At Taylor & Scott,
We Care For You
Over the last century, we have truly seen it all. We have unmatched expertise across multiple areas of the law, with specialists in areas of: personal injury and compensation; motor vehicle accidents; family law; property law; estate law; wills; migration law; employment law; commercial/business law; superannuation and TPD claims.
Don’t take the risk of working with an average lawyer. At Taylor & Scott we’ve got some of the most experienced and respected specialist lawyers in New South Wales. With us, you can achieve peace of mind knowing that all your legal matters, whether personal, business or family related, are in capable hands.
Unlike smaller firms, we have the combined experience and resources to handle your matter quickly and efficiently. Over the decades, we have successfully won even the most difficult cases and provided thousands of clients with invaluable advice and assistance.
To Taylor & Scott Lawyers
I Nicole Dargan recently sold a house in Grafton and purchased our new Home in Umina Beach NSW.
On Both occasions we engaged Taylor and Scott as our Lawyers, Jonathon Teng and Evelyn Gardis being our direct representative on both occasions.
I would personally like to thank Jonathan and Evelyn for the assistance they have provided us over several months, Jonathan in particular was always very prompt and professional with every question and enquiry I had.
Throughout the sale and purchase I was always well informed of the upcoming proceedings during each stage which I really appreciated.
I have since recommended Taylor and Scott to friends and family, I wish you all the very best in business with many more successful years to come, Thankyou once again for all your assistance and professionalism... I know I will use your services again should I require them.
One Happy Client
Nicole Dargan July 26, 2019
I have had a lot of issues with the Insurance Company and my injuries and appreciate all your services, it has been great.
RJ June 18, 2019
Have been a client of Taylor and Scott for over 20 years. When Richard Scott retired, he handed us over to Evelyn Gardis. She has steered us through complicated house sale issues, and given us the best advice in a variety of legal matters. My husband and I feel we have a friend in Evelyn, who gives us support and legal knowledge.
Renee de Neve June 11, 2019
I wanted to thank Ray McClenahan and his secretary Marina, they were very helpful to me with my claim.
KB June 11, 2019
Ev was great to deal with and explained everything very professionally and in a way that could be understood by non legal minds.
Toby May 28, 2019
I can't speak highly enough of all the help I had from the staff at Taylor & Scott.
Richard May 21, 2019
Helen May 21, 2019
Excellent, Evelyn Gardis has been very supportive & then Jonathan Teng has done all the ground work for us in our sale of a property very much appreciated...
Anonymous May 21, 2019
I have very good experience with Taylor & Scott. I was most impressed with the professional experience and expertise of David Hartstein and Kimberley Becker in their handling of my workers compensation case.
Kimberley Becker was very skilful in preparing my case for submission to WIRO for funding approval. I was most grateful for her ability to get the funding for me. David Hartstein took over the case from Kimberley when she went on maternity leave. David has been very thorough and demonstrated a high level of experience in handling my case. He showed a lot of empathy and support during the entire process. It helped me greatly as that was what I needed.
Margaret from Epping April 2, 2019
All services were very good. Marina and Kelly were very helpful and nice.
John Dent March 20, 2019
Very impressed with service especially with the no fee at the end, my settlement was all mine!!!
DC from Wollongong March 19, 2019
I was very happy with the outcome of my case. I have also personally phoned and thanked all concerned for their help and assistance.
Anonymous March 19, 2019
I found the process difficult, preceding the settlement there was a traffic issue that was needed to be addressed and that was successfully attended to by Ivan Simic and his team, for which I was very grateful.
Limo January 31, 2019
I dealt with David Hartstein and I was very happy with him. I do not know what I would have done without his assistance.
SC from Glendemning January 17, 2019
I am 75 years of age, am deaf and have an eye problem but still able to train! I just wanted to say that Kellie was my Angel. All throughout my case she made it so easy for me, and I felt very, very comfortable with her. She just had a way of dealing with people. I don't know what age or background she comes from but she was just a blessing. I want to be honest and fair and I would say that I would strongly recommend Taylor & Scott to anyone, I was very happy with the result of my claim.
John Lewis January 9, 2019
Taylor & Scott were courteous, customer focused, & timely.
Daren from Warrawee December 12, 2018
Our experience with Ray and Marina from Taylor and Scott has really been unbelievable. I felt really looked after by them and at no point did we ever feel that we were a burden despite the complexity of the TPD policy/claim and my constant calling Ray and Marina always made sure that we were kept in the loop and fully informed. They fought for what was right and delivered the best result with causing the most minimum amount of stress to us in a very stressful time of our lives. We could not be happier and to have the care and support that they provided to us was second to none.
