THREE FEMALE SOLICITORS PURCHASE CHENEY SUTHERS LAWYERS
From Left to Right: Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans pictured at The Sonic, 33-35 Sale Street, Orange
The established Orange law practice, Cheney Suthers Lawyers, will be under new ownership today as local solicitors, Dannielle Ford, Alice Byrnes and Kirsty Evans take the reins. Outgoing principals, Tony Cheney and Aaron Suthers, will continue on as consultants to the firm, so it’s business as usual.
The change in ownership will see Orange’s first all-female partner law firm.
“When the opportunity arose, the three of us jumped on it. We’re excited but daunted at the same time. Tony and Aaron have set the bar high with their quality legal representation to the Central West,” said Alice Byrnes, who returned home to Orange in November 2015, after working in a commercial litigation team at a national law firm in Sydney. Alice has experience in employment and family law as well as estate disputes.
“We have a complimentary set of skills and experience in different practice areas so we will be able to offer an even bigger suite of legal services to Cheney Suthers clients,” said Dannielle Ford. Ten years ago, Dannielle began as a legal secretary at Cheney Suthers gaining her law degree along the way and building up a practice of criminal and traffic law, family law, wills and estates and conveyancing.
Rounding out the trifecta with just shy of ten years experience as a solicitor, Kirsty Evans will offer her expertise in farm succession planning, corporate, commercial and property law to the region. “We hope to serve clients, not just in Orange, but in the greater Central West, who traditionally may have turned to city-based law firms for their legal needs.” Kirsty said. “It is going to be an exciting 2019 – between the three of us we have five children under three.”