Welcome to Ward Keller - the oldest and largest law firm in the Northern Territory

Ward Keller is the Northern Territory’s oldest law firm, tracing its history back to 1910. The modern version of Ward Keller was founded in 1963, over 50 years ago. We are also the Territory’s largest legal practice. Our experienced team of partners, lawyers, conveyancers and staff operate from four offices in Darwin, Palmerston, Casuarina, and Alice Springs. We also have a serviced office in Katherine and we attend Nhulunbuy by appointment.

Ward Keller is a full-service law firm with dispute resolution and commercial practice areas. We also have dedicated conveyancingfamily law and migration practices.

Ward Keller’s partners are highly respected in their fields of expertise, and between them have almost 100 years service with Ward Keller. A number of our practitioners are recognised leaders in their areas of practice, including, mining and resourceswills and estatesbanking and finance, and stamp duty and payroll tax.

As one of only six Australian member firms of Lawyers Associated Worldwide, an association of 3700 lawyers in 100 law firms in some 60 countries, we can also help our clients with interests outside Australia to get the international legal assistance they need.

We assist resource companies, infrastructure operators, pastoralists, financial institutions, the Territory Government, developers, insurance companies, national law firms, publicly listed companies, small business and individuals from the local community.



Chin House on Knuckey Street, Darwin with Leo Clancy’s offices (now Ward Keller)

What We Do Practice Areas

We are a full service legal practice dealing with all matters relating to both business and personal law, we have lawyers to represent you in all types of legal matters.
All Our Practice Areas
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Family law
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Migration
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Estate Planning
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Criminal law
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Workers' compensation
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Personal injury
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Conveyancing
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Debt collection
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Employment law
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Business and Share Transfers
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Mining & resources
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Dispute resolution
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    Our Latest Blog Posts

    Federal Government’s 2020/2021 Budget and Migration Planning

    Last night’s release of the 20/21 Federal Budget provided new announcements and information related to the Australian Migration Program for this financial year. Rachael Adolphe and Anke Nagel from our Migration Team have dissected the […]

    Ward Keller’s submission to the Productivity Commission on Resources Sector Regulation

    Ward Keller has made a submission to the Productivity Commission on Resources Sector Regulation. You can read the full submissions here.  

    COVID-19 and Leases in the Northern Territory

    Ward Keller senior lawyer Alecia Howland has prepared a fact sheet on the Mandatory Code of Conduct in the Northern Territory. Please click on this link to download the full fact sheet.

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