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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 1972, 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.
A father had six daughters. He made a will dividing his estate equally between the six of them. In 2013 he changed his will to give $40,000.00 to each of five of the daughters, and the rest of his $3,000,000.00 estate to his remaining daughter. Read more
Before the enormous disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Court heard a case dealing with the question of what happens when a planned tour holiday goes wrong or is not as advertised. Read more
A man purchased one (1) car parking spot in a strata plan in Potts Point as an investment. Being close to the city, the car spot was highly valued, however getting a car into it required that the man drive over part of the common property, which was a garden. The owners' corporation did not approve of this and sought to prevent his movement over that part of the garden. This was first done by putting a metal chain across the edge of the garden, however the man removed the chain. In response to this, the owners' corporation decided to build a raised concrete garden bed to stop him. Read more
With all of the lockdowns and restrictions caused by the coronavirus crisis, many businesses are struggling and monthly rent in the thousands or tens of thousands of dollars is often an expense they can no longer afford. The question then, is whether the coronavirus which has interrupted business revenue is also a sufficient reason for terminating a commercial lease or for the abatement or reduction of rent which would otherwise be payable. Read more