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Bradford Stuart – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.Comm LL.B
Bradford Stuart was admitted as a solicitor in 1977 from the University of New South Wales  and has worked in the commercial law area since that time.

Ian MacMicking – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.A. B LegS
Senior litigation partner

Ian has been with the firm since 1982 and is an experienced personal injuries litigator.

He has acted for both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury compensation claims and insurance matters including common law and statutory claims in the following jurisdictions:

* District Court of NSW

* Supreme Court of NSW

* NSW Motor Accidents Authority Claims Assessment and Resolution Service

*Compensation Court of NSW

*NSW Workers Compensation Commission

Contact: cpt@cptlegal.com.au

Tim Dalla

Litigation Partner

Tim is an experienced criminal and care matters litigator.
Contact: cpt@cptlegal.com.au

 Fiona (Shu Fan) Pigot

Family Law Partner
Qualifications -
Specialist family lawyer

Fiona practices in the field of family law in both children and property matters.

Fiona has beensuccessfully involved in complex and multi entity property matters and has a reputation for obtaining positive outcomes for clients.  Fiona is a qualified specialist in family law and brings manner years of experience to resolving complex family law property matters.

Contact: cpt@cptlegal.com.au

Mason Manwaring

Qualifications -
Partner Commercial litigation

Mason is our principal commercial litigation partner and has been involved with the breadth of litigation matters including:

  • Federal Court
  • Supreme Court
  • Land & Environment Court
  • District Court
  • Industrial Courts and tribunals
  • Family Court
  • Local Court
  • Various tribunals

The nature of the litigation ranges from the small local matters to significant commercial claims involving specialist experts and complex financial transaction including matters in excess of $1m.

Mason has represented employees in the range of employment law matters.

Mason has represent a number of employers who have been prosecuted by Workcover and Environmental authorities arising out of workplace accidents and activities.

Mason has been involved in a number of Security of Payment Act matters and bank guarantee claim deposits.

Mason has been with the firm since 1995.

Contact: manwaring@cptlegal.com.au

Andrew Kermode – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.Comm LL.B UNSW
Commercial and Property Law Partner

Significant commercial, property and estate administration experience including:

  • Property conveyancing;
  • All property matters;
  • Drafting and negotiating commercial agreements;
  • Land development agreements including structured multi owner development arrangements;
  • Mining related matters;
  • Rural succession planning;
  • Estate planning;
  • Wills and estate administration;
  • Finance documentation;
  • Testamentary trust structures.
  • Land & Environment Court litigation;
  • Equipment, including aircraft financing, hire purchase, finance and operating leases;
  • Commodity sale and purchase agreement;
  • Multi option finance facilities;
  • Engagement and liaising with of valuation experts on property right acquisitions;
  • Various financing and supply agreements;
  • Exploration licensing;
  • Stamp duty and land tax matters; and
  • PPSR document preparation and registration

Andrew has been with the firm since 1996.

Contact: kerm@cptlegal.com.au

Professional Staff

Deirdre May – Solicitor

Qualifications – LLB Honours
Deirdre was admitted in Scotland as a solicitor in 2000. Emigrated to Australia in January 2002 and commenced work with our firm at that time and was admitted in NSW in October 2004. Deirdre is also a registered Migration Agent.

Robert Rogers – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.A., Dip Ed, Dip Pub Pol, LLB
Bob was admitted as a solicitor in 2006 from the University of New England and has worked over a variety of fields.

Bernadette Walsh – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.A.(Psychology) / LL.B (Bachelor of Laws)
Bernadette was admitted as a solicitor in 2010 from the University of New England and has worked in the areas of Family Law and Insurance since admission, after working as a Paralegal for several years.

Philip Boncardo – Solicitor

Qualifications – Bachelor of Arts (1st class Honours), Bachelor of Laws (1st class Honours)
Philip was admitted as a solicitor in 2012 from the University of Sydney and has worked at Campbell Paton & Taylor since January 2012.

Annabelle Stanford – Solicitor

Qualifications – B.A, LL.B
Annabelle graduated from the Australian National University in 2010 and was admitted as a solicitor in early 2012.

Margot Sawyer – Licensed Conveyancer CPC

Qualifications – Certified PractisingConveyancer, Justice of the Peace
Margot obtained her qualifications as a Conveyancer through Macquarie University and was licensed in 1998. In 2006 Margot also completed the approved Powers of Attorney Bridging course through Macquarie University.