Our People

We started in practice in 1973. Our two principals, Peter Rosier and Bernadette Rosier, have between them 82 years experience in the practice of the law.  Let them use this vast experience to help you.

 

Peter Rosier - Principal Solicitor

“I have been helping people with legal problems for 40 years and nothing gives me greater pleasure than to know that what I have done has helped a client get on with life.  I make it my business to understand how the law can help my client and I can’t do that without knowing the law. So I also make it my business to know the law.”

 

After graduating with a Masters degree in Law, our principal solicitor, Peter Rosier, started his career as Associate to the then Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Sir Garfield Barwick KCMG.  After undertaking articles, he established practice on his own account.  Since 1997 he has been a specialist in property law accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales.  He has been a member of the Law Society of New South Wales Property Law Committee for many years, is the author of the Lexis/Nexis book Understanding National Electronic Conveyancing and the Consultant Editor of the Lexis/Nexis Conveyancing Precedents NSW.  He is a member of the Property Law Specialist Accreditation  Advisory Board of the Law Society of New South Wales which examines candidates for specialist accreditation in property law by that Society.  Peter is a member of the Joint Committee of the Law Society of New South Wales and the Real Estate Institute of New South Wales which owns the copyright in the standard form of contract for the sale of land in New South Wales. He is frequently engaged to give expert evidence in cases involving negligence on the part of solicitors in cases involving conveyancing.  He has advised on just about every type of property law problem imaginable, from disputes over contracts, questions about covenants, leases and mortgages to issues with major developments.  He has acted as arbitrator of many such disputes. However, Peter’s experience is not limited to property law and conveyancing.  Over the many years since he started in practice, Peter has assisted many small businesses to deal with the many legal issues that such businesses have to face: deciding on business structures, chasing debts,  preparing terms of trade, assisting with regulatory requirements, dealing with financiers, mortgages and charges, litigation and dispute resolution and dealing with regulators – being able to meet nearly all of the legal needs of small businesses.   His advice is relied upon and valued by his clients many of whom have sought his help over many years.  Last, but not least, Peter is often called on to help clients with their wills powers of attorney and appointments of enduring guardian, and when the need arises, with obtaining a grant of probate, and assisting in the administration of deceased estates and where, sadly, there is a family dispute, with family provision litigation.  Peter is also a trained mediator and an arbitrator.  If you want Peter to contact you, or have a question simply go to the Contact Us  page.

 


 

Bernadette Rosier - Principal

“I know that buying or selling a house can be one of the most difficult things to do – it’s complicated, and there’s a lot of money at stake.  So I try to make it as easy as possible.  That’s the advantage of experience. 

 

I also know that being appointed executor of someone’s estate is a pretty big responsibility  - sometimes it’s a job that lasts for years and there are usually not many people around thanking you. And it starts at a time of emotional highs and lows, too.  Because I know the ins-and-outs, I can make the task of dealing with a deceased estate a lot more pleasant.”

 

Starting her working life as a legal secretary, Bernadette Rosier qualified as a nurse and after a period working overseas returned to Australia to work and in 1973 joined legal practice as a secretary and paralegal. Since 1998 she has been a Licensed Conveyancer.  Her clients really appreciate Bernadette’s skills when they are buying or selling property – her 40 years of experience help make what can be a difficult and fretful task for a client as easy and as worry-free as possible: put simply, she knows her job inside-out.   Her practical and sensible advice to thousands of vendors and purchasers alike has been invaluable – she not only understands the processes involved in buying and selling but all of the pitfalls less experienced practitioners do not see.  She is able to explain what happens, when and why in an easy, understandable manner.  Bernadette also undertakes the probate work in the practice and has helped many families through a difficult time to quickly finalise the affairs of a relative or friend. Don’t hesitate to use the Contact Us page to get Bernadette to give you a call or, if you want, a quote.

 


 

Our Fees

It is sometimes difficult to predict exactly what legal work will cost because the amount of work involved is simply unknown at the outset.  However, for property transactions, we give a fixed-price quote for the job (although this will increase if the scope of the work set out in the quote is exceeded: in the vast majority of cases, all we end up charging is the fixed price). 

 

Our standard costs agreement and client care agreement can be downloaded here.  Our present hourly rates and other charges can be downloaded here.

 

Please talk to us about our fees if you have a question. We believe that they are less than those which are charged by legal practitioners of much less experience and represent very good value for money.