Ryan and Evellina November 7, 2018
Michael October 24, 2018
My contact initially was with Ivan who completely understood how traumatic the bullying I had suffered from my unscrupulous employer. He assigned my case to Jessica who handled it with kindness, compassion and complete professionalism Tim guided us through the difficult ordeal at FWC. I can’t thank them enough for easing the stress. Absolutely wonderful people, kind and compassionate. Would recommend Ivan, Jessica and Tim most definitely - Jessica is extremely thorough and showed kindness, encouragement and compassion throughout.
Teresa Lockyer October 10, 2018
I worked for Edgels over 20 years ago and I knew that working in the factory caused the problem - to think that they took up my case 20 years old just goes to show how good they are, it's never too late to get justice, if you want the best go to Taylor and Scott - I now have a hearing aid top of the line and my life is so much better. I don't have to say what did you say! I can watch tv and can hear my grandchildren fighting, I hope my daughter has a child one day I will not have to worry about not hearing the baby cry so thank you Taylor and Scott.
Anonymous October 10, 2018
Ray McClenahan man he looked after me so well, I’ll never forget what he did for me and all the members of his team. Kia ora and thanks heaps Ray.
Te October 10, 2018
I was very happy with everyone connected with my matter. They were really good, they got back to me on time, gave me the right information and the price quoted was what I paid.
Helen Droudis October 10, 2018
I was unbelievably happy with Taylor & Scott during my case. All staff including Michelle Meigan were wonderful and treated me with respect even though I was sometimes very stressed. Not happy with the legislation and laws surrounding my injuries, however the firm itself was very supportive.
LG October 10, 2018
Evelyn from the beginning was very helpful. She made me understand the whole process. I have no hesitation in recommending her.
Chris from Waterloo August 6, 2018
Over the space of the 2 years for my case to finish most of my contact was via phone or letters. I was absolutely delighted and happy with everyone Ray, Kimberley, Kelli and Phillip Perry my barrister. I can't speak highly enough of them all. From start to finish there was no bad aspect it was all good. I was so confident in the team. Thank you all again at T&S.
Ian from Illawarra August 1, 2018
Simon Meigan and Paula were both wonderful during my case. Simon managed to make any small hurdles positive. He showed me there was a light at the end of the tunnel. When I needed someone to talk to, Paula his secretary was always there to listen and just talking to her on the phone helped me greatly. I would highly recommend Simon Meigan as a lawyer.
EM from Fairfield July 18, 2018
Thank you to Ivan, Pauline, Simon, Michael and all the other staff who assisted with my work comp.
Colleen O'Reilly June 28, 2018
I commenced my claim with Kimberley Becker then Ray and Simon, also Marina Ray's secretary. I was very happy with all of them and they were lovely people to deal with. I would definitely recommend them.
JB from Mt Annan June 20, 2018
Good experience, overall very supportive of my needs
Mark June 20, 2018
Was very happy with Taylor & Scott's service it was excellent.
TM Sydney June 20, 2018
My dealings for my claim were mainly with Ray and his secretary Marina. I was very happy with them and Taylor & Scott.
MB from St Clair June 20, 2018
I was very happy with the results achieved in my case. I do appreciate the work by Mr McClenahan and his team at Taylor & Scott.
Camillo from Strathfield June 20, 2018
I was happy with the overall job and the outcome in my case with Ray McClenahan at Taylor & Scott. Most of the time I dealt with Ray's secretary who sorted everything out and got the final outcome.
PB from Woy Woy June 20, 2018
Ray McClenahan was so good I will never forget what he did, sometimes it was so hard but it all worked out in the end. I cannot thank Ray enough.
Tem from Parramatta May 3, 2018
The whole experience regarding my industrial deafness claim went very smoothly and was over before I knew it. I felt Ray McClenahan and Kelli were fantastic and I would highly recommend them. I actually told my old boss to contact you for his claim.
David Morris of Farmborough Heights May 3, 2018
My personal experience over the last 7 years was very stressful, but Taylor and Scott always kept me grounded and informed and made me feel comfortable.
March 21, 2018
I was very happy with work done by Simon Meigan, Michelle Meigan and Gervase Liddy and have nothing but praise for them.
DS February 6, 2018
David Hartstein was amazing, he seemed the only one to care. He explained everything and got on with the job. I was very happy and would definitely recommend Taylor & Scott.
Anonymous February 6, 2018
Jonathan and Evelyn were great as they always are. Happy dealing with them at work and for personal as well.
Kylie November 29, 2017
I was injured at work and had rotator cuff surgery during my recovery I re-injured my shoulder while not at work, the insurer refused to approve further surgery. Ray and Colette worked tirelessly to have the decision reversed, I am currently awaiting further surgery.
