SPAINS have been solicitors in Australia continuously
since 1838 when William Spain, Solicitor of Cowes in England,
was given a commission by Queen Victoria to settle the Maori land
disputes. He then migrated to Sydney and became the first Commissioner
of Police before reverting to private practice.
Jonathon is one of our Legal Practice Directors. Jonathon has worked as an articled clerk in Spains 1995 to 2001. Jonathon attained a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws graduating (with Honours) from Griffith University in 2001. Jonathon was admitted as a Solicitor to the Supreme Courts of Queensland and NSW in 2003 and has been working continuously as a solicitor as an Australian Legal Practitioner since then. Jonathon is the sixth continuous generation of solicitor in the Spain family and is presently practicing extensively from our branch offce in Northern NSW.
Aaron is one of our Legal Practice Directors. Aaron graduated with law and commerce degrees from Griffith University, Brisbane in 2001 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Bond University in 2002. Aaron was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of Australia in 2002 and as a Solicitor and a Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand in 2004. His broad practise includes all areas of contract law, family property and financial settlements, trusts, wills and estates, commercial and residential property acquisition, sale and lease, finance, sale and purchase of business and corporate and commercial law. Aaron spends his time out of the office coaching his son’s sports teams, gardening, surfing, running, hiking and practising yoga.
David was Principal of Spains Solicitors for many years and now remains actively involved as a consultant. Graduating with Honours in Law and Arts from ANU in 1971, David was admitted as a barrister in 1972 and changed rolls in 1983 to practice as a solicitor. With over 50 years’ experience in the legal industry, David has a vast wealth of legal knowledge and experience, including in commercial law, corporate structuring, franchises, joint ventures, equity & trust issues, intellectual property & litigation in all courts.