Solicitors & Conveyancers
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Our Team

Our Team                  

 

Solicitors

 
 
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Partner

Tony Del Gigante

Tony migrated to Australia from Italy and attended primary and high school in Griffith. After completing university Tony returned to Griffith where he practised as a solicitor and accountant. Tony speaks Italian and has acted for many Italian clients over the years. With his background in accounting and business, Tony can assist with matters concerning companies, trusts, commercial and retail leases, and conveyancing, to name just a few.

 

Qualifications

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
• Bachelor of Laws, 1975.
• Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Commercial Law), 1975.

See Tony For:

• Setting up business structures such as companies, partnerships, trusts and shareholder agreements.
• Preparing commercial and retail leases.
• Buying or selling a business, farm, house, water or land.
• Wills and estates.
• Advice in Italian.

Awards & Affiliations

• Awarded by the Republic of Italy for services to the Italian community in Griffith -Cavaliere nell'Ordine Al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.
• President, Vice-President and Committee Member of the Riverina Law Society, 1988 - 89.
• Italian Consular Agent, 1983 - 1992.
• President of SBS TV for Griffith Association, 1987 -1990.
• Former Board member at Wade High School; St Patrick's Primary School; Marian Catholic College; and current Board member of The Pioneers Lodge. 
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

 

 
 
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Partner

Nick Wordsworth

Nick was born in Young NSW where his family owned and operated an orchard and his father was a surveyor. After graduating from university Nick spent two years at KPMG (then KPGM Peat Marwick) before moving to Griffith and working at Olliffe and McRae, where he stayed for over 16 years. With his background in finance and consulting, Nick can help you in buying and selling, succession planning, wills and estates, minor traffic offences, as well as a wide range of other matters. 

 

Qualifications

UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
• Bachelor of Laws, 1988.
• Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy, Finance and Systems), 1988

See Nick For:

• Buying or selling a business, farm, house, water or land.
• Wills and estates.
• Succession planning.
• Traffic offences and other local court matters.

Awards & Affiliations

• Company Secretary for Nuffield Australia Farming Scholarships, 2002 - 2017.
• Honorary Member of Nuffield Australia.
• Former Board Member at Griffith Scouts and St. Patrick's Primary School.
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

 

 
 
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Partner

Vicki Wade

Vicki was born and raised on her parents' farm at Rankins Springs. After spending 23 years in Canberra working in the private and public sectors, she returned to Griffith to practise law, becoming partner in 2001. Vicki travels to Coleambally once a fortnight to provide accessible legal services to the residents. Vicki's background in agriculture results in a more thorough appreciation of buying and selling farm land, and coupled with her Master's degree in Wills and Estates, an appreciation of concerns when succession planning and writing wills for farmers. 

 

Qualifications

• Master of Applied Law (Wills & Estates), 2013.
• Bachelor of Laws, 1998.
• Bachelor of Arts (Admin), 1991.

See Vicki For:

• Wills and Estates.
• Buying or selling a business, farm, house, water or land.
• Succession planning.

Awards & Affiliations

• Member of the board of Ningana Enterprises, 2004 - 2012.
• Member of the board of Can Assist, 2014 - present. 
• Fellow of The College of Law.  
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

 

 
 
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Consultant

John Eades

John commenced with Noyce, Salmon & D’Aquino as an associate in 1969 and became a Partner in 1972. He now works as a Consultant having served many years as the firm’s Senior Partner. He has considerable experience in Family Law and in resolving all manner of disputes relating to Wills and Family Claims. This includes both Criminal and Civil Litigation in the Local, District and Supreme Courts. John has previously held the office of President of the New South Wales Law Society and is an integral member of the local legal community.

 

Qualifications

UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY
• Bachelor of Laws.
• Bachelor of Arts.

See John For:

• Family Law - property settlements.
• Litigation and commercial disputes.
• Wills and estates.

Awards & Affiliations

• President of the New South Wales Law Society, 2015.
• Current President of the Riverina Law Society.
• Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of New South Wales. 
• Member of the Law Society of New South Wales.
• Councillor of the Law Society of New South Wales 2001-2016.
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

 

 
 
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Associate

Jomandie van der Merwe

From an undergraduate law student in Johannesburg, South Africa, to Associate at Noyce Salmon & D’Aquino, Jomandie has always had a passion for Family Law. Supported by extensive Family Law experience in the firm, Jomandie is able to provide clients with sound advice and prides herself on offering a supportive and safe environment for clients to navigate through their property and / or parenting disputes.  Jomandie also has experience in Civil disputes in a variety of areas. Jomandie immigrated to Griffith with her husband in 2008 and has prior work experience across several industries. Jomandie and her family are now settled in Griffith and she is able to provide advice in Afrikaans.

Qualifications

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA
• Bachelor of Laws, 2010.

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
• Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, 2014.
 

See JoMANDIE For:

• Divorce settlements - property and children.
• Litigation and commercial disputes.
• Wills and estates.
• Advice in Afrikaans.

Awards & Affiliations

• Member of the Family Law Section of the Law Council of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.

 
 

 
 
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Associate

James Walsh

James practices mainly in the fields of conveyancing, leasing, wills, estates, powers of attorney, and appointment of enduring guardianship. He commenced working at Noyce Salmon & D'Aquino after finishing his studies at Australian National University and hails originally from the township of Boorowa where his parents run a small business. While passionate about all aspects of his practice, James thoroughly enjoys conveyancing and guiding people through the process of buying or selling a property, whether it be for the first time or the fiftieth.

 

Qualifications

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice, 2015

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG
Bachelor of Laws / Bachelor of Arts, 2014

See James For:

• Residential conveyancing.
• Commercial and retail leasing.
• Wills, Powers of Attorney, Appointments of Enduring Guardianship.

Awards & Affiliations

• Solicitor of the Supreme Court of The Australian Capital Territory.
• Solicitor of the High Court of Australia.