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Whitelaw McDonald are Newcastle and Central Coast Lawyers committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients.

The Firm comprises a team of 8 qualified Solicitors, 2 clerks and a support staff of 20.

Based in two locations being Kotara and Erina, the firm services clients from Sydney to the Queensland border.

Several of our practitioners have been approved as Legal Services Providers to the Workcover Review Officer and two Solicitors hold specialist accreditation in Personal Injury Law.

Our firm also offers Legal Aid services in relation to family law matters.

The Firms’ Practitioners have extensive experience in Compensation LawBusiness Law and Personal Law as well as many other areas.

Mining Compensation

Worried about what your entitlements are in the event you suffer an injury at work? We can help - whether you've been injured or on the way to or from work, whether the accident occured through the fault of the employer, a fellow work mate, the system of work or even yourself.


Have you been left out of a will?

If you believe you are entitled to something more from a deceased estate? We may be able to help. Even though the law recognises a person's right to choose who will inherit his or her property, there are often very good reasons why a person should  contest a Will.


Worried about your business?

Whitelaw McDonald works with many businesses large and small. Whether you are in a crisis or would like to prevent one, we offer a wide range of services and free tools to keep your business safe and protected.


Download one of Whitelaw McDonald's FREE legal checklists to ensure you have all the information you need to get the most out of your legal team.



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