Our history

Our Sydney office can trace its roots back to 1833, when George Robert Nichols, the son of the colony's first postmaster and the first native-born Australian to be admitted as a solicitor in New South Wales, opened his practice.

As the practice expanded, it evolved into John H. Clayton and then, by 1920, it had become Clayton & Utz. Apart from losing the ampersand, it's the name we still proudly carry today.

Our people

Our people are committed to excellence - in everything they do. They are commercial, pragmatic, and focused on delivering an exceptional client service.

If you're looking for a partner or special counsel in our Sydney office, click here.

Our home

As of winter 2011, Clayton Utz has a new home in Sydney in 1 Bligh St, which is designed to achieve a 5 Star NABERS Energy rating and has been awarded a 6 Star Green Star Office Design v2 Certified rating, the first such high-rise in Sydney.

Located just over the road from our old home in 1 O'Connell St, our Bligh St home is in the heart of the city and central business district, close to Sydney's world-famous Harbour Bridge.


Our street address

Level 15
1 Bligh Street
New South Wales

Tel: +61 2 9353 4000
Fax: +61 2 8220 6700
V-Card: Clayton Utz - Sydney

Our postal address

Clayton Utz
GPO Box 9806
New South Wales 2001
DX 370 Sydney