McLaughlins Lawyers

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A lifetime of legal needs delivered by one trusted team.


Zero confusion. 100% solution. McLaughlins Lawyers are with you.


The reputation that can be only earned through decades of excellence also allows us to attract the most brilliant legal minds.

Be heard. Be supported. Be confident.

Expert legal solutions that power your business and protect your personal life for almost 60 years.

In times of personal or professional growth, challenge and change, McLaughlins Lawyers delivers total confidence. Reputation cannot be bought. We’ve built ours over almost 60 years by caring about our clients and their long-term success.

Whatever your legal needs, whatever stage of your life, McLaughlins is your trusted partner.

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Your every legal need. Total confidence at every stage of your life.



  • All Commercial Transactions
  • All Business Transactions
  • Franchising
  • Commercial & Retail Leasing
  • Developments & Subdivisions
  • Trade Marks & Intellectual Property
  • Hotel Sales & Acqusitions
  • SMSF Transactions
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  • Property Settlements
  • Divorce & Separation
  • Maintenance
  • De Facto Rights
  • Prenuptial & Financial Agreements
  • Parenting Disputes
  • Collaborative Law
  • Mediation
  • Family Dispute Resolution
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  • Commercial & Property Litigation
  • Debt Recovery & Civil Litigation
  • Contract & Partnership Disputes
  • Building Disputes
  • Sub-Contractor Disputes
  • Insurance Disputes
  • Consumer & IT Law
  • Tribunals & all Courts
  • Defamation
  • Employment
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  • Wills & Power of Attorney
  • Estates & Probate
  • Advance Health Directives
  • Testamentary Trusts
  • Succession Planning
  • Retirement Villages
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  • Licensing & Management Agreements
  • Copyright
  • Social Media
  • Music Industry
  • Disciplinary Hearings
  • Contracts & Contract Disputes
  • Individuals & Sports Clubs
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  • Will Disputes
  • Executors
  • Beneficiaries
  • Family Provision Claims
  • Contested Wills & Estates
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  • Investor
  • Work/Business
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  • Personal Insolvency
  • Corporate Insolvency
  • Debt Agreements & Restructuring
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  • Entrepreneurial Solutions
  • Managed funds
  • Sale or purchase of shares
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Your team - established experience and dynamic new legal minds

Ian Kennedy

Legal Practice Director

Litigation and Commercial

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Sophie Pearson

Legal Practice Director

Family Law

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Matt Kollrepp

Associate Director


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Meet the Entire McLaughlins team


  • “Just wanted to say how impressed I am with Matt and give you the feedback. Not just in his legal knowledge, but with his ability to think outside the box, people skills and just his all rounded ability.”

  • "Thank you to you and your company for all your assistance in the past few years involving my Father’s Will. Your communication and patience has been appreciated."

  • "I was very happy with how the briefs were handled. Very professional. I would happily use the firm again and recommend it to business associates."

  • "I would like to thank you and your team for the great advice and great work provided to us during the transition period. Once again I appreciate your fullest cooperation and support."

  • Attitude Goes a Long Way

    Female Business Owner, 44

    I have enjoyed working with you and really appreciate your efforts. I know it’s what you get paid for, but a good attitude and enthusiasm come subconsciously through emails and the phone – thanks again.

  • Service and Knowledge

    I just want to thank you, for your work in helping us out at such short notice.

  • Making a Difference

    Just a quick email to let you know that we really appreciate everything that you have done for us this year. By helping with mums affairs and with our personal stuff as well, you have made things a little easier. Keep up the great work it really does make a difference.

  • "We would like to thank you and the team at McLaughlins for all your assistance, patience and professionalism in the dealing of matters regarding our fathers estate."

  • Coping in the Face of Insurmountable Problems

    "... Everyone was supportive, courteous, helpful and explained each step of the process as clearly and concisely as possible. I don't know that you realise how important you are when clients don't know what to do or where to turn. You are not just supportive in the financial sense helping achieve a desired goal, but psychologically and emotionally you certainly were a huge part of my being able to cope with a seemingly insurmountable problem and devastating part of my life. I would recommend your services to anyone in need of such and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for everything you have done for me."

  • Five Years of Full Service

    It is a full service firm and I certainly needed many services over the last 5 years, so it was great to be able to deal with the organisation where they could refer to past matters, which tended to be all related. Everything was just great. From the moment I went through the front door and was treated with a friendly receptionist to the end of the matter. I referred my father to McLaughlins and will call McLaughlins for future issues.

  • Hi Sophie, I just wanted to extend a big thank you for your hard work and assistance in returning (child). Furthermore, I was very impressed by your intuition in adapting your strategy in Friday's court hearing.

  • Diligence and Attention to Detail

    “Thank you very much for your amazing and personalised care to complete our purchase and effect settlement. I must show our appreciation for your diligence and attention to detail and above all courteous manner in which you have represented your company. I thoroughly recommend your company to anyone looking for any legal and conveyancing services.”

  • I Feel Lucky and Privileged

    This note is to thank you for your outstanding work over the last 12 months. You enabled me to get through probably the worst period of my life, and you did it professionally, empathetically and with an absolute minimum of fuss. I feel so lucky and privileged to have had you on my ride. I wish you every success in the future on both a professionally and personal level, and am sure you will excel in any endeavour you put your hand to. With all my gratitude and best wishes.

  • Full Service Made My Life Simpler

    I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and all the staff at McLaughlins who have helped me out over various issues over the last few years. The fact that McLaughlins is a full service law firm, has made life a lot simpler. You may or may not know, that I have referred my father to McLaughlins for his conveyancing as he was also impressed with the way things have been handled by McLaughlins

  • I’d like to say thank you so much for helping me out with advice and actions over the last few weeks with my matter. It has been much appreciated and very helpful.

  • Thank you so much for all your advice and help with my settlement. You have been professional, helpful and I appreciate all you have done for me.

  • Thank you very much for all you immense patience and passion that has gone into this.

  • Thank you - I am extremely impressed by your thoroughness and attention to details.

  • Sincerity We’ll Return For

    The firm will always have our highest recommendation and should the need arise we would be very happy to use you again. Thank you again for all your help and sincere approach to our problems.

  • Help Worth Talking About

    Ian, once again thank you very much for looking after our problems. Our company has been very impressed with you and will gladly tell others to use you.

  • Dear Ian, thank you for your support and advice, I will definitely be contacting you for any future legal advice and action where required.

  • A Good and Caring Shepherd

    Thank you for the lovely and precious time you have spent with us. I always hope and believed on this biblical passage “a good and caring shepherd are there with a listening ear when we are hurt…they are humble hearts and a love for others”. With all the best for McLaughlins Lawyers.

  • Strength to Focus Again

    "Thank you for all you have done for me. Representing me, guiding me and speaking to me positively and giving me strength and focus to work again.”

  • Understanding What Matters to Me

    “Sophie treated me like a person, not just one of her clients. She understood the importance of my matter to me.”