Gibson Howlin Lawyers
The Chambers 51 Croydon St, Cronulla NSW 2230
At some point in your life you will require legal advice and support. Whether for Conveyancing, Family Law, Wills and Estate Planning, Business Law or any other area, Gibson Howlin Lawyers have the skills and expertise to assist you.
Our Firm offers its expertise to you in the following areas of the law:
- Conveyancing - Selling & Buying
- Commercial & Business Law
- Court matters - Civil & Criminal
- Criminal & Traffic
- Dispute Resolution
- Estate Administration
- Family Law & Relationships
- Litigation – Civil & Commercial
- Personal Injury
- Wills, Powers of Attorney & Guardianship
- Workplace Relations & Employment Law
- Building & Construction Law
We have over 14 people including Partners, Lawyers and valued Staff in a Firm having more than 45 years continuous practice as Cronulla lawyers. Please explore our Website. Consider whether using our expertise and services may help you.
Our Team Profiles
Philippa is the most recent addition to our Lawyers. Philippa has a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Technology Sydney. She also undertook cross institutional study at the Australian National University, there she received the University Award for Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights Law. She completed her practical legal training in Sydney based law firms. Philippa is admitted to practice in both the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. Philippa appears at Local Courts and the Federal Magistrates Court. She is an approachable, caring and professional young Lawyer. She is passionate about (and has had significant exposure to) Family Law and Criminal Law. Philippa also works in the areas of Traffic Law and Debt Recovery. Philippa will always give clients the attention they deserve and is determined to put their best case forward. Raised on a farm in the Riverina, Philippa will give her clients the benefits of city beach living, tempered by her strong country values, diligence and care. In her spare time. Philippa enjoys cooking, walking, travel and spending time with family and friends in both Sydney and rural NSW.
Bruce is widely known and respected in Cronulla , the Sutherland Shire and throughout Sydney as a Conveyancing & Business Lawyer. He was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1975 and admitted to the High Court in 1981. He is an experienced Lawyer who commenced practice in the St George area in 1970 and became a Partner in 1979. In the early 1990â€™s he left the law for a while to travel around Australia with his family before resuming as a Consultant. For over ten years he has practiced as a Senior Lawyer in Cronulla, the last seven with Gibson Howlin Lawyers. Bruce has long standing associations and referral networks with Counsel, particularly in criminal, personal injury, and estate matters. He has for many years co-ordinated the South Eastern Division of the Red Shield Appeal together with the support of other Charitable organisations. Bruce is widely known to local real estate agents and regularly attends residential and commercial property auctions to assist both real estate agents and his Clients. Bruce is always available to attend Clients out of hours and will travel to home, to hospital or elsewhere upon request by a Client. He enjoys a fine reputation as a member of the community and as a respected Lawyer. In his spare time Bruce loves boating, tennis and family life. A sociable and gregarious man, he often attends real estate auctions to follow the interests of his clients.
Jodie is the leading Family Lawyer with our Firm. She practices mainly in the fields of Family Law and Employment Law. Jodie brings the energy and negotiating skills of a competent Lawyer, sensitive to the needs of her Clients and able to act as a competent negotiator in their interests. She already has a wide range of interests in the law but is adept in identifying and resolving the difficulties of Family Law Clients, particularly with matters involving children. Jodie is admitted to practice in both the High Court of Australia and the Supreme Court of NSW. She regularly appears in the Family Court, Federal Magistrates Court, Local Courts and the Supreme Court. She was raised and schooled in the Sutherland Shire, educated at the University of Wollongong and underwent her practical legal training with Gibson Howlin Lawyers. She is an Honorary Solicitor for The Landscape Contractors Association of NSW & ACT. Jodie is a caring and professional Lawyer confident in her knowledge of the law, and in her ability to protect and promote the interests of her Clients.Every Family Law issue can be expertly dealt with by Jodie. In her spare time. Jodie enjoys travelling, cooking and supporting the Dragons. She socializes extensively with friends and family, both in Sydney and overseas.
