Our History

1928 Ralph Coleman moves his family from Bowraville NSW to Parramatta, opening his practice at 6/150 Church Street. At the time, the area boasted just five firms: Greenwell Shephard & York, F.W. Todhunter, Sholto P Kemp, G Robilliard and Bowden & Bowden.
1931 Ralph Coleman purchases Bowden & Bowden, founded by John Ebenezer Bowden – the district Coroner and Parramatta Council’s solicitor for 52 years. Following the purchase, Coleman moved his offices to Chambers at the rear of the Rural Bank at 16 George St.
1940 Malcolm Greig joins the firm – forming the partnership that we now know as Coleman Greig Lawyers. At the time, Coleman was a Notary Public, thus the firm was officially named Coleman & Greig Solicitors and Notaries. 
1951 Ralph’s son Robert Coleman joins the firm as partner. Robert had previously been articled to Alec Davis of Hughesdon & Davis – who had acted as the Sydney agents for Coleman & Greig at the time.
1962 Following Coleman & Greig taking the lead in forming Legal Chambers Pty Ltd with the assistance of three other Parramatta firms - Kay Davies & Champion, F.W. Todhunter & Son and Symonds & Britten, the construction of Legal Chambers at 9 George Street is completed.
1975 Ralph Coleman – Coleman Greig’s founding partner passes away, aged 80.
1982 Coleman Greig relocates to the McNamara Centre at 100 George Street – the site of the current Parramatta offices. Coleman Greig was one of the first Western Sydney law firms to be located in a modern high-rise office block.
1984 Coleman & Greig acquires the firm of Hazell & Lucas.
1985 Coleman & Greig is a founding firm in AustLaw, an association of independent law firms around Australia.
1987 Coleman & Greig acquires the practice of David Andrews & Associates.
1990 Coleman & Greig leases the 9th floor of the McNamara Centre in addition to the 10th floor. The firm also acquires GK Strong & Associates, and appoints its inaugural scholarship student.
2006 The firm gains certification under LAW9000 and ISO9001
2007 2007 saw the firm move from a partnership structure to an incorporated company - Coleman Greig Solicitors Pty Ltd.
2012 Coleman Greig acquired two firms - Robilliard & Robilliard, and White & Halbert.
2014 Coleman Greig Lawyers lease level 11 at 100 George Street – the firm is now located on level 10 and 11.

2016

Coleman Greig Lawyers acquires Grech & Bannerman, and opens a new office in Norwest Business Park, Baulkham Hills.

2017 Coleman Greig Lawyers acquires Constantine G Pavlis & Co. Solicitors.
2018 Coleman Greig celebrates 90 years in Parramatta.