Michael Whiteley


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 the St John's tennis and cricket squads that helped the College achieve its first (and, to date, only) Rawson Cup.

After completing his tertiary studies, Michael's love of the country way of life and values and the desire to achieve a broad experience and competence in the many areas of law a general practice firm could offer, led him to join the long-established Cowra law firm, Golsby Whiteley, before eventually forming Rickards Whiteley with Kim Rickards in 2006.

Michael's general practice experience and common-sense approach, together with his acknowledged expertise as a NSW Law Society Property Law Accredited Specialist, allows him to expertly assist his clients in a wide range of complex as well as transactional property and commercial matters, business succession and estate planning.

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