Matt has well over 33 years of practice experience as a Litigator and Advocate in dealing with complex civil, commercial and business matters. He has built a reputation for competent, cost effective and practical advice for a wide range of Clients in a wide range of matters. Admitted to the High Court of Australia, Matt has appeared and advised on disputes in the Supreme Courts, Federal Court of Australia and all other jurisdictions in complex commercial, business and building matters, contract law, disputed estates, issues arising under the Corporations Act and in Equity matters. Matt heads the Firmâ€™s able Litigation lawyers and is willing and able to appear in almost all jurisdictions and advise on most areas of law. He has been most successful in resolving complex cases using Dispute Resolution procedures, well received by our Clients. Over his decades of practice he has been fortunate to create an extensive referral network of senior and junior Counsel, Accountants and many other experts, who are almost always available on short notice for Clients of the Firm. His Clients have included a wide variety of high profile persons, business and community leaders and members of the wider community both in Australia and overseas. He has a reputation for promoting and protecting strongly the interests of all of his Clients, regardless of their status or background, and he is well respected by his peers. Matt believes strongly in providing time and expertise to community organisations and is a Vice Patron of the Sylvanvale Foundation, a Board Member of the Illawarra Turf Club, the Honorary Lawyer for Cronulla Surf Club and the Honorary Lawyer with Reg Gibson for Club Cronulla, North Cronulla Surf Club, The Landscape Contractors Association of NSW & ACT amongst others. In his spare time. Matt has, for much of his legal life, remained an active sportsman, originally playing representative cricket, tennis and soccer and now enjoying golf as a Member at NSW Golf Club and Cronulla Golf Club. He enjoys overseas travel, follows most sports and particularly enjoys social activities with friends and family, having resided in Cronulla for over 35 years.
Reg is a respected commercial Conveyancing and Business Lawyer with nearly 50 years experience in Sydney CBD, Cronulla and Shire Law. He commenced his practising life with the Public Trustee dealing with estate administration and wills. In 1968 he commenced practice in Cronulla. He has been a Partner in the Firm and its forerunners for the last 45 years. Reg has extensive experience in Property Law and Finance. He has advised Clients on a wide range of domestic conveyances, property developments, the sale and purchase of businesses, residential and commercial leasing, wills and estates. His Clients include developers, financiers and most cross sections of the community. He has developed a reputation for fair dealing and always acts in the best interests of his many Clients. Reg, as one of the founders of the Firm, is an integral part of its continued success. Together with other Partners of the Firm he has for many years provided pro bono advice to many charitable and community based organisations, including Cronulla Surf Club and Sylvanvale Foundation. In his spare time. Reg retains a keen interest in all sports, particularly golf and rugby league. Formerly a competitive squash player he now concentrates on golf. He lives and works in Cronulla.
Frequently Asked Questions
Cronulla, a vibrant and naturally blessed beach side suburb, saw the forerunners of the current Firm start business over 45 years ago. Throughout the following decades our Firm has established a reputation for courtesy, personal interest, competence and ethics in the provision of Legal Services to our many and varied Clients. The well respected Lawyers in our Firm can assist you with most legal issues.Connections.
Our Firm is a member of or associated with:
- Law Society of NSW
- Australian Institute of Company Directors
Our Secretarial and Support Staff have a well-earned reputation for efficient, prompt and caring responses to the needs of our Clients. The quality of the Legal Services offered by our Lawyers and Licensed Conveyancers is enhanced by this support. Our new Clients enjoy the benefits immediately.A community service.
As well as maintaining and promoting the interests of our Clients the Firm has, for many years, provided free legal advice to non-profit groups, sporting and recreational clubs, charities and many people in disadvantaged circumstances. We will continue to do so without charge as we regard this as part of our duty as Lawyers to assist our local and wider community.
- Sylvanvale Foundation
- Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
- North Cronulla Surf Life Saving Club
- Club Cronulla
- The Salvation Army
- The Landscape Contractors Association of NSW & ACT
- Illawarra Turf Club
All of the Lawyers in our Firm have a strong sense of fair play. They enjoy working with the same local community in which they live. Our Clients are Australia wide and many reside overseas. Large corporations receive the same quality services as all our other Clients.