About Us

 

 
 OUR APPROACH
 

 

We will listen to you:

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.

Guiding you through the process:

We 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.

 

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

Rhonda 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.

To best serve her clients, Rhonda believes it is vital to have input into current legislative reforms. She has strived to achieve this by being an active member of a number of committees and has contributed many submissions to government and non-government organizations.

Stephen Li, Senior Consultant, B.A., M.A. ACCT., J.D.(UNSW).

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.

 
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