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Doug graduated from the University of New England in March 2004 with two degrees; a Bachelor Computer Science and a Bachelor of Laws (with First Class Honours). Doug went on to complete the Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice with the College of Law in July 2004. He then entered legal practice as an employed solicitor with Weaver, Gentle & Harrison in Armidale NSW.

In November 2005 Doug transitioned to the newly opened Armidale branch office of Liston & Loveband. He continued to work for this firm through a number of name changes and changing partnership structures, including Liston & Clifton and Clifton Legal. In 2012 there was an opportunity for Doug to become the primary solicitor working out of the firms Tenterfield Branch Office and has been assisting the Tenterfield community since this time.

In 2013 Doug completed the requirements for acknowledgement by the Law Society of NSW as being an accredited specialist in the area of Property Law. Doug has a real interest in Property Law as well as Succession Planning including all matters involving Wills and Estates.

On 1 January 2018 Doug and Terri Smith purchased the Tenterfield branch office of Clifton Legal from David Clifton and commenced trading as Property Law & More. While Doug has a real passion for property law and wills and estates will it also has extensive experience in Criminal Law, family law, business law, franchise law and civil litigation.

Doug is a director of the firm and leads the team. He has developed expertise as a property and commercial lawyer with years of experience in the areas of property law, wills and estate and commercial law. Doug is trusted by his clients to deliver clear, astute and practical advice and to ensure that the Property Law & more team deliver on their promise to offer top tier legal advice, promptly, while ensuring that the client’s needs and wishes are met. He is here to assist you with all your legal needs.

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