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Prominent Goulburn Valley Legal Firms Merge

Two of regional Victoria’s most prominent law firms announced that they will merge to become Dawes & Vary Riordan.

Dawes & Vary and Riordan Legal are part of the legal and business landscape in the Goulburn Valley and Victoria generally with over 190 years combined experience in providing legal services of all kinds.

Dawes & Vary Managing Director Charles Hart commented “To us the merger is a great fit, with both firms having a longstanding, demonstrated philosophy of providing the highest quality legal services to our clients”.

Riordan Legal Managing Director Danny Barlow agreed: “When we started talking we realised that both firms were looking to continue to deliver high quality services to our existing clients and to increasingly provide an option for clients who otherwise would go to Melbourne for their more complex legal requirements. We feel that the merger will help us deliver on these goals”.

Mr Hart added that “The scale and depth of legal skills within the merged entity will mean that we can offer a level of service resulting in efficiencies for our clients and exciting development opportunities for our staff.”

The merger, which takes effect on 1 June 2015, will result in a law firm with over 80 staff and offices throughout the Goulburn Valley. Directors of the new firm will be current Dawes & Vary directors Charles Hart, Lesley Hart, Racheal Alamaras, and Hugh Melville together with current Riordan Legal directors Danny Barlow, Andrew Galbraith and Diana Mercuri.