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Legal Advice for Australian Expatriates

Accessing Australian Legal Advice

At a minimum, every expatriate needs to have some working knowledge of two legal systems; that of their current “host” country and base country. Exfin concentrates on providing Australian expatriates with access to legal advice in Australia in relation to Australian legal matters - although we can sometimes assist with introductions to legal advisors in other jurisdictions. Host country legal issues, such as those relating to local contract and commercial issues, criminal and civil matters, should be referred to carefully selected local firms - ideally those with other expatriate clientele.

The range of issues that an Australian expatriate might need to seek advice on is at least as wide as if they had remained in Australia – perhaps even wider because of the potential impact of dual jurisdictions. Issues include:

  • Family Law
  • Estate and Probate Law
  • Migration Law
  • Employment Law
  • Property and Conveyancing
  • Corporate and Intellectual Property Law

The range of issues that can arise whilst an expatriate are so broad, and personal situations so varied, that it is difficult to provide specific information to expatriates in relation to legal matters. Instead, we provide access to legal practitioners in Australia who are experienced in providing advice to expatriates - including situations involving two or more, sometimes competing, legal jurisdictions.

If you would like to arrange professional advice please complete the Inquiry form below providing details and you will be contacted promptly. You will receive a fee quotation in advance of any advice or services being provided.

IMPORTANT: The material contained in this website and other associated communications is only intended as general, background information and must not be relied upon. No warranty is provided in relation to any material or to the services that may be contracted through It is recommended that individuals seek the advice of qualified professionals before taking any action.