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Garry Philpott
Consultant Lawyer

Garry Philpott


Garry currently consults in the areas of wills and estates, property and business matters.

A former Supreme Court prize winner, Garry has practised for the last thirty-five years as a partner of EP Johnson & Davies, one of Melbourne's oldest law firms, with origins dating back to the late 1800’s, now merged with Hicks Oakley Chessell Williams.

For most of his life, Garry has been an active member of the Glen Waverley community, involved in Church based youth and family programs, as well as providing honorary legal services to the Glen Waverley Tennis Club. His clientele have included traders at Chadstone, The Glen and Brandon Park Shopping centres, local restaurants, families and their businesses in the area and throughout Melbourne, often meeting over a cup of tea at their kitchen table or workplace.

Garry’s fields of law have encompassed:

  • Wills and estates, including Supreme Court will disputes
  • Commercial and residential sales and leasing, starting with legal guidance on appointment of selling agents
  • Retirement village advice
  • Business sales, acquisitions, mergers and employment contracts
  • Medical practice property and employment matters
  • Commercial law, debt collection and building disputes
  • Family law and mediation
  • Representing religious and charitable organisations, such as The Salvation Army, in property and Court matters, contract negotiations with Government bodies to provide social services and tax exemption applications.

Memberships and Committees

  • Law Institute of Victoria