National reach. Local knowledge.

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 him as his junior partner. Our story of ‘growth from local origins’ resonates with our clients and our name, Macpherson Kelley, is renowned in the area and acknowledges our long and successful heritage in this region.

Melbourne’s South East has 90,000 manufacturing jobs*, making it the second highest manufacturing zone in Australia. We are supporting the smart manufacturing and innovation initiative being steered by the Committee for Dandenong in developing the South East region into a stronger manufacturing zone, a larger business hub and in turn providing more jobs and opportunities for those who currently live in the region, but also the growing population. Supporting this is important for the future of the region.

*Source: Manufacturing in the future, Prof. Goran Roos (Government of South Australia) 

On any given day, you’ll find our team at work in the local business community, advocating for our clients’ growth and prosperity and supporting industry innovation – it’s where we work and where we live and we look forward to assisting and being a part of this region’s growth.