About

Here you can find information about our businesses and how we got to where we are today. 2014 marks the beginning of our professional association and we look forward to sharing this journey with our clients.

To contact Lexmerca Lawyers or Professional Engagement Group please call: 02 6181 2900.

Lexmerca Lawyers

Lexmerca Lawyers was founded in 2014 by solicitors, good friends, and now business partners, Jason Wenning and John Chamberlain. Both Jason and John are experienced solicitors whose passion for legal solutions and exceptional client service brought them together in this business venture.

Recognising the need for a boutique commercial law firm in Canberra, Jason and John established a practice that is focused on delivering the best commercial outcomes for their clients, at competitive prices.

Where did the name 'Lexmerca' come from?

Often we get asked, ‘where did the name “Lexmerca” come from?’ Well, it was influenced by ‘Lex mercatoria’, which was a legal system invented by European merchants during the medieval period. Dissatisfied with slow and expensive dispute-resolution procedures, the merchants set up their own courts along trade routes, which settled commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. This approach was founded on the principles of fairness, equity and contractual freedom, unlike the mainstream court system, which was caught up in lengthy processes and legal technicalities. 

Fast forward to 2014; much like their European predecessors, Lexmerca Lawyers is focused on delivering timely, commercially-focused, and cost-effective outcomes for their clients.

Professional Engagement Group

Professional Engagement Group was founded by Paul Green, a highly-skilled solicitor with more than 25 years’ experience practicing law. After a long-spanning career, many years of which as a Partner of one of Canberra’s leading law firms, Paul decided to take a new direction. 

He identified that there was a widening gap in client-service standards within the legal profession, with many clients reporting that they no longer received a personalised service like once was the norm. Paul sought to change this through his client-focused business, Professional Engagement Group, which he launched on 1 July 2013. 

Professional Engagement Group focuses on providing specialist legal advice to clients operating in the commercial, property development, and building and construction industries.

Our approach

When appointing Lexmerca Lawyers or Professional Engagement Group to represent you in your legal matters, you can be assured that a Partner will be working on your matter, irrespective of how big or small your matter may be—from individuals looking to buy or sell property, to businesses with large portfolios, you will be looked after by a Partner whose priority is to provide you with a personalised legal service consisting of well-drafted advice and outstanding client service.

Completely specialised

We have spent many years perfecting our craft and nurturing our expertise in the areas of commercial, construction and property law. Within these areas of specialisation we have distinct expertise in seven areas, which our clients and referrers recognise and continue to value through their ongoing association. 

We believe that narrowing our legal focus allows us to maintain an in-depth knowledge of applicable laws, as well as keep abreast of any developments that may affect our clients. We can tailor our services to meet your needs. 

Totally Reliable

We consider reliability to be one of our key qualities. You can rely on Lexmerca Lawyers and Professional Engagement Group to:

- competitively price our work;
- give you honest advice;
- defend your interests;
- promptly action your matters;
- keep you informed; and
- respect your patronage. 

Our reliability is what keeps our clients dedicated to our businesses. 

Seriously Competitive

As boutique firms, we have shaped our practices in such a way as to eliminate the costly overheads traditionally associated with large law firms. By eliminating the costs that offer little direct value to clients, we are able to offer exactly what they are seeking; specialised advice from reliable solicitors, at competitive rates. 

We trademark our work through our specialised skills, clever strategies, common sense, and practical solutions. Your needs are important to us.