Tony has been a senior solicitor at Stacks Tamworth since 2010, practising principally in wills and estates, estate planning and property law. After obtaining his Bachelor of Laws at University of NSW, he spent some time travelling the world before working at the Australian Law Reform Commission in Sydney for eight years. By that time he felt it was time to get into practice and utilise his personal communication skills to deal with real people.
Tony and his wife decided that Tamworth would be a great place to raise their young family so they relocated from Sydney and he joined Everingham Solicitors in 1990. Tony also brings a wealth of experience as partner at Khan Maclean & Young and Egan Murphy & Co. in Tamworth. A now longstanding member of the community, he is a member of the North & North West Law Society as well as the Law Society of NSW.
Tony’s 25 years of experience spans Local Court and District Court criminal law, family law, Supreme Court litigation, wills and estates, estate planning and local government law. He also handles leasing and conveyancing for residential, commercial, industrial and rural properties.
Renowned for being a good communicator, Tony can simplify complex legal issues and concepts so that clients can understand their situations and the implications of adopting a particular course of action. He appreciates the fact that he can help his clients feel comfortable and secure in their family’s future by preparing wills, powers of attorney and succession plans for rural property holders.
One of Tony’s many strengths is his ability to thoroughly read and come to grips with complex legislation and documents very quickly. His clients benefit from his excellent interpretation skills and ability to understand what is being presented either verbally or in writing.
Tony recently acted for a client in a complex matter spanning six years that involved a rural property lease and forestry right to a managed fund that went into liquidation. It initially looked bad for his client but because of the very particular way that Tony had negotiated and drafted the documents in the first place, he was able to bring about a favourable outcome for his client including a profitable sale of the property.
Tony has been an active member of the Rotary Club of Tamworth Sunrise since it began in 2009, fundraising for local organisations as well as being part of hands-on activities such as building a new BBQ facility at the local lookout and even travelling to the Solomon Islands to restore the children’s ward of a medical clinic in Malaita Province.
Tony has two adult sons who are studying and working in Sydney. In his leisure time he is an avid cook and enjoys putting his green thumb to work in the garden. He is also a keen golfer but admits there are opportunities for improvement in his game.