We pay tribute to Jim Dwyer who died suddenly on 28 June 2017.
Jim was a longstanding member of our firm as detailed in our news story when he formally retired on 30 June 2013. Jim remained a Consultant with our firm following his retirement and then achieved the rare distinction of practising as a Solicitor for over 50 years. This achievement was recognised by the Law Institute of Victoria at an Awards Ceremony on 15 July 2015.
A word from our Directors:
“15 years ago I was lucky enough to gain employment as a Legal Assistant to one of the most respected, experienced Solicitors in the region (who later retired in 2013 after 50 years of practice). His patience wore thin with my inexperience, typos and silly mistakes. Four years later, I had almost mastered the job when Bella was born. I returned as a paralegal in 2007, finished my studies and then completed my Articles in 2007/8 with Jim as my supervising Solicitor. In December 2008, Jim moved my admission to practice at the Supreme Court of Victoria. Pictured here at the RACV Club was the celebratory lunch with Jim, his wife Ellen and my mum. We were also joined by two of Jim’s children, Georgie and Tristan. Last Wednesday, having spent the day training at the same venue, as I travelled home I received the sad news of the sudden loss of Jim. A boss, mentor, colleague and for the past four years consultant. Thank you Jim for teaching me everything I know, for all of your guidance and for trusting me to look after the firm, during all of your traveling adventures and in retirement. RIP”. Jo McCormack, July 5 2017.