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Your business 

is our business

About us

Stumbles & Co (ABN 33 609 057 123) is an independent, business law firm based in Australia.
 
We act for small to medium-sized businesses based in Australia and also for overseas businesses and individuals with interests in Australia.
Service Offering

 

Our expertise spans a number of practice areas, including:

Click here for more details about the services we provide.
How we add value
Quality, access, outcome-focused and cost conscious
We derive enormous satisfaction from assisting clients and strive to improve and protect their positions.  To achieve this we:
 
Our focus is on developing long term relationships with our clients, not short term profit.
A Culture of Service
In line with our motto, "Your Business is Our Business", we aim to put ourselves in our client's position and provide services we would like to receive if we were in their position.

 

​Next Generation Law Firm
 
Smart, lightweight, flexible and client-focused
Whilst we hold traditional values and have a strong culture of service, we are not structured as a traditional law firm.  Key differences are in the following areas:
  • Overheads
  • Meeting places
  • Senior staff only
  • Per minute billing
  • Alternative fee arrangements.
 
We do not carry the usual overheads and are therefore able to provide our services at a lower rate and to be flexible with our fee structures. 
If you want Bay views, receptions the size of rugby fields, gargantuan boardrooms, teams of lawyers and reams of technical advice, we know many traditional law firms that would be happy to charge you for the privilege. 
We have abandoned the ivory tower.  Most of our communications with clients take place over the telephone and by e-mail, or using other technology such as Skype, Zoom or Google Hangouts.  When we do hold the rare face-to-face meeting, this usually takes place in consulting rooms at Level 8, 90 Collins Street in Melbourne's CBD.  However, we are open to meeting our clients at their business premises or at consulting rooms near them.  (We have access to consulting rooms at a number of different locations). 
 
Clients' point of contact is a principal of the firm, not an inexperienced lawyer.  We do not engage inexperienced lawyers and we strive to avoid the duplication and over-servicing that often results from using teams.   
As regards fees, we focus on providing value to our clients.  Rather than charging for each unit of 6, 15 or 60 minutes or part thereof (and rounding up), which is customary, we only charge for each minute spent on a matter, which can make a significant difference to the overall charge.  We also offer alternative fee arrangements where practicable (e.g. fixed fees, retainers, uplifts and hybrid arrangements).
Contact our founder, Rod Stumbles, if you would like to learn more about our innovative approach.

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