When experience matters…

When experience matters…

When experience matters…

Our Values

O'Connor Harris - Our Values

O’Connor Harris & Co was formed when JS O’Connor solicitors and John Harris solicitors merged in 1982. Then in 2020 O’Connor Harrs & Co became a propriety limited company, trading as O’Connor Harris & Co, Pty Limited.

The founding directors John & Ruth Harris are now assisted by three newly appointed directors in 2023, all of whom were existing solicitors within the company.

Our team are experienced, innovative and dedicated in their pursuant of successful client outcomes, and with a combined industry experience and breadth of knowledge extending from residential conveyancing, wills, estate planning and commercial law to our litigation skills involving family law, building and construction law.

The Directors along with the whole team at O’Connor Harris pride themselves on their approachability and commitment, whilst providing professional, realistic and affordable legal services.

What Our Clients Are Saying

O’Connor Harris have offered professional, practical and trusted advice to the Master Builders Association of the ACT for many years and we have a very high regard for their advice about building and construction law.

Michael Hopkins – CEO Master Builders Association of the ACT

My parents changed to O’Connor Harris for conveyancing more than 20 years ago after having used several other firms in Canberra and finding themselves being treated like second class citizens because English was their second language.  At O’Connor Harris they found the professionalism and respect that keeps their business to this day. I also use O’Connor Harris for all my conveyance and leasing requirements as they consistently perform efficiently and effectively in my best interest.  There is no fanfare, no crap, just efficient, down to earth, and getting the job done which is how I like it. 

Nila Dao – Vibe Business Manager FM Pty Ltd

We have been associated with O’Connor Harris for upwards of 20 years, catering for the needs of our building company Vogue Constructions and personally with buying and selling houses in the Canberra region. O’Connor Harris have always exceeded our expectations for the amount of care and concern they treat each individual task with. They are incredibly thorough in the way they process and proceed with jobs required and have excellent communication skills. We would highly recommend O’Connor Harris as we have always found them to be professional, efficient and highly effective in providing all the services we need.

Stuart Sampson – Director Vogue Constructions

I have been a client of O’Connor Harris for about 3 years. They have consistently provided sound advice, been professional and most importantly, been pleasant to work with and communicated in plain English.

Steve Hanbridge

The Team at O’Connor Harris have played a very important role for both our business ventures and personally, not just for myself, but my family and related business partners. For nearly 20 years they have helped us on everything from leasing, property purchases and sales, acquisition of commercial property, personal wills and other personal matters. More recently we went through a challenging property acquisition that took a lot longer than expected, with many challenges along the way. Ruth and her team were patient, supportive and most of all behind us during this tough time. What differentiates O’Connor Harris is the no-nonsense, pragmatic and outcome focused approach led by Ruth, John and their team.

Deniz Kose – Director Quay Building Group