Guymer Lawyers Frankston

03 9783 5632

The Guymer Lawyers team

Proudly servicing the building and construction industry

Lance Guymer

Director Guymer Lawyers

Year of Admission: 1988

Areas of Practice:

Commercial and Domestic Building Contracts, and Building Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation in Supreme, County and Magistrates’ Court, and Federal Magistrates’ Court, Architectural Copyright and other Intellectual Property, Water Act claims, Development Agreements, Conveyancing and Subdivisions, Planning Law and Disputes, Mediation, Employment Law, Defamation, Debt Recovery, Security of payments legislation and claims , Owners Corporation claims.

Specialist Accreditation:

Accredited Specialist – Commercial Litigation with the Law Institute of Victoria from 1993 to present


Bachelor of Laws/Bachelor of Arts (Melbourne)


Law Institute of Victoria, Master Builders Association of Victoria, Building Dispute Practitioners Society, Peninsula Community Legal Service, Users Group Building and Property List of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

About Lance:

Lance Guymer commenced practice in 1988 and obtained his Specialist Accreditation in Commercial Litigation in 1993. Lance joined our firm in 2007, bringing with him his extensive experience and expertise in building and construction law.

Sue Ponton

Personal Assistant

Year of Employment: 1988


First commence working as a legal assistant in the area of Family Law in the city.

Moved to the area of personal injuries/workers compensation after a couple of years.

Started working for Lance approximately 28 years ago in the area of building and construction law/litigation and have worked with Lance since then.

Firms worked at:

John F Green & Co, Reichman & Co, Devenish & Co, Wainwright Ryan, Guymer Naidoo and Meier Denison Guymer.


Computer skills in Microsoft Word and Outlook, FilePro and Dataworxs audiowave system.


Enjoy going to the gym, walking my dog and exercise in general. Reading historical novels and gardening.

Danielle Mercuri

Legal Practioner

Year of Admission: 2011

Year of Employment: 2015

Areas of Practice:

Family Law, Defacto Law, Victims of Crime, Commercial and Domestic Building Contracts, and Building Dispute Resolution.


Bachelor of Legal Studies (La Trobe), Bachelor of Laws (Deakin) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (College of Law).


Law Institute of Victoria, Building Dispute Practitioners Society and Peninsula Community Legal Service.

About Danielle:

Danielle Mercuri commenced practice in 2011 and has worked exclusively on the Mornington Peninsula. Danielle joined Meier Denison Guymer in 2012, and, after a short sabbatical, re-joined the team in 2015.

Danielle has focused on the areas of family law in children’s and property and defacto property matters and has regularly appeared at the Victims of Crime Assistance Tribunal as an advocate. Danielle has a special interest in access of services via community legal services, and has volunteered at the local Legal services centre for 6 years.

Prior to commencing practice, Danielle worked as a Conveyancing and Settlement clerk in domestic property sales and purchases. Danielle brings with her extensive experience in Conveyancing, having worked both as a Conveyancing clerk and as a Mortgage clerk, having represented some of Australia’s “Big Four” banks.

This experience has been of great assistance as Danielle who has recently commenced tutorage under Lance Guymer in the areas of Commercial and Domestic Building Contracts and Building Dispute Resolution.

When not providing professional legal service to clients, Danielle enjoys fitness activities and is aiming to compete in 10 fun runs in the 2016 year, renovating her home with her husband and enjoying time with rescue animals two dogs and 3 cats.

Sharon Cooper

Personal Legal Assistant

Year of Employment: 2016

About Sharon:

First commenced working in the legal industry in 1979 with Gair & Brahe (now Garland Hawthorn Brahe Lawyers) in Melbourne’s CBD.

Sharon has extensive litigation experience and has also worked in insurance law with Sparke Helmore.

Sharon has worked with GHBL for over 30 years but with a number of stints in other firms in between.

In 2016 Sharon decided to leave the CBD and joined Lance at Guymer Lawyers, having previously worked for Lance when he was at Guymer Naidoo in Cranbourne for a short time in 2008.

Sharon is familiar and competent with drafting correspondence and document preparation required across a range of VCAT and Court formats.


  • Microsoft Word and Outlook
  • Affinity
  • FilePro
  • Dicta Typing (Audio Wav)
  • File Management
  • Office management - day to day operating


Sharon enjoys socialising with family and friends, reading, gardening and holidaying anywhere near the ocean (where snorkelling is her passion).

Contact Guymer Lawyers

Phone: (03) 9783 5632
Fax: (03) 9783 1843

Opening Hours: Monday to Friday - 8:30am to 5:30pm.

Address: Suite 2/395 Nepean Highway Frankston. Victoria. 3199

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