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Herbert Smith Freehills
80 Collins Street
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Our Melbourne office traces its history to 1853 when the original partnership was formed in Melbourne. 

We have been part of the Melbourne commercial community ever since. We incorporated and floated BHP in 1885 and are proud to say that we continue to act for BHP today.

As one of the largest offices in the Herbert Smith Freehills network, we provide a full-service legal offering to our clients across all major sectors.

Alternative Legal Services (ALT) launched a team in Melbourne in November 2016 – the first team of its kind in Australia. The team comprises qualified lawyers, legal analysts and eDiscovery specialists; all working closely with their counterparts across ALT's global network to provide a seamless, round-the-clock service to clients.

We look to our Client Charter, together with our Firm Values, to guide our decisions and ways of working. Our Client Charter will inspire us, guide us, and remind us of what we need to do every day. 

The Melbourne office is a leader in workplace diversity and inclusion, with networks and programmes for LGBTI inclusion, women in business, helping parents return to work and the promotion of cultural diversity.

We have a long history of pro bono support for worthy organisations and encourage staff members to volunteer in the community.

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28th October 2022
More than 400 years after legal professional privilege was established, in August 2013, the word...
27th October 2022
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28th October 2022
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28th October 2022
A recent decision of the South Australian Court of Appeal, Tesseract International Pty Ltd v...

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28 November 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Style Arcade on its Series A capital raise led by Acadian Software

22 November 2022

More than three-quarters of Aussie start-ups optimistic despite challenging conditions

18 November 2022

Herbert Smith Freehills advises Lighthouse Infrastructure on A$61m key worker housing acquisition and financing

16 November 2022

ESG a key driver of investment decisions, but scale and speed hampered by roadblocks and uncertainty: survey