2015 Law Society Presidents Medal winners announced

26 October 2015

Two outstanding New South Wales solicitors are winners of the 2015 Law Society of NSW President's Medal.


Law Society President, John Eades, has congratulated Tony Cahill and Frere Green on their win, which was announced at the Law Society's Annual Member's Dinner at Sydney Town Hall.


The recipients are recognised as having made a significant personal and professional contribution to the betterment of law and justice in the community. They are:


Tony Cahill legal author, speaker and former solicitor. Tony was admitted to practice in 1981 and worked both for city firms and as a sole practitioner. In 2002 he took up legal writing and has co-authored a number of books on conveyancing and real property. Tony has been a member of the Law Society's Property Law and Environmental, Planning and Development committees over many years. An expert in the Contract for Sale of Business and conveyancing, Tony regularly provides his expertise as part of the Law Society's CPD programme and through countless regional seminars.


Frere Green, solicitor at Booth Brown Legal, Warren who was admitted to practice in 1972 and has lived in the Warren and district of Western New South Wales for his entire life. Frere is the son of long-time local solicitor Eric Green and the grandson of HW Lovett, who founded historic local firm Lovett and Green which was established in Warren in 1894.


Those close to Frere note his compassion and sense of duty. An illustration of this was when the remote town of Bourke was faced with the loss of its only solicitor due to a sudden illness; Frere stepped in to serve the community for some years despite the 600km trip. Frere has served on the Law Society's Rural Issues Committee since its inception over twenty years ago and regularly mentors junior solicitors in country areas.


"Tony is a humble and helpful guide, always willing to spend extra time with his colleagues so that they understand the finer points of the Law," Mr Eades said.

"His knowledge of his chosen legal fields is deep and comprehensive. He has made a significant contribution to legal education within the Society.

"Recognised as an expert on the Water Management Act, Frere's commitment to rural legal practice and the people of Central and Western NSW has been unwavering.

"Both are outstanding members of the legal community and I warmly congratulate them on their award," he said.



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