Lawyer all about giving back

March 8, 2024 BY

Carol Grimshaw is one of Victoria’s foremost general practice and dispute resolution lawyers and has an office in Ballarat.

WITH twenty-seven years’ experience in the legal profession, including 15 years as a solicitor, Carol Grimshaw stands as one of Victoria’s foremost general practice and dispute resolution lawyers.

As the proud founder and principal of Grimshaw Legal, a leading boutique generalist law firm with offices in Heidelberg and Ballarat, Carol is dedicated to serving clients across Victoria and Australia in all major courts, tribunals, and commissions.

Grimshaw Legal boasts extensive expertise in various general practice fields, from estate planning and estate disputes to complex commercial advisory and litigation matters.

Additionally, the firm provides invaluable support in professional disciplinary matters, employment law, property claims, coronial inquests, and consumer and building disputes.

Carol Grimshaw is recognised for her exceptional legal skills, ethical approach, and unwavering dedication to her clients.

She emphasizes a holistic approach, ensuring that clients not only receive assistance with their immediate legal concerns but also gain a deeper understanding of the laws impacting them and the legal system as a whole.

With a focus on long-term solutions, Carol works closely with clients to mitigate risks and minimise future legal costs.

She understands the concerns and anxieties clients face, addressing their worries about family, relationships, career, and reputation with empathy and professionalism.

As a former high school dropout subsequently earning four degrees as a mature aged student, Carol knows the importance and power of knowledge as drivers of change.

That’s why Grimshaw Legal works to resolve your legal challenge as well as empowering you to better engage with the world.

Grimshaw Legal is a proud contributor of pro bono services to charities including domestic violence, cancer, and First Nations corporations.

Emphasising her dedication to best practice standards, Carol has been a member of the Law Institute of Victoria since 2009, and enjoys memberships with each of Ballarat Business Women, Australian Women Lawyers, and the Victorian Small Business Network.

As the 2021 founder of The Dear Sir(s) Project, an Australia-wide and volunteer student run research initiative promoting equality in the legal profession and beyond, Carol is committed to fostering safe spaces for legal professionals and nurturing the next generation of talent.

Implementing the belief that we rise by lifting others, Carol has volunteered at law school competitions at esteemed law schools like Monash University and Victoria University, and spoken at Monash University’s Women’s Day events, to actively support and encourage aspiring lawyers in their journey.

Carol Grimshaw’s impact extends beyond legal practice.

Recognising the need for law reform during the COVID-19 pandemic, she chaired the Electronic Wills and Online Witnessing Committee, contributing to legislation that facilitated electronic signing of a wider range of documents in Victoria.

Her advocacy led to her recognition as one of 50 of Australasia’s Elite Lawyers in 2021.

Carol’s work has also been featured in television and written media.

Continuing her pursuit of justice and equality, Grimshaw Legal applied Victoria’s Charter of Human Rights to the areas of coronial and estate litigation in 2023, showcasing Carol’s deep commercial and socio-legal education, lateral thinking, and commitment to systemic change and human rights.

Passionate about supporting her clients, empowering women in business, and enriching the local community, Carol Grimshaw exemplifies resilience, leadership, and compassion.

For personalised legal services and a client-centric approach, visit grimshawlegal.com.au and experience the difference firsthand.