Mick Miller from Randwick November 29, 2017
I dealt with David Hartstein and found him to be quite good. He explained everything to me all very straight forward. I did not feel any unease. The front desk receptionist Michelle was also very helpful.
Rosalie Kennedy November 23, 2017
Ray McClenahan has been great. I found he just fixed all my problems. Would certainly recommend Taylor & Scott.
Goce Velickovski November 23, 2017
Evelyn led us through the lengthy process of winding up and administering a deceased estate. Throughout this she was firm, positive, measured and patient - just what we needed.
Chris from Killara October 31, 2017
Simon Meigan was a great help and very thorough with his preparation and got me a very good result for my case.
David Galloway September 27, 2017
I found Simon Meigan and his assistant Paula to be very helpful and very good. I was very happy and even recommended a friend at work to Taylor & Scott.
Anonymous September 27, 2017
Taylor & Scott and Ray McClenahan were spot on and were very diligent in everything they do from their manner of speaking and everything was explained well. They were "on the job"! I had also used them many years ago for a back injury.
Craig Summersford September 27, 2017
From the moment we met with Simon Meigan from Taylor Scott we knew we were in goods hands and we need all the help and guidance we could get, Simon and his team were fantastic, they keep us informed all the way through this most difficult period in our lives and comforted us during very difficult times. Our faith in Simon was proven ten fold. At mediation where we were all in attendance in the room with our Team from Taylor Scott, Simon and Michael were outstanding in the negotiation of our Settlement which we were very happy with. I would not hesitate to recommend Taylor Scott, with Simon and his team, outstanding and did everything they said they would and more.
Jason September 27, 2017
Michelle Meigan handled my case and I was very happy with the way in which she handled it. She kept me informed and was straight forward in explaining everything to me. I would recommend Taylor & Scott to others.
CK September 14, 2017
Kimberley Becker & Ray Maclenahan were extremely helpful over the past 4 yrs. I was always kept well informed regarding my workers compensation claim. As far as the TPD claim from my Super Fund, I didn't know I was entitled to this claim until being informed of this by Ray. My messages were always given to anyone that needed to hear them promptly & a return call, message or letter was always sent to me answering my call & explaining my questions. I was always kept informed with an up-to-date regular progress of my claims.
Karen George September 14, 2017
All my dealings with David Hartstein were very good we had no worries. He always kept us appraised and was responsive. It was a great result.
Anonymous August 30, 2017
10 out of 10 service which was brilliant from Evelyn and Jonathan. No problems at all.
D Gray August 30, 2017
Our family have been working with Ivan Simic for about 5 years and he is very good....we would say he is exceptional. He came to my mother's house to work with my father in relation to his dust diseases matter while he was still alive. He was fantastic and he had our best interests at the foremost. He always explained what was happening, and all our options and what best to do. We would highly recommend him to anyone.
MC (translated by her daughter PQ) of Lewisham NSW August 17, 2017
Tim McCauley looked after my complex workplace issue. I found him very professional, always approachable, met deadlines on short notice and dedicated to my best interests. With his skills, experience and advice we achieved an outstanding outcome.
Mal Newport August 11, 2017
Simon Meigan and his team including Jane O'Sullivan and Belinda Gamble were all very good and helpful and they all did their best for me. I was also very happy with my Barrister Michael Perry.
Anonymous June 14, 2017
Evelyn Gardis carried out my work, she explained the contract to me very well and spent a lot of time - I think she went out of her way to advise me. It was very much appreciated.
Didier June 14, 2017
Michelle Meigan was absolutely professional and put all of my fears at ease during a very difficult time. I had never been through a WorkCover claim before. I thank her for her time, patience and expertise.
Anonymous June 1, 2017
My experience with Taylor & Scott has been with Gervase Liddy and Evelyn Gardis on various legal matters. Their advice has been timely and they addressed all legal issues that were required to be carried out in various property and commercial transactions. I found them to be excellent as well as their support staff.
M.S. from Port Macquarie May 25, 2017
I spoke with Adam Keenan when I first contacted Taylor Scott, with a request to have a new will made. I wasn't able to have a face to face meeting with a solicitor as I could not get time off work. Adam assured me that it was possible to complete the procedure via email and only have a meeting to sign the will. I was also advised that it was wise to also have a POA and an Enduring Guardianship as well as a will. Once I had outlined my requirements and I had a phone conference with Evelyn Gardis where she clarified everything and also made sure I understood all the aspects of my will etc. The whole process was convenient and easy. I was happy with the fees as I thought they were very reasonable. All my queries have been dealt with promptly and efficiently. I was more than happy with my experience with Taylor & Scott and would be more than happy to continue to use the legal services of this law practice in the future.
