McNamara Law may be close to celebrating 100 years, but its Greater Springfield journey is only just beginning.
The McNamara family started practicing law in Ipswich at the turn of the 20th century, with McNamara Law now proud to call itself one of the largest, all-service law firms in the wider region.
Partners Peter Wilkinson and Jeremy Bruce took over the reins in recent years and have encouraged the business to grow from strength to strength.
Their most recent move to their Springfield Central office at the GE Building has proven fruitful, as the law firm continues to grow and meet demand for services in Greater Springfield and beyond.
Celebrating: Two-year anniversary of move to GE Building
Who? Jeremy Bruce
What? McNamara Law
Where? GE Building, Springfield Central
Why Greater Springfield?
“McNamara Law moved to Greater Springfield 12 years ago after catching the vision of what Maha Sinnathamby and Bob Sharpless were promoting,” Mr Bruce said.
“Peter and I saw it as a good fit and opportunity to grow the business.
“We were originally located at the Orion Shopping Centre and moved to the GE Building as we were seeking a more professional workspace and felt the new location was a perfect fit.”
The Springfield Central office has grown tenfold, with similar growth patterns experienced across all McNamara Law offices situated in Springfield Central, Ipswich and Gatton.
Since opening in Greater Springfield, the Springfield Central team has grown significantly and even more so since moving to the GE Building.
The office went from having a conveyancer and receptionist, to now housing five lawyers, a conveyancer and five support staff- a total of 32 staff across all three McNamara Law offices.
“We’re growing with the community and most of our staff are local, so they love it because they’re not spending hours getting to work which is a big bonus regarding retaining staff.”
Highlights over last two years?
McNamara Law provides support to the community during what is usually a tough time in their lives and Mr Bruce said it was an honour to help people during their time of need.
“People only need us when there is a problem they need solving, so it’s a privilege to be able to support them through that and make it as easy a process as possible,” he said.
“We are also very proud of our recent acknowledgement from the business community where we received the award for best Professional Services as part of the Inaugural Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Marque Awards 2019.
Moving forward, McNamara Law aims to grow and expand in the wider region and to eventually acquire other firms in the Western Corridor.
Mr Bruce said optimising local talent and supporting employment within the local community was high on the agenda.
“The good thing about sourcing local talent is that they live here, their networks are here and that’s essentially what will help our firm grow”.