We focus on the legal service needs of businesses, individuals and families, and practice in
Business Law, Wills & Estates, Family Law, Property Law and Litigation
for Orange and Central West NSW.


Family Law

We can assist you in a range of Family Law Services including Binding Financial Agreements, Cohabitation Agreements, Consent Orders, Divorce and Family Court.

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Business Law

We can assist with Buying/Selling Businesses, Leasing, Franchising, Asset Protection, Taxation/Structuring, Loan Document Advice and other Business Law.

Property Law

Our practice areas of Property Law include Subdivisions, Buying and Selling Property, Commercial Leasing, Rural Property and Loan Documentation Advice.

Wills & Estates

Our key areas include Wills, Advanced Health Care Directives, Estate Planning, Family Provisions, Guardianship, Power of Attorney and Probates.


Our practice areas Building and Construction Commercial Consumer Trader & Tenancy Tribunal (CTTT) Local, District and Supreme Courts of New South Wales Family provision.

What makes us qualified?

– 2006, Opening

Blackwell Short Lawyers commenced in July 2006 by the founding principals seeking to provide a narrow number of areas of practice for a regional law firm. Those four initial areas of law continue to this day with the addition of commercial litigation upon the Consultant, John Carpenter joining the firm.
Outside of our core areas of practice we regularly refer clients to other practitioners practicing in the areas to meet our clients’ specific needs.

– 2009, fresh new people

We have been joined by Alison Neville practicing primarily in Family Law, Geraldine Sutton in Property and Estates, Deirdre May in Wills and Estates and our latest addition to the team is Charles Henley who has joined us in Business and Litigation Law.

– 2021 , Where are we now?

Blackwell Short Lawyers has grown to meet increasing client needs, supported staff learning modern technology and an approachable attitude.