We help our clients avoid and resolve disputes so that they can spend their time on more important things.
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Need a legal problem solved? Try our pragmatic approach.

We know your time and money are more valuable working on your business than wasted in a legal dispute. Let’s minimise the disruption and keep you engaged in the things that matter.

More outcomes, not bills

Our focus is on achieving the best outcome we can for you. Often, that means early mediation, avoiding the extra time and expense of protracted litigation.

Fight to win

Don’t be outgunned. When your dispute can’t be resolved quickly, you need highly-skilled, experienced litigators fighting for you. That’s us.

No surprises

If we estimate your legal fees, we will only ever revise it before doing the work, not afterwards. You can rest easy, because we will never send you a bill that exceeds our agreed costs.

Approved Quality Practice

Our internal procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Law Society as being designed to improve client satisfaction and to avoid waste.

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What our clients say

  • "I engaged with Pragma legal service and Mr. Aaron McDonald regarding a personal matter that needed legal actions and advice.  I found the firm and Aaron to be spot on with timely reactions and actions and their follow through was excellent.  I can highly recommend this firm, and in particular, Mr. Aaron McDonald, to anyone needing legal advice and or actions."

    Bill Antonace
    Bill Antonace Vice President, Clough Ltd
  • "I take my hat off to you both, what an outstanding job...for you guys to get a commitment...was just short of a miracle. Take a bow and a hearty pat on the back from me. We hope we don’t need your services too often but I would certainly not deal with any other legal firm but yours."

    Colin Bahn
    Colin Bahn CEO, Global Care Group (GCG) Incorporated
  • "After recently engaging Pragma Legal for advice I was extremely impressed by their high attention to detail, straight-talking manner and ability to achieve an expedient resolution. In particular the work completed by Mr McDonald was exceptional. I extend my highest recommendation."

    Leon Warburton CEO & CIO, Warburton Investment Management
  • "Aaron McDonald delivers on the promise of timely and professional service. He is focussed on practical outcomes for his clients and is cost effective. We are happy to recommend AaronMcDonald & Pragma Legal."

    Gino Terriaca
    Gino Terriaca Managing Director, Maxim Group
  • "Whether it’s general advice or relating to a specific matter, PragmaLegal (Aaron McDonald) provides a high level of service with a quick turnaround time. Their wealth of knowledge and experience was evidentand it was a pleasure working with them."

    Antony Crossland
    Antony Crossland Executive, Altegra Property Group
  • "We have developed an excellent working relationship with Pragma Legal and have found that this practice provides excellent advice and timely responses to complex issues. We have also been offered a range of options to assist in managing legal issues to the best outcome for our organisation. Would highly recommend Pragma Legal."

    Amelia Gooch Former CEO & General Manager, Global Care Group
  • "I am very happy to have found Pragma Legal and Aaron. Prompt, relevant, economical = excellent."

    Jasper Trendall
    Jasper Trendall Director, Sea Dragon Botanicals
  • When faced with a serious contract dispute, I was reassured to be recommended by a knowledgeable colleague to consult Pragma Legal. On the first consultation (at no cost) my predicament  was clearly outlined and options canvased. Tina McAulay worked to expedite an effective solution which quickly resolved the issue while ensuring minimal costs. Overall, a great level of service that deserved high recommendation. Thanks, Pragma!

    David Hults
  • Thank you for your prompt responses to emails and great service.

    Asanda Carnie Director, The Goodness Factory
  • Pragma Legal acted immediately, assisting me with a legal issue that had remained unresolved for some time.  They are a professional team of individuals who step forward to manage difficult, complex situations.  This ensures the best possible outcome for the client.  I have dealt with Aaron McDonald and his team on more than on occasion and have always been happy with the service that I have received.  I recommend him without any hesitation.  If you want your legal issue or problem resolved, call Aaron and his team. You won't be disappointed!

    Marta Hill Admin/Finance Manager, Elite Aerospace Coatings
  • Pragma Legal were recommended to Sue and I as a trustworthy firm and they did not disappoint. Aaron provided clear and concise information on what our risks and obligations were in regard to our requirements. We appreciated the plain English approach that Aaron took on our requirements, where we found his easy nature and friendliness made the meeting less stressful. I would certainly use Pragma Legal in the future if required. 

    Roger and Susan Gregory BHP Principal Spatial Data Specialist

Fixed-fee early mediation

We aim to provide our clients with advice on the best ways to resolve a dispute. This includes providing advice wherever possible that is pragmatic and cost effective. In accordance with this aim, we offer our clients a fixed fee early mediation service.


Legal services we provide

Pragma provides advice on the best way to resolve a dispute. We accept instructions in a variety of areas including:

Building and Construction Disputes

Identify, prevent, manage and minimize your risks and exposure in all construction and building projects. We can provide you with strategic advice and methods to mitigate loss.

Financial Services Claims

Claims arising from misleading or deceptive conduct, claims against financial services providers, insurance-related disputes and claims of professional negligence.

Commercial Advice

Insolvency-related matters

Startup Package: Legal & Accounting

Pragma Legal and Pitcher Partners have teamed up to deliver a Start Up Package providing comprehensive, hand-in-hand legal and accounting services.

Choose from a selection of services tailor made for startups. Including:

  • Trade mark registration
  • Non-disclosure agreement
  • Financial statements and business tax

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