History

Tebbutt Lawyers has been providing outstanding legal services to clients for over 100 years, spanning four generations.

In 1910 Ernest Henry Tebbutt, Barrister established a law office in Martin Place. Ernest was soon joined by his two sons William and Roy, and E H Tebbutt and Sons Solicitors was established.

Today its offices remain no more than 150 metres from their 1910 origins. Over the past 110 years, the firm has built an enviable reputation for the expertise of its practice and for its contributions to the development of the law.

Some of the many notable partner contributions over this time include:
   E H Tebbutt’s authoring in 1918 of The Moratorium (a digest and index to the War Precautions Acts)
   R E Tebbutt’s seminal 1953 Handbook of Landlord and Tenant Law in NSW
   H W (“Peter”) Tebbutt’s tenures as Conveyancing Editor of the Australian Law Journal and as the Challis Lecturer in Property Law at the University of Sydney – positions which spanned the better part of two decades from the mid 1960’s onwards.

Currently the firm is proud to have two managing partners Michael Sainsbury and Jennifer Gordon – each with over thirty years’ experience with the practice.

Jennifer’s father George Gordon had been with the firm for over 50 years before her. George remains as a consultant.

Nyree Deirmendjian joined the firm in 1993 and was admitted as a partner in 2012.

Margaret Gibbs joined the firm in 2017 and is now an associate.

In November 2018 David Roy Tebbutt, great grandson of Ernest, became the first fourth generation Tebbutt to join the firm giving the firm nearly 110 years of family continuity.

On the firm’s 100th year anniversary the Law Society Journal published an article celebrating E. H. Tebbutt & Sons unique place on the legal landscape.

In April 2021, the firm changed its name to Tebbutt Lawyers.