Founded by Robert (‘Bob’) Galbally and Brian Rolfe, it was the first exclusively private criminal law firm in Melbourne and we are proud of our rich history defending our clients in all matters, from summary matters in the Magistrates’ Court to complex Supreme Court Trials and Appeals in the Court of Appeal. Our team has acted in some of the most prominent criminal trials in Victorian legal history.
As part of our legacy, we have employed some of the most talented criminal lawyers and have invested in our staff. We are proud to see that former members of our team are now senior lawyers, Magistrates and Judges.
Brian Rolfe retired from practice in March 2013 after a long career, in which he mentored many lawyers who now occupy privileged positions within the profession.
In 2018, Bob announced that he would transition into a consultancy role and Ruth Parker would become principal of the practice. Ruth started at the practice in September 2007 and had the privilege of being mentored by both Bob Galbally and Brian Rolfe.
Ruth is part of our history and now leads our impressive team into the future. We continue to innovate whilst we execute our philosophy that every person is entitled to the very best defence. That is what we provide and what we will continue to provide to our valued clients.
Address: Level 8, 552 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne.
Phone: 03 9670 8771