Gary Fox - Partner
Gary was admitted as a Solicitor in 1982 and joined Attwaters in 1986 after relocating to Newcastle from Sydney in 1984.
Since 1993 Gary has been a NSW accredited specialist in family law, having been one of the first Newcastle solicitors to obtain that accreditation. He currently practices almost exclusively in family law and de facto relationship matters, but he also handles a variety of other litigation.
Gary is currently the President of the Newcastle Law Society. He is also a member of the Law Society of NSW, the Law Council of Australia (Family Law Section) and the Hunter Valley Family Law Practitioners Association.
Anne MacKinnon - Partner
Anne joined the firm in September 2007. She became a partner on 1 March 2010. Anne has been practising since 1982 and is an accredited specialist in property law.
Anne has a background in commercial litigation and insolvency work but over the last several years she has focused her attention on property law including residential, commercial and industrial development projects and the law in relation to deceased estates.
Anne is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Newcastle Law Society.
John Attwater - Consultant
John Attwater, founder of the firm, was a sole practitioner for about 15 years. The business he established grew throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s until it became what it is today.
John specialises in hotel and liquor licensing throughout NSW and has developed his expertise over more than 45 years of working in this area of law. John also handles property law, conveyancing, and wills and estates.
John is a member of the Law Society of NSW and the Newcastle Law Society.