Meet the Bromhead Legal Team

Greg McInnes   Greg McInnes - Principal

Greg McInnes was admitted to practice in 1975. Greg has deep expertise in property, finance, telecommunications, corporate and commercial law, and direct entrepreneurial experience in the telecommunications and hospitality industries.
Greg’s key attribute is the ability to understand complex legal and commercial problems, and to successfully implement creative solutions to those problems. Greg has broad legal experience across every area of the Bromhead Legal practice. He is the author of a number of professional papers, including several on the topic of NSW Stamp Duty.
Throughout his legal career, Greg has acted for some of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers including Vodafone, Hutchison (“Orange” CDMA mobile) and NextGen, as well as a wide range of corporate businesses (both in Australia and overseas).
Greg advises in relation to commercial and corporate instructions within the firm, as well as revenue and business structuring matters. Greg is also responsible for handling commercial litigation, intellectual property, Estate planning and Trade Practice matters. He is also responsible for general practice oversight, and practice development.
Greg brings a passion for excellence, continuous improvement and extension in all aspects of the firm. He is committed to family, prefers an elliptical ride and has no musical ability whatsoever.
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John Vaughan   John Vaughan - Senior Consultant. Accredited Specialist - Elder Law

John Vaughan has over 50 years experience as a lawyer and has lived and worked in Taree and Forster areas for over 40 years. John is experienced in all areas of law. He started his legal career with a general practice that included litigation and court work. Since that time he has developed a practice that primarily involves wills, probate and estates.
"Elder Law" has become the particular focus of John’s practice. He now leads our team in that area of specialty. John is a NSW accredited specialist in wills, probate and estates and with John’s vast experience and accredited specialisation, we guarantee you the best advice and service.
John is keenly interested in, and deals regularly with, problems and issues affecting older people, their families, and people planning for retirement. By way of example, John works to help older people, and their families and loved-ones, to make arrangements with local retirement villages. He regularly speaks to gatherings and professional bodies on various aspects of the needs and experiences of older and retired people. In serving not only legal needs, but also from his attitude of caring, experienced wisdom, and understanding, John often can help with all the problems and pitfalls involved with those important and personal arrangements. John is able to help people with issues relating to powers of attorney and enduring guardianships. He is also experienced in appearing before the Guardianship Tribunal on behalf of clients.
John is ably and enthusiastically supported by the other members of our Elder-law team, who are guided and mentored by him.
John is a committed family man, and a deeply respected local community identity. John has a life-long interest in music, keeping the bass and beat in several local bands. He plays wind instruments with verve and swing, and can be heard harmonising as a foundation member of the “Company of Voices” choir.
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Robert West, Special Counsel   Robert West - Special Counsel

Robert West is a fully qualified and experienced Solicitor, admitted to practice in the NSW Supreme Court in 1971. From 1978 he operated his own successful family practice at Chester Hill, in Sydney. In the 30 years of that practice, Robert carried a wide variety of general matter instructions, including:

  • Family Law
  • Court appearances, including Legal Aid
  • Debt recoveries
  • Conveyancing
  • Wills, Probate and Elder Law

In 2008, he sold his Practice, and moved with his family to the Manning Valley. It is more truthful than unkind to note that many solicitors make enthusiastic, but not necessarily skilful, farmers. Robert, thankfully, has elected to return to full-time legal practice, enjoying the life of a farmer more from the verandah at sunset and sunrise, and on weekends. Indeed, the best of both worlds.
Robert has a quiet, dignified and assured charm, and calming approach, whilst applying, within our team environment, the very highest of expertise in his areas of practice. Robert is the embodiment of our values - Skill, Integrity, Results. As we understand, he cannot play a musical note.
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Jo-Anne Jagoe Jo-Anne Jagoe - Licenced Conveyancer

Jo-Anne is a Licensed, Specialist Conveyancer. Jo is our Process Team Leader - our Agent 99, but from Central Control. We think that Jo is the best there is - and so do our clients. Jo has prime central supervision and responsibility within the team for overall process and quality standards supervision of the business
Jo has support from our team of solicitors and qualified para-legals, so you have complete confidence that every issue is expertly considered. She handles all property-related work with minimum fuss, and maximum satisfaction for work well-done.
Jo has been a qualified, specialist Conveyancer for over 8 years and brings a wealth of experience to her clients.
Jo is a long term, well-known local resident of Forster, and a dedicated wife and Mum. Jo is heard frequently singing, sweetly and tunefully, in the office. Here, we feel that a secondary talent perhaps lies undiscovered. Although we encourage the singing, the "day job" hopefully will remain the priority for a long while to come.

