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Our Values

We believe in ensuring our clients understand the complex landscape of estate planning, commercial and domestic conveyancing, trusts, superannuation and elder law. In everything we do we focus on our clients’ needs by offering strategic, practical, cost effective and professional advice.

Honesty & Integrity: Being professional, open and honest in all our dealings.
Excellence: Achieving the best outcome we possibly can for our clients by always doing what we say we will and striving for excellence and quality in everything we do.
Commitment: Working with commitment to deliver quality service and to achieve a successful outcome for our clients in a timely manner.
Professionalism: At all times acting with integrity and respect in providing quality services and being reliable and responsive to achieving the required outcome for our clients and keeping our clients fully informed at all times.
Accountability: Acknowledging and assuming responsibility for our actions and decisions.


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About Paul.

Paul Crane has been a practising solicitor in Coffs Harbour for over 40 years. It is with great pride that he now acts for the second and third generation descendants of his original clients.
The majority of clients seek Paul’s advice in the area of estate planning, superannuation and trusts, probate and administration of estates particularly the challenging areas of complex wills incorporating testamentary trusts and claims against estates by disappointed beneficiaries. It is his care and guidance on sensitive personal issues that is most often noted in referrals to the practice.

Paul is actively involved in many community agencies. He is a member of the Board of the Sawtell Catholic Care for the Aged, the largest retirement complex between Port Macquarie and Ballina. He was previously a member of the Board of Coffs Harbour Support Services, a leading Not for Profit community organisation which provides a range of services to people with disabilities, living on the Mid North Coast of NSW.

Paul’s clients benefit from his friendly and approachable attitude. Paul prides himself on providing pragmatic, commercially effective advice resulting in a timely and cost efficient resolution of his matters. He is dedicated to the professional and ethical approach to the practice of law and takes his responsibility for the sanctity of his client’s affairs very seriously.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Laws from Sydney University and a Bachelor of Commerce from James Cook University. He is a trained mediator, probity advisor and a member of the NSW Law Society and the Institute of Public Administration Australia (NSW division).

About Karen

Under the mentorship of Paul Crane, Karen has completed an Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) from Southern Cross University and is now a Certified Practicing Conveyancer. Karen is currently enrolled in a Bachelor of Laws and Business.

Karen is a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers (NSW Division) and is fully PEXA certified.

Commencing at Crane Law in 2016, as a Conveyancing Paralegal, Karen’s work included domestic and commercial property transactions, leasing, wills and estate administration.

As part of the relocation and reorganisation of the Paul Crane Lawyer enterprise, Karen is now operating within Lewis + Crane Conveyancing, in collaboration with Paul Crane.

With a background in the property industry including strata management, property sales and management and having been involved in family and estate law both as a professional and personally, Karen understands the importance of sensitivity, compassion and honesty in the provision of legal services.

Karen compliments her experience by understating and practising the need to discuss legal matters in a down to earth, easy to comprehend manner. Regular updates are provided to all her clients in a timely and concise manner to ensure a less stressful but positive outcome.

Conveyancing in Coffs Harbour

Our Clients

What Our Clients Have To Say

Rose Van-Rooy Phillips
Rose Van-Rooy Phillips
08:40 08 Dec 19
What a professional team. Karen and Paul went above and beyond to make sure all our needs were met, even when we didn't know what we needed. Thanks guys for all your hard work and for making things happen so quickly.
Kristy Buckton
Kristy Buckton
04:07 26 Sep 19
Paul Crane Lawyer provided me with wonderful informative advice. I wouldn't hesitate to suggest this friendly team of professionals!
Daniella Wekeem
Daniella Wekeem
01:25 13 Sep 19
Amazing service and professionalism for both the conveyancing services for our home purchase and drawing up our wills. I highly recommend Paul and his staff.
Azooba 80
Azooba 80
01:08 13 Sep 19