Founded in 1873, Williams Winter is a Melbourne institution. To put it simply, we have a passion for practising law.
We take the time to get to know our clients' concerns. This allows us to use our skills and insight to guide businesses and individuals through unfamiliar situations. We provide our clients with timely and practical legal advice, with a focus on delivering the best available outcome.
Our clients are at the centre of what we do. Our team engages and collaborates with our clients to solve problems, build relationships and get results.
We are experts in our given fields and display that expertise without the egos that often come with it. We're here to take the complexity out of the process for you.
We speak our clients language by understanding their needs and working together side by side to predict and advise rather than just react.
For us the law isn't a sticking point, it simply gives you more freedom to be.
Come and see what you can be at Williams Winter.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution before1880
After his capture at Glenrowan Kelly was taken to Melbourne where he stood trial. He was found guilty and sentenced to execution by hanging by Judge Redmond Barry. He was hanged in the Old Melbourne Gaol on the 11 November 1880.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution before1894
Between 1892 and 1894, Melbourne City Council established 20 dynamos and four boilers at Spencer Street and, on the 7th of March 1894, streets in the centre of the city were lit by electricity.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution before1897
Horseless carriages' had first appeared on Melbourne's roads in the wake of the great cycling fad of the 1890s. One of the first petrol-driven cars, the 'Pioneer', a 'motorised double-seat dogcart' was exhibited at the Melbourne Cycle Show in 1897.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution before1910
The station was designed by James Fawcett and HPC Ashworth in 1899 and opened in 1910. It quickly became a Melbourne icon. It is the oldest train station in Australia and the forth longest in the world.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution before1920
In November 1920, Australian Flying Corps veterans Paul McGinness and Hudson Fysh envisaged an air service connecting Australia to the world. Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd was registered as a business on 16 November 1920.
Est. 1873We were a Melbourne institution in the1950s
Mary (Molly) R Winter joined the firm in the early 1950's and retired in the late 1980's. Molly was admitted to practice law prior to the commencement of the Second World War (1938) and was one of the first female solicitors to practice law in Melbourne. Molly, one of the first females to become a partner of a city law practice, practised in liquor licensing (not Family law).
Est. 1873A lot has changed since 1873