Mills Oakley, a leading Australian National Law firm, that has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, and Brisbane. The firm has more than eighty partners, and more than 630 employees. The firm offers a strong experience in all commercial practice areas. This commercial law firm has its head office based in Melbourne, and ranked 86th on the Legal 500 Asia-Pacific list. The firm listed amongst Australia’s most innovative firm in 2016. The firm established in 1864, by John Scott Mills a young Irish solicitor. In 1894, Herbert Hill Oakley took over the firm and changed the name to Mills, Son & Oakley. After a few decades there were many variations made to the name, as there were mergers and change of partners; until the firm took its name as Mills Oakley Lawyers in 1996. And in 2015, the rebranded again and changed the name to Mills Oakley.

The firm celebrated their 150th anniversary in 2014, and made history by being one of the oldest law firms in Australia. The firm has been able to withstand many changes, and have taken things from the world wars, to the economic boom and downfall. The firm being a commercial firm, has been able to help shape the future of many corporations. The firm today has more than 85 partners, and 300 lawyers working in various offices. The firm has clients from ASX top 200 companies, which include medium sized corporates, to non profit organizations.

The firm partnered with Salvos Legal Humanitarian in 2014, and started offering Pro Bono legal services. Five Pro Bono lawyers from Salvos Legal Humanitarian wee based in the Mills Oakley office in Sydney, Australia. These lawyers are continuously supervised by Salvos Legal Humanitarians. Mills Oakley, os a complete national firm, and are confident that their expertise will help businesses in Australia. The firm tends to build long term relationships with their clients, and covers a wide range of industries.


Mills Oakley provides legal advice on:

  • Aged Care and Retirement Villages
  • Banking and Finance
  • Building, Construction and Infrastructure
  • Charity and Not-For-Profit
  • Corporate Advisory
  • Commercial Disputes and Insolvency
  • Energy and Resources
  • Estate Industry Agencies
  • Estates and Succession
  • Family Law
  • Financial Services
  • Franchising
  • Government and Administrative
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Mortgage Recovery
  • Notarial Services
  • Planning and Environment
  • Private Advisory
  • Private and Family Business Consulting
  • Property
  • Strata
  • Tax Advisory
  • Tax Disputes
  • Toxic Torts
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications
  • Workplace Relations, Employment and Safety