Our Team

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Kim Rickards

Prinicpal

Kim Rickards is a principal of Rickards Whiteley and has worked as a solicitor since 1978.

Over the course of his career, Kim has maintained a substantial practice providing advice, assistance and representation to individual, corporate and government clients involved in commercial disputes, prosecutions, injury claims and civil litigation.

Kim is a litigation lawyer and holds the degrees of Bachelor of Commerce (Industrial Relations), Bachelor of Laws, and the postgraduate degree of Master of Laws...read more

Michael Whiteley

Michael Whiteley

Prinicpal

Michael is a principal of Rickards Whiteley and has practised law in the Central West since 1980. He attained a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Law at the University of Sydney. He has been a NSW Law Society Accredited Specialist in Property Law since 2001.

Michael grew up on his family’s farming and grazing property near Wellington NSW, attending Maryvale Public school before boarding at St Stanislaus’ College Bathurst. Michael then undertook his tertiary studies at Sydney University, spending the first two years on campus at St John’s College. A keen sportsman, in his fresher year in 1974, Michael was a member of...read more

Camilla Davidson

Camilla Davidson

Senior Associate

Our Senior Associate, Camilla Davidson, is presently on extended leave  whilst raising her three young children with her husband, Miles. We look forward to her being able to rejoin our team before too long...read more

Ben Cleary

Ben Cleary

Senior Associate

Ben joined Rickards Whiteley as a solicitor in 2018 having previously worked as a commercial lawyer in Canberra with a leading national law firm.

Ben was admitted to legal practice in 2012 after attaining a Juris Doctor from the University of Technology, Sydney. Prior to his legal career Ben completed a Bachelor of Management at the University of Sydney (Orange campus), and later held a number of senior communications and policy roles as an advisor to NSW Government ministers in the treasury, transport and energy portfolios...read more

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Lucy Gahan

Solicitor

Lucy Gahan joined Rickards Whiteley lawyers in 2018.

Lucy grew up on the NSW Central Coast and completed her secondary education at Central Coast Grammar School. She then studied at Macquarie University where she was awarded the degrees of Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (psychology) and then completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law. Lucy was then admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2019...read more

Paul Longhurst

Paul Longhurst

Consultant

Paul was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court of NSW in 1989 and has been practising law in the Orange and greater Central West region for over 30 years.

Prior to his admission, Paul gained a wide range of legal and workplace experience after finishing his schooling: he was employed as a Petty Sessions Officer with the NSW Department of Attorney-General and of Justice, an Articled Law Clerk, a Union Organiser, a Review Officer with the NSW Workers Compensation Commission, a construction worker, and as a general rouseabout in wool stores and shearing sheds around Goulburn...read more

Monique Tudor

Monique Tudor

Licensed Property Conveyancer

Monique is a Licensed Property Conveyancer and Justice of the Peace. Monique attained her conveyancing qualifications after graduating from Macquarie University in 2003. She is a member of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers NSW Division Ltd.

Born and bred in Orange, Monique has an intimate knowledge of the local area.

Monique prides herself on staying up-to-date with developments in conveyancing and property law including electronic conveyancing, changes to stamp duty implications and applicable first home benefits...read more

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