Our experience. Your results.

Rankin Ellison was first established in 1899. We are now a full service legal practice, offering lawyers who have proven expertise in their fields.

Eight of our Senior Lawyers have at least 20 years' litigation experience. Six 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 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 organisations, as well as individuals and families. Our lawyers have special expertise in insurance and Government advice, litigation and commercial law. 

A Message From the Directors of Rankin Ellison Lawyers:


Rankin Ellison Lawyers are doing our part in the nationwide response to COVID-19 to keep our staff, clients and our larger community safe and healthy.  Our firm’s policies and procedures provide flexible work arrangements, therefore the majority of our staff are now working remotely.   This will continue for the coming weeks, until the public health threat has eased.  We have strong IT support and remain well equipped to continue to provide efficient service to all of our clients, including on an urgent basis. Our productivity has not been affected and we are very fortunate to work in an industry that enables us to work through this.


At every level of society, this situation is unprecedented.  On a personal level, many of us have family members and friends affected by job losses.  We are thinking of all those doing it tougher than us.  These are challenging times, although we are confident that working together as a team, and as a community, we will get through this and it will make us all stronger and more resilient than ever.


Please stay safe and take care of yourselves and your families.

Latest Publications


The New South Wales Court of Appeal (NSWCA) upheld a decision of the New South Wales Supreme Court (NSWSC) allowing a firefighter’s employer to be indemnified by the occupier of the building where the injury had occurred. The Court handed down a detailed judgment that provides a useful analysis of an occupier’s duty of care to firefighters and rescuers.

Charter Hall Real Estate Management Services (NSW) Pty Limited v State of New South Wales [2020] NSWCA 26

Read More


  • “Thank you for your compassionate approach and efficient handling of the house sale, probate and distribution and especially for making it as easy for me as possible to action things remotely. This process has been finished a lot quicker and with a lot less difficulty that I had imagined might be involved.” NH

  • “We have sought legal advice from several different Lawyers at Rankin Ellison in the areas of Conveyancing, Estate Planning and Insurance Litigation. All of our matters were dealt with the utmost professionalism and dedication. The Directors and staff at Rankin Ellison have all been extremely polite, helpful and very knowledgeable in their particular field of expertise. We would highly recommend Rankin Ellison for any legal advice that you may require.” Chris and Tanya Holbert

  • “We’ve been very grateful to you for your support and guidance during these last months. We appreciated your keeping us informed and also your assisting us by doing some of the business at our home.
    With kindest regards” RE Client

  • “I am a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors & of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. I was a Director of a Multi National Company for thirty years & involved in Supreme Court litigation from 1988 to the present. I have had many dealings with Rankin Ellison and Nick Prentice and hold them in the highest possible regard.”

Sydney: 02 8297 5900 Newcastle: 02 4929 9333  

Submit your enquiry via the form below and we will reply
within the next business day.

*Required fields

Your privacy is important to us. Any information that you give to us remains confidential and will not be shared.