The people and businesses of Colac and the Otways have trusted Clarke & Barwood Lawyers since 1864

We provide comprehensive legal services, including:


Whether you are buying or selling property, conveyancing is a legal requirement. Clarke and Barwood can help with the settlement and title transfer process, for both residential and commercial property, without undue delays or costs.

Subdivisions and Leases

The registration of subdivisions including the preparation of easements and covenants requires specialist knowledge. The same goes for strata title subdivisions and off the plan sales and purchases.

Wills and Powers of Attorney

Estate Planning and Wills are essential to ensuring your wishes are carried out after you are gone. This process can include an Enduring Power of Attorney, Medical Power of Attorney, and the Review and Drafting of a will.

Companies and Trusts

Trust are legal entities, and therefore must conform to many administration and reporting guidelines. Legal help is available to manage investments, keep records, manage assets, prepare accounting, pay bills and distributions of income.

Family Law

Family breakdowns can be a difficult and stressful time. It’s also a time when good legal advice is essential. Clarke & Barwood Lawyers are available to give guidance and offer professional advice on Divorce/Separations and Property Settlements.

Deceased Estates and Probate

Losing a loved one is one of life’s hardest moments. We can take care of all the stressful details of the process and ensure that your loved one’s estate is taken care of through the Probate and Administration of an estate. Additionally we provide estate litigation advice.

Aged Care Matters

The process of moving into care is time consuming and overly complicated. Often times a second set of eyes and legal opinion is needed before signing a contract related to your care. Solid legal advice and advocacy can make all the difference.

Debt Recovery & Defending Debt Claims

There is nothing more frustrating than not being paid what you are owed. Pursuing payments of debts owed by individuals or businesses can provide quick and cost effective remedy.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Costly legal action is often not be in the best interests of either party.  In fact, going to court should be the very last course of action, only after a process of litigation and dispute resolution has been exhausted.

    Clarke and Barwood have unparalleled knowledge of Colac, the Otways and surrounding districts. Our firm is well known for its friendly service and competitive fees. We provide comprehensive legal services.


    61-65 Gellibrand St
    Colac 3250


    Tel (03) 5231 5155



    Mon-Thu: 8:30AM - 5:30PM
    Friday: 8:30AM - 5:00PM