Our History

Tonkin Drysdale Partners was established in Woy Woy in 1958. More than 65 years later we are still providing the community with the highest quality legal advice, from the same location and with the same values.


Our founding father was the late Philip Tonkin. His son, Paul, was admitted to our firm’s partnership in 1992, on the same day his dad retired. Paul remains a Partner to this day, while his son, Dominic has continued the family legacy and is also a Partner with TDP.

People First

TDP is a family – and that begins within our walls. We demonstrate commitment and loyalty to our staff, so it comes naturally with our clients and community. Each of our Partners has worked with the firm for at least 12 years, and many of our support staff have been with TDP for over a decade.

Part of the Community

Our lawyers and staff enjoy a short commute to work.

They live in this community and care about it deeply. They are members of local sports clubs, community organisations and charities

Through these networks, TDP sponsors and supports a wide range of community organisations on the Central Coast.