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Fox & Staniland has its origins in the old city firm of Sillar & Maddison which was established many years ago. The founders were Ralph Sillar who lived in Pymble, and John Maddison who subsequently became the State Minister for Justice and Attorney General, and who lived at Wahroonga. David Fox and Richard Staniland became partners in Sillar & Maddison.
Shortly thereafter they opened a branch office of that firm at Gordon. In 1974, following the retirement of Ralph Sillar and John Maddison, the partnership was dissolved and David Fox and Richard Staniland continued the practice at Gordon under the new name of Fox & Staniland. The firm has grown since and is one of the largest legal firms in the Ku-ring-gai area.
Notwithstanding this growth we have maintained our emphasis on giving personal service to all our clients. In 2001 the firm moved from its original premises in the Gordon shopping centre to an office building located in Pymble’s Bridge Street business precinct.
In October 2014 Fox & Staniland lawyers became a company "Fox & Staniland Pty Limited" and expanded its premises to accommodate its growth.
After almost 20 years in Pymble, Fox & Staniland Lawyers returned to Gordon in January 2020, where the firm began almost 50 years ago.
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In a recent case a man met a woman who had moved to Australia temporarily from Belgium. They fell in love quickly and shortly had a child together. The father had lived in Australia his entire life, whereas the mother had lived in Belgium her whole life, and all her family were still situated there. The mother worked full time as a professional for an international firm. Read more
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Only in extraordinary circumstances should a purchaser of a strata property (whether residential or commercial) proceed to exchange contracts or bid at an auction without first reading a written report on the affairs of the owners’ corporation. But beware! These days they are often provided by the vendor, or their selling agent. Do you see a problem? Read more