At Whitelaw McDonald we are passionate about serving and winning for our local community.

Whitelaw McDonald are Newcastle and Central Coast Lawyers committed to providing the highest quality of service to our clients. We are your local lawyers who care about local issues, and will take personal care of you.

We provide specialist advice across a broad range of areas, including:

Compensation Law

Including physical and psychological work injury claims


If you have a total and permanent disability

Personal Law

Including family issues like separation and divorce, wills and estates and property law

Business Law

Including contracts, compliance audits, property and commercial leasing, mediation and litigation, buying and selling

Whitelaw McDonald was founded in 1987 by Ross Whitelaw and John McDonald, who have a strong commitment and passion for helping clients understand their legal rights, supporting them through life’s challenges and making sure they get what they’re entitled to by law to move forward with life in the best possible way. In the last 40 years our independent and experienced team has won tens of millions of dollars for locals just like you.

We are here to win for you and the community, servicing clients throughout New South Wales, from Yass through to Sydney, Newcastle and up to the Queensland border.

Call us on 02 4941 8999 (Newcastle) or 02 4941 8999 (Central Coast), or fill out the enquiry form for your first no-obligation consultation.

Whitelaw McDonald is passionate about serving and winning for our local communities, with offices in Newcastle and the Central Coast. 

If you would like an obligation-free consultation to see how we can best help you, or simply have questions, get in touch using our contact form or call 02 4941 8999.