About Prior Law


Prior Law is a firm based on the merger of four long established practices: Prior & Prior Barristers and Solicitors (est. 1990, Bentleigh); Allan Jenes Solicitor (est. 1983, East Bentleigh); John J Byrne Lawyer (est. 1972, Highett & 1998, Cheltenham); Jim McCarthy Lawyers (est. 1982, McKinnon).

Although we are a firm with a strong local identity, our skills and expertise have allowed us to expand the reach of our practice across Melbourne and the State. Our clients range from significant commercial enterprises to individuals. We work with all clients to deliver practical advice and innovative and effective solutions to best meet your needs.

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  • Bentleigh Office
    489 Centre Road, Bentleigh 3204 - VIC
    Telephone.: (03) 9557 6831, Fax: (03) 9557 9090
  • East Bentleigh Office
    701 Centre Road, East Bentleigh 3165 - VIC
    Telephone.: (03) 9579 1233, Fax.: (03) 9563 8061
  • Cheltenham Office
    Prior Law's Cheltenham office closed on 30th November 2017
    John Byrne is now based at our East Bentleigh Office.