Jennifer C from Sydney May 12, 2017
I am very happy and satisfied with the outcome and the service provided by Taylor & Scott - firstly with Michelle Allard, then Belinda and Simon Meigan. They all went out of their way to help me. I was so happy that I referred my mother for an Estate matter to them and said she should not use anyone else. Again I want to personally thank Simon for all his help.
Gregory Elliott from NSW May 5, 2017
I was very happy with the work done by Ray McClenahan and his secretary, they helped me get what I wanted from my case.
Charles McKiernan from NSW May 5, 2017
I was happy with all the people at Taylor & Scott that I dealt with during my matter.
Grant Davis from NSW May 5, 2017
I have been with Taylor & Scott for over 19 years and have been very happy with the service they provided. I would like to thank Mr Ray McClenehan in particular and Collette Grundy for their excellent and professional support. I would highly recommend Taylor & Scott to anyone that requires legal advice.
Rodger Clark April 27, 2017
The score should be 10.5. I knew Ivan Simic personally and both he and Michelle were excellent in my matter. I could not have been happier with the services of Taylor & Scott, and would not recommend any other firm than them.
Joseph Bradley from NSW
Joseph Bradley from NSW April 20, 2017
Ray McClenahan, Collette and Belinda were all excellent. Very supportive and I was definitely happy with the outcome after 5 years. At times I felt I could not go on but they got an outcome in the end that I was happy with.
AC from Wilmot
AC from Wilmot April 20, 2017
I suffered a workplace injury and from day one Taylor and Scott were there to assist, help and support me. I would never ever have been able to get to where I am today without the assistance of Kimberely Becker, Ray McClenahan and Simon Meigan. I cannot thank them enough together with their amazing secretaries who put up with my emails and phone calls. I was always kept informed of anything that was happening in my case. I was not a number that I would have been treated as by the large firms. Taylor and Scott care about you as a person and want the best for both you, your future and family.
V from Mid North Coast
V from Mid North Coast April 20, 2017
Being a country boy and never having used solicitors I was very happy with the services of Taylor & Scott. Simon was awesome and the secretary and barrister were all very helpful.
GD from Hunter Valley
GD from Hunter Valley April 20, 2017
Ray and Colette were very friendly and helpful throughout the case. I was very happy with the outcome and would highly recommend to anyone.
Luis Flores from NSW
Luis Flores from NSW April 20, 2017
Unbelievable service at Taylor & Scott! I always found Gervase excellent you can always have a yarn to him and he has a way with clients which relaxes them. Ray and Ivan are always very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Paula is always extremely helpful with delivering messages and providing advice. I have just referred another retired member and he has been very happy. Would not hesitate to recommend anyone to Taylor & Scott.
Dick Whitehead from NSW
Dick Whitehead from NSW April 20, 2017
Gervase and Simon were excellent also Paula Gervase's PA was brilliant. Can't speak highly enough of Taylor & Scott.
Tom Rigby from NSW
Tom Rigby from NSW April 20, 2017
Ray was a really nice guy and Belinda is a gem. Ray is a true gentleman and I was very happy with my experience.
GC from NSW
GC from NSW April 20, 2017
At first my husband and I were hesitant to get advice for my application of partner visa and we just decided to apply it online but my mother in law told us to get migration agent to make sure of the result so she did some searches online and found Taylor and Scott lawyers.
We met Andrew, a registered migration agent for the initial consultation. He was very accommodating and understanding. Throughout the whole process, he had kept us informed and followed up for us with the Department of Immigration proactively.
We received his first class advice on what to do and what to include in our application in a very straight forward manner. Now I got my temporary visa and looking forward to geting my permanent visa at the end of this year.
We highly recommend Mr. Andrew Woo for the quality of his services to anyone intending to apply for a visa in Australia. We thank you for guiding us throughout this application. God bless!
Aileen from Penrith
Aileen from Penrith August 17, 2016
I used legal services of Andrew Woo for my employer-sponsored permanent residency visa application.
I found his service to be of exceptionally high quality. My case was not straight-forward and was particularly challenging due to my complex health issues. However I found Andrew’s knowledge, expertise and confidence on navigating the whole process top notch.
He was always very professional and clear in his communications to both myself and to the Department. Most importantly, he was always easily contactable and was immediate in his responses to all my questions!
Overall, I’m an extremely satisfied client and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend his services to anyone!
AA and SA from Sydney
AA and SA from Sydney August 17, 2016
Huge thanks to Andrew Woo who helped us with our health waiver.
