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Who we are
Lawyers Conveyancing (LRE Conveyancing)
Lawyers Conveyancing is a business name of Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd (ABN 42 395 990 189), a law firm incorporated under the Corporations Act, as provided for in the Legal Profession Act.
LRE Conveyancing is simply an abbreviated form of “Lawyers Real Estate Conveyancing” used for convenience around our website.
Peter Mericka B.A., LL.B (Director)
In the State of Victoria lawyers are variously described as “legal practitioners”, “lawyers”, “barristers and solicitors”, or simply “solicitors”. All of these terms describe a person who advises and assists clients in matters of law.
In my opinion, the real estate industry in Victoria serves consumers poorly, with deceptive practices accepted as standard procedure.
My unique background gives me an insight that no-one else in the industry has:
- As a detective with the Victoria Police Force I was taught how to identify fraudulent behaviour and how to investigate complaints of fraud.
- As a member of the Victoria Police Internal Investigations Department (now known as the Ethical Standards Department) I was responsible for examining the behaviour of professionals whose conduct was likely to affect the reputation of the Victoria Police Force.
- As a part-time lecturer in Law and Ethics with Victoria University, I developed a keen interest in the ethics of professionals in their dealings with lay-people.
- As a conveyancing lawyer, dealing with ordinary people in the buying and selling of real estate, I gained an intimate knowledge of the real estate industry and the behaviours of those who cause loss and disappointment for consumers on a regular basis.
These experiences have also provided me with the guidance and motivation to bring about change.
It has not been easy. I have exposed laziness and incompetence in the office of Consumer Affairs Victoria, and I have taken the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV) to task regarding its cosy relationship with the Real Estate Institute of Victoria (REIV).
I take great pride in what our firm has achieved. I thank those consumers who have put their faith in us, and who have now become our word-of-mouth ambassadors. I also thank those professionals who continue to support us and what we are trying to achieve.
Finally, I invite all consumers, professionals, and real estate industry commentators to examine what we do and how we do it.
We welcome new clients. We also welcome feedback and suggestions on development of ?the new direction in real estate.
What we do
Lawyers Real Estate Pty Ltd is a law firm. Our constitution states, “The sole object of the Company is to engage in legal practice.”
What does this mean in practical terms? It means that we provide consumer protection services for our clients. By providing a full agency service we are able to represent consumers in their dealings with vendors, purchasers, commission estate agents, buyer’s agents, conveyancers, other lawyers, mortgagees, businesses or government departments.
If you ask us who our clients are, our response is that we act for any consumer who requires legal representation, but in particular we assist people who own, or intend to own, real estate.
The ownership of real estate brings a consumer into contact with almost every area of law. A law firm that services the community through real estate is very well placed to assist with almost every legal issue a consumer is likely to face.
Where we’re going
We expect that consumers will come to regard Lawyers Conveyancing as the first contact for anything related to real estate.
We have built a strong client base through word-of-mouth referrals, and while many of our clients made initial contact with us for assistance with real estate related matters, they have also sought our assistance with a wide variety of legal matters.
And our service area covers all municipalities in Victoria!