LawFuel.com – Best Law Firm News Daily – The merger of two firms in South Australia has created one of the area’s largest law firms. The merged firms will operate as Mellor Olsson Lawyers, incorporating Jenkins Anderson and have operated from 1 October.
Jenkins Anderson founding partner Greg Anderson started practising in Port Lincoln in 1975 and was joined by lawyer Noel Jenkins the following year. Mr Jenkins retired in 2005 and the offices has offices in Port Lincoln and Auburn.
“About 70 per cent of our clients are farming clients,” Mr Anderson said.
“The other 30pc are predominantly from towns in the Clare Valley and Port Lincoln.”
Mellor Olsson is an Adelaide law firm with strong country connections spanning many decades.
Andrew Goode and Tim Mellor have been partners in the firm since 1981.
“In the past, we’ve acted on behalf of United Farmers & Stock Owners and SAFF,” Mr Goode said.
“In recent times, we’ve acted for Grain Producers SA. We’re now introducing a free half-hour interview, either by phone or in person, for members of GPSA.”
Mr Goode said Mellor Olsson had a long-time association with rural areas.
“Many of our clients have been country clients, through our connections with farming associations,” he said.
“That connection had been demonstrated through our long-time representation at the South East Field Days, and in recent years the Yorke Peninsula Field Days, and our long association writing columns for the Stock Journal.”
Mellor Olsson set up branch offices by appointment at Kadina, Nuriootpa, McLaren Vale, and Port Lincoln, prior to the merger.