Allen Duggan, Special Counsel
Office: Forbes, NSW.
Key Areas Of Practice: Property, Commercial, Wills & Estates, Dispute Resolution, Family Law.
Qualifications: BA Psych (UNSW) LLB (SYD)
Joined Matthews Williams: 2006
With a legal career spanning over 50 years’, Allen is a highly valued and experienced member of the Matthews Williams legal team. He is committed to providing attentive, caring and understanding legal assistance to his clients.
By analysing and clarifying complex legal matters in plain English, Allen helps his clients resolve their matters swiftly and cost-effectively.
Allen was admitted as a Solicitor in 1969 and, as a Partner, practised in several Sydney-based firms for the next twenty years. He left Sydney in 1990, and since then has practised either as a partner, sole practitioner or consultant solicitor in various locations across regional NSW. He has been with Matthews Williams since 2006.
Allen became an accredited Family Law Mediator in 2000 and continues to be on the Legal Aid NSW Family Law Panel.
Allen enjoys using his legal expertise to serve the community. Since moving to Forbes in 2006, he has been closely affiliated with the local Catholic parish and enjoys helping out on various Catholic organisations, particularly being a Director of Catholic Care Wilcannia Forbes.
He was granted Life Membership to the NSW Law Society in 2012.
Allen lives in Forbes with his wife, Christine.
Allen works on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Allen can act/advise on the following:
- Buying and selling a commercial, residential or rural property
- Residential & Commercial Leases
- Asset protection and succession planning
- Estate Planning including preparing a Will, Power of Attorney or Enduring Guardian
- Applications for Grants of Probate and administration of Deceased Estates
- Retirement village contracts
- VCAT Guardianship & Administration
- Family Law and property
- Debt recovery
- Dispute resolution