McDonald Johnson Lawyers was established in 1916 with the merger of two small Newcastle law firms. It ethically practised law with wisdom for decades and gained a great reputation and respect. The firm O’Sullivan Saddington joined with it in 2018. It grew to have more than a team of 10 solicitors when it merged with a UK firm in 2019. That merger was unwound in 2021 when the firm recommenced trading as a Newcastle practice.
The main areas of practice are commercial and property transactions, commercial and business disputes and Estate planning and administration issues. The firm leverages its reputation of respect, transparency, honesty and knowledge for a mutually rewarding relationship with clients. It teams with clients to achieve innovative and accurate results.
The firm is headed by a principal who is an Accredited Specialist in both Business Law and Commercial Litigation and an Arbitrator of the Local Court. The firm has a Notary Public, can draw on the resources of relevant professionals from related disciplines and other lawyers and students. It is a boutique practice and specialises in core and chosen areas of the law.
After unwinding of the 2019 merger, the firm was recommenced by Craig Doyle and his long-term assistant, Cathy Catlow. The firm will recruit staff who are technically accurate and precise yet understand the industry.
The firm wants to build open and honest relationships with clients so that it can contribute to acceptable outcomes of problems and issues
The firm prides itself on being flexible and pro-active which enables us to build open and honest relationships with each other and our clients. We allow our people to be individuals, express opinions and contribute to outcomes for clients.
We have a real commitment to our people who in turn have a real commitment to our clients.
McDonald Johnson Lawyers provide a range of legal services to the Newcastle and surrounding areas. Our Newcastle lawyers are client focused, professional and experienced experts at hand to help.
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