Diploma of Financial Services (Conveyancing)
Garvin has been involved in the Conveyancing and Settlements profession since 1985 when he cut his teeth at the old State Bank Victoria / CBA for 14 years,
followed by a further 9 years at ANZ, and 2 years at a CBD law firm.
In addition, Garvin's father was a Solicitor and Garvin assisted his Dad on his Property files for many years.
Garvin finally decided it was time to do properly what he's been helping others do for years. Once he successfully completed his studies and graduated
from Swinburne, the role at Stonnington Conveyancing seemed the perfect opportunity to transition from the bank/lender side of Settlements to looking
after private client's needs - and learn from one of the leaders in the field.
Buying a new home can be pretty stressful. Garvin's calm demeanor and desire to go the extra mile to get great results for clients are critical
facets to have - and a good match for Stonnington Conveyancing. The end result must always be as favourable and stress free as possible for the client.
Keeping a cool head is a necessity, especially when coordinating sometimes very complex settlements, when constantly busy, and ensuring no one
walks away until everyone is happy!
Garvin was born in Sri Lanka and his family migrated here when he was 4 years old, in 1970.
Even though he has a soft spot for the land of his birth, you'll still see him barracking for the Aussies when it comes to Cricket!
As for AFL, his allegiances lie with North Melbourne and Garvin proudly says he's a supporter who's seen every North Melbourne Grand Final victory… so far.
To e-mail Garvin direct, click here.
Paul Garson A.A.I.C., M.R.E.I.,
Licensed Certified Practicing Conveyancer (Vic.)
Govt. Registered Conveyancer (S.A.)
Paul Garson is the Principal of Stonnington
Paul graduated in 1988, in South Australia, the birthplace of the "Torrens Title System"
and the best place in the known universe to learn all about Conveyancing!
Upon graduation, Paul was nominated for the prestigious "Jack
Sinclair Medal" for overall course achievement, having obtained
Distinctions over four years in all subjects bar one, where a Credit was
After establishing the Adelaide office in 1989, Paul moved to Melbourne in 2000 and started Stonnington Conveyancing.
With great help from his excellent staff at Stonnington Conveyancing, the practice has grown to market
prominence, leading the specialist conveyancing marketplace, especially in the Stonnington and Boroondara Council areas.
Paul is also a respected member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (Victorian Division).
Paul personally prepares most of the Vendor Sale documents
(Section 32 statements and Contracts) for our Vendor clients,
as it is Paul's firm belief that a lot of the problems sometimes
experienced on our Purchaser
files stem from "sloppy" vendor
work, such as ambiguous drafting of conditions and failure
to search and disclose properly.
Paul also has a special interest and expertise in subdivisional and development work.
Lastly, whilst Paul absolutely loves living in Melbourne, he remains proudly South Australian
and has been a Port Adelaide fan for over 40 years (Port Magpies and now also Port Power)!
To e-mail Paul direct, click here.
Tom Hanna LLB A.A.I.C.,
Associate of Aust. Institute of Conveyancers
Tom is the most recent addition to the Team at Stonnington Conveyancing having recently made the move East across the border from Adelaide. Graduating from Flinders University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice, Tom turned his focus to Property Law, with Stonnington Conveyancing being the perfect place for him to develop himself as a Property Law Specialist.
With a background, before and during his Law Degree, in his Father’s Family Environmental Agri-Business, Tom became comfortable and well-practised dealing with Private Client needs and the responsibility to deliver excellent outcomes for the Clients.
Tom thoroughly enjoys working in the Private sector with Client satisfaction being his key measure of success. Tom approaches all conveyancing matters with a sharp mind, extreme diligence and a calm head, ensuring the best results for the Clients of Stonnington Conveyancing.
Drawing on the combined experience of Paul and Garvin, Tom is in great hands; however he is keen to apply his own innovative approach to conveyancing. With the introduction of PEXA Electronic Conveyancing Tom is looking forward to providing more efficient conveyancing solutions for his Clients, especially as it integrates with our top-end Conveyancing Software.
Tom loves living in Melbourne and is looking forward to the Professional and personal Development that comes with living in such a great city and helping our Clients achieve great outcomes with their Melbourne Properties.
Lastly, as Tom is a South Australian, he, unlike Paul, supports the Adelaide Crows and has fond memories of the 1997 and 1998 AFL premierships. Naturally, this causes some office tension, or at least good humoured banter, before and after the SA “Showdowns”.
To e-mail Tom direct, click here.