Henry Grech: Retiring with a legacy

Warrick McLean

The firm would like to congratulate Henry Grech, Special Counsel, on his recent retirement. A practising lawyer for more than 45 years, Henry joined the firm following the integration of Norwest-based law firm, Grech and Bannerman.

Warrick McLean, CEO, said that Henry’s commitment to developing strong client relationships was a key asset in the positive reputation that Grech and Bannerman (formerly Grech Partners) had in The Hills and surrounding regions.

“Henry has always been firmly focussed on the needs of his clients and his calm manner belies a passion for the legal system and its intricacies.

“We were extremely fortunate to be able to acquire not only a fantastic firm, but importantly, the people who made it into the community stalwart that it was.

“I’d like to thank Henry for sharing his knowledge and expertise with everybody at Coleman Greig in the lead up to his retirement – it’s been a pleasure working together to deliver quality legal services in Western Sydney.” 

Prior to joining Coleman Greig, Henry was instrumental in the rezoning of Kellyville which required careful negotiation with a variety of stakeholders. His substantial experience and knowledge in property law, particularly in subdivision, has stood the firm in good stead and we look forward to continuing to put the wisdom and knowledge he has entrusted us with to good use. 

Henry also had extensive experience in mediation and negotiation with successful outcomes in both commercial matters and family provisions. In addition, Henry's expertise encompassed commercial transactions and commercial litigation, as well as land and environment matters, and land and environment litigation.

A Maltese speaker, Henry was proud to be the first Maltese born lawyer in NSW. He was responsible for establishing the first free legal aid office for the Maltese community in Blacktown and has been involved in several Maltese community organisations.

A member of Rotary for almost 20 years, Henry was a key player in the establishment of the Our Lady of the Rosary Primary School in Kellyville and he previously sat on the Board of Community Colleges.

Enthusiastic about community endeavours, Henry was also the driving force behind Coleman Greig becoming involved in Jersey Day, a day designed to raise awareness of The Organ and Tissue Authority, and the DONATE LIFE network.

“The decision to join Coleman Greig was well-considered, with the question of how best to meet client needs into the future remaining key throughout the merger process,” said Henry.

“It’s great to know that I’m leaving clients in great hands and I wish Coleman Greig every ongoing success in the Western Sydney region.”

A warm thank you to Henry from everyone at Coleman Greig – we hope Henry enjoys this exciting new chapter in his life.