About Coulter Roache

At Coulter Roache we build insightful legal partnerships to help you meet the challenges of today while planning for tomorrow.

Awareness, agility, confidence – we give you what you need to make sound decisions and prosper in a modern, ever-evolving business world.

We maintain focus and drive results. Whether you are a large corporation, a government entity, a small business, a family or an individual, you’ll benefit from our deep experience and personalised approach.

We listen. We learn. We get to know you, your business and your objectives. We view your legal challenges through an expert commercial lens and deliver advice and insights to keep you in control. With the right knowledge and understanding, you create the future with confidence.

From our regional heart in Geelong we service national partnerships. Our team of nearly 70 professionals provides diverse expertise across multiple industry and private client sectors. We work from six locations to give you greater access and responsive advice when and where you need it.

Coulter Roache has been serving Geelong’s commercial community for more than 80 years. Our purpose is to assist and empower the businesses of Geelong to prosper and carry the region into a new era of economic success. We are embedded in the fabric of the region and proudly support our community via pro bono services and sponsorships for community organisations and events.

Our story

At Coulter Roache, we trace our origins back to 1935 when Frank Gargan embarked as a sole practitioner. In 1969 Kevin Roache joined Frank to create Gargan & Roache, which merged with Coulter Burke in 2002 to become Coulter Roache Lawyers.

By investing in our people and our processes, we have become a leading law firm known for providing exceptional service. Our reputation draws talented lawyers and sharp young minds to work with us. Today we use the latest technologies to learn and develop our expertise, manage knowledge across locations, share our insights and communicate with our clients.

Our vision and values

Vision: Insightful legal partnerships. Control today.  Create tomorrow.


We enable control

  • We do not compromise on our values
  • We are passionate and determined
  • We act with ethics, honesty and integrity
  • We are accurate
  • We deliver quality services
  • We are considered

We create the environment for success

  • We encourage innovative thinking
  • We make our conversations count
  • We encourage and enable growth
  • We recognise and celebrate success
  • We have the courage to challenge
  • We learn from our experiences
  • We are accountable
  • We are solutions focused
  • We create opportunity

We value our partnerships

  • We care
  • We are proud of our history
  • We are engaged with our community
  • We share our knowledge and capability
  • We advocate for our clients, our people and our community