Our Lawyers

Stephen Duffy

Director

Stephen was admitted to practice in 1992 and practiced for many years in Sydney, primarily in the areas of civil litigation and insurance law.

Stephen joined the family firm as a Solicitor in 1998 and became a Partner of the firm in 2006.

Stephen practices in common law, civil, commercial and estate litigation. Stephen also acts on rural and residential conveyancing, the sale and purchase of businesses and in estate planning.

Robert Elliott

Director

Rob was raised in Dubbo and commenced his career in law as a clerk at a local firm while studying Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Laws at the University of New England in 2008.

Rob was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in February 2009 and in May 2009 was entered on the High Court of Australia Register of Legal Practitioners.

Prior to returning to Dubbo in 2012, Rob worked in private practice in Wagga Wagga NSW. Rob commenced working for M.J Duffy & Son in 2012 and was welcomed as a partner of the firm in 2014.

Rob practices in the areas of rural, residential and commercial property, commercial transactions, sale and purchase of business, business structuring, all leasing matters, liquor licensing, wills, estate planning and estate disputes.

Robert Duffy

Legal Consultant

Robert Duffy was admitted as a Solicitor in 1988 and joined M.J.Duffy & Son in that same year. Robert, along with his brother Stephen are the 4th generation of the Duffy family to be employed at the firm.

Over the years Robert has expanded his practice from criminal law to include business and commercial law, corporate structuring, purchase and sale of business, trade practices and all aspects of conveyancing. Robert also has an extensive knowledge of estate planning, wills, power of attorney and enduring guardianship documents.

Robert acts for many prominent businesses in Dubbo and the surrounding area and has developed thorough relationships with government authorities, the business community and the Orana community as a whole.

In Robert’s spare time he is a dedicated ironman competitor.

Melissa Mastronardi

Senior Associate

Melissa was admitted as a Solicitor in June 2010 and began working exclusively as family law solicitor in January 2011. She has experience in all areas of family law including de facto relationships, children’s matters, property disputes and matters involving family violence.

Melissa is an Executive Counsellor of the NSW Young Lawyers, Chair of the NSW Young Lawyers Bushweb Regional Issues Committee and the Young Lawyers Delegate for the Orana Law Society. Melissa is also the Dubbo Representative for the Family Law Sections Regional Committee. Melissa is the former secretary and Young Lawyers Delegate of the South West Slopes law society.

Melissa was raised in Dubbo and spent time in Canberra while completing her University studies. Melissa is an avid Sydney Roosters supporter.

Jennifer Spear

Associate

Jennifer was  admitted as a Solicitor in 2014 and was entered on the High Court of Australia Register of Legal Practitioners in 2015.

Jennifer practices primarily in wills, estate planning and estate administration. She also handles all criminal law matters and appears regularly at the Court.

Jennifer prides herself on her ability to help her clients understand their rights and the legal process before them, whether this be in estates or a criminal matter, allowing her clients to make an informed decision about the best course of action.

Outside of work she is passionate about social justice issues, travelling, photography and netball.

Christine Reardon

Licensed Conveyancer

Christine joined MJ Duffy & Son in September 2009 as assistant to Robert Duffy.  Christine completed the Conveyancing Law and Practice course through Macquarie University in 2010 and gained the Director’s Award for commendable performance in all units of the Course.  She has held an unrestricted Conveyancing Licence since February 2011.

Christine is experienced in purchases and sales of residential and rural land, retail leases and subdivisions. When not in the office, Christine can usually be found chasing a small white ball around the golf course.

 

Timothy Flynn

Associate

Tim is the newest member of the Duffy Elliott team. He started in February 2016, after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) at the University of New England. As a recently admitted lawyer Tim practices predominately in conveyancing as well as working closely with the Partners on Commercial and Property Matters.

Tim has a rural background, being raised on a sheep and cattle property near Mudgee. Tim is passionate about the legal issues facing Australian Agriculture.

 

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