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About DVL

We are Australian legal practitioners providing specialised services to individuals who require advice as sophisticated as their business and investment interests to explore the family wealth arrangements and business opportunities in Australia. From applying for suitable business and skilled visas, setting up a business structure under the Australian legal framework, to advising on various family financial matters while minimising complications is one of the strengths of our law practice. Our advice reaches beyond getting your business into Australia but ensures practical and effective solutions to complex issues while accommodating long-term family trust and estate strategies.


Our Services


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Affiliation with Avant Visa, your Australian Immigration lawyer

We serve a broad range of visa subclasses under the Migration Regulations 1994. 
With the Migration Regulations 1994 and the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Visas) Regulations 2019 being amended by the Migration Legislation Amendment (Hong Kong) Regulation 2021 to implement concessions for certain visa holders from Hong Kong. We aim to assist clients in Hong Kong to get into Australia in the most cost and time-efficient way, including but not limited to applying for the following visas:

Business Innovation and Investment Visas (SC188 &SC888)
Partner Visas (820 & SC801, SC309 & SC100)
Employer Nomination Scheme (SC186)
Skilled Independent Visa (SC189)
Skilled Nominated Visa (SC190)
Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (SC482)
Temporary Graduate Visa (SC485)

Corporate and Commercial


Are you in need of legal guidance in the corporate and commercial arena? Look no further. Our dedicated team of experienced lawyers specializes in providing comprehensive legal services tailored to meet the unique needs of businesses and corporations.

Navigating the complex landscape of corporate and commercial law requires a keen understanding of regulations, contracts, mergers, acquisitions, intellectual property, and much more. We stand ready to assist you in achieving your business goals, protecting your interests, and ensuring compliance with all relevant laws and regulations.

Whether you're a startup looking to establish a strong legal foundation, a growing enterprise seeking strategic counsel for expansion, or an established corporation in need of ongoing support, our legal team is equipped to provide top-notch advice and representation. We take pride in our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and unwavering dedication to our clients' success.

From contract negotiations to intellectual property protection, corporate governance to dispute resolution, our comprehensive corporate and commercial legal services are designed to empower your business to thrive in today's competitive landscape. Contact us today to explore how we can assist you in achieving your corporate and commercial objectives.

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Matrimonial Matters


Navigating matrimonial matters and seeking protection from domestic violence can be some of the most challenging and emotionally charged experiences in life.


We understand the importance of compassionate and skilled legal representation during these difficult times.

In matrimonial matters, we are here to support you through every step of the process. Whether you're facing divorce, child custody disputes, property division, or spousal support issues, we provide personalized guidance and expert advice. We prioritize your well-being and work diligently to find the best possible solutions for you and your family.

In cases of domestic violence, we are committed to helping you secure the protection and peace of mind you deserve. We can assist you in obtaining any relevant orders and taking legal action against your abuser. We understand the urgency of such situations and are ready to act swiftly to ensure your safety.

We offer a holistic approach to your legal needs. We combine empathy, legal expertise, and unwavering advocacy to ensure the best possible outcomes for our clients.

 Your safety and well-being are our top priorities, and we are dedicated to helping you move forward with confidence and security. Contact us today for a consultation and let us guide you through these challenging times.

Trust and Estate Planning


Planning for the future and securing your legacy is a crucial part of responsible adulthood. We understand the significance of trust and estate planning in ensuring the well-being of your loved ones and the preservation of your assets.

We are committed to providing comprehensive services tailored to your unique needs. We work closely with you to create a personalized estate plan that reflects your wishes and safeguards your assets for generations to come.

Whether you're considering drafting a will, establishing trusts, or planning for the efficient transfer of your wealth, our legal experts are here to guide you through every step of the process. We understand the complexities of estate taxation and inheritance laws, and we use our knowledge to your advantage.

By choosing us for your trust and estate planning needs, you're making an investment in your family's future. Our commitment to excellence, attention to detail, and dedication to client satisfaction set us apart in the field of estate planning.


Don't leave your legacy to chance—let our trusted legal professionals help you build a solid foundation for your family's future. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward peace of mind and financial security through proper trust and estate planning.

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Thank you, Mr. Lai, for your candid and very helpful legal advice which you provided. I will not hesitate to use your services in the future.

Hayden Szeto

Mr. Lai has been used by our family for multiple wills, trusts and estate planning. His advice and services have always proved to be top shelf. Recently he represented us in the sale of properties in our estate involving multiple family members, all of which he handled with professionalism. We are confident that he was able to guide us to the best possible outcome. We happily recommend him

Kento Sanada

Amazing lawyer. Always ready to step in, even on weekends. Patrick shows genuine concerns of my family's well being and always been kind to us.

William Chan

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