About Us

 

Rhonda Furner is the Principal of AZ Legal. BA (Hons.)(UNSW), LLB (UNSW).

She has experience in dealing with clients from diverse socio-cultural backgrounds and with matters ranging from traffic infringements to NSW Supreme Court appeals.

Before embarking on her legal career, Rhonda worked in small business and the entertainment industry. She believes this has enhanced her understanding of the needs of clients and the challenges they frequently face.

In order to best serve her clients, Rhonda believes it is vital to have input into current legislative reforms. She strives to achieve this by being an active member of a number of committees and has contributed many submission to government and non-government organizations on various issues.

STEPHEN LI B.A., M.A. ACCT., J.D.(UNSW),is our Senior Consultant. Stephen has built a strong reputation for providing services in the areas of: Corporate, Commercial and Property Transactions ; Will and Estate Planning and Migration Law.

Stephen provides advice in Chinese, Japanese and English.

                                                                                                                          OUR APPROACH


Our approach is flexible and always driven by our clients’ needs. We therefore believe it is very important to listen to what a client is saying — no two stories are exactly alike and in order to best help a client, their story will frequently reveal their concerns, priorities and expectations.

Client perspectives inform the legal choices to be made. It is our role to combine client aspirations and requirements with our knowledge of the law in order to achieve the best outcomes for our clients.

Our experienced team of lawyers understand that many clients are unfamiliar with what to expect when they decide to embark upon a legal action. Therefore, providing clients with clear guidance as to what can be a complex process is of utmost importance. Although we encourage clients to ask us questions about anything to do with their matter, we also realize that they want clear advice and recommendations.

COSTS

We are also fully aware that clients can be concerned about the cost of engaging a lawyer. We are committed to full cost-disclosure; there are no hidden costs. Generally, we believe you will find our fees highly competitive — we do not charge for every email or phone call. Fixed fees can also be arranged for certain legal services (for example, divorce applications, property consent orders, and initial court appearances.

Here ARE A FEw REmarks MADE BY OUR CLIENTS:

“Someone had recommended AZ Legal, and from the first time meeting we had with THE LAWYER (Rhonda) we felt we were in good hands. She helped us understand what the legal process in protecting our interest would be, and made us feel as though she really cared and did everything she could to help us. Thanks to her, we are now in a much better position than we were a year ago”. MT

“When I aPPEARED BEfore the Magistrate i was terrified that i would end up in goal and my whole future prospects woulD be destroyed-all because of a stupid mistake i mad. that did not happen.  i’m so happy  with the help that help i received from az legal”. RV

“Rhonda AND HER TEAM helpEd us through a VERY hard time in our lives — especially as we were fairly new to Australia and DID NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT the Australian legal system. The dispute we had had with our tenants was threatening to have a major impact on our finances BUT  THANKS TO AZ LEGAL WE SUCCEEDED IN PROVING THAT WE WERE IN THE RIGHT”. CZ

I appeared before the Magistrate for sentencing at the Local Court I was terrified that I would end up in gaol ad that my future prospects of creating a good life would be destroyed — all because of a stupid mistake that I’d made.
I’m so relieved that that did not happen, and believe that I owe so much to my lawyer (Rhonda) at AZ Legal for helping me present my case in such a way that the Magistrate really understood my