The history of our firm dates back to 1891. The current firm name “Clarke & Gee” was first used in 1932 and we have been operating under this name ever since. Documents indicate that the use of the ampersand in our name was adopted from the outset and it now forms an iconic part of our brand identity.
In 1950, one or the firm’s partners, Don Gee, purchased the property opposite the supreme court in Cameron Street, Launceston. Don Gee was told he was making a grave mistake by moving his practice to this site as it was too far away from the CBD and that his clients would not want to go far from the business district to meet with a solicitor.
In 1962, Clarke & Gee moved their office to 109 Cameron Street, Launceston and extensive renovations were carried out on the building to accommodate office use. This included alterations to the facade which was designed by prominent Tasmanian architects and supported by the Launceston City Council.
In 2019, Clarke & Gee moved into new, purpose designed premises at ground floor, Exa House, 73 Paterson Street, Launceston.
Clarke & Gee has had some very prominent partners in its recent history, including Geoff Chaplin, John Wilson, Don Wing, Ray Bailey, Bruce Doolan, Tim Ellis and Philip Welch.
Clarke & Gee continues to thrive under the current partners; Rick Reid and Mark Doyle. They pay tribute to the firm’s history however they continue to grow and evolve the firm to be relevant in today’s world. We have a dedicated and talented team of legal professionals and support staff and we specialise in a wide range of legal areas.
At Clarke & Gee Lawyers, we continually evolve and we are pleased to welcome Cynthea Street to our new Devonport office. Cynthea brings a wealth of experience to our team and we now provide our full legal services to the North West Coast. Our local Devonport office is a full service office and is supported by our talented Launceston based team. Cynthea’s comprehensive experience is an asset to Clarke & Gee Lawyers and she has a talented support team around her.