S+P Walters is a commercial law firm servicing clients across Lismore, Ballina, Byron Bay, Casino and the greater Northern Rivers. The firm provides advice to individuals and businesses on all kinds of transactional work – from leasing, domestic conveyancing and setting up partnerships, to drafting and advising on commercial agreements or administering large block residential subdivisions – with the kind of accessible expertise and in depth knowledge that only a local firm can provide. The firm also provides advice on wills, estate planning and management of deceased estates.
When things go wrong, S+P Lawyers also provides advice in resolving disputes, including complex commercial litigation, family law and estate disputes.
S+P Walters was formed in 2020 as a result of the merger of S+P Lawyers and Walters Solicitors. The two firms were two of the most highly regarded commercial firms servicing Lismore and the Far North Coast of New South Wales. The name S+P Walters has become synonymous with quality legal advice. Our practice provides comprehensive legal advice to public and private companies, co-operatives, public authorities and individuals.
Our staff have wide and varied backgrounds and are able to use their experience to provide innovative and efficient legal solutions. We pride ourselves on offering sensible and practical legal advice.
S+P Lawyers was established by Elton Stone and Jim Poulos in 1975. At the time it was known as Stone & Poulos. Allan Cowley moved from Sydney a few years later and the firm became known as Stone Poulos & Cowley. As the firm expanded, it became known as Stone & Partners. In 2007, the firm changed its name to S+P Lawyers. Also in that year, Jim Fiford, one of the most experienced lawyers in the Northern Rivers, joined the firm and merged his practice with S + P.
In January 2022, the firm continued its growth by merging with McIntosh Barr & Gordon and in July 2022 merged with Busilaw. This resulted in John Norton, Peter Phillips and Alister Somerville joining the firm. McIntosh Barr & Gordon is one of the oldest firms in Lismore.