Proven expertise.

Real Experience

We are a full service legal practice, with lawyers who have proven expertise in their fields.

Emma Blackman

Director
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Troy Dobinson

Director
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Erin Giles

Director
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Jim Vrettos

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Darienne Gardiner

Director
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Ratna Siva

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Felicity Robbs

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Nick Prentice

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Megan O’Donohue

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Darran Russell

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Brooke Dyson

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Michael Callanan

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Rankin Ellison Lawyers is committed to breaking down barriers for women in executive and professional roles.  The Directorship group has equal representation of women and men.  We consistently appoint and promote women in professional roles and aim for equal gender representation.

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Recent Publications

Insurance

Death by Cross Examination? Arrow Right

Reagh Pty Ltd v Gaydon [2020] NSWWCCPD 63 The deceased worker injured her back at work on 5 March 2012. The dispute was the subject of WCC proceedings and was listed for an Arbitration hearing in Sydney on 7 November 2012. The deceased worker traveled with her mother from Dubbo to attend and gave evidence and was cross-examined. A Manager...

What our clients say.

“ In The Last 5 Years Troy Dobinson has given me and my family invaluable help with Wills, a Family Law trial and property matters. He offers not just professionalism and Integrity, but also honesty, common sense and heart. With Troy you know that you are getting the real deal, and not just another lawyer. I can highly recommend him to anyone whose family needs legal help or advice. ”

“ Over the last three years we have engaged the legal services of Rankin Ellison Lawyers Newcastle, for our complete Estate Planning. Whenever we have had to communicate with this firm, we have always had excellent service. We would especially like to acknowledge and highly recommend Andrew Metcalfe for his assistance. He has always provided professionalism, knowledge, advice, patience, support and empathy when dealing with our legal matters. ”

Tommy and Vesna

“ 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

“ Darran Russell and the team at Rankin Ellison has provided HRM a first class workers compensation legal service for more than fifteen years. Their Workers Compensation legal advice must be accurate and not leave clients exposed. Rankin Ellison work with HRM in providing timely advice which in most cases see vast benefit to our clients Workers compensation premiums. Newcastle is very lucky to have a large Workers Compensation law firm that provides the service that Rankin Ellison provides. ”

Denis Kennedy | Director | Hardman Risk Management

“ Wesley Mission has had a long term relationship with Rankin Ellison extending back for the last decade or more. Over this period we have worked successfully with them in relation to many workers compensation claims. We have always enjoyed a very good relationship with Rankin Ellison as they understand our needs. We have no hesitation in recommending Jim Vrettos and his team. ”

Wesley Mission
Award Winning

Some of our recent accomplishments