A client focused and progressive approach to legal service, underpinned by genuine expertise.

A client-focused and progressive approach to legal service.


Founded in 1961, Haines and Polites is a general practice law firm, with experience in a broad range of practice areas. With offices in the heart of Melbourne’s legal precinct,  Heidelberg Heights and Footscray, Haines and Polites services a large cross-section of the community.

We understand that for most people, obtaining legal advice can be an unfamiliar and sometimes stressful process, which is why our client focused approach to legal service helps take the stress away from you, so that you can focus on the things that matter most to you.

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Despite the recently imposed Stage 4 restrictions, we will continue to operate subject to the requirements set by the Victorian State Government and the Department of Health and Human Services. 


Our Melbourne office will remain open between 9:30am and 4:30pm, however, attendance to members of the  public will only be permitted where lawful to do so and deemed essential by our staff.


We will continue to conduct all solicitor-client conferences by way of Zoom, WebEx and other online audiovisual platforms. 


We remain contactable on 03 9670 5085. For urgent enquiries outside of business hours,  please call Mr. Paul Tomlinson, Partner, on 0432 409 031. 


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Haines & Polites has been helping people resolve disputes for over 60 years. Our solicitors understand what it takes to achieve cost effective dispute resolution and aim to achieve satisfactory resolutions early, to avoid having to litigate.


Our firm's criminal law team is lead by senior partners Mr Paul Tomlinson and Mr Charles Nikakis. The team has acted in various high profile criminal matters and is experienced in all areas of criminal law.  


When you buy, sell or deal with an interest in property, you need to be aware of what problems may arise and any rights you may need to protect. Our solicitors pride themselves on identifying potential problems well before they arise, helping to save you time and money.