John is the Principal of the firm. He qualified from Melbourne University with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Law degree in 1976 and was admitted to practice in the State of Victoria in 1977 and has been in practice continuously since that time. Prior to establishing the firm in 1985 he was a partner in an emerging city legal firm for four years. He has practiced primarily in the areas of commercial law including mergers and acquisitions, complex restructures, property law, taxation law, estate planning and international business law.
John has a direct approach to business and his strengths and expertise lie in his appreciation of what is required to assist your business and investments. In addition to his legal expertise, John has extensive experience at board level with a number of companies. These include ASX-listed mining company Metminco Limited of which John was chairman from May 2007 until March 2011, and a large privately owned agricultural business.
- Fellow of The Tax Institute
- Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
- Member of the Law Institute of Victoria
Robert is a senior lawyer with Honours degrees in Law and Science. Robert has had 15 years’ post admission experience, initially in the revenue area with a major law firm and then for five years as a barrister at the Victorian Bar.
Before joining J.A Fillmore & Co as Special Counsel, for the past 8 years Robert was Principal in his own practice which focused on Commercial Law, Commercial Litigation and Proceeds of Crime. Robert’s litigation experience includes practice in the Superior Courts, both Federal and State, the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Australia.
For 15 years before coming to the law, Robert had a successful career as an Investment Manager for a New York based hedge fund advising high net worth clients. He brings extensive business and commercial experience to the practice and from his previous career in investment management.
Robert is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria.
Maureen has practised as a property law clerk for over 30 years, twenty of which has been with J.A Fillmore & Co. Her experience is only equalled by her expertise in the following areas:
- Domestic conveyancing
- Commercial conveyancing
- “Off the Plan” transactions
- Probate applications