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Rodney jacobs lawyer

The firm of Rodney Jacobs Lawyer was established in Macarthur Street Ballarat in 2010, following Rodney’s departure from a long established local legal firm, where he had been a principal for many years.

The firm is now an intensely busy, modern, vibrant place of work for Rodney and his staff members.

our practice

Our practice is non-litigious, with a heavy focus on Business, Wills/Succession Planning/Probate and Property Law and various branches of those.

We do not advertise, but rely on word-of-mouth recommendations. Rodney’s long experience in Ballarat has led to the happy position where, in relation to many families, he has now acted for three generations.

Our approach to the law and negotiations generally is to endeavour to be balanced and reasonable and seek to obtain the best position possible for our client, while working positively with the counterpart solicitor. 


An overly aggressive stance will generally have the reverse effect. It will unnecessarily build up legal costs, and make it difficult for the parties to work together in their future business relationship. When preparing documents, our bias is to make them reasonable, and reflective of commercial practice.

Wherever possible we make every effort to draft documents and correspondence in clear, straightforward language, and no more complex than they need to be.

The aim of this website is to share our passion for the law and give you an insight into our practice.

rodney jacobs

Rodney’s professional qualifications include Bachelor of Laws and Master of Laws degrees from the University of Melbourne, and specialist qualifications from the Law Institute of Victoria in Commercial Law as well as Wills and Estates.

Rodney is married to Pam, who is our receptionist. They have two children Linda and Mark and one grandson Sasha. Rodney’s chief interest is the law. His many hobbies include chess, martial arts, yoga, keeping fit, music, reading, science, poetry and, above all, walking his Jack Russell, Sam.


Our staff are:

Rodney Jacobs


Pam Jacobs

Office Administration

Aundrea Forrester

Conveyancing, Business Law Administration

Tahnee Davies

Estate Administration, Wills, Office Procedures

Debbie Woods

Wills, Conveyancing,
Property Law Administration

Natalie McGuinness

Wills, Conveyancing,
Property Law Administration