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.
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 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.
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 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.
Tim joined the team at Duffy Elliott Layers in Febraury 2016. Tim was admitted to the Supreme Court in May 2016 after completing a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Business (Agribusiness) at the University of New England.
Tim practices predominately in Conveyancing, servicing all clients from First Home Buyers through to Developers. In order to broaden his knowledge in all matters of Property Law Tim is currently studying a Masters of Applied Law (Property).Tim also practices in wills, power of attorney and enduring guardianship documents.
Tim has a rural background, being raised on a sheep and cattle property near Mudgee. Tim prides himself on his ability to relate to clients from rural and regional areas and is passionate about the legal issues facing Australian Agriculture.
We welcome Claire to our team in January 2019. Claire comes to Duffy Elliott Lawyers with a wealth of experience in a wide range of areas.
This role will enable Claire to provide specialised legal advice in the areas of:
- Estate Planning
- Succession Planning
- Commercial Law, including trusts and companies
Claire enjoys working with families who have particular challenges, needing special attention, this includes:
- creating flexible structure for multi-generational businesses
- structures to deal with impacts of drugs, alcohol, gambling or spendthrift relatives
- special disability trusts to look after children long after parents have died
- managing families with children of different parents