Who we are

Penmans was established by Neville Penman at Long Jetty in 1946.

He had been articled to EW Johnson of Johnson & Sendall of Goulburn.  He was admitted as a solicitor on 27 May 1938.  He then worked for Johnson & Sendall; Davies & Woods, Canberra; and Phillips & Co, Yass, before joining the Australian Army in 1942.  On discharge he returned to Phillips & Co.

In late 1947, he rented his first office in Gosford and Penmans has practised from Gosford ever since.  Historically, many of  the partners of Penmans have joined the firm either as graduates or in their first few  years of practice and have stayed with Penmans for the entirety of their career. Both of our current partners joined Penmans prior to their admission as lawyers.

2023 brings another exciting change for our firm.  Recent technological improvements in our profession including the online court gave us an opportunity to relook at our office space needs and the decision was made to move away from Gosford  courthouse and design a new office at West Gosford  that will provide a modern and inspiring workspace for our team together with a better experience for our clients, including better parking and accessibility.


What we see

Our vision is to continue to nurture and  build a strong and cohesive team of professionals and empower that team to continue the legacy of providing quality legal services to the people of the Central Coast and beyond.

What we do

We build relationships with people and bring our passion and experience in the law to every matter with which we are entrusted.

Our clients know we are in their corner, we identify what needs to be done, and we get it done.