who are
we

Macpherson Kelley is a commercial law firm focused on the mid market with offices in Brisbane, Dandenong, Melbourne and Sydney.

We’re structured to meet the needs of, and deliver value to, businesses who need direct, succinct guidance, without the extravagance of a traditional top tier firm.

We’re straight talkers who take care of your legal concerns, giving you the freedom to focus on what you do best.

We’re considered in developing our legal advice, taking into account your commercial goals and the market in which you operate, before forming a view.

We’re pragmatic in the advice we give and bold in our recommendations.

We put relationships with our clients first.

1905

the year we were born

300+

people

10,000

client matters solved yearly

4

offices

our story

When Jeffrey Macpherson started practicing in 1905, our journey began in the manufacturing heart of Melbourne’s south east. He would meet with clients at the bar of the Royal Hotel in Dandenong, being the sole lawyer of the firm until Charles Kelley joined as his junior partner.

Today we’re a full service commercial law firm with a national outlook and offices in Brisbane, Dandenong, Melbourne and Sydney.

Macpherson Kelley became an incorporated legal practice on 18 February 2008 and since 2015 has operated as a fully integrated national firm under the guidance of a Board of Directors.

our awards
and rankings

Achieving successful legal outcomes for our clients is our goal. Recognition from international and Australian legal guides is the icing on the cake.

Achieving successful legal outcomes for our clients is our goal. Recognition from international and Australian legal guides is the icing on the cake.

2019

  • World Trademark Review 1000 – Recommended
  • IP Stars – Trade mark prosecution – Notable firm
  • Media Law International – Tier 4
  • Chambers – Media – Band 1
  • The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific – Intellectual Property
  • The Legal 500 – Asia Pacific – Labour and Employment law
  • Doyles Guide – Intellectual Property – Queensland – Recommended
  • Doyles Guide – Technology, Media & Telecommunications – Queensland – Recommended
  • Doyles Guide – Workplace Health & Safety – Queensland – Recommended
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macpherson kelley foundation

The Macpherson Kelley Foundation is our way of giving back to the community. We support a range of charities working with children, disadvantaged communities and animal welfare in Australia and overseas.

Since being established in 2016, our staff have embraced the Foundation’s vision and purpose by donating time and money and hosting fundraising events.

Through the Foundation we can also help clients achieve their own philanthropic goals by establishing a sub-fund within our framework.

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