We are a legal advisory firm

We help families, family businesses and charities navigate a safe passage through life, business and service to the community.

If you are looking for a hotshot corporate lawyer with river views, we are not the law firm for you.

We’re lawyers for real people.

Our Calling

Yes, we are lawyers, but the term paraclete better describes our calling.

In ancient Greece, lawyers were sometimes called a paraclete. Paraclete literally means a person who is “called to one’s side or aid”. There is no one English term which fully  captures who a paraclete is. Different attempts at translation include advocate, helper, encourager, comforter and intercessor.

Our calling is to be more than just lawyers. Our calling is to stand side by side with our clients as their advocate, helper, encourager and intercessor.


We provide practical legal advice and we resolve disputes almost always without going anywhere near a court



Hear from our customers

I have dealt with many professionals over many years and Nathan stands out as he demonstrates the highest levels of professionalism, understanding and patience. Trust in your lawyer in this increasingly complicated world is one of our most important relationships for our wellbeing, protection and having things in order. His extensive and wide-ranging knowledge of the law developed while playing with the big boys in the city is complimented by a moral compass and compassion and have no hesitation in recommending him to others.

- Tim

Nathan & the team at Donovan Knapp are great to work with. As accountants helping Young Families with Small Businesses, our clients regularly need legal help both personally and with their businesses. And the result at Donovan Knapp is great!
- Ben
I highly recommend Donovan Knapp for astute & thorough legal advice from a caring firm.
- Israel
Thank you for your services and the great efforts in setting us free from the dispute we were in, and the kindness shown to us during that difficult time.
- J & E


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