A Success Story for Almost a Century

Founded in 1925

Nicholas O’Donohue, after graduating from Melbourne University did his articles of clerkship under Maurice Blackburn – whose legacy is now the legal firm Maurice Blackburn. The practice was started by Nicholas O’Donohue in 1925. As the practice grew, its name reflected partnership changes from O’Donohue Brew & Green to O’Donohue & Lynch. For the past 50 years it has been known as Nicholas O’Donohue & Co. and it has grown considerably, with other practices being merged into the principal practice. The practice is associated with a number of significant historical legal cases resulting in changes in Victorian society during war time, post war migration, housing, finance and property development. The enviable legal reputation built by Nicholas O’Donohue is proudly retained by the present-day legal representatives of the firm. Lawyers, managers and executives with legal and business disciplines, act on behalf of clients in a modern practice, while engaging a network of highly skilled and respected barristers and specialists for the client’s benefit.

Our Identity

 At Nicholas O’Donohue & Co our lawyers will guide you through the necessary steps to achieve your best outcome.Timely advice on present or potential conflicts and provide you options for avoidance or resolution. We can also act as a referral source to other advisers or implement mediation and counseling services to alleviate acrimony or discord within relationships. Nicholas O’Donohue & Co. will investigate and explore all avenues available to clients to avert the potential of costly court action.

The Philosophy

The firm’s philosophy is representative of its positioning in the legal community over the past 90 years. It is also sympathetically displayed in the firm’s corporate identity – the scales of justice. Nicholas O’Donohue & Co. identifies with this definitive legal paradigm of three parts. The scales, representing the ability to act firmly, fairly and with integrity; the sword, representing the ability to act tenaciously with knowledge and determination; and the blindfold, representing the firm’s belief that only through total disclosure and transparency in all legal and business dealings can confidence, trust and respect of clients and fellow legal practitioners be achieved.

Nicholas O'Donohue, after graduating from Melbourne University did his articles of clerkship under Maurice Blackburn - whose legacy is now the legal firm Maurice Blackburn. The practice was started by Nicholas O'Donohue in 1925. As the practice grew, its name reflected partnership changes from O'Donohue Brew & Green to O'Donohue & Lynch. For the past 50 years it has been known as Nicholas O'Donohue & Co. and it has grown considerably, with other practices being merged into the principal practice. Those practices include Hennessy Tibb & Partners in 1985, Stevenson & Co (investment clients) in 1986 and Slater & Gordon (investment, estates, property and business clients) in 1996. The practice is associated with a number of significant historical legal cases resulting in changes in Victorian society during war time, post war migration, housing, finance and property development. The enviable legal reputation built by Nicholas O'Donohue is proudly retained by the present-day legal representatives of the firm. Lawyers, managers and executives with legal and business disciplines, act on behalf of clients in a modern practice, while engaging a network of highly skilled and respected barristers and specialists for the client's benefit.  At Nicholas O'Donohue & Co our lawyers will guide you through the necessary steps to achieve your best outcome.Timely advice on present or potential conflicts and provide you options for avoidance or resolution. We can also act as a referral source to other advisers or implement mediation and counseling services to alleviate acrimony or discord within relationships. Nicholas O'Donohue & Co. will investigate and explore all avenues available to clients to avert the potential of costly court action. The firm's philosophy is representative of its positioning in the legal community over the past 90 years. It is also sympathetically displayed in the firm's corporate identity - the scales of justice. Nicholas O'Donohue & Co. identifies with this definitive legal paradigm of three parts. The scales, representing the ability to act firmly, fairly and with integrity; the sword, representing the ability to act tenaciously with knowledge and determination; and the blindfold, representing the firm's belief that only through total disclosure and transparency in all legal and business dealings can confidence, trust and respect of clients and fellow legal practitioners be achieved.