Our Firm

Fleming Muntz is a prominent law firm in the Albury-Wodonga region, with an established reputation for providing consistently high-quality legal services for over 145 years

The Firm

The firm specialises in:
  • business and commercial law
  • rural and agribusiness
  • wills probate and estate planning
  • property law and conveyancing.

The History

From its beginnings in 1863, the firm has developed long-standing connections with the communities of Albury-Wodonga and regional areas of Southern New South Wales and North-Eastern Victoria.

The modern firm of Fleming Muntz is recognised for its particular areas of expertise, as well as its commitment to the highest levels of client service.

Fleming Muntz lawyers act for many corporations, professionals and business people providing expert, commercially realistic advice when it is needed. Other legal practices often engage Fleming Muntz to provide advice on specific issues or to carry out complex or unusual matters on a referral basis.

Although the firm is regionally based, it is involved in projects throughout the country, using up-to-date technology for seamless communications.

The Philosophy

The firm’s philosophy is founded on two principles:
  • Specialist expertise
  • The highest levels of client service.

Specialist expertise

Fleming Muntz is a specialist legal practice, with both the firm’s principal and senior lawyer accredited as business law specialists by The Law Society of NSW.

The Law Society of NSW - Specialist Accreditation

We do not act in litigation, family law or criminal law, but can refer clients to specialist practitioners in these areas when required.

The practice has close relationships with accountancy and financial planning practices throughout the region and works with other advisors or in-house counsel to ensure that all aspects of a client’s affairs are dealt with comprehensively.

Client service

Fleming Muntz is absolutely committed to using technology and experienced support staff to provide rapid response times that meet or exceed the expectations of busy commercial clients.

Fees and Expenses

Charging philosophy

Our aim is that no client should ever be surprised when they receive an invoice and, wherever possible, we will give clients a fixed quote for advice or transactional work.

However, often the scope of a matter will not be clear until some preliminary work has been carried out. In this case we will give an estimate for that preliminary work alone, or report when costs reach an agreed figure. There are also matters where the work required depends on parties or factors over which neither we nor our clients have control. In these cases, we can provide weekly or monthly reports on costs incurred.

For all matters, we provide a Legal Services Agreement and Disclosure document, which sets out the fee estimate or other basis for charging and is signed by the client before we undertake significant work.

Professional fees

Where we cannot give a fee estimate for professional work, hourly rates apply, charged in 6 minute units. Clients are not charged for time disclosing fees and expenses or invoicing.

Photocopying and other expenses

Associated expenses such as photocopying, faxes, telephone and email charges are normally included in the fee estimate or hourly rate. We do, however, reserve the right to charge for large volumes of printing, data transmission, copying or international telephone calls where these incurred costs represent more than 5% of our professional fees.

Third party expenses

We often incur expenses to third parties for searches and enquiries, financial institution charges, agent’s fees, travel & accommodation and barrister’s fees. Transactions may also involve payments direct to third parties such as stamp duty or application fees. We inform clients of these expenses as soon as they are known and may request a cheque to pay the invoice directly.

Invoicing and payment

We normally invoice clients monthly and our payment terms for all invoices are 14 days from the date of issue. If payment is not made, we reserve the right to cease working on the matter. In the case of new clients, we may ask for a retainer in advance of the first meeting.