I live in QLD with my Australian partner. My partner visa application was refused due to medical condition - we found out on the medical tests that I have HIV. We applied for the health waiver and got in contact with one of the well-known migration agents. Unfortunately we failed the waiver, it was because our previous agent did not take it seriously enough and lots of evidence was missing to support our case.
We tried to look for another immigration lawyer but many times they would not even reply to our emails or turned us down in other ways. I felt helpless and the nature of my condition made me feel like I'm being discriminated.
We decided to take the matter to our own hands and went through the tribunal hearing without any legal help. After the hearing the tribunal give us a few weeks to hand in more information which made us uneasy. At that point we contacted Andrew Woo. Finally, we found someone who gave me the right vibe, friendly and professional and straight forward with the cost.
We asked Andrew to finalize our submission which he did in such a professional way that we had little doubt left that this time we will go through. Mitigating the costs mainly depends on income and financial background, without knowledgeable legal help it would be hard if not impossible to win.
I recommend Andrew to anyone in the same situation as me. Our case was a harder one but thanks to Andrew Woo the tribunal remitted the case.
T from Queensland
T from Queensland August 17, 2016
I would recommend Taylor & Scott Lawyers and more specifically Mr Andrew Woo, to any person seeking for the right immigration advice. His guidance, professionalism and availability, were very much appreciated during the visa process. Immigration can be very complex and his honesty on each situation, as critical it could be, is very much appreciated. I can't thank you Andrew enough for all his assistance in my successful visa application.
Emile and Tom
Emile and Tom August 17, 2016
I wish to thank you for all your work involved in the processing of my application for permanent residency. When we first met to discuss my case after previously having dealt with an unscrupulous migration agent, you advised that it would be a very challenging one considering the fact that I had been unlawful for almost 20 years and there was no documentary evidence to support my relationship with my partner of 10 years.
On top of that, I was recently diagnosed with a chronic pulmonary disease and was relying upon oxygen mask to help with breathing. Little did we suspect how many deviations it would take to get the permanent residency if at all possible, but despite the refusals and knockbacks you persevered through almost 3 years of red tape with the opposition.
You were able to convince the tribunal to reverse the refusal decision despite the lack of documentary evidence and subsequently submitted a convincing submission for the waiver of health requirement. Seemingly refusing to budge, they offered no quarter and our hopes sank.
You, however, weren’t content to rest on your laurels and through it all you unravelled the complexities of my case one by one, you came through when I thought all was lost. I cannot thank you enough for all this work you and your partners put into my case. When I struggled at times financially and personally, you went above and beyond to help us out and sooth our misgivings.
The final outcome of our case was a ‘hopeful’ new life for me and my partner of 15 years, Ann and a resounding “Top Result” for you. I cannot thank you enough.
George from Five Dock
George from Five Dock August 17, 2016
My partner and I moved to Australia in 2008. I had obtained a job as a medical specialist and was granted a (457) business visa.
After we decided to stay longer than a “few years” I obtained my Australian fellowship to the medical college. This made us eligible to obtain a permanent residency.
As my partner is HIV+ we were aware that we would not satisfy the required health requirement and that we needed a “health waiver”. Obtaining a permanent residency would not be a straightforward process. Via Positive People we obtained a list with Lawyers who specialise in immigration law i.e. health waivers.
We checked several websites, but basically randomly picked one. “Taylor and Scott” it was. During a free consultation with their immigration agent Andrew Woo the whole procedure was discussed with us: the process itself, possible obstacles, the health waiver, our chance of obtaining permanent residency, duration and costs. As Andrew impressed us to be very knowledgeable and as he had the backing of a law firm (in case things didn’t work out the way we expect it would be), we decided to proceed with Andrew as our immigration agent.
During the whole process Andrew’s knowledge, experience and his contacts with the department of immigration have been of incredible value. At every hurdle we had to take he provided us advice and clear instruction. The health waiver he wrote on our behalf was very professional and of a quality we would not have been able to do ourselves.
While at times we had enough of all the bureaucracy, Andrew kept on going and his responses remained prompt up to the last moment. (Does he ever have a day off?).
Last week we obtained our permanent residency. It had worked out completely as Andrew had predicted. He had been able to change the whole process into a straightforward process after all. I am convinced that without his work and support the whole procedure would not have been so smooth and would have taken much longer.
It has been a pleasure to work with Andrew and we are very grateful for all the work he has done for us. We can and we do highly recommend his service.
Jack and Terry August 17, 2016
Throughout this entire process, I have been treated with the utmost respect and all involved have worked tirelessly and very professionally. I will highly recommend Taylor and Scott Lawyers to any person in the future.
