Practical advice…when
compensation really matters

Realistic solutions…when
you need family law help

Trusted advisors…with all
your estate planning needs

Our Values

Paul Alvaro Lawyers has been a trusted advisor to their clients since 2003.

As a ‘boutique’ law firm, we focus on our recognised core areas of expertise: Personal Injury, Family Law and Wills & Estates.

We pride ourselves on our ability to deliver the highest quality legal advice to your personal matter, tailored to your individual circumstances.

Our commitment is to represent you with integrity, honesty, efficiency and respect while also being your strongest advocate.

We listen to your needs and ensure we provide knowledgeable, insightful legal advice in an understanding, empathetic and professional manner.

Our impeccable and uncompromising professional conduct has led to us becoming the well-respected law firm we are today.

What Our Clients Say

Thanks to everyone that helped me at Paul Alvaro Lawyers while going through Cancer twice the team under strict guidelines by Paul were able to claim my Superannuation with minimal pressure put on my health THANK YOU TEAM. In remission now

Nick Blain

Thank you for all you have done for me and my family over the past 2 years.  It means a lot to us.  You have been such a huge help in be getting better after my horrific accident and can’t thank you enough.

Vicki T

Excellent personalised service from professionals that care about their clients.

Kevin Banks

What can I say but thank you for walking me through this long journey, for your care and compassion along the way and for always doing your best for me and my family

Dee H

Very helpful and understanding.

Donna Haskell

Just a little thank you to let you know how appreciative my family and I are for all your kind, caring support and hard work throughout my claim.

I look forward to moving on with this next chapter of my life and providing my family with some comfort which wouldn’t have been possible at all without your help.  We wish you all the success and joy and know you’ll be there for us in the future if need be.

Michael F

I really and honestly want to actually thank you from the depth of my heart for the very way you helped me with all your legal experience and expertise.

Theo F

Highly recommended to me with results and genuine caring support throughout.

Rachelle Zdrazil

Just a small token of my appreciation for the tireless effort you put in for settling my claim.  You made the whole experience seamless and stress less and for I am grateful.  Once again, thank you.  You are someone who will always be in my heart.

Mary A

Vanessa, I just wanted to thank you and everyone that worked on my case. I think it’s safe to say my expectations were well and truly exceeded. I was fortunate enough to have your firm recommended to me by a friend who had used Paul Alvaro Lawyers before, and I’ll be doing the same if someone requires assistance (which there seems to be a steady stream of unfortunate souls these days). Thanks again, I really appreciate it.

Darren B

Thank you all once again for everything you did for me. I was overwhelmed with the kindness and professionalism I was shown when not only acting on my behalf but being represented by Paul Alvaro Lawyers. The fees were if not free, when charged, were very low and comparable. No questions I asked were too stupid and I felt as a lay person that I could understand all of the information I was being given at all times. Thank you for the great outcome too! Best Wishes, Christeen.

Christeen T

Paul Alvaro Lawyers is an outstanding Law firm, without their help, I know that I would not have had the successful outcomes I have had. Vanessa Piniotti took on my extremely difficult case and encountered issues which would seem to be unfavourable considering my previous circumstances. She and her team worked tirelessly to make sure that the truth was told and presented it perfectly. She has stood by all of my requests and guided me through the entire lengthy process. Though we faced challenges, Vanessa did not falter. Her dedication and hard work provided us the pathway we needed to rise to victory. I will only recommend Vanessa Piniotti and Paul Alvaro Lawyers as I have never been nor have I ever seen anyone treated better. I am proud to be a client and will continue to retain them for all relevant legal matters that may arise as I know I am in the best hands. Thank you to everyone for all your hard work!

Anna V

To Vanessa and all at Paul Alvaro’s. Janet and I can not thank you enough for all the time and effort you all put into our case. Thank you so much.

Trevor and Janet O

Vanessa, Rebecca and I would like to sincerely thank you for your service and dedication over the past few years. You gave us confidence and determination to see our case through to the end. We especially enjoyed your at times robust and funny explanations of the law process! Thank you to David, a force in his field and an amazingly easy Barrister to understand and take guidance from. Thank you to Bethany for following through at the last minute. Also, to Paul Alvaro thank you for believing in us, it was a pleasure to meet you. Last but not least a huge shout out to the Alvaro front of house staff who always had a happy voice and were understanding.

Rick and Rebecca H

To Vanessa and all your staff, many thanks for your assistance and guidance in reaching a satisfactory settlement with the insurer; This will certainly ease the financial pressure on us. We are sure the outcome would have been much less without your assistance. This experience since the accident has been a huge learning and emotional rollercoaster for our whole family which we are relieved to finally be at the end of. We will certainly be in touch if we need any future legal assistance. Wishing you all the very best in the future.

Peter, Bridget and Jake W

For almost 3 years we dealt patiently with the insurance company then heard an ad for Paul Alvaro Lawyers and made the phone call. Best decision we have ever made! We met with Sarah Colvin and she guided us through the process in an extremely professional and approachable manner to an outcome we were more than pleased with. We would absolutely recommend her services. From the initial phone call to completion of our case we found all staff friendly, professional and caring.

David & Alice H

Vanessa,  words cannot express the gratitude that I have for all your efforts in obtaining a successful outcome with my complex case.  Over the past 5 years, you guided me with professionalism, kindness, and sincerity, and always maintained integrity.  You communicated with honesty and  clarity, explaining details to me in such a manner that I felt confident and well-informed when making key decisions.  You, Maria, and Bethany have been able to close a chapter in my life, allowing me to move forward, and for this, I will be forever grateful.   Thank you for your tenacity and diligence whilst handling my case, and for the compassion and care you showed me.  You are a rare individual and I will recommend you  to others wholeheartedly.  May you continue to be blessed with success in the future.


I was referred to Paul Alvaro Lawyers by my niece after being involved in an accident. Vanessa and Doja helped me through this stressful process by showing me kindness and offering ongoing support. They are diligent in all that they to do and I cannot thank them enough for all their efforts. I would highly recommend Paul Alvaro Lawyers.

Mr V Chung 

Having been my first time needing assistance after an accident, I was recommended to give Paul Alvaro lawyers a call. I must say it was a pleasant experience dealing with both Vanessa and Belinda, they were understanding and helpful when explaining the process of moving forward. I can’t thank you both enough for all that you have done. 

Anthony H

My father was in Australia on a short term visitor visa when he was involved in a MVA. Claim was so complicated for everyone because my father went back to India after filing the claim. Finally after four and half years of hard work Paul Alvaro’s team comes to the outcome which was beyond my father and my expectations. On behalf of my family I just wanted to thank Vanessa and everyone that worked on my father’s case. I think it’s safe to say our expectations were well and truly exceeded. We were fortunate enough to have your firm recommended to us by a friend who had used Paul Alvaro Lawyers before, and we’ll be doing the same if someone requires assistance. Thanks again, we really appreciate it.

Balwan B