Patrick James O’Halloran – Senior Partner photo-copy

As the senior partner at one of Australia’s oldest and longest running family-based legal practices, Patrick was admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1982 ,and has been an essential leader at our firm of solicitors ever since. Patrick shows great empathy and has offered continual support to all his clients over the past 30 years of service, with his ability to listen and explain legal situations in a simple, client-friendly way.

Specialising in all forms of conveyancing, liquor licencing, leases, trusts, family law, property division, wills, estates and civil litigation, Patrick has all the knowledge and expertise to guarantee a successful result for each client’s individual situation.

Proud of his old fashioned service whilst maintaining up to date knowledge of all current legislation and boasting of published papers in constitutional and corporate law, Patrick is one of the most well respected solicitors in our local industry.

Andrew John O’Halloran – Senior Partner

Since Andrews’s admission to practice law in the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1991, Andrew has successfully practiced in the personal injury law field and became a Law Society Accredited Specialist in 2002. Andrew updates his legal knowledge of personal injury law each year to maintain his accreditation status, ensuring proper advice each client of all current legislation.

Through thorough research and careful preparation, Andrew and his team put their all into achieving success for your claim for compensation, operating on a no win/no fee basis, funding all reports required to prove your case. For help from the well-established compensation claim solicitor and personal injury specialist, please contact Andrew or his assistant Melissa directly via email at or

If for any reason you are unable to attend an appointment at our legal practice then Andrew will happily arrange a telephone conference with you.  Andrew is a life member of Tamworth Pirates Rugby Club and is a member of the Royal Automobil Club. 

Douglas John Biffin – Associate

Douglas was born and bred in Tamworth, and attended Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School before being admitted to the Supreme Court as a Solicitor in 2013. After finishing his studies with a Bachelor of Commerce and Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Law, Douglas worked for Macquarie Bank in Sydney. He returned home to Tamworth in 2010 and is now a valuable addition to our well known firm, practicing in all areas of law, including family, property, conveyancing, wills, estates, criminal, and employment law. Douglas loves the diversity of his work and is continually updating his skills, whilst assisting clients throughout their troubled times.

In his spare time, Douglas can be found acting on the set of Indian Summers, tent pegging, or running around for the Tamworth Pirates Rugby 1st Grade side  in the Central North Competition as a leading back rower and also playing representative rugby for our region.

Richard James O’Halloran – Solicitor

Richard is a 4th generation practitioner at R.J. O’Halloran & Co. Richard was recently admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW. He obtained a Bachelor of Business and Law degree at the University of New England, and his graduate Diploma of Law in Sydney. He as recently completed his Masters In Laws through Sydney majoring in Estate Planning & Succession Law. Richard appears in Local and District Courts in criminal law matters, and has also expanded his practice area into property law, conveyancing, wills, estates, succession planning, and employment law.

Richard has recently returned from England where he played Premier Grade cricket and worked in reputable London City Firm Winkworth Sherwood. When Richard isn’t providing first class legal services to our local community, he enjoys playing rugby for Pirates Rugby Club and spending his summer representing our region in cricket. Richard plays representative cricket for Tamworth and also 1st grade cricket for his local club.

Renee Dixon – Licensed Conveyancer

Renee has been with R.J.O’Halloran & Co for 20 years since leaving school, born and raised in Tamworth she followed her Mother Beverley Ann Miller and sister Lisa Thompson into the firm. Renee speacialises in conveyancing and has worked on a number of significant commercial, rural and residential transactions. Renee assists clients throughout the conveyancing process in the form of preparing contracts for sale or advising and assisting purchasers from exchange to settlement.

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