AHL Legal is Australia's largest Chinese law firm, and we pride ourselves in being able to provide top quality service for clients who require assistance in navigating the legal systems of Australia and China. In light of the ever-growing proximity between Australia and China, we work to bridge the gap between the differences in their legal systems and business environments, so our clients can reap the benefits of Australia and China's tight-knit relationship.
Overview and Progress
The strengthening of business ties between China and Australia has led to us specialising in litigation and corporate law. However, our growing business continues to cater to most areas of law that our clients are involved with, and we hope to expand in order to cater to every Chinese-Australian in need, both new and established. All our offices in China have permanently stationed Australian lawyers, and we continue to work on important and sensational cases in both countries, using our expertise and language proficiency to service our clients in both Australia and China.
Since starting off as a law firm serving Chinese clients with mostly immigration cases and personal injury claims, to becoming a leading firm within the Australian-Chinese legal field, AHL Legal has been a part of, and witnessed many developments in Australia and its law.
AHL Legal was founded in 1994 by Hanbing Shen, our first office being our current flagship Sydney CBD branch in World Tower. In response to an increasing demand for legal services tailored to Australian-Chinese people's needs, we expanded to our second branch in Campsie in 2003. As part of our continuous goal to strengthen our links with China in order to provide convenient and efficient services to our client, offices and partnerships in cities such as Shanghai and Beijing were set up between 2009 and 2015. Within Australia, we have also opened new branches in major cities such as Brisbane and Melbourne, extending our services to the Chinese-Australian community beyond New South Wales.
Along the way, AHL Legal has been the trailblazer for ground-breaking cases regarding Chinese-Australians here in Australia. The “Victoria Park Case” that we handled effectively, changed the way the property sector works in NSW. We have also been part of changing the status of Chinese-Australian lawyers in the legal community, from previously working at the fringes of the legal sector, to being at the heart of landmark cases.
Our firm is continuously growing while striving to improve and our services in order to serve more people within the Australian community. Our newly opened Burwood branch in NSW provides greater convenience for clients, due to Burwood being a highly multicultural, social, transportation and business hub within Sydney's inner-west.
Community Service Commitments
AHL Legal is deeply committed to promoting legal knowledge amongst the public, in both Australia and China. We are frequently invited to host talks at numerous Chinese business organisations, as well as Chinese cultural and educational institutions. Giving back to the Chinese-Australian community in the form of Pro Bono work is also of great importance to us, a high-profile example being the Lin's family murder case.