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Local Law firm welcomes three new legal eagles

29 Aug 2017 10:14 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Maroochydore solicitors Garland Waddington has welcomed three new faces to the firm this year - Solicitors Madeline Klein and Nicole Downs and Legal Intern, Tony Hunkin.

Partner at Garland Waddington, Brendan Bathersby, said he was delighted to welcome three such knowledgeable, experienced and enthusiastic members to the team.

“Our team continues to grow to ensure speed and quality of delivery of service to our client base,” Mr Bathersby said.

“We like to call Solicitor Madeline Klein our team dynamo in commercial litigation.

“Madeline completed her law degree in 2013 and has provided legal advice to corporate clients including receivers, liquidators, banks and financial institutions throughout Australia on a range of commercial, finance and litigious matters.”

Garland Waddington Partner, Ken Waddington welcomed the addition of solicitor Nicole Downs as a key member of the commercial property team.

“With more than 14 years’ experience, Nicole has spent the majority of her career practising in the commercial and residential property law areas in Queensland” Mr Waddington said.

“She has worked with clients who own, buy and sell commercial and mixed use buildings, industrial buildings, retail shopping complexes, as well as acting in relation to residential off the plan developments. She also assists clients with Wills and Estate Planning matters.”

“Last but not least, Tony Hunkin is our new Legal Intern having recently completed his law degree at the University of the Sunshine Coast.  Tony is extremely practical with a great sense of humour and bringing a vast amount of life and business experience to the Garland Waddington team,” Mr Waddington said.

Tony is a qualified Pharmacist having owned pharmacies from 1995 until 2015, before he saw the light, sold his pharmacy and studied for his law degree more recently.

“At Garland Waddington, Tony uses his 20 years’ experience at running a small business and his more recently acquired law skills to assist clients, particularly with business and commercial issues and property.”

Mr Waddington said that having Tony on board is especially exciting for GW because it arose out of the firm’s commitment supporting the local law students at the University of the Sunshine Coast.

“Tony came to us nearly two years ago as a law student and did work experience with us until he graduated last year,” Mr Waddington said.

“Tony’s maturity and willingness to learn and contribute to the team was too good to pass up, so we were delighted to be able to offer him a position with the firm this year.”

For more information about Garland Waddington, visit www.garlandwaddington.com.au.

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