Dezz from Oakhurst November 25, 2015
I am very happy with Taylor and Scott’s handling of my worker’s compensation case. I would recommend them to everyone. I would like to thank them very much for their professional approach, their full support and help. Thank you all especially Simon Meigan, Tim McKenzie, Kimberley Becker and all staff involved.
Peter A from Earlwood November 25, 2015
I am more than happy to fully recommend Ivan and Michelle of Taylor and Scott Lawyers, to anyone who needs their expertise.
David from Wollongong November 25, 2015
Taylor & Scott Lawyers were very professional. They worked very hard for me.
D. Stevens from Padstow November 25, 2015
I would like to thank Taylor & Scott Lawyers for their ongoing support throughout this nightmare. They came through when I had just about given up.
Paul Anthony Butler November 25, 2015
Taylor & Scott Lawyers represented me in my charge of drink driving. I was cleared of a criminal conviction. I would happily use the services of Taylor & Scott Lawyers again and would represent their services for others.
James from Sydney November 25, 2015
The process was always dealt with in a professional manner and very quickly. It’s comforting to know that the business transfer was dealt with professionalism.
LC from Concord November 25, 2015
I highly recommend them for Commercial Leases, Estate Planning issues, Wills and Power of Attorneys.
D.M. from Seaforth November 25, 2015
I have referred many clients to Taylor & Scott to have their estate planning needs discussed and appropriate plans implemented. They are a highly professional and courteous firm. I would recommend them without hesitation.
Craig Hughes (Financial Adviser) November 25, 2015
Thank you for a job well done. From the welcome at the front door and the professionalism that Tiffany showed us in our dealings, we could not be happier.
C & G from North Rocks November 25, 2015
I would like to thank the Taylor & Scott Team for handling my wife’s estate. Special thanks to Tiffany Taleski who was always helpful and polite.
Glen from Eagle Vale November 25, 2015
Andrew Woo has provided a fast, efficient & professional service in enabling our bakery business to get sponsorship, nomination and 457 visas for several Employees. Andrew has been extremely proactive & has taken the stress of us processing the applications. The service has been very efficient, friendly, helpful, smooth and queries have always been quickly responded to. I cannot rate Andrews service highly enough. Many thanks for all your hard work.
Andreas Rost from Darlinghurst November 25, 2015
Taylor and Scott Lawyers provides with a first class service which are forever grateful for. We obtained our visa in record time and are over the moon. We highly recommend using Taylor and Scott if you want the result you are after.
AH from Sydney November 25, 2015
Taylor and Scott assisted our company with becoming 457 Visa Sponsors and one of our employees gaining a 457 Visa. Throughout the application process, Andrew provided us with a highly professional and personal service, whilst also explaining a complicated procedure in an easy to understand manner. At each stage we were given regular updates on any progress. We will happily be recommending your services to others. Thank you for all your help!
November 25, 2015
In 2011, we decided to apply for permanent residency. We knew that legal assistance regarding a health matter was required for our cause, so we came into contact with Taylor and Scott Lawyers where we eventually had the privilege to engage with Andrew Woo. He treated our case with incredible professionalism and compassion. After a considerable period of patience and perseverance, we finally achieved our main objective and we are so pleased to say that this would not have happened without Andrew's dedication, support and expertise.
MR and MN from Sydney November 25, 2015
In February 2014, I approached Andrew Woo of Taylor and Scott Lawyers regarding a request for further information requested from the Department of Immigration and Border Protection in relation to my wife's application for a Spousal Visa for permanency in Australia. It was about the health criteria. The information required was complicated and confusing. With the assistance and guidance from Andrew, a document was prepared by myself and my wife and forwarded to Andrew for perusal and editing. A final document was prepared and agreed to by my wife and myself and forwarded by Andrew to the Case Officer at the Australian High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya. Approximately six months later a favorable response was received from the Australian High Commission. If it wasn't for Andrew's professionalism and dedicated approach I am sure the outcome would have been different. Thank you Andrew.
JP and JO November 25, 2015
When I became aware of my health condition about 2 years ago, I was advised to seek professional advice. To my great relief, Andrew Woo at Taylor and Scott answered my call and made the first appointment with him in his office. I felt sorry to bring him probably one of the most complicated immigration cases because of my health problem and marriage issues. He, however, was through and knowledgeable. Most importantly, he knew what he was doing and had a clear strategic plan for me on how to tackle the issues and managed to find an approach to solve all problems. Thanks to his professionalism, here I am enjoying my work and life in Sydney.
JD from Sydney November 25, 2015
We set up our subsidiary company in Australia in order to expand our market presence in the aviation sector and support our parent company in Scotland. We needed to locate one of our experienced head office staff familiar with our strategy and products into Sydney. We tried to do it on our own initially but realised that we needed expert advice on the framework of 457 visa and employer sponsored visas. I was gratefully introduced to Andrew Woo at Taylor and Scott. He was really speedy with his responses and understood and addressed our concerns in most efficient way. Most importantly, he delivered the outcome we needed in a timely manner. We would certainly recommend him to anyone.
