Walker Beer Solicitors will gain two fresh faces next Monday when Alice Weinthal and Stacey Thibault take over the practice from well-known solicitor Alan Beer.
Mr Beer, who decided to sell the business after 30 years as a sole practitioner, will remain with the firm as an employed solicitor.
“We’re extremely happy that Alan is staying on – he’s a great practitioner and has so much experience and rapport with the clients. This way, Walker Beer’s clients will see fresh faces mixed with some familiar ones,” Alice said.
Legal assistant Sue Henry will also remain with the business.
Cumulatively, Alice and Stacey have years of experience in the industry and have worked together since 2008.
They will continue to offer clients the same quality service which the Walker Beer name has been built on and offer expertise in areas including residential, rural and commercial property law, water rights, estate planning, estate administration, probate and Local Court criminal matters.
“We want to reassure clients that nothing will change.”
Alice completed her law degree at the Queensland University of Technology and graduated in 2005 whilst working in the legal industry. She worked as a trainee solicitor from 2005 to 2007 at a firm in Toowoomba, Queensland, which saw her obtain broad exposure to many areas of law including rural and commercial property law, criminal law, rural estate planning and estate administration.
In April 2007 she was admitted as a solicitor to the Supreme Court of Queensland. After marrying a Gunnedah resident, Alice moved to Gunnedah in 2008 and commenced employment with Long Howland Lawyers & Advisors and continued her work there after the firm merged with Slater & Gordon Lawyers, acting mainly in business and private client services.
Stacey has worked in the legal industry for 11 years. During this time she has had experience in all facets of legal administration, having worked for considerable periods at Egan Murphy Solicitors in Tamworth and Long Howland Lawyers & Advisors in Gunnedah, and also gaining valuable experience at the Department of Lands in Tamworth.
Stacey has extensive knowledge of property law and has an Associate Degree in Law through Macquarie University in Sydney, qualifying her as a Licenced Conveyancer.
Alice and Stacey are looking forward to the challenge of running the business and are keen to meet with clients.
“Existing and prospective clients are welcome to come into the office to meet us and have a cup of tea and cake during the month of November between 5-6pm.”
“We know how precious time is to people so if this doesn’t suit, clients should feel free to make an appointment with the office for a 15-minute consultation, free of charge, to talk about their needs.”
Walker Beer Solicitors is located at 238 Conadilly Street, Gunnedah. Phone 6742 2122.