“From little things, big things grow…”
Robert Lindsay and Graham Mullane have been good friends since the 1970s. They worked together as solicitors before Graham established a legal practice as a sole trader. As his practice grew, Robert joined him as an employed solicitor and at midnight on 30 April 1980 Robert ceased to be Graham’s employee and joined him as a partner. They traded as Mullane & Lindsay, and the legal practice of Mullane & Lindsay will proudly celebrate its 40th anniversary of trade under this business name on Friday, 1 May 2020.
As you would expect, the business has seen some significant changes over its 40 years. Mark Sullivan joined Graham and Robert as a partner in 1985. Graham left the partnership upon his appointment as a Family Court Judge in 1986. Tony Cavanagh joined the partnership in 1993 and in 2010 the legal practice incorporated, continuing to trade as Mullane & Lindsay.
Despite change, the business has enjoyed great stability with Robert, Mark and Tony having worked as solicitors under the banner of Mullane & Lindsay for a collective amount of almost 115 years. Robert is continuing to work for the firm as a consultant. Jann Murray was working as secretary with Graham and Robert on 1 May 1980. Jill Cejovic joined her in 1988 and both continue to work for the firm today.
Mullane & Lindsay continues to grow under the leadership of directors Mark and Tony, Michael McGrath, Kristy Nunn and Ashleigh John. All have essentially worked with Mullane & Lindsay since their admission to practice as solicitors. The “firmily” currently comprises 13 solicitors, a general manager, a licensed conveyancer, accountant, a precedents administrator and 9 legal assistants.
There is great skill, energy and experience amongst our solicitors with 4 having 35 years or more of practice; 6 having between 13 and 19 years, and 3 between 4 and 7 years of practice.
The firm’s vision of, “Excellence and Innovation, leading to success in all we do for you” has its roots in the values and goals shared by Graham Mullane and Robert Lindsay when they commenced their partnership as Mullane & Lindsay on 1 May 1980. Covid 19 presents a new challenge for this enduring business. However, with its breadth of professional legal experience, a readiness to embrace new technologies and ideas to challenge how it performs; and a cohesive staff, Mullane & Lindsay is continuing to operate successfully during the pandemic, and ready to meet future challenges.