APJ Law has been part of the New England Region of New South Wales’ legal landscape for over a century.
In 1894 Norman MacDonald was acquired by Colonel PP Abbott and was known as DW Abbott & Co for over 75 years until early 1970 when it became Abbott & Co. In 1979, with the introduction of Peter Pardy the firm became known as Abbott Pardy & Co in 1979 and Abbott Pardy & Jenkins in 1982 with the introduction of Mac Jenkins. Both Peter and Mac remain partners today.
APJ Law is proud of its long and distinguished history as a regional law firm and its service to the region.
In December 1999, the firm opened an office in Inverell taking over the practice of KA Brown & Associates. This was followed by the incorporation of Tilbury & Co in December 2000 and the Armidale office moved to larger premises in Faulkner Street.
In July 2005, a very old and well-regarded firm, Weaver Gentle & Harrison, was incorporated into Abbott Pardy & Jenkins. Peter Schultz the Principal of Weaver Gentle & Harrison joined the partnership.
In July 2008 the firm changed its name from Abbott Pardy & Jenkins to APJ Law.
Change has continued for the firm with the sale of the Inverell Branch, moving premises to Suite 14 Hanna’s Arcade 126-128 Beardy Street Armidale in November, 2012 and a further change of Partnership with Anne Pardy and Glen Ping Kee being admitted as Partners and Anthony Fox leaving the firm.
In October 2016, Sara Clark was admitted to the Partnership. Today the Partners remains Peter, Mac, Anne, Glen and Sara.
The firm has been servicing the region for over 100 years and has evolved into one of the biggest legal firms in the New England region with offices in Armidale and Glen Innes.
Energetic leadership of leading partners has driven the firm’s strong growth and success over the years. Industry expertise and commitment to clients has also ensured a high level of legal service is maintained.