Civil Lawyers founder and principal lawyer, John Velos began his legal studies in 1975, studying Law and Commerce and obtaining a double degree of Commerce and Law from Melbourne University.

He continued his studies and obtained a Master of Laws degree from Melbourne University in Commercial Law, Finance and International Law.

Shortly after John Velos obtained his admission qualifications, Velos and Velos Lawyers was established.

Having amassed over 40 years of experience practicing law, John Velos has represented clients for a diverse range of legal areas including Property Law, Family Law, Commercial Law, Litigation, Bankruptcy, Insolvency, Criminal Law, VCAT cases, AAT cases and International Legal cases.

With a philosophy of philanthropy and community, John Velos regularly provides free legal advice directly to people in need who are in financial difficulty. He believes that giving back to the community is an important pillar of being actively involved in local community matters. John Velos served as a Councillor from 1983 to 1992 for the City of Prahran (now part of the City of Stonnington which includes Inner Melbourne, Prahran, Windsor, South Yarra and Toorak) and John also served as Mayor of the City of Prahran during 1989 to 1990.

John has established his practice into the CBD to be close to the William Street Courts and in particular to be directly opposite the Family Court, the Federal Court and the Federal Circuit Court and VCAT at 55 King Street, Melbourne and the VCAT Guardianship in the Human Rights List of VCAT located at the William Cooper Justice Centre, 223 William Street, Melbourne.

This proximity to key courts and Tribunals within Melbourne helps John to provide efficient, timely, sound, affordable, professional and practical advice for a wide range of challenging legal, commercial, VCAT and financial matters.

John Velos, with consistent performance over 40 years has carved out a highly respected reputation within Family Law, Property Law, Commercial Law, Conveyancing, Bankruptcy/Insolvency, Will and Estates, Probate, VCAT  and many other areas of legal practice.

With a constant strive for excellence and personal service to our clients we are proud of our ability to offer such a vast level of experience, personal expeience and dedication at reasonable rates substantially lower than larger legal firms.

Our firm is conveniently located at Suite b Level 6/326 William St, Melbourne Vic 3000, across the road from Flagstaff Station, the Commonwealth Law Courts of Family Court, Federal Court and Federal Magistrates Court and many of the other Courts and Tribunals convenient to our clients needs.

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Civil Lawyers can be found at Suite b Level 6/326 William St, Melbourne Vic 3000 corner of Latrobe Street and William Street on the North East corner opposite Flagstaff Gardens and Flagstaff Station which is easily accessible and reached through the Victoria wide and Melbourne wide rail network.

Further, our offices are very close to all the Courts and Tribunals and are easily accessed by the Melbourne tram network.


This landmark corner of the Melbourne legal precinct houses Civil Lawyers – a firm of professional, experienced lawyers, guaranteeing you affordable legal service excellence!

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