Hamilton Main exists to turn our knowledge and experience into value to benefit our clients.

We understand that we are a secondary service provider, in that Hamilton Main exists to provide value and benefit to businesses, or primary providers, who are providing goods or services to customers. We therefore acknowledge and understand that our success as a firm is linked to our clients’ success.

Hamilton Main was founded by Simon Zarifeh and is based on Canberra. Simon was admitted to the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of the A.C.T. in 2000 and has worked for Phillips Fox (now DLA Piper), one of Australia’s top intellectual property specialist firms, Griffith Hack, and 8 plus years in house for a start up smart card company, Airservices Australia and Qatar Airways.

Simon is also a very keen fly fisherman and in fact is only one of 3 practising lawyers in the world that are also a Federation of Fly Fishers Master Certified Casting Instructor. If you feel like reading about some of his fly fishing adventures, because you have nothing to do for the next few minutes, then feel free to check them out here (no liability accepted for injuries arising out of boredom).

We aren’t the biggest firm in the world, or even in Australia, but being niche allows us to be dynamic, responsive and focused on client requirements. You won’t find us locked in partner meetings and unavailable, however you might have to wait a few hours for a call back early and late in the season when the trout are running.