John Clarke – Solicitor Director
John has been practising as a Solicitor on the NSW South Coast for over 10 years, and has a thorough knowledge of all aspects of law that may affect residents of our local community. He is dedicated to helping his client and contributing to his local community.
John has recently been appointed as a member of the NSW Law Society Elder Law Committee. As one of only a handful of lawyers across NSW to be appointed to the NSW Law Society Elder Law Committee, John brings particular skill and expertise to this area of law.
Locally, John is a member of the local CRABS (Cancer Research Advocate Bikers), a committee member of the Bermagui Chamber of Commerce and is a committed supporter of the Bermagui Breakers AFL Club.
John is well known for his affable nature and down-to-earth attitude whilst achieving the best possible results for his clients.
John works from our Narooma, Bega and Bermagui offices.
Dixie Fitzclarence – Solicitor
Dixie has been practising as a Solicitor for over 10 years. Having spent time working in Canberra and in the Bega Valley, she brings an ideal mix of skills to our varied practice.
Dixie grew up in the Bermagui area and attended High School in Narooma. She has an affinity with the area and is also dedicated to her local community. She was formerly President of the Far South Coast & Eden Monaro Law Society and is currently actively involved in policy development for the profession as a member of the NSW Law Society Property Law and Rural Issues committees. Locally, Dixie is also a member of the Bega Chamber of Commerce.
Dixie works from our Bega, Narooma and Bermagui offices.
Melinda Twyford – Solicitor
Melinda is a qualified Solicitor with a passion for probate and administration of Estate matters and an invaluable knowledge of local government law, complex conveyancing and leasing.
She has spent most of her working life in law firms where she successfully juggled work and study to progress from a paralegal role to admission as a solicitor.
This grounding has provided Mel with great insights into every matter she is involved in.
Mel is a great asset to our team and a core driving force behind our Bega office. Her clients recognise her dedication and her enthusiasm for the work she does.
Samantha White – Solicitor
Samantha completed her Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts majoring in Mandarin and Indonesian in 2015. She was admitted to practise as a Solicitor in early 2017 and now works mainly in conveyancing and commercial law where her knowledge and dedication is highly valued by her clients. Known for her friendly and vibrant personality, Samantha prides herself on looking after her clients and providing a high quality service.
While Samantha mainly works from our Narooma office, she lives in Bermagui and enjoys an active, outdoor lifestyle travelling, surfing and spending time with family and friends.
Kristy Pearcey – Legal Assistant & Justice of the Peace
Kristy works primarily from our Narooma office and is John’s assistant. She re-joined our firm in June 2017 after having worked with John back in 2010. A qualified vet nurse, Kristy has recently moved back to the area from Wollongong where she lived, studied and worked for 5 years.
Having grown up in the area, Kristy is well known by the community to be a reliable, kind and dedicated person. She is a pleasure to deal with and committed to achieving the best possible results for clients.
In her spare time, Kristy likes to get outdoors and make the most of the lifestyle the South Coast has to offer.
Renee Hoare – Legal Assistant & Justice of the Peace
Renee also grew up in the area and joined us after finishing her Higher School studies in 2013. She has developed in her role with us a receptionist in our Narooma office and now a legal assistant to our Solicitor, Samantha White.
Being a Bermagui resident, Renee has a solid knowledge of the area and has strong relationships within our community. Whilst Renee may have a quiet manner, she will get the job done.
Amber Callaghan – Trainee Legal Assistant
Amber joined our firm at the beginning of October 2017 after finishing her Higher School Certificate in 2016 and is currently studying the Certificate 3 Business Administration (Legal). Working primarily from our Bega office, Amber assists Dixie and Melinda.
Amber is also a recognised member of the Bega community after growing up in the area and has a well-earned reputation of being a hard worker and assisting those in need.
On the weekends, Amber enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her dog and competing in local show jumping events with her horse.