We are Australia's oldest law firm
We've been there for the nation-building projects, major transactions and reforms that have changed the face of Australia and the region. We've worked alongside industry pioneers, innovators, and champions of justice who have shaped the course of our economy and society, sometimes in ways you might not expect.
Allens was founded on 22 July 1822, the day after 21-year-old George Allen was admitted as an attorney and solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and became the first person to complete their full legal training in Australia. When he began his small legal practice in a cottage on Elizabeth Street in Sydney, he could not have forseen the story that would follow.
A lot has changed in 200 years, including us. One thing that's endured is our commitment to our clients, our people and our communities.