Who We Are
Richard and Adele Hegedich are local lawyers with a passion for delivering a high level of legal service and common sense advice at reasonable prices.
The firm, Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers, opened in July 2011 with Principal Solicitor Richard Hegedich and the administrative assistance from wife Adele Hegedich.
Richard entered the legal profession as a mature aged student, after a very successful career in the insurance industry and was practicing law in the private sector since 2003.
Adele, alternatively, volunteered and worked within the community legal centre sector for over 10 years, including as Manager of the local community legal centre. Adele served as Mayor and municipal councillor for Wyndham City Council, one of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia for over 7 years and brings a wealth of governance knowledge in addition to her legal, management and business expertise.
Bringing two different perspective in the delivery of legal services has shaped the way Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers delivers its services to its clients.
Their combined experiences, along with the rest of the team at Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers means that as Principal, Richard ensures and oversees the firm strive to provide a professional, cost effective, common sense service to each of its clients. As Rotarians Richard and Adele are now proud members of the Rotary Club of Wyndham Harbour.
Since 2011, the firm has seen many repeat clients and referrals to client’s family and friends, which is sentiment to Richard and Adele’s philosophy to provide a personal and friendly service. During this time, the firm has grown significantly to the point Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers are now one of the most reputable small legal firms in the western suburbs.
Our mission is to offer the highest level of personalised services in a professional, affordable and timely manner to all our clients.
Our core organisational values
• Focus on open and honest communication
• Are committed to service excellence
• Ensure ethical business practices and professionalism
• Maintain highest levels of trust and integrity
• Are dedicated to providing a personal approach when working with you
• Are devoted to building strong personal relationships
People are often apprehensive to seek a lawyer’s services because they think it will be expensive.
All too often we see the result of people making the mistake of failing to appoint a lawyer or appointing a lawyer too late in the matter.
Engaging a lawyer early in your matter can save you the long term headache and added expense if and when something goes wrong.
Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers encourages all its new clients to get advice, early, by taking advantage of our initial free 30 minute consultation. This appointment enables us to have a conversation with you about your matter and the costs associated for us to provide you our legal services.
How we work (and how we charge)
Our business is centered on providing exceptional client service. We pride ourselves on our down-to-earth ‘simple English’ approach. As part of this accessibility commitment, we will keep you posted on all aspects of your case, exploring the options, every step of the way.
Hegedich & De Crescenzo Lawyers encourages all its new clients to get advice early by taking advantage of our initial free 30 minute consultation; especially before you sign any document because once signed the document can be binding.
Every legal matter is different. Our initial free 30 minute consultation means you can learn more about us, and we can learn about you and your legal issue.
Once we have determined the facts in your legal matter we can then provide you our costs. In some cases we can provide you a fixed price, in other cases our costs will vary depending on a number of different factors, which will be clearly explained to you at time of the consultation.
It is our legal obligation however to give you an estimate of your legal fees as accurately as possible and we will discuss this with you in more detail during your first appointment, so by the time you leave you will have a clear indication of the costs and how we will charge you.
Despite the fact that the costs of living continue to increase, we always aim to keep our fees moderate and reasonable for new and existing clients.