As an agile, modern boutique law firm, we have a different focus from many others. We concentrate on outcomes and work closely with you to deliver your desired results with a real emphasis on working as cost effectively as possible.
George Newhouse is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Macquarie University. George has both legal and accounting qualifications, he is a member of the Law Society of NSW and a CPA (Certified Practicing Accountant). He was admitted to practise law in 1985. He has for many years conducted a successful commercial, defamation, reputation management, environmental and property law litigation practice.
Over the last 30 years, George has been actively involved in almost every type of commercial transaction including the sale and purchase of residential, commercial and industrial property and all manner of leases and licences of such properties. George has extensive experience in banking finance having worked for JP Morgan in New York and with Clifford Chance Lawyers in London.
As a former councillor and Mayor of Waverley Council, George is well aware of the provisions of the Local Government Act and the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act (EP&A Act) and his community experience brings a deep level of community understanding and connection to Centennial Lawyers and the ability to defuse conflict and negotiate positive outcomes.
Nicola has worked with the Centennial Lawyers team since 2016 and brings a wealth of experience in the law, having worked at law firms in Sydney and the Gold Coast across many different practice areas. Nicola has worked on matters in commercial law, banking and finance, securities, property and leasing and has a strong commitment to ensuring positive outcomes for her clients.
Duncan Fine has been a lawyer for over 30 years and is also an author, journalist, media advisor and social commentator. Duncan worked in the commercial litigation department at the firm then known as Blake Dawson Waldron, one of Sydney’s largest firms, working on cases in the NSW Supreme Court, the Federal Court and the High Court. He then worked in commercial litigation for Webeck Farland Pender, the firm that emerged from Simon & Baffsky.
He also worked on Aboriginal Land Claims in the Northern Territory and for the Aboriginal Legal Service.
Duncan has also worked for Sydney’s Lord Mayor Clover Moore and the Sydney Theatre Company.