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Offering services in Criminal, Family, Children's and Commercial Law,  as well as Conveyancing, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning




Criminal Law


Our lawyers have extensive, practical experience representing clients in various types of Criminal Law matters. Our approachable criminal law team is led by Hugh Middleton who is an LIV Accredited Criminal Law specialist

Children's Law

Our dedicated Children's Law team can assist with advice and representation in child protection matters and criminal law children's court matters

Commercial Law


Our friendly and professional commercial lawyers can assist with advice and administration of various commercial law areas including:

  • Commercial property sales and purchases Victoria and NSW

  • Sale and purchase of a business Victoria and NSW

  • Commercial Leases

  • Discretionary, Hybrid and Unit Trust Deeds

  • Succession planning

  • Strategic planning

  • Subdivisions

  • Share and Unit sale agreement

  • Business structures

  • Estate planning


With extensive experience in assisting clients with the purchase of residential and commercial properties from the preparation of section 32's through to settlement, our conveyancing team are ready to assist

Family Law


We pride ourselves on helping our clients navigate their family law separation with trustworthy and honest advice and representation. We can assist in achieving practical, workable and child-focused outcomes

Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning


Our experienced lawyers understand that good corporate governance and strategic planning are fundamental elements to helping your organisation achieve their goals and vision. Whether it be running a strategic planning session for you and your team or assisting with policy drafting, our team is here to help

Wills and Estates


At Martin Middleton Oates we understand the importance of planning ahead and how stressful the passing of a loved one can be. We are here to assist with the preparation of wills, administration of estates in accordance with your loved ones wishes as well as assisting you to plan for your future 



We work for our clients to achieve a practical, "real world" workable solution to their legal problem. Our difference is that we are passionate, experienced and focused on getting an outcome that is best for you. Our ideal client is anyone experiencing a legal problem that they need help to resolve. 

We offer services in Criminal, Family, Commercial, Wills & Estates and Children's Law as well as Conveyancing, Corporate Governance and Strategic Planning. We offer affordable private fee payment as well as Legal Aid services dependent on your eligibility. 

With over 20 years of local knowledge and experience, we understand the needs of our clients across the Mallee region and beyond. We are passionate in advocating for and defending the rights of our clients and pride ourselves on treating our clients with empathy, respect and compassion. 

Law Firm


Hugh Middleton


Hugh has been practising law in Sunraysia for over 20 years. As a LIV accredited specialist in Criminal Law, Hugh applies his specialist, extensive experience to his client's advantage across all areas of Criminal Law and jurisdictions.

Hugh represents clients in both Victoria and New South Wales and in various jurisdictions including the Magistrates' Court of Victoria, the Local Court of NSW, County Court of Victoria, District Court of NSW and the Supreme Court

Alix O'Donnell


Alix has been practising law for over five years, and has been associated with MMO Lawyers since 2014.

While Alix has had exposure to many of our offerings in our firm, her practice is primarily focused on Family and Commercial Law.

Alix has experience working on complex commercial and family law matters as well as undertaking Legal Aid work and court appearances.

Jayden Seamer


Jayden works in our Estate team completing Wills and Powers of Attorneys for our clients.  He also has been working in our Commercial team with both commercial and conveyancing clients.

Jayden only joined our firm in June 2021, but he has quickly cemented himself as a capable lawyer and thorough researcher who always seeks the best outcome for his clients in protecting their interests.

Jayden is originally from Bendigo and is enjoying the Mildura area and lifestyle.

Peter Delorenzo


Peter returns to the MMO team after a six month break.

Peter is an experienced Criminal Lawyer and is sort after by clients in this field.  He works hard for his clients to achieve a positive outcome.

Peter has been a consistent mentor at MMO for our junior lawyers and we are thrilled to have him back with us.

Peter will be available from June 6, 2022 for appointments.

Laura Girouard


Laura is another recent addition to our team joining us in July 2021.

Laura has been working in our Family Law team assisting our lawyers to provide excellent advice and support to our clients.

Laura is currently on maternity leave and is expected to return later in 2022.

Hannah Smith


Hannah is our most recent Graduate lawyer, joining our team in March 2022 after being admitted to legal practice by the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Hannah obtained her Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and Bachelor of Arts at Victoria University.

Hannah is a junior lawyer primarily working in Criminal Law, Family Law and Wills and Powers of Attorneys.







61 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, VIC 3500

Tel:  (03) 5023 7900


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