Craney Family Solicitors


Experience and Dedication.



Eric Craney established Craney Family Solicitors in Lambton in 2005, and we have continued to serve the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, and Maitland areas, as well the the surrounding Hunter and Central Coast since this time.

In 2014, Eric Craney became the Principal Solicitor at Doyle Kingston & Swift in Broken Hill and limited his work with our firm.  In July 2014, Adrian Craney became the Principal Solicitor.  He has been a member of the Legal Aid Family Law Panel since 2011 and was accepted as a member of the Legal Aid Domestic Violence Panel in August 2017.

In March 2015, we moved from the Newcastle CBD to the former Court House at Wallsend in an effort to be more centralised in the Newcastle area so that we were more accessible to clients and better able to serve the community.

We practice almost exclusively in family law matters and have assisted a wide range of clients in all aspects of family law, including obtaining parenting orders, property settlements, divorce, and child support issues.


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Principal solicitor / ILP director

Adrian Craney

Adrian grew up in England and in 1996 relocated with his family to Newcastle.  He completed his Bachelor of Social Science degree through Southern Cross University in 2004 with majors in social science, politics and human resource management.  In 2009 he completed his Bachelor of Law degree through Macquarie University, and shortly thereafter started working with Craney Family Solicitors.

In 2014, Adrian became the principal solicitor of Craney Family Solicitors.  He has practiced almost exclusively in family law matters since becoming a lawyer.



LLB, 2009

BSocSc, 2004



ILP Director

Eric Craney

Eric grew up in Newcastle and moved to England in 1979.  In 1992 he obtained his law degree from De Montfort University in Leicester.  In 1996 Eric and his family moved back to Newcastle and after a short period he started his studies in Australia.

In 2002, Eric obtained his law degree from Macquarie University and in 2005 he established Craney Family Solicitors as a sole practitioner.  In 2014, he purchased the law firm Doyle Kingston & Swift in Broken Hill and has been the principal solicitor of this firm since this time.



LLB, 2002

LLB, 1992

BBus, 1978

Activities & Affiliations

• Director, Musicians Club, Broken Hill
• Director, Robinson College, Broken Hill
• Director, Outback Rugby League
• Honorary Solicitor, Lifeline, Broken Hill
• Honorary Solicitor, Silver City Show Society, Broken Hill
• Honorary Solicitor, St Pats Race Club, Broken Hill
• Honorary Solicitor, Broken Hill Eisteddfod