Lester Ong


Lester practises broadly in commercial law, providing expert advice to small and medium enterprises; high net-worth individuals and family groups.

His commercial practice includes business sales and acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures, leasing and franchising, trusts, duties and complex estate planning. Lester has a keen eye for detail and enjoys drafting complex transactional documents.

Lester is also a highly regarded migration lawyer with in-depth knowledge and understanding of Australian visa processes across a broad range of visas. Lester has consistently provided strategic immigration advice to companies and individuals, including in relation to appeals, compliance and complex issues. He has been recognised by Doyle’s Guide as a Leading Immigration Lawyer in Western Australia.

He also maintains a keen interest in not-for-profit law and regularly assists clients in structuring not-for-profits and advising on governance issues. Lester currently sits on the boards of three different charities.

Lester has been a committee member of the Migration Institute of Australia and chair of its Continuing Professional Education subcommittee. In 2013, Lester was awarded the Migration Institute’s Henry Giblett Award for Outstanding Contribution to Education and Continuing Professional Development.

Lester graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2000 with a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts.

Practice Areas

  • Migration
  • Commercial
  • Trusts and Estate Planning
  • Transfer Duty and Landholder Duty
  • Property
  • Not for profit law

Key Industry Sectors

  • Migration Professionals
  • Aboriginal Corporations
  • Retail and Franchising
  • Charities
  • Manufacturing