David Brown from UK November 25, 2015
My partner and I wanted to express our gratitude to Taylor and Scott Lawyers in regards to their professional services provided for our Permanent Residency application. Andrew Woo readily took on the matter and took us through the whole process to lodge a successful health waiver application. We both are very happy with all the support and candid advice provided by Taylor and Scott Lawyers. We will definitely recommend their services to our friends.
AS & KS from Sydney November 25, 2015
I would just like to say I'm deeply thankful for your help and getting me through this tough time. I understand that it may have been a bit difficult because my English isn't that great and am grateful for continuing to work with me despite it.
A.D. from Sydney November 25, 2015
I'd been referred to Taylor and Scott by another solicitor. That was my first gift. From the moment I met with the Taylor & Scott Family Law Team I knew I was to receive the most professional and caring service.
Taylor & Scott Lawyers saw the situation for what it was and fought hard for my little one to come home. Taylor & Scott Lawyers at all times took my highly emotional calls and emails and supported me through the difficult times. I will always be grateful for their caring attitudes.
Rachel Curry November 25, 2015
We owe the highest level of praise to Mark Youssef and the Family Law Team. Mark worked tirelessly to advise and support us, always keeping the needs of our child and our unique family circumstances as the focus.
Anonymous November 25, 2015
I am so grateful to the family law team for their legal expertise and getting a great outcome and appreciate the help of the Taylor and Scott Team for their amazing service.
Z.F. from Northbridge November 25, 2015
I would personally like to thank Taylor & Scott Lawyers for helping me through my divorce case.
S.S. from Sydney November 25, 2015
To the Family Law Team: I just wanted to thank you for your help and professionalism during this time. Your advice, diligence and ability to manage my frustrations is greatly appreciated and valued.
G.P. from Killara November 25, 2015
Thank you so much for all your help on this matter. It made what has been a difficult emotional period a seamless process when it came to the inevitable administrative part of winding up a relationship.
Anonymous from Sydney November 25, 2015
Taylor & Scott Lawyers have provided professional advice for my parenting matter that involves an overseas parent. I would highly recommend Taylor & Scott Lawyers to anyone in need of Family Law assistance
Anonymous November 25, 2015
I must commend Fiona, if it weren’t for her proactive and consistent effort we would not have been able to get through the sale/purchase of our land. Fiona exceeded our expectations and went far and beyond her duty.
Irene from Lidcombe November 25, 2015
I recently engaged Taylor and Scott to handle conveyancing for the sale of an investment property. The entire process was handled with the utmost professionalism.
Alan from Greystanes November 25, 2015
I would like to congratulate the fabulous team at Taylor and Scott who handled the sale of our property the fabulous team at Taylor and Scott. The professionalism and efficiency displayed by Fiona Duncan-White and Evelyn Gardis in ensuring settlement happened quickly and without delay was unparalleled.
Melanie from Emu Heights November 25, 2015
I've been working with Evelyn for over 10 years and have the utmost respect for her as a solicitor. I had no hesitation in approaching Evelyn and her team to assist with conveyancing work on the purchase of our new home. Evelyn and Fiona provided comprehensive and efficient advice throughout the entire settlement period. We look forward to using Taylor and Scott Lawyers for our next purchase. Many Thanks!
T & J Hobart November 25, 2015
Evelyn Gardis from Taylor & Scott Lawyers was an absolute godsend, it was our first investment property and we bought our first home a number of years earlier so we were a little unsure of the process and next steps. Evelyn lead us through the process, answered all our questions promptly and with respect - she was a pleasure to deal with.
D&G from Berala November 25, 2015
We recently sold our waterfront apartment, with a two week settlement requested by the purchaser. To represent us, we approached the law firm Taylor & Scott who appointed their Property specialist, Evelyn Gardis and her team.
The process was not without its difficulties, exacerbated by the short settlement period. However, Evelyn handled each issue with a professionalism and understanding that instilled confidence in us, in a matter with which we had little experience. We are forever grateful with the outcome and will return to the law firm and its professionals, for any future real estate requirements.
