John Chamberlin

Senior Lawyer


Legal Expertise


Clients value John’s depth of experience and practical approach.

Throughout his career, John has always been involved in residential property for family homes, commercial property, wills and the administration of estates.

John maintains a daily interest in legal commentary and developments in the law, including new legislation and recent cases


  • the sale of a 500-lot residential subdivision with a total value of $80 million;
  • sales and purchases for older clients, as well as third and fourth generation members of their families;
  • completion of the administration of a $22 million estate, much of which went to charities, involving difficult capital gains tax issues; and
  • regular involvement in land tax matters, particularly concessions and exemptions

Memberships and Associations

  • Law Institute of Victoria


  • Bachelor of Laws, The University of Melbourne

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practise

  • Victoria

“My association with clients in some cases dates back more than 55 years. I aim to meet their individual wishes by taking a practical approach to get matters ‘over the line’. Some families have been clients of Cornwalls for over 100 years.”