Margo McAlary has been practising as a solicitor for over 25 years and has been managing legal practices for other firms over the past five years. But a recent move “home” to the seaside suburb of Merewether has seen a new legal practice come to fruition – her own.
Late 2017 saw Margo set up Merewether Legal Chambers on Ridge Street in Merewether, with a view to providing a comprehensive and personal approach to providing legal services to local residents and businesses.
With extensive experience in general practice, Margo understands that clients want to deal directly with someone who can explain their matter in plain English.
“I think what clients most want from their lawyer is understanding and compassion and to feel that their lawyer genuinely cares,” said Margo.
Margo is a born and raised Merewether girl – having spent most of her life in the area. She attended Newcastle Girls’ High School then studied and practised law in Sydney for ten years. This was followed by ten years in the Northern Tablelands area operating a grazing property, tutoring at a University, serving as a Local Government Councillor and raising three children before returning home to Newcastle in 2001. Since her return, she has practised at a community legal centre, medium-sized private practice and managed general legal practices in the Newcastle area.
Margo’s areas of practice include Probate, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Enduring Guardians, Advance Health Directives, Contested Wills, Family Law, Conveyancing, Commercial, Traffic Offences and Criminal Law. Margo is particularly interested in resolving issues around Estate Planning and Elder Law and says that there has been an upward shift of clients experiencing problems in these areas.
“I think Elder Law, that is, legal problems affecting older people is an area that is becoming more prominent, but also relationship breakdowns and legal consequences continue to increase,” she said.
The new offices are easily accessible with free parking at the front door. For an initial discussion regarding the resolution of your legal problem feel free to contact Margo on 4963 2689 or 0427 453 278.