About Us

Trusted by Ballarat since 1898

When you choose us, you are choosing the legal service that Ballarat has trusted for more than a century.

Our History

Baird & McGregor is one of Ballarat’s oldest and most trusted law firms and is built on the strong foundations of a family tradition.

Our firm was established in 1898 by Robert Baird. The original parchment of Robert Baird’s admission to practice law is framed in the customer area of the office at 9 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat. In 1910, Robert was joined by his brother, Matthew and the firm became known as Baird & Baird.

Robert Baird’s son, Kenneth Baird, was admitted to practice law in 1947 and joined the family business. By this time, Baird & Baird had become one of the most reputable legal firms in the city, providing legal services to clients in a wide range of areas. Beginning his legal career in 1960 as an articled clerk, Bill McGregor swiftly advanced to become a partner at Baird & McGregor in 1962 with the firm taking on its current and well-established name that the community has come to recognise and trust.

Andrew Baird began practicing at the firm in 1985, carrying on his family’s legacy.

In 2019, our firm incorporated Cuthberts Barristers & Solicitors. 

Cuthberts Barristers & Solicitors was founded in Ballarat following the 1855 Eureka Rebellion.

 Sharing the same ethos and dedication to its clients, a strong new alliance was formed.

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Baird & McGregor’s Ballarat office is situated in the heart of historic Ballarat at 9 Lydiard Street North.

Once the Colonial Bank of Australasia, our building was designed by the Yorkshire architect Leonard Terry – who also designed the adjoining old Bank of New South Wales and Bank of Australasia – and constructed in 1860.


Our Community

We are proud to be part of the Ballarat community, supporting clubs and organisations that help residents live happy, healthy, and connected lives.

We’re also determined advocates for education, offering learning experiences to law students and school work experience programs.

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