Our History

Our History

After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Law and Economics, Founder and Director, Peter Carew, commenced work at the Melbourne firm. Within 6 months, an opportunity to buy the firm came up and so in 1978, Carew Counsel Solicitors began.

Right from the beginning of our journey, we have sought to implement ‘best practice’ in all areas of our firm, striving to provide our clients with the best possible service.

1978 – Peter Carew purchased the firm Hughes & Stuart in Ringwood in 1978.

1981 – Peter Carew commenced operating the firm as Carew & Counsel. As the firm expanded, they opened an office in Queens Road, Melbourne.

1985 – The Melbourne office relocated to the 10th Floor, 570 Bourke Street. The practice became Carew Counsel Holmes.

1987 – The firm purchased the practice of Dunn Grey Partners in January 1987.

1990 – The practice incorporated to become Carew Counsel Pty Ltd.

1996 – Peter Carew became the sole director.

2013 – Carew Counsel Solicitors merged with Hogg and Reid Lawyers to become Carew Counsel Solicitors incorporating Hogg and Reid.

2016 – The practice relocated to the 10th Floor, 313 La Trobe Street and resumed the name Carew Counsel Solicitors.

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