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Holding Redlich


Level 8, 555 Bourke Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
61 3 9321 9999

Firm Details

Holding Redlich’s reputation for delivering excellent results for our clients has developed over nearly 40 years.

Our consistent growth has seen us become one of Australia’s top 20 law firms. We are committed to providing innovative commercial legal advice utilising our resources and expertise of more than 300 staff, including 120 lawyers and 50 partners, across offices in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane.

We act for 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.

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 received a citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality(EOCGE) in 2014 and 2015. In addition to our citation as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (EOCGE) in 2014,Holding Redlich was named as an Employer of Choice for Women (EOWA),the predecessor citation, from 2008 to 2013.

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.


Paul Venus
Managing Partner, Brisbane
Howard Rapke
Managing Partner, Melbourne
Stephen Trew
Managing Partner, Sydney
Ian Robertson
National Managing Partner

Top Listed City Awards

  • Top Listed in Sydney in Trade Law with 2 lawyers

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 have recently been appointed to the new Queensland Government legal services panel. 

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


Geoff Farnsworth
+61 2 8083 0416
Troy Lewis
Construction & Infrastructure
+61 7 3135 0614
Ian Robertson
Corporate & Commercial
+61 2 8083 0401
Howard Rapke
Dispute Resolution & LItigation
+61 3 9321 9752
Dan Pearce
Information Technology; Intellectual Property
+61 3 9321 9841
Geoff Farnsworth
+61 2 8083 0416

Firm Practice Areas

  • Agriculture & Rural Affairs
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Competition Law
  • Construction/Infrastructure Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Entertainment Law
  • Immigration Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Investment Funds
  • Labour and Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Planning and Environmental Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Real Property Law
  • Shipping & Maritime Law
  • Sports Law
  • Superannuation Law
  • Transportation Law

Office Locations



Brisbane, Australia

Level 1, 300 Queen Street

Brisbane QLD 4000


61 7 3135 0500

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Cairns, Australia

Level 15, 15 Lake Street

Cairns QLD 4870


61 7 4230 0400

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Melbourne, Australia

Level 8, 555 Bourke Street

Melbourne VIC 3000


61 3 9321 9999

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Sydney, Australia

Level 65, 19 Martin Place

Sydney NSW 2000


61 2 8083 0388

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