Australian Enterprise Awards 2023

Feb22538 McDonald Legal is an integrated legal firm committed to providing affordable, timely, innovative, and expert legal advice. The company was founded in July 2018 by Daniel McDonald and has since grown into a successful legal firm that truly cares about its clients, aiming to deliver value for money and favourable outcomes to those who use its services. Offering both online and face-to-face services, McDonald Legal brings together lawyers and technologists to deliver efficient and cost-effective legal services for individuals, SMEs, startups and corporates. The company offers a range of services across many legal areas, including property law, commercial law, wills and estates, family law, personal injury, and frauds and scams. Overall, the firm’s mission is to provide its clients with the highest quality services in an efficient and professional manor, encouraging its team to act with integrity in all dealings to foster trust between its lawyers and clients. In a competitive industry, it is important for McDonald Legal to set itself apart from competitors, which it does by providing efficient services without sacrificing quality. No matter the issue, McDonald Legal understands that timing is crucial and aims to be available and responsive to clients’ needs whenever necessary. Furthermore, the company’s lawyers have extensive experience working at leading law firms, so clients can count on receiving the best advice. The team is strong willed and dedicated to customer satisfaction. While lawyers can never guarantee a particular outcome for their clients, they can guarantee that their experience with the team will meet and even exceed their expectations. McDonald Legal believes customer experience is incredibly important, especially since dealing with issues like wills and estates can involve discussing emotional or sensitive topics. This is why the firm makes sure to hire empathetic individuals who are committed to completing work to an exceptionally high standard. Another factor that makes McDonald Legal unique is that, where most firms tend to brief barristers to do court appearance work, McDonald Legal is an advocacy legal firm, which means its lawyers appear and advocate for their clients in the relevant courts and tribunals. Usually, the lawyer who has carriage of a client’s matter is the lawyer who advocates on their behalf in court. By doing its own court appearance work, it saves its clients thousands of dollars. This demonstrates the company’s commitment to providing affordable legal care to those who need it. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, there have been a number of changes in the industry that have affected how legal firms function in the present day. For example, there were significant issues in the completion of probate applications during the pandemic, so the law changed to allow affidavits and other important documents to be witnessed by video call. The firm made adjustments to accommodate these changes, which are now standard practice for completing probate and letters of administration applications. This is particularly useful when the executors are elderly. Furthermore, since the pandemic, McDonald Legal has created an online will application system which allows people to create wills online. Once submitted, the will is reviewed by one of the lawyers at McDonald Legal. Moving forwards, McDonald Legal is planning to release a system allowing people to complete Power of Attorney and medical decision-maker documents online. With many things moving online following the pandemic, the company is keeping on top of the changing trends in the industry, which no doubt contributes to its success. As a result of its innovative ideas, high-quality services and dedication to customer satisfaction, McDonald Legal has won Best Commercial and Estate Planning Company, Victoria, in the Australian Enterprise Awards 2023. The company continues to help clients with their legal needs in a cost-effective and timely manner. Contact Details Contact: Daniel McDonald Company: McDonald Legal Web Address: Best Commercial & Estate Planning Company - Victoria Jan23388