A Proud History

Photo of founder William Alexander Finlay
W A Finlay
Photo of founder Arthur Denison Watchorn
A D Watchorn

Finlay Watchorn occupies a proud place in the commercial and legal history of Greater Hobart and Tasmania with past partners serving as State Attorney-General, Magistrates and Judges. Over the years we have provided the community with distinguished service and have worked hard to earn and keep the respect for which we are known.                                       

Matters We Handle

Conveyancing, General Property Issues & Retirement Villages

Streamlined conveyancing solutions, ensuring smooth property transactions and peace of mind for our clients.

Estate Administration

Efficient and compassionate estate administration services, guiding clients through the probate process with care and expertise.

Residential and Commercial Leasing

Sales and Purchases of Business

Mortgages, Guarantees and Other Securities

Boundary Disputes & Neighbourhood Issues

Environment & Planning

Contracts, Trusts and Charities

Civil Litigation

From routine debt collection to major commercial disputes, we have the skills and training to provide quality services whenever you need them.

Agency Work

Finlay & Watchorn

On 8 July 1880, the law firm of Finlay & Watchorn was founded by William Alexander Finlay and Arthur Denison Watchorn in a modest 2-storey Victorian Building at 32 Murray Street, Hobart. In the early 1980s the firm opened an office at Kingston in the rapidly expanding municipality of Kingborough and since 2010 the firm has been wholly based in Kingston.

Online or In Person

Our office is in Kingston, but you do not need to come to Kingston to instruct us. We regularly meet with clients online by Zoom or Microsoft Teams and can arrange home or hospital visits where necessary. If you do wish to visit, we have free client parking immediately behind our premises.