Harris Wheeler Lawyers is a boutique commercial law firm established in 1892 and is a leading provider of legal services to the business community, the public sector and the people of the Hunter Region.

The firm is led by three Partners and consists of 40 professional and administrative staff across two offices located in the Newcastle CBD and Toronto.

Due to the firm's acknowledged expertise in commercial and property, Harris Wheeler has built an impressive portfolio of clients across the business, government, not for profit and local government sectors.

We have established a strong reputation for providing our clients with timely and cost effective services, whilst keeping them informed of the progress of their matter at all times.

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Client commitment and loyalty is our business.

Our team of 40 professional and administrative staff are here to service you.

We believe that our ability to understand and value people helps us to employ the best team for our clients. Our team endeavour to build strong and committed relationships with our clients. We have worked hard to establish and maintain our reputation for maintaining the highest of standards with reliability and respect for the law.

To view the profiles of the Firm's Team Leaders click here.



The firm has five main practice groups and each is managed by a Supervising Partner to ensure consistent high quality service and advice is delivered to our clients at all times. Our practice areas are:

  • Commercial legal services;
  • Personal legal services;
  • Employment;
  • Police Association of New South Wales; and
  • Local Government.

Commercial Legal Services
We provide strategic advice and legal services to businesses and public sector entities on a wide range of issues including contracts, transactions, business planning, property development, intellectual property, trade practices, compliance with legal requirements, industrial relations & employment, environmental issues, insurance claims, disputes, debt recovery and insolvency.

Personal Legal Services
Our private clients are served by a team of solicitors experienced in conveyancing, family law, employment disputes, insurance claims, neighbour disputes, bankruptcy, driving offences and criminal law.

We have extensive experience in assisting our clients with claims in the Industrial Relations Commission (both State and Federal), Fair Work Australia, the Chief Industrial Magistrates Court, as well as Local, District, Federal and Supreme Courts.

Police Association of New South Wales
As panel solicitors to the Association we have provided legal services to both serving and retired members of the Police Association of New South Wales since 1996.

Members are invited to contact Harris Wheeler on 02 4907 6300 to speak to one of our specialist solicitors who provide reliable legal support and advice to members of the Police Association.

Local Government
Over the years, Harris Wheeler has gained extensive experience in Local Government, Planning and Environmental Law. This experience has enabled Harris Wheeler to be appointed to many Local Council legal services panels.


Harris Wheeler provides legal advice and services throughout the Hunter Region including Newcastle, Charlestown, Toronto, Maitland, Raymond Terrace, Lake Macquarie, Port Stephens and the Hunter Valley. Many of our commercial clients are doing business internationally and several of them have expanded and moved beyond both the Hunter Region and New South Wales.


We are involved in several community organisations and activities through sponsorship and participation including:


Our workplace is non-hierarchical, team centered, friendly and supportive. Our staff are selected for not only their technical expertise, but also because they have a genuine interest in our work and our clients. We are continually improving the skills of those within our firm and invest significant time and resources into education and training to ensure that we always provide excellent legal services.


The firm and it's solicitors are members of several professional bodies and organisations including The Law Society of NSW, Law Council of Australia, Property Council of Australia, Hunter Business Chamber and the Newcastle Business Club.


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