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Gordon Long, Settlements Officer, Tamworth Gordon Long - Regional Manager NSW West

Easily mistaken for John Wayne, Robert Mitchum, or maybe even James Bond, Gordon is our Leader in the NSW West. He is our "Mountain Mover", coordinating the smooth operations & driving marketing effort in our Western branches - presently Dubbo & Tamworth, with more to come. We are proud of Gordon.
Before he came to be an essential driving member of our Alliance Conveyancing team, Gordon's proud history has included:

  • Holder of 2 real estate licences in Qld, operating successful franchised operations for major brands;
  • Licensed Real Estate Agent in NSW
  • Farmer & Grazier
  • Quarter Horse Breeder & Stallion-calmer / horse whisperer
  • Devoted husband, father & grandfather
  • Dedicated Church fellowship member
  • Gordon has been known to settle 12 in a day, then look to help out.

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Chris West Chris West - Settlements & IT Assistance

Chris West chose to leave Sydney & to live in the lush, serene Manning Valley - where a "Farm party" means just that. Living in the City, life involved rather more vigilance than Chris sought for himself, his wife & their young family. Chris is a bright, enthusiastic, sincere family man, with a hungering determination to succeed & contribute. He is doing just that, planting firm roots for a hugely successful career with Alliance Conveyancing. Clearly a budding "Mountain-Mover".
Since joining the business, Chris, with his ready smile & open, sharp mind, eager to learn, has shown an amazing range of talents. He has quickly become one of the most valued members of our team. The role of Chris has been responsible for:

  • Attending to conveyancing matters in Taree
  • Business Development in the Manning and Great Lakes Region
  • Coordinating IT implementation for our connected new software systems
  • Marketing development strategies
  • Dad jokes

Chris brought with him his values, which align completely with ours and a background of wonderful skills, gained through experience:
  • 10 years as Conveyancing law clerk in his busy family legal business in Suburban Sydney
  • 3 years independently operating his own conveyancing settlements and Law stationery business
  • Responsible for installing major software upgrade system for a medium sized Sydney law firm (100 employees)
  • Running family business
  • Sales agent

Chris is in line to advance to a senior role, Regional Manager - NSW Mid-North Coast
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Karen Denley Karen Denley - Accounts Administrator

Karen coordinates for us all things financial and administrative. He is responsible for areas including:

  • primary tenure for maintaining all accounts and records (with staff assistance)
  • accounts payments
  • financial accounting and controls
  • entity reporting
  • account preparation and lodgment
  • system and software supervision and implementation liaison
  • all things impossible, miracles may take longer
Karen has attained the degree qualification of Bachelor of Business and Commerce majoring in Accounting, and has commenced CPA studies.
She is a devoted Mother of 3 teenagers, and therefore has the additional qualification of expert time manager.
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Karen Palmer Karen Palmer - Administrative Assistant

Karen is our "DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS". She is our first, important point of contact, whether attending Forster office, or phoning. Karen handles a wide array of administration tasks, does everything that needs doing, is helping us with installation of new software systems, and generally plays the role of "Team Whip". Karen is a devoted Wife and Mother
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Joanne Braiding Joanne Braiding - Snr. Administrator - Settlement & Support

Transitioning from dedication to family, Joanne Braiding has returned to work, her family being of an age where they will shortly be journeying their own paths. Joanne is our "Sentinel" at our Tamworth Office, and is responsible for conveyancing settlements, conveyancing support & general office support in Tamworth. Joanne has impressed with her quiet sincerity, her laser-like attention to detail, her integrity & quiet, methodical assurance in her work.
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