Broad experience, focused expertise

Getting you the results your deserve

Let Our Experience Be Your Advantage.

Our experienced team draws on a wide range of experiences to recognize issues that might otherwise escape the notice of other practitioners.

Each of the lawyers at Ganci Huggett Lawyers come from a generalist background; meaning that although they focus on specific areas of law, their broader training and experience means that they can draw on a wide range of experiences to recognize issues that might otherwise escape the notice of other practitioners.

Working together To Deliver For You.

As a matter of policy, we assign at least one lawyer to each matter and in some cases, or two where required for more complex matters. We also often work with a selection of specialist Barristers, Senior and Queens Counsel, to whom we refer depending on the nature and complexity of your matter. Finally, our team also includes a very hard working team of graduates and paralegals whose efforts are always very appreciated and rewarded.

Paul Ganci - Partner

With over 40 years of experience, Paul’s current areas of specialty include Property Law, Commercial Leasing and Wills and Estates matters.

His more notable recent matters include:
• Acting for Vendors in three large property sales ranging from $22m to $42m in value
• Acting for corporates for commercial leases in multi-level and retail shopping centers
• Acting for high net worth deceased Estates in disputes and litigious matters

Paul is of proud Sicilian heritage and is a member of the Australian Italian Lawyers Association. Currently, he spends his time outside of work with his ever-growing soccer team of grandchildren, working on his own personal property development projects and on the weekends, as President of the Ferla Club. As a form of protest, Paul refuses to sign up to Facebook.

James Huggett - Partner

As an alumnus of Sydney University, James was admitted in 2006 in the Supreme Court of NSW, Supreme Court of Victoria and High Court of Australia. In his profession, James is a commercial lawyer from strong Sydney firm where he worked on a wide range of disputes. His clients have included high net worth individuals, mid-sized corporates, SME’s and large listed entities.

Examples of James’ recent experiences and common dispute matters include:

Commercial Disputes – Debt Claims – Most recently acting for both Plaintiffs and Defendants, specifically an international metal manufacturer’s debt claim as against a Defendant relating to the Monash Children’s Hospital, ultimately obtaining a successful judgment and financial outcome for the client.

Commercial and Business Law – Acting for various sales and acquisitions, including a vendor in a large transaction for the sale of assets including heavy equipment, machinery, trucks and the transfer of multiple leases.

Corporate Law – Instructed by corporates in relation to a range of advisory, dispute and mediation matters, including high-end service agreements, engineering defects disputes and property dispute settlements.

Family Law – Acting for clients in relation to various matters including prenuptial and defacto disputes and agreements, parenting and custody matters, final financial agreements and divorce applications.

Bankruptcy and Insolvency – Acting for a both private individuals and companies in successful proceedings in defeating statutory demands and creditors petitions. This has also included numerous successful outcomes in having default judgments and Statutory Demands set aside.

Born in Suva, Fiji, James is of English heritage. He has lived in Auckland, New Zealand and Sydney, New South Wales before moving to practice Victoria in 2010. Married with a very excitable and tiring child, James strives to find time to lead a balanced lifestyle. When he can, he enjoys cycling, mountain biking and recreational fishing.

Tamara Kay- Special Counsel

With over 15 years of practice in Family Law, Tamara is a specialist.

Tamara strives for excellence in the profession and has a no-nonsense approach to family law litigation as well as a broad appreciation for non-adversarial outcomes for clients. Tamara offers a more ‘mindful’ and balanced approach with legal advice with practical solutions that are tailored to our client’s needs.

Tamara also teaches family law to graduates, support staff and other lawyers at the Leo Cussen Institute for Law.

Outside of work, Tamara has a keen interest in healthy living and mindful development. She is also a yoga instructor and enjoys attending health and fitness retreats in exotic foreign countries. Due to this, she is currently banned from posting jealousy-inducing photos of her trips on the firm’s Facebook or social media feeds.

Christina Nguyen - Solicitor

Christina is a motivated and commercially-minded advisor. Starting her career with a background in immigration law, Christina has shifted her focus to become a generalist practitioner with a focus on transactional, estate and dispute matters.

Her current areas of specialty are Property Law, Estates Law and Civil Litigation.

Christina was trained and has a Master of Laws from Monash University. She has travelled and lived abroad, where she finished her secondary education at an international school. Now living in Melbourne, she currently spends her time outside of work exploring Melbourne’s food scene and taking dance classes.

Christina’s passion for spelling and grammar makes her the firm’s most vociferous and persuasive proof-reader.

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