Ron Heinrich AM

Ron Heinrich has over 40 years’ experience in Corporate and Commercial Law. He is highly regarded for his expertise in assisting clients on issues requiring his broad experience in corporations law, trade practices law, administrative law (including disciplinary Tribunals, Royal Commissions and ICAC Inquiries), revenue law (he is recognised as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) by the Tax Institute) and insurance law. Ron advises on all aspects of mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and probity, ASX Listing Rules, insurance and corporate risk.

Ron has contributed extensively to the legal profession, both in Australia and internationally. He is a former President of the Law Society of New South Wales, the Law Council of Australia and the Commonwealth Lawyers Association.

He is a former Chairman of the Law Society’s Professional Conduct Committee and has been involved in the investigation and prosecution of solicitors guilty of professional misconduct, fraud and corruption.

Ron has been named in the 2025 edition of Best LawyersTM Australia in Sydney for Commercial Law and Corporate Law.


Ron’s experience includes advising:

  • Law Society of New South Wales as Chairman of a task force whose brief was to submit a strategy and a series of proposals for discussions at a summit of the key players concerned in the legal system for reform of the legal system;
  • LawCover as director of LawCover Pty Limited, the manager of the LawCover scheme, the provider of professional indemnity insurance cover to the solicitors of New South Wales;
  • The Property Industry Foundation on the establishment in 1995 of The Property Industry Foundation as a charity including the obtaining of tax exempt and deductible gift recipient status;
  • The Church of England Homes as the Honorary Solicitor for the Church of England Homes providing legal advice on a wide range of issues on a pro bono basis; and
  • Commonwealth Lawyers Association as Honorary Secretary/Vice President and subsequently as President, Ron initiated a number of changes to the Commonwealth Lawyers Association including constitutional amendments to allow for succession planning, changing the position of Honorary Secretary to Vice President and establishing a nominations subcommittee. He also initiated amendments to restructure the Council to allow for better geographical distribution of seats and to encourage gender diversity.

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