Important COVID-19 Information

We are constantly updating our website with the most up-to-date information regarding the conduct of our business during the COVID-19 crisis. Please find all relevant resources at the link below:

COVID-19 Resources

We are committed to the health and safety of our clients and employees and our office remains open at the current time by appointment only as we implement steps to reduce face to face contact. We request that you contact our office via email or telephone at this time and we also have a document delivery tray inside our front door for all document returns. We will work remotely should our office need to close and thank you for your cooperation and support during these difficult times.

Our lawyers are renowned for their expertise and are considered leaders in their practice areas. They have the experience and know-how to help you.

Our lawyers at SMR Legal can help you with:

Please take the time to read about how our lawyers can assist you:

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Fiona Merrylees


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Nina O’Brien


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Kelli Ritchie

Special Counsel

Legal Executives & Clerks

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Nicole Demase

Legal Executive

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Cassie Billings

Conveyancing Clerk

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Kaitlyn Radevski

Probate & Conveyancing Clerk

Our Fees

Our History

SMR Legal was the brainchild of Suzanna Sheed, a family law specialist, and Mary Stewart, a Wills & Estates specialist, both based in Shepparton with many loyal clients coming from not only the Goulburn Valley, but also from other parts of Victoria and New South Wales.

Over time Suzanna Sheed and Mary Stewart often referred clients to one another which saw this relationship eventually grow to the point where they decided to merge their respective practices into one law firm.

This merger also included Fiona Merrylees, another highly experienced family lawyer, Kelli Ritchie, a well-respected property lawyer and Stephen Merrylees, a former government lawyer and law lecturer.

Suzanna Sheed has since moved on to a political career (she is the current Member for Shepparton) and Mary Stewart has retired, leaving SMR Legal in the capable hands of its current Directors, Fiona Merrylees, Stephen Merrylees, Alexander Sheed-Finck and Nina O’Brien.

Today SMR Legal has grown in reputation and size. We now service clients from both our Melbourne and Shepparton offices. Our ongoing delivery of quality expert advice that is both cost effective and highly personalised continues to set us apart from our competitors.