— Michelle Catelan

“He’s been a very valuable person to know… corporate lawyers are the only type of lawyers I like… because with corporate lawyers, everyone wins.”
— Chris Clunies-Ross

“Every family has different needs in terms of a will, and you have a lot of emotions about it. Kieran was able to help us make sense of our very involved estate.”
Dianne and Malcolm Davies

“There’s an energy and vibe at Merthyr Law – they’re involved, they’re not just running through the motions.”
— Adrian Slaughter

Ian Nichols

A piece of advice from a very good friend, "make sure you get a very good lawyer!”. The best and first decision I made was to engage Peter Pavusa. He told me he takes on his client’s position as if it was his own, and that is exactly what I experienced. Peter is a professional family lawyer whose reputation amongst judges and mediators was very evident. His application of the law and strategic approach to negotiations made the difference in achieving a just result in a very challenging and frustrating family law matter. Despite this difficult experience for me, it was a pleasure watching Peter do his work, especially in court and in negotiations.

Ricky Woods

Peter Pavusa has been absolutely outstanding in my legal battle regarding time with my children. At the beginning of this, I didn't foresee an end in sight, nor did I see a favourable outcome. Peter was very reassuring throughout the whole ordeal and had a wonderful confidence that made me feel like there was a chance of being a part of my kids' lives. He is truly a valuable asset to your organisation and had he not been my legal counsel, I do not think I would have the result I have today. Thank you, Peter.

Craig Yeatman

We have used Steve and his team for well over a decade and we highly recommend them. Honest, great service and they show personal interest. Of course, it goes without saying how thorough they are in matters of the law, and have proved themselves over and over again. We continue to use them to this day. Thank you Steve and your team at Merthyr Law.

Graeme MacNamara

Merthyr Law saved me thousands of dollars on a state tax claim that was unreasonable and subsequently withdrawn.

Jane Schmitt

Steve & the Merthyr team were happy to attend on an elderly friend who needed to update her Will. They came after hours to work in with the hospital. Recording her testamentary intentions gave her peace of mind. My friend made a full recovery. In the years that followed the team again attended upon her to comprehensively tie off the estate plan. When it came time to act on the will they guided us through the process during a sad period. Steve’s advice and experience made it a seamless path which had the intended result.

Alan Cawthorn

Melinda - thank you so much for everything. Your patience & professionalism is spot on. You are a credit to the Merthyr Law team.

Diana Kalas

Thank you again for all your assistance, it was a great experience for my family and both Steve and Carol were so lovely, caring, and professional. I will also pass your details onto friends and colleagues.

Rod Lennox

Tecnica Consulting had a favourable outcome in the recent contractual dispute matter. I would like to thank Lauren and the Team for their quick turnaround, availability and responsiveness. I’d also like to thank you for responding on a weekend. I’d be happy to use your firm again and recommend the same.

Charles Caris

I’d just like to thank Steve and Lauren for looking after mum and the family so thoughtfully over the past few weeks. Mum commented how polite and helpful you both were.

Greg Chapple

Steve - your ever efficient and professional staff made this transaction much easier than it could have been.

Matt Minton

Many thanks for sorting this out for me so quickly again! You guys are awesome, please thank Lauren for me too.

Gilbert Meadowcroft

Thanks Steve. It was difficult to write that letter to you without becoming a bit emotional. It’s just such a huge relief, and Peter Pavusa really is a first-class operator.

Heidi Stone

With Kieran's expertise, I was able to explore various solutions for a complex estate planning scenario. Kieran was knowledgeable, professional and patient. I highly recommend Kieran for estate planning.

Gerard Ruddy

Steve and his team recently handled some estate work for me and my elderly mother. The work was taken on efficiently. Options were provided by the team for some complex strategic issues, using which Mum and I were able to quickly make some well-informed choices. Documentation followed swiftly and for signature, time was taken by Steve personally to ensure that we each knew exactly what we were signing and why. The costs were very reasonable. Overall, Mum and I left very satisfied with the service.

Adrian Marks

My wife and I engaged Kieran Hoare at Merthyr Law to undertake our Estate Planning. From the outset, Kieran was able to identify strategies and solutions to protect our family from potential future conflicts. At all times Kieran and his team were diligent and thoughtful. I'd highly recommend him for all types of Estate Planning from simple to complex.

Geoff Stephens

I have recently purchased a new F45 Training business. Steve along with Kieran and Jacqui handled the whole matter most professionally including dealing with complications promptly and taking the worry out of the whole thing for me. Their fees were most reasonable and I would highly recommend them to anyone wishing to engage a professional to do this type of work.

Rob Boogers

For a number of years and a number of, sometimes complex, transactions, I have used the services of Merthyr Law and in particular of Kieran Hoare. In every instance, I have found Kieran to be professional, extremely knowledgeable in the area of SMSF commercial transactions and a great communicator with his very efficient and friendly team. I guess being a repeat client is the best form of recommendation.

Tanya du Preez

Kieran is at the top of his game and is a pleasure to deal with. Whether it be complex business restructures or SMSFs, Kieran is able to make the most complex of legal concepts clear and understandable. He is strategic, responsive and unflappable in the face of any surprises that may crop up. I'd recommend Kieran as a safe pair of hands for any transaction.

Karl Hill

Our firm utilises Steve and his team at Merthyr Law for all of our commercial law requirements. We also recommend Steve's team every time our clients require commercial law, structuring, superannuation and taxation law advice or services.

Pamela Cox

I have had business dealings with Steve from mid-1995 to 2011 before my retirement as a financial planner. I always found him to be excellent in assisting my clients to work very comfortably through the mass of legal issues that can be very challenging. Steve handles all my family estate planning needs and of course Wills, I can highly recommend Steve for all your large and small estate planning needs.

Marivic and Anthony

Thank you so much, BEYOND GRATEFUL!

Neile Rosenlund

We have dealt with each other for 25 years so Steve knows my business and myself very well and tailors his advice to us. He gives me confidence that he is always working to get my family the best result whether it pertains to the operations of the business, asset protection, best structuring for a property development or tax advice. Further, with his assistance and structuring, we have succession planning in place that will take us 30 years ahead. If a revenue authority comes knocking, Steve does not back away from his advice and takes the authority through our position and they ultimately agree. We work well together and I have confidence in his advice.

David Ward

Steve knows our business & family well. The family value his advice & the ability to discuss matters confidentially. His experience gives us perspective on our operations & allows us to take a commercial position in our businesses. Steve’s advice extends past the business into estate planning & taxation matters. He works with our accounting & superannuation advisers & is guiding our children as they take control of the family business and investments as they succeed us.

Susan Davis

Steve provided me with excellent advice on a complex Will. He has excellent taxation law qualifications and ensures that your estate is protected now and for the future. I have no hesitation in recommending Steve or Merthyr Law for your legal requirements.

Josh Dalton

Peter recently assisted us with a client separation. He is knowledgeable and helped the clients finalise an agreement fairly quickly and this kept legal costs down. I would recommend using Peter and the team at Merthyr.

The Merthyr Law Story

At Merthyr Law, it’s all about the people.

For us, success isn’t just about getting excellent outcomes for our clients, building trust and friendships. Merthyr Law is a family business – Kieran Hoare was Steve’s first articled clerk and Steve was Kieran’s dad’s first articled clerk. We’re a company that treats our people like family. We look out for you, and we look out for each other, so you can be sure we’ve always got your back.

Meet The Team

Meet our creative and genuine team who share a purpose and passion for achieving the best result for our clients.