Holt & Macdonald

Holt & Macdonald has served Melbourne’s eastern suburbs from its Ringwood base for more than half a century. The practice is committed to providing quality, cost-effective legal services through maintaining the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Holt & Macdonald team members are experienced in most legal aspects, including commercial law, commercial litigation, criminal law, de-facto relationships, employment law, family law, family trusts, industrial relations, litigation, parenting issues, property law, property settlements, restraining orders and wills-probate law. This expertise is supported by Holt & Macdonald being part of Parke Corporation, which includes the globally accredited Parke Lawyers.

One of the founders of Holt & Macdonald, Robert Wilfred Holt, was educated at the University of Melbourne, before admission as a legal practitioner in 1940.  In 1945 he was elected to the Victorian Legislative Assembly as the Labor member for Portland. Defeated in 1947, he was re-elected in 1950. Mr Holt served as the Minister for Lands and Social Settlement from 1952 to 1953. In 1955 he was elected to the Australian House of Representatives as the member for Darebin, before retiring in 1958.

Other legal firms have been merged with Holt & Macdonald during its history, including RH Ballard & Co of Mitcham, Holt & Clemenson of Melbourne and Smith Ryan & Co of Ringwood.

Holt & Macdonald was incorporated into Parke Lawyers in 2012 and has maintained the goodwill, trust and traditions established by the founders as well as introducing a new era of business and expertise to clients. The practice operates from 8 Market Street in Ringwood.

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