Calm, efficient and experienced legal advisors, anchored in the village. From general property transactions and commercial to financial dealings and estate administration. Our expertise covers a diverse range of law, inlcuding:


We provide a wide range of legal property services, combining our extensive experience and local knowledge. Our property team have built a strong reputation for providing practical legal advice that helps our clients achieve their objectives. The team work collaboratively with our clients to ensure that they get practical advice and achieve their desired outcomes.

The type of property matters that we deal with include:

  • Conveyancing - the sale and purchase of residential property
  • Refinancing
  • Loans and mortgages
  • Boundary adjustments, fencing and easements and other covenants
  • Property reviews
  • Subdivision

Corporate and Commercial

We work with our corporate and business clients to deliver sound and practical results to our clients. We often act as a sounding board, reviewing documents and/or proposals and negotiating and preparing commercial contracts. Although we do not provide litigation services, Alan's previous experience in this area is invaluable in dispute resolution, negotiation and contractual implementation and drafting. In addition, we have strong relationships with experienced and competent litigators who we can instruct on your behalf when necessary.

The services offered include:

  • Company Formation
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Corporate Governance
  • Constitutions
  • Share transfers and registration
  • Annual returns
  • Commercial Leases
  • Sale & Purchase of Business
  • Sale & Purchase of Shares
  • Due diligence
  • Ownership structures
  • Financing
  • Commercial Contracts

Estate Planning

Our experience spans a diverse range of areas in relation to estate planning, including:

  • Asset Restructuring
  • Wills
  • Retirement Village - Applications and Settlements
  • General Powers of Attorney
  • Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Succession planning


We have built a solid reputation as trusted advisors to our clients in relation to trusts. We strive to establish a thorough understanding of our clients objectives and needs in relation to trusts and provide support, advice and guidance in this area. It includes:

  • Review & Planning
  • Formation of Trusts
  • Trust Administration
  • Dissolution of Trusts

Estate Management and Administration

We recognize and understand the challenges on the death of a family member and approach this area with empathy and provide practical assistance to our clients around management and administering estates. This area includes:

  • Applications for Probate
  • Deceased estate management
  • Dispute Resolution - case management through our network of barristers

Relationship Property Law

We recognize that relationship property law can be complex and emotionally challenging for everyone, we take an empathetic and pragmatic approach to assist our clients navigate the complexities and make decisions around their personal relationships. The services offered in this area include:

  • Relationship Property Advice
  • Contracting Out Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Relationship Property Agreements
  • Property Sharing Agreements
  • Dispute Resolution - case management through our network of barristers

“I have worked with Chapman Jones, previously Alan Jones Law, for over 10 years on many different assignments. They give practical honest answers to issues. A local practice with a highly knowledgable team.”

“I have been a client of Alan Jones Law for over 25 years and have used their services for all my legal needs from wills and property conveyancing to dealing with difficult lease issues and have always dealt directly with Alan himself. Recently, since the practice became Chapman Jones Law Limited, I have been dealing directly with Lesley on several separate but related legal processes. Lesley has been highly effective in executing these processes and has been a pleasure to work with.”

“Thank you. I don’t know how to express the gratitude I have for Rachel and Lesley. You have made the most arduous task almost bearable. You were both amazing. Thank you again.”

“Dear Carol and Lesley, I just wanted to pass on my huge gratitude for all you did today to get us over the line with our house purchase. We are very happy clients. Thank you for providing excellent advice on both the sale and purchase. You always had our best interests at the forefront and were responsive. A huge thank you for being the calm voice at the end of the phone (many times!) We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend you to our friends and family.”