Tony Oakley & Vincent Caruso
We announce two recent changes to the senior management of the firm. Tony Oakley has stepped down as a director and is now a consultant. Vincent Caruso has become a director and principal lawyer of the firm.
Many of our clients will be aware that Tony was one of the original founders of the firm Hicks & Oakley, with John Hicks. Established in 1983, though with its origins dating back to 1961, the firm has expanded over the years since then, including with the merger with Chessell Williams in 2006.
For the past few years, Tony has been the senior partner of Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams and has continued to practise in the commercial and business area, as well as conducting notarial work as a Notary Public. Tony has also been a Law Institute of Victoria Accredited Specialist in Business Law for nearly 30 years. As a consultant, Tony’s continued guidance and depth of knowledge is appreciated by clients and staff alike.
Vincent now heads our commercial and business law department. With a wealth of experience in a wide range of legal areas including corporate law, franchising, company secretarial and employment law, he brings that valuable expertise to the firm as a director.