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About Us

Since 1899, we provide personal solutions, with the experience, specialised knowledge and expertise our clients expect to receive. Our offices are in Sydney and Newcastle.

Our Clients

Whether you are one of the world's largest insurance companies, a professional body, a Government Agency or statutory corporation, a manufacturer, a small business operator, an hotelier, or an individual, Rankin Ellison has the ability to provide you with a personalised legal service relevant to your particular needs.

Rankin Ellison, its directors and staff, are committed to providing quality and personalised legal service and advice in all fields of practice.

Insurance Claims

Our Insurance team has been serving the insurance industry for almost 50 years. At Rankin Ellison, we work to exceptionally high service standards and take the time to understand the business needs of our clients.

Our service standards ensure that we are always accessible, always return calls, and supply written advice within given time parameters. Yet, we do this without compromising the quality of our service. We provide computerised information retrieval systems and databases which are accessible to clients by log in and password in real time.

Whether it is:

- General Insurance,
- Indemnity Advice,
- Professional Indemnity,
- Business Interruption,
- Liability,
- Material Damage Cover

Rankin Ellison has the expertise to assist insurers. We have particular expertise in large property damage claims. It is the quality of our advice that allows us to represent some of Australia's largest insurance companies.

Family Law

Rankin Ellison provides professional advice, representation and advocacy to people experiencing family breakdown, whether those people have been married, lived in a de facto relationship or have never lived together.

Rankin Ellison accepts instructions in relation to matters concerning:

- Separation,
- Divorce,
- Property Division,
- Spousal Maintenance,
- Who children will live with following separation,
- How much time parents will have with children following separation,
- Care Arrangements for children,
- Child Support,
- Proceedings under the Family Provision Act (where family and household members have been excluded from a Will).

Rankin Ellison also provides advice in relation to family succession planning, including the preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Enduring Guardian appointments.

Personal Solutions Since 1899

We are a full service legal practice, offering lawyers who have proven expertise in their fields.

Each of our Senior Lawyers have at least 10 years litigation experience. Three of them have held positions as senior litigation partners in litigation firms. Seven of our senior lawyers have experience in catastrophic claims litigation. Each lawyer is selected with an emphasis on the provision of quality work, performed efficiently and effectively.

Our offices are localed in Sydney and Newcastle. We provide personal solutions, with the experience, specialised knowledge and expertise our clients expect to receive. Our clients include corporate and business, as well as individuals and families. Our lawyers have special expertise in insurance and Government Agency advice and litigation.

Rankin Ellison Lawyers

Level 1, 47 Bolton Street
Newcastle, NSW 2300
Phone: 1300 727 813
Fax: 02 4929 9300



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Areas of Law

  • Commercial
  • Family Law
  • Property & Conveyancing
  • Wills & Estates
  • Administrative Law
  • Aged Care
  • Appeals
  • Arbitration and Dispute
  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Binding Finan Agreements
  • Body Corp/Strata
  • Builders Warranty
  • Building & Construction
  • Building Contracts
  • Business Law
  • Business Succession
  • Child Support
  • Children - Overseas abduction
  • Children - Relocation
  • Civil Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Clubs & Associations
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commissions of Inquiry
  • Common Law
  • Company Trusts
  • Compensation Law
  • Competition/Trade Practices
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Consumer Credit
  • Contract Law
  • Copyright
  • Coronial
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Law
  • Corporations Act
  • De facto Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Defamation
  • Directors Duties
  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Education Law
  • Employment
  • Equity Law
  • Estate Administration
  • Federal Court
  • Finance
  • Financial Planning Negligence
  • Franchise
  • Grandparents Rights
  • Industrial
  • Industrial Relations
  • Inquests
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance Law
  • Intellectual Property
  • Joint Ventures
  • Land & Environment
  • Land Acquisition/Compen
  • Land Development
  • Landlord & Tenant
  • Leases
  • Licensing
  • Local Government
  • Mediation
  • Medical Negligence
  • Medico-Legal
  • Mining
  • Mortgage & Securities
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Parenting Arrangements
  • Partnerships
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Pre-Nup Agreements
  • Probate
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property & Land Law
  • Property Development
  • Property Settlements - Complex
  • Public Liability
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Strata Title
  • Succession Law
  • Superannuation
  • Superannuation Disputes
  • Taxation Law
  • Torts
  • Trade Practices
  • Trusts
  • Unfair Dismissal
  • Wills & Estates - Disputed
  • WorkCover

Special Qualities

  • Accredited Specialist - Personal Injury

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