About Us

With over 70 years delivering quality legal services to the Colac community, Arundell Murray & Ryan has a wealth of knowledge and professional experience to help you protect your interests in all areas of law. We are committed to providing the highest possible level of professionalism and expertise so that you can be assured that your legal affairs are in the hands of established experts.

Our Legal Services

You can rely on Arundell Murray & Ryan to provide you with sound legal advice and excellent representation.

Contact us to arrange a consultation with one of our experienced and highly qualified legal professionals.

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Property & Conveyancing

Arundell Murray & Ryan have considerable experience in conveyancing and property law. Our lawyers can assist buyers and sellers with all stages of property transactions in Victoria.

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As experienced criminal law practitioners, our team at Arundell Murray & Ryan provide accurate advice and assistance for all areas of criminal law.

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Our lawyers have comprehensive experience in dispute resolution, mediation and litigation and solve issues for our clients in the most efficient manner possible.

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Family Law

A breakdown of a marriage or relationship can involve a great deal of anxiety and emotional distress. It is important to have the right legal team to navigate you through this difficult period. Arundell Murray & Ryan have extensive experience in providing advice and assistance in the areas of divorce, children and property.

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Planning & Environment

At Arundell Murray & Ryan, we understand the complexities of Victoria’s planning and environment legislation and how it can impact land owners, local businesses and agricultural and farming communities.


Probate & Deceased Estates

We understand that dealing with a deceased estate can be very difficult, however, our lawyers will sensitively guide you through the legal process.

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Wills & Planning

It’s not pleasant to think about our own death, however, it is important to plan in advance and have a valid Will to ensure that assets are distributed in accordance with your wishes. A Will should be updated when there are significant changes in your life, such as getting married, divorced, entering into a defacto relationship and buying a property. Our lawyers will guide you through the important process of estate planning and preparing a valid Will to ensure that your assets and personal belongings are left to the beneficiaries you have nominated.

Our People

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Jim Ryan | BA, LL.B, OAM

Principal Lawyer

Jim has been a Principal Lawyer at Arundell, Murray and Ryan since joining the firm in 1972.

He has a particular interest and wealth of experience in Criminal Law, however, also has extensive experience in Family Law, Conveyancing, Wills and Estate matters.

Jim was an active member of the Law Institute of Victoria Council for 11 years and the inaugural Chairman of the Criminal Law Section.

Residing in Colac for over 40 years, Jim has a passion for social justice and assisting members of the local and surrounding community. He has had lengthy involvement with the Colac District Cricket Association and the Colac Turf Club.

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Tony Prytz | BA, LL.B


As a former journalist at The Age (as sub-editor), the Geelong Advertiser, The Canberra Times and The Colac Herald, Tony brings a wealth of life experience to his practice of the law.

He first moved to Colac in 1983 and joined Arundell, Murray and Ryan in 2015.

Tony practices in Criminal Law, Commercial Leases, Conveyancing, Family Law, Wills, Estates and Probate matters.

Tony is a keen racing cyclist and regularly competes in Colac and around the south-west.