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Whether you need a criminal lawyer, a family lawyer or a conveyancing expert our team of Sydney solicitors are here to help. Our principal solicitor, Christine Manolakos, is a woman with over 20 years of experience in the fields of family, property, criminal and construction law.

Christine and her legal team bring both knowledge of the NSW legal landscape and an understanding of Sydney’s legal firms and courts to every case — from divorce mediation proceedings to court appearances.

We’re a small firm, so you can be confident you have dedicated professionals who are always available to answer your questions. But size doesn’t limit us. With years of experience in large and small firms, our solicitors know how the big guys operate. So we always come prepared with a game plan and a strategy.

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Securing title over your family residence, investment property or business requires determination and an attentive lawyer to assist with the transaction. At CM Lawyers, our aim is to always protect your interests. We have years of experience with assisting first home buyers and commercial buyers/sellers and lessors/lessees, across Sydney, and are well equipped to to investigate a developer's reputation, caveats, conditions and all other factors that may impact upon your property purchasing or selling decision. As a specialist conveyancer, we apply our extensive property law experience to ensure a smooth conveyancing process from beginning to end.

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At CM Lawyers we understand that making a will can be a fearful process. At our firm we endeavour to provide you with the advice and the information that will make the process much easier and more pleasant. We also provide a notarial service for clients in Sydney. In New South Wales, a public notary (otherwise known as a notary or notary public) is a public officer who is appointed for life by the New South Wales Supreme Court. They are given statutory powers to witness documents, administer oaths and perform a range of other administrative functions, both of a national and international nature.

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CM Lawyers is dedicated to the efficient clearance of your police-related/ criminal law matters. As an advocate of law, CM Lawyers will apply our extensive legal experience to defend your rights within the area of criminal law. We are committed to resolving your legal issues in a professional and time effective manner. We can assist you with Legal Aid matters on the basis that you have been approved by the Legal Aid NSW for a grant of Legal Aid Assistance. You can do this by completing an Application and nominating CM Lawyers as your preferred legal representative.

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There are no two ways about it. No matter who you are and what your circumstances, separation is both difficult and disruptive. That’s why our legal team always works to prioritise settlement over argument. We’ll help you avoid court while you focus with moving on. Our experienced legal team comes to you with a different approach to Sydney’s bigger law firms. Intimate, personalised and involved—the CM Lawyers family law team is a supportive force during trying times. You’ll never receive blanket service. Instead, we provide dedicated case workers and tailored advice about your legal rights, entitlements and obligations. The lines of communication are always open. So you’re always kept in the loop.

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Building and Construction law is one of CM Lawyers’ primary specialties, with a team of Sydney-based solicitors and engineers who are experienced and well-versed in construction law and contract administration to confidently advise on construction and engineering contracts, as well as dealing with major infrastructure, construction and engineering disputes. Our building and construction team at CM Lawyers understands the complex legal and technical issues that can affect the success of a construction project, and are dedicated to making the process as smooth as possible for all parties involved.

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Main Phone: 02 9199 2590
After Hours: 0400 315 550
Appointments available on Saturday on request.

Email: [email protected]
Address: 138 Marrickville Road Marrickville, NSW, 2204

Who We Are

We’re a Sydney law firm located in Marrickville - the heart of the inner-west. A general legal practice, we cover a large spectrum of legal sectors including family law, criminal law, construction law, property law, probates and wills and estates. We’re also a specialist conveyancing team. So you can get help with buying or selling your property, company title and off the plan purchases. With over 20 years’ of business under the CM Lawyers name, our team has the experience to give you quality legal advice and representation.

And because we're a smaller firm, you always know exactly who is handling your case and how to contact them in times of need. If you need fast criminal defence, a divorce solicitor who'll always work in your best interests, or a construction law specialist you can continually rely on, speak to us today.

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Experienced legal professionals you can trust.

Christine Principal Family Lawyer Sydney

Principal Family Lawyer
Christine Manolakos

Christine gives all her clients a dynamic and feminine perspective on the family law and criminal law landscape in Australia. Of Greek background, Christine has excelled herself in legal practice to single-handedly build a thriving suburban firm with a diverse client base. In this time, Christine has built strong links with the Marrickville community through her participation in worthwhile organisations such as Rotary International. Christine obtained her qualifications of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Economics at Macquarie University, Sydney. She has been licensed since 1993, opened her own firm in 1996, and has appeared on behalf of hundreds of clients.

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Alex Certified Practising Conveyancer Sydney

Certified Practising Conveyancer
Alex Sapounas J.P

Alex is our Certified Practicing Conveyancer; bringing a dedicated property focus to the legal services offered by CM Lawyers. Alex has a Masters degree in Finance and Accounting from UTS and substantial experience in major financial institutions including Perpetual, Coopers & Lybrand (which has since merged successfully to form Pricewaterhousecoopers), and Hambros Investment Bank. Alex therefore has impressive insight and knowledge of the property market and can tailor client-specific strategies.

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Ray Caparas
Ray Caparas
05:22 20 Aug 21
CM Lawyers were very pro-active and highly professional in all my dealings with them, either in buying or selling my properties. They have a knowledgeable, competent and friendly team.I would highly recommend CM Lawyers for their excellent overall service and expertise.Thank you CM Lawyers - 5 STARS!!
Adam Wellington
Adam Wellington
07:52 18 Aug 21
The best decision I made when purchasing my first property was engaging CM Lawyers as our legal representatives. Alex and Leah were exceptionally knowledgeable, guided as through the process, and, above all, friendly and easy to communicate with. Leah, in particular, went above and beyond what my expectations were, while dealing with a difficult solicitor on the other side. I didn't pay much attention to the costs, whatever we paid it was worth it. I could not recommend CM Lawyers highly enough and will be using them for any future legal matters.
Simon Yazbeck
Simon Yazbeck
08:04 16 Aug 21
I worked with Alex, Leah and Al. The words I’d use to describe the team at CM Lawyers: Professional. Reliable. Responsive. Safe hands. Knowledgeable. Trusted advisors. I would recommend them to the people most dear to me. Thank you so much!
Jennifer May
Jennifer May
04:39 06 Aug 21
AT a time of incredible chaos in the housing market, Alex and Leah responded to all of our issues in a timely and patient manner. They organised the sale and purchase of two homes in 2021. We felt we were in good hands.
Kayla McLeod
Kayla McLeod
01:49 05 Jul 21
Spoke to Leah on the phone today and she was amazing! It was a pleasure to assist her with her file and have a chat! She was easy going and very understanding which we don’t get a lot of! I would look forward to future dealings with her and feel she should be recognised and heavily appreciated in her role! Thanks again Leah 🙂
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