Holding Redlich’s reputation for delivering excellent results for our clients has developed over 60 years.

Our consistent growth has seen us become one of Australia’s leading law firms. We are committed to providing innovative commercial legal advice utilising our resources and expertise of more than 500 staff, including over 200 lawyers and 70 partners, across offices in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns.

We act for clients of all sizes, including a number of Australia’s largest public and private companies, addressing some of their most complex and important business issues. We provide our clients with legal, commercial and strategic solutions founded on the breadth and depth of our legal and industry experience.

Holding Redlich’s industry focus means that our people are connected to their clients and the communities in which they live and work, with strong political, commercial and cultural networks. Our clients often benefit from our connections.

Holding Redlich is a member of LawExchange International, an independent group of law practices in key countries around the globe, providing readily accessible and informed legal advice within their countries for clients of member firms. The firm is also part of the ASEAN Plus Group - a network of 14 independent, full-service law firms located across the Asia region.

We are committed to creating an environment that values and recognises the diverse backgrounds and unique experiences of its partners and staff. As a result of our long-standing respect for diversity and commitment to flexibility, the firm was announced as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) – our 15th consecutive citation from the Federal Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency.

And above all else, we understand that our job is to look after our clients and their best interests. Integrity and trust are at the core of our relationships with them.

This singular focus on our clients is a hallmark of the firm.

Management & Demographics
Management & Personnel
Managing Partner, Queensland
Managing Partner, Sydney
Managing Partner, Melbourne
National Managing Partner
About Our Clients

Our commercial practice is divided into five practice groups: Dispute Resolution and Litigation; Property and Projects; Construction and Infrastructure; Corporate and Commercial; and Workplace Relations and Safety. We also have a significant Immigration practice.

We have also developed particular skills in certain business areas: Agribusiness; Construction and Infrastructure; Government and Regulation; Hospitality and Tourism; Information Technology; Media, Entertainment and Advertising; Real Estate – ownership and development; Superannuation, Funds Management and Financial Services; and Transport.

We now have as clients at least two major industry participants in each of these areas.

We derive significant work from all levels of government. We are on the Commonwealth Legal Services Multi-Use List and provide legal services to Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Comcare, Bureau of Meteorology, Fair Work Ombudsman, the Native Title Tribunal, the Department of Environment, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and Screen Australia.

We have been on the Victorian Government legal services panel (in its various forms) since 2002 and are a member of the Transport for New South Wales legal panel (which is effectively the de facto government legal services panel in NSW). We now assist over 15 different government departments and authorities in New South Wales. We also advise Delta and Essential Energy.

We also act for the government employee super funds in all states of Australia.

Troy Lewis
Managing Partner (Queensland)
+61 7 3135 0614
Stephen Trew
Managing Partner (Sydney)
+61 2 8083 0439
Howard Rapke
Managing Partner (Melbourne)
+61 3 9321 9752
Ian Robertson AO
National Managing Partner
+61 2 8083 0401
Chris Lovell
+61 3 9321 9830

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  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Competition Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Native Title Law
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation Law
  • Tax Law
  • Telecommunications Law
  • Transportation Law

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