Managing Partner

John was admitted as a solicitor in 1967. He merged his then practice with the firm in 1984.  John’s principal areas of practice are Conveyancing, Wills, and Succession Act Claims both for and against deceased estates. He has acted for many years for clients of NSW Trustee & Guardian (formerly the Protective Commissioner) in respect of such applications and continues to act for them in various matters. 

John is active in cricket circles and until recently, had been a committee member of the St George Grade Cricket Club for 20 years, and has been a regular golfer for many years. 



Robert Kirby was admitted as a solicitor in 1977.  He merged his then firm of McMahon Bodors with the firm in 1995.  Robert’s father had been a solicitor for 50 years and on his retirement of E. J. Kirby & Company was merged with the firm in 2000.

Robert practises particularly in Conveyancing both residential and commercial, Commercial Leasing and Commercial Matters including Commercial Litigation and Estate Planning & Estate Administration.

Robert is actively involved in community work with a number of different organizations.  He has been a member of the Drummoyne Rotary Club for over 30 years.  He has served as a Director and President of the Western Suburbs Soccer Sports & Community Club Limited trading as Canada Bay Club and has been involved for in excess of 25 years on the Board of a local Aged Care Facility.

Robert is an active Member of the Order of Malta serving on their National and State Executive and participating particularly with Gorman House and Homeless Coats Project.



Michael was admitted as a solicitor in 1985 and joined the firm in the same year.  Mchael has developed a wide general practice particularly in Conveyancing both residential and commercial, Will drafting, Estate Planning and Estate Administration.

Michael has been involved in sport all his life and still actively participates in both baseball and soccer as well as having served as an administrator and coach in both sports.



Jennifer Gordon completed a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioural Science at Macquarie University in 1985 and a Bachelor of Law at University of Technology in 1992.  Jennifer was admitted as a solicitor in July 1992 and joined the firm in that year. Jennifer practises extensively in Family Law including divorce, parenting arrangements for children, child support, binding financial agreements, property and financial settlements and general litigation.

Jennifer has established a family law clinic at the Manly Community Centre where she volunteers one day per month providing free family law advice.



Nyree has worked in the legal field since 1989. She obtained a Bachelor of Law from University of Technology in 1996 and was admitted as a solicitor in the same year.

Nyree joined the firm in September 2003.  Nyree's principal area of practice is Family Law, including divorce, property settlements, parenting and relocation cases.

Nyree is a longstanding volunteer solicitor at the Inner City Legal Centre in Darlinghurst.

While Jennifer and Nyree have considerable advocacy experience in family law we are committed to try and resolve disputes by negotiation before proceeding to court.




George Gordon graduated as a Bachelor of Law from the University of Sydney in April 1956. He was admitted as a solicitor in May 1957.  George joined the firm in 1956 and was the managing partner of the firm for over 20 years. He has worked mainly in the areas of Property, Wills, Estate Planning and Probate. He retired from the partnership in December 2006 but continues as a consultant to the firm.

George has a particular interest in classical music and was a foundation member of the Opera and Arts Support Group in 1991. The Group raises funds to assist promising young artists to further their careers.  He has continued his association with the Group up to the present time.