Les & Mary Miller November 23, 2015
I initially came to Australia from India on a student visa in 2008. I ran into problems with the police and had some issues with my school at the time in 2010. My student visa was ultimately cancelled in 2010, the same year when I first met my current partner. My partner and I decided to build a family of our own and went on to get happily married. Our biggest worry was my visa status as I was staying unlawfully in Australia, which caused me to look for an experienced migration expert. I contacted Taylor and Scott lawyers and came under the care of Andrew Woo who was on the ball. He knew what he was doing and had all strategic plans for me and my whole family from sorting out the problems associated with my unlawful status at the time of the application to previous criminal records. He also helped me obtain permission to work very promptly so I was able to keep supporting my whole family. Given my circumstances, I had been really nervous and anxious throughout the process. Andrew Woo had been there to make me feel more positive and focus on other things than the visa application. Thanks to his guidance, I was finally granted a temporary partner visa and felt I became finally liberated from my troubled past. I would not have come this far without Andrew’s guidance throughout the whole process. I would certainly recommend his service to anyone seeking immigration assistance.
Manjit from Sydney November 10, 2015
Andrew has processed my visa application for the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) on my behalf. Initially aimed for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), I was somewhat frustrated when the occupation ceiling for Accountants had been reached for FY15. Nevertheless, Andrew identified and suggested an alternative way to me.
Upon my decision to go ahead with the 190 visa, Andrew promptly lodged my application with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection. He not only actively listened to my needs, but also responded to my queries in a timely fashion. He is knowledgeable, professional and is capable of resolving problems when unexpected problems arise.
With confidence, I would recommend Andrew's service to anyone who is willing to live, study or pursue a professional career in Australia.
Scott Gu, accounting graduate from UNSW November 10, 2015
I would like to thank you for your exceptional service.
The speed and professionalism provided by you for my mother in law's visa have been exceptional.
You have kept me informed throughout the whole process. I will gladly recommend you to anyone.
Charles Moon from Sydney November 10, 2015
Any immigration matter has at least some degree of uncertainty and could be a stressful process. That is why I contacted Andrew Woo of Taylor and Scott to help my application for 189 residency visa Thanks to his great efficiency and true professionalism I was granted with the visa with minimal stress throughout the process. He was very responsive to my inquiries and helpful in every aspect of the process. I would recommend his service to any person seeking help in their immigration matter.
David Lee, accounting graduate from UNSW November 10, 2015
Thank you Taylor & Scott.
From the outset of our enquiries regarding power of attorney and guardianship the lawyers at Taylor and Scott provided clear,succinct and accurate information. They were prompt with acting on our instructions. Kimberly Becker then completed the legal process” face to face” in a clear and professional manner. Thank you Taylor and Scott.
Brad & Chris November 10, 2015
Taylor and Scott have been helping me in legal matters for 25 years. I would not hesitate in recommending them. They have always been courteous, helpful and efficient.
D.S. from Lawson November 10, 2015
I had a very good experience with Taylor and Scott .
I am very happy with the great support and perfect job they did in my case. I would like to describe my positive feedback to everyone especially with my lawyer Kimberly who did a great job to help me win my case .
I was bullied, discriminated against and sexually harassed by some crew members at my work. I just wanted to be given my rights and to feel better. I wish what happened to me never happens to any other woman at any time.
I would like to say a special thanks to Kimberly and her team.
V.O. Fairfield November 10, 2015
Taylor & Scott should be very proud to have such professional, caring and dedicated people working for them. The patience you showed at times, the sincerity you both displayed in advising me, empathizing and above all else, giving me hope once again. Thank you for being such caring people.
Paul Kaiserfeld from Wollongong, CLIENT August 25, 2015
Meet Our Committed Partners
Give yourself the best chance to win your case, reach out to the best
Ray, our managing partner, joined Taylor & Scott in 1989 and became a partner of the firm in 1991. He is recognised by the Law Society of NSW as an Accredited Litigation Specialist.
Our partners often take on complex compensation cases for a broad range of individuals, corporations and small businesses. Ray’s goal is to ensure that our clients receive a fair and deserving outcome.
Simon joined Taylor & Scott Lawyers in 2000.
He practices extensively in all areas of compensation and litigation, in matters where clients have sustained minor disability through to catastrophic injury.
Simon is an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury.
Mark is an accredited specialist in family law as well as an adjunct lecturer in the Master of Applied Law (family law) program at the College of Law NSW.
The Law Society of NSW appointed Mark a member of the Specialist Accreditation Family Law Advisory Committee in 2014 and again in 2016.
For over a decade Tim has represented and advised employees, employers, unions and associations in fields as diverse as nursing, local government, manufacturing, building and construction, electrical trades and police staff.
With extensive policy experience in industrial and employment law, Tim has participated in many Senate and House of Representatives Inquiries into proposed legislation, and appeared before Parliamentary Committees.
Before becoming a legal practitioner, Tim was an Associate to a Senior Presidential member of the Australian Industrial Relations Commission.