Major mortgage-based legal practices merge

by Lena Woods23 Jan 2013

Gadens Lawyers in Sydney has announcement that its Brisbane office will merge with MacGillivrays, also in Brisbane. 

MacGillivrays is Queensland’s largest specialist retail mortgage documentation practice and one of the largest in Australia. 

Gadens Brisbane chairman, Paul Spiro, says the merger is a ‘natural complement’ to the growing firm.

“As one of the state’s largest law firms, we are now even better positioned to capitalise on the rebirth of Queensland business we are already seeing in 2013. This merger reflects our continued confidence in the Queensland market.”

MacGillivrays managing partner, Craig Green, says the merger will provide his practice with a growing platform. 

“Almost everybody in the Queensland legal market has noticed the growing influence of Gadens across a number of key areas – insolvency, corporate, property, resources, insurance, workplace relations, as well as financial services. To play a part in the next chapter of this growth is very exciting for all of us involved.”

Spiro says both firms feel that a strong cultural alignment will be a key driver of future success. 

“Gadens and MacGillivrays are both very agile, outcomes-focused businesses. Much of our success is due to the client experience and the Macgillivrays team is only going to enhance that.”

The merged firm will trade under the name Gadens Lawyers and will be based in Gadens’ recently established premises on Eagle Street.




  • by Maria Rigoni 23/01/2013 5:59:21 PM

    "a ‘natural complement’ to the growing firm."
    Two size-able competitors merging - the big getting bigger and the small will ultimately disappear.