Legal eagle with eye on Parramatta

The legal services sector is thriving in Parramatta and firms are flocking to the area. This is no surprise to Warrick McLean, Chief Executive Officer of Coleman Greig, whose firm has been proudly based in the region for 90 years – and has grown to become Sydney’s largest commercial law firm outside the Sydney CBD.

“We’ve grown up with Western Sydney; like the City, we’ve changed and evolved from a traditional firm,” he says, noting a healthy and growing profession in Parramatta is a good thing for local businesses and the wider community.
“I think our growth has aligned with Parramatta and the region. We have seen the opportunity, and know from experience that if you give to the region, the region will give back to you.”

Over the years, Warrick has seen Parramatta’s economy evolve and grow – and this is reflected in the firm’s changing client base. “Traditionally, we’ve always looked after local family businesses, and these have grown quite dramatically. We also look after multinational subsidiaries, and we’ve seen a significant increase in that type of work,” he says.

He says clients appreciate the convenience of a Parramatta-based office – and also that their lawyer can visit them onsite. “The feedback we get is, everyone’s so approachable here. I think to be successful in the region, you’ve got to be relatable,” he says.

“The opportunities here in Parramatta now are much greater than what they were even three years ago,” says Warrick. “There’s always been potential here, and now it’s Parramatta’s time to shine.”

Warrick McLean

Warrick McLean
Chief Executive Officer of Coleman Greig