July 2018 will bring yet another chapter to the Forbes legal firm that has grown and changed over a century. From 1st July McGroders will come under the ownership of Stephanie Hughes, from Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing.
This change will have little impact on clients. Dennis and the McGroders team will move to 9 Harold Street, while the phone number and other contact details will remain the same.
Completed files from the past seven years, title deeds, wills and other safe custody documents of previous partnerships will remain in safe keeping at Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing. As Palmers Solicitors has ceased trading in Forbes, Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing also has custody of all wills, title deeds and other safe custody documents from the Palmers practice since 2004.
Dennis is approaching 66 and after a satisfying working life with three children living away and six grandchildren, he had to put in place a viable succession plan for the practice. He intends working for Hughes & Co. Lawyers & Conveyancing as a consultant until he retires.
Dennis would like to assure the community and his clients he did not take this decision lightly and that the continuity of quality service, continued employment of his staff and care for his clients are paramount. He feels confident that Stephanie Hughes and her team and the McGroders team will guide this historic Forbes legal practice into its new chapter with quality skills and service, young ideas, energy and enthusiasm.
The premises of 155 Lachlan Street will be unoccupied from 1st July. This stately old building has been a private home, a maternity hospital and a legal office, and will be for lease or sale. Any creative options would be welcome. Contact McGroders solicitors on 6852 3366 with any questions.