Are you looking for a lawyer who listens and keeps you informed at every step?

Donovan Oates Hannaford is different. We are legal experts BUT we are also people experts.
Our aim is to make sure you remain at the centre of your legal matter or proceeding. To do this we …


We ensure we have a thorough understanding of your situation before providing advice. You can be confident that that we understand your needs and expectations.

Speak clearly

We know legal processes can be daunting and downright incomprehensible at times. We offer our clients superior, professional advice which is easily understood, and is provided in a timely manner.

Local Port Macquarie Lawyers

Donovan Oates Hannaford is a local Port Macquarie law firm which has been servicing the region since 1946.

We know our clients and the regulatory environment in which they operate but we are in no way small town operators.

Our people have the experience and expertise to rival our big-city counterparts. They are experts in their field - having spoken at seminars, published papers and practiced in cities.  But they are also down-to-earth and accessible. It’s a mix that can be hard to find.

Involved in our community

Being ‘people experts’ means being among them. We love getting out of the office and out into our community to share with and support others. That’s why we take the time to be actively involved in community groups such as:

  • Edmund Barton Centre for Business Excellence
  • Port Macquarie Chamber of Commerce
  • Hastings Business Enterprise Network
  • Hastings Business Women’s Network
  • Rotary
  • Port Macquarie Hastings Council
  • Surf Lifesaving

We don’t just work here. We enjoy the privilege of being able to contribute to the fantastic region we call home.

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