Chamberlains Law Firm is delighted to announce the merger of Shaw McDonald Lawyers into its growing practice.

Based in Sydney and established in 1908, Shaw McDonald has a proud 100-year history of providing first-class legal advice and representation to clients Australia-wide, particularly in the areas of Insurance law, Dispute Resolution, Personal Injury and Equitable Disputes.

As of 1 March 2019, Chamberlains will welcome Directors of Shaw McDonald, Gary Patterson and Lachlan McBride, along with their dynamic and highly skilled teams into its Sydney Office.

Managing Director of Chamberlains Law Firm, Stipe Vuleta, is looking forward to strengthening Chamberlains’ value offering.

“Both Shaw McDonald and Chamberlains share a number of core areas of expertise, however they also have strength in differing areas, which has very much inspired this exciting merger”, says Stipe. “Given our common values and commitment to excellence I feel this will increase an already compelling offering throughout Canberra, Sydney, and the surrounding regions.”

Gary Patterson, having been a director of Shaw McDonald for 39 years was enthusiastic about the future commenting…

“This is a wonderful opportunity to launch a larger and more competitive player in the tough Sydney commercial market. The opportunities that will flow from this merger will be significant. With pride in our past century of legal service provision, all of us at Shaw McDonald look forward to exciting times growing within the Chamberlains team.”

This was seconded by Lachlan McBride, who said…

“We are thrilled to increase our service offering to our clients by being part of an expanded integrated network of legal experts in a number of fields. We see the synergy between Chamberlains and Shaw McDonald as creating significant benefits to the end user of legal services and we look forward to what we can achieve as a united organisation”.

Of this exciting opportunity, Michael Terry-Whitall, Chamberlains Sydney based Director of Construction Litigation commented “Directors of Shaw McDonald and Chamberlains have a long shared history and professional relationship, and 1 March represents the formalisation of that relationship under one banner.” Michael added, “When you have the opportunity to work together with people who have shared values the end product is always going to be greater than the sum of its parts and in turn will exceed client expectations.”

This is an exciting new chapter in the history of Chamberlains Law Firm which already spans several decades and comes 10 months after Chamberlains successfully incorporated Canberra based firm Backhouse Legal. This logical next step demonstrates the firms ongoing commitment to growth and excellence in providing personalised legal services to clients across Canberra, Sydney and throughout the region.