cetrola legal

Integrity, strength, effectiveness.

About Us


Cetrola Legal is a Melbourne based commercial legal practice focused on relationships between its clients and Frank Cetrola, its founding principal.

These relationships have been an enduring feature in our practice and we are proud to have amongst our clients people who have consulted with Frank all the way through his legal career, as a founding director at Clarendon Lawyers and as a lawyer at Freehills, Hall & Wilcox and Robert James.

The basic tenets of our practice involves the daily commitment to those relationships, achieved through:

Our alignment with your interests
While we advise clients on their legal rights and obligations, we couch that advice in the total business matrix, including highlighting the consequences on a personal level (opportunity cost and stress of litigation being the most common considerations). A strictly legal analysis does not always produce the best overall result.

Knowing Our Clients’ Business World
Frank’s most fulfilling aspect in practising law is gaining a sound understanding of clients’ businesses and, where appropriate, introducing clients to each other to explore opportunities/synergies. The links give an indication of the varied activities of clients of Cetrola Legal.

Cetrola Legal is privileged to have gained insights not just into its clients’ businesses, but also the industries in which they operate and the broader economy. This exposure has enabled Cetrola Legal to gain expertise in areas as diverse as the petroleum, food service and production, property and pharmaceutical industries.

Providing solutions
Cetrola Legal is driven by outcomes – if we are to succeed, we need our clients to succeed. Client contact is paramount. Often the first contact is on a no obligation basis so that we can assess your legal needs and the likely cost of our involvement. If there is no practical requirement for us to act, we will tell you.

Cetrola Legal values repeat business based on a job well done. It recognises the importance of timely, effective attention to clients’ needs.

Frank Cetrola prides himself in being accessible. Frank has always provided clients with his direct telephone line. If you receive Frank’s voice mail, his commitment is to call you within half an hour of being free from his obligation at the time of the call.