We are a locally run law firm established by John Clarke in 2013. John is joined by a team of dedicated,  helpful and innovative lawyers, paralegals, conveyancers and legal support staff who will ensure that you are looked after and your legal matters are resolved as effectively and efficiently as possible.

We aim to provide our community with quality, fair and practical legal assistance.



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 FitzclarenceDixie 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 is the President of the Far South Coast & Eden Monaro Law Society, committee member for Bega Chamber of Commerce and a Tathra Surf Life Saving Club volunteer.

Dixie works from our Bega, Narooma and Bermagui offices.


Kate Fitzpatrick – Licensed Conveyancer & Justice of the Peace

Kate FitzPatrickKate has over 35 years experience in legal offices and more than 11 years experience as a Licensed Conveyancer. Over that time, Kate has developed a strong reputation with clients, mainly due to her attention to detail and knowledge of all areas of conveyancing.

While Kate works predominately out of our Narooma office, you will often see her around Bermagui, her home town, involved in the Fire Brigade and many community events.



Melinda Twyford – Paralegal & Justice of the Peace

Melinda TwyfordMelinda is a qualified Paralegal who is currently studying to becoming a Solicitor. She has a passion for Probate and Administration of Estate matters and an invaluable knowledge of local government law and leasing.

Mel is a great asset to our team and a core driving force behind our Bega office. Her clients recognise her dedication and her enjoyment for the work she does.



Frances Jubb – Practice Administrator & Justice of the Peace

Frances JubbFrances is a Bermagui legend in her own right and is certainly well known and respected in the area. As our Practice Administrator, she single-handedly organises our three offices. Our Bermagui office has grown significantly  over the last few years as a result of Frances’s vibrant personality and energy.



Kelly Hull – Legal Assistant & Justice of the Peace

Kelly HullHaving joined the team in late 2013, Kelly has proven to be a dedicated, hard-working and vibrant person to have around the office. Kelly works primarily from our Narooma office as John’s Legal Assistant. Kelly will certainly go above and beyond for anyone she is dealing with and is an invaluable person to have in your corner.

Having grown up in the area studying, playing sport and horse riding, Kelly knows the area, and the people in it, like the back of her hand!


Renee Hoare JP – Reception & Office duties

Renee HoareRenee 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 provides assistance to our Licensed Conveyancer, Kate FitzPatrick.

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.

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