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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.
In a recent case a husband and wife owned a business, but it was not doing well. They decided to downsize their home and exchanged contracts to sell it for $1.35 million dollars. They then entered into a contract to purchase a new home. Read more
In a recent case, a manager of an engineering and construction company and his team were finishing a major project. The manager suggested to the company’s CEO that he take the team out for lunch to celebrate. The CEO agreed to the lunch but specified a no-alcohol policy due to company rules and the dangers involved with driving company cars back to the factory. Nevertheless, some employees consumed alcohol, including the manager himself. Read more
In a recent case, a father and mother had four children. The father had previously been charged with possession of child exploitation material. The couple’s eldest child claimed the father had sexually assaulted him. The mother confronted the father. However, he denied these allegations. Nevertheless, the mother withheld all the children from the father, believing that he posed an unacceptable risk of harm to the children. The father then sued in the Family Court seeking orders for access to the children. Read more
In a recent case, a couple had been married for nearly 15 years. They separated due to a variety of issues. There had been different forms of abuse during the relationship. Read more