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Neale Gribble

Neale joined the firm in 2001 after being a sole practitioner for many years. He has had a diverse experience, being involved in most areas of the law during his career. Neale's current focus of work is in estate litigation, conveyancing, probate and small business transactions.

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Andrew Baird

Andrew has followed his father and grandfather into the legal profession, beginning work as an employee solicitor in the family law firm in 1985, having completed his articles in Melbourne. Now a director of Baird and McGregor, Andrew's key focus is on the conveyancing and mortgage areas of the firm.

Andrew is also a director of local finance company Webster Dolilta Finance Limited and Conservation Volunteers Australia

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Julian Houzet

Director and Notary Public
Julian joined the firm in 2005 and was admitted as a director in 2011. Julian is a Notary Public, family lawyer and undertakes the occasional litigation matter. He was admitted in South Africa as a Notary Public, conveyancer and attorney. In 2001 he was admitted as a barrister and solicitor in New Zealand.
His interests include his family, sports and woodwork.

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William McGregor

Bill began his legal career with Baird & McGregor in 1960, working first as an articled clerk before becoming a partner of the firm in 1962. During his fifty years with Baird and McGregor, Bill has devoted considerable time to community organisations, including his work as a founding member of the Sovereign Hill Board and on the Council of the University of Ballarat.

Now a consultant to the firm, Bill's current focus is on wills and estates, providing ongoing service to the many families to whom he has been a friend and legal advisor for many years.

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Tom Keightley

Tom Keightley

Tom graduated from Monivae College, Hamilton in 2011, and studied his Bachelor of Criminology/Laws at Deakin University in Geelong, before further completing his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice at the College of Law.

Tom comes from a dairy farming background in South West Victoria, and has previously practiced in the Western District.

He is now focused primarily on conveyancing, property and a variety of other matters, including estates.
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