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Mark Hanna Expert Reliable Canberra lawyer



Hanna is known by colleagues as a persuasive advocate and for thinking out of the square. Clients know him as an approachable and personable lawyer who takes the time to listen carefully to their issues and does whatever needed to win their cases.

Hanna has considerable experience in a number of legal areas. Perhaps he is best known as an instructing solicitor for the successful appellant in Kirk v Industrial Relations Commission; Kirk Group Holdings Pty Ltd v WorkCover Authority of New South Wales (Inspector Childs) [2010] HCA 1 (3 February 2010) a case which is now a leading authority and reportedly described by a former High Court judge as “one of the most important cases of the last decade”.

He is also proud of his briefing role in the notable High Court of Australia case The Church of the New Faith v Pay Roll Tax Commissioner of Victoria. The case is authority for the legal framework by which religious institutions are defined in Australia and has been quoted in judgements in Europe, the US and the Commonwealth.

For the last decade Hanna has increasingly specialised in family law, family provision and estate law and litigation. 

He is a regular presenter at legal conferences throughout Asia. He was invited to address the World Conference on Family Law and Children's Rights in Dublin Ireland in 2017 on surrogacy issues.

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Ron Clapham

Senior Consultant

Ron was a Founding Partner of Meyer Clapham (now Meyer Vandenberg). He retired from the partnership in June 2008 but has continued in private practice.

Ron has more than 30 years experience in law. He knows how to cut to the chase, not waste client’s funds in needless actions but get a fast, positive solution.

Ron acts as a senior consultant and advisor to the firm.

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