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We consider our clients’ problems and concerns as our own, while addressing them with the utmost professionalism. Hennessy Dowd Lawyers' dedicated team of solicitors provide a focused service. Our experience and knowledge means we can provide high quality legal advice that's strategic and practical.

More than just lawyers, we are people who are passionate about legal practice and helping others. Our team is approachable, down-to-earth and caring. What you experience dealing with us you simply will not find in legal practices elsewhere.

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Director / Solicitor
evan@hennessydowdlawyers.com
0401 829 991


Evan Dowd

Director/Solicitor

Evan grew up in Leeton in the Riverina region of NSW. His father Michael Dowd was a lawyer and then a Magistrate.

Evan graduated from the University of Sydney and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1999. During the past 22 years he has worked with a major litigation firm in Sydney, then travelled and worked in the United Kingdom for four years, before coming to settle and practice in Bathurst in 2004.

He is married to Louisa and they have four children. His interests include his family, his farm and sport.

Since being Bathurst based, Evan served as President of the Central West Law Society for two years from 2012 to 2014. He is on the Board of Directors for Glenray Industries in Bathurst. Glenray Industries is a not for profit organisation, which supports people with disabilities through employment, lifestyle and learning services, accommodation and respite support.

Evan also volunteers his time assisting local high school students with their legal studies and has a strong sense of social justice.

Evan is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal law. He completed the Evidence and Ethics Bar Examinations and has specialist knowledge of the Criminal law, coupled with superior advocacy skills. He has worked in the capacity of both Prosecuting and Defending lawyer.

Evan’s practice in law has been broad. He is an outstanding lawyer and his knowledge and experience render him eminently qualified to advise upon Property & Conveyancing, Criminal, Civil litigation, Family law and Wills & Estate matters.


Louisa Hennessy

Solicitor

Louisa graduated from the University of Sydney and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1999. Louisa initially worked for and with barristers including one later to become a Justice of the High Court of Australia. She then went on to work at international Sydney law firm Allen Allen & Hemsley and then to the Crown Solicitors Office. In 2000 Louisa moved to the United Kingdom where she remained for four years. She worked on major commercial litigation at large law firm Denton Wilde Sapte solicitors in London, and also as a solicitor for the Treasury Solicitor in London, in Torts and Immigration law.

Louisa moved to Bathurst in 2004 and worked in a law firm for five years before finishing work to raise her young family. Whilst in Bathurst she worked on compensation and complex litigation matters.

Louisa’s strong commercial legal background and experience render her eminently suitable to advise upon Alternative Dispute Resolution (avoiding litigation), Medical Negligence, Injury and Compensation law.

Louisa and Evan have offered their services pro bono for many years by helping people in need of legal advice and they particularly enjoy representing people who are in need of assistance but unable to afford a solicitor.


Jane Pike

Solicitor

Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005, Jane has worked in commercial and civil dispute resolution and litigation since her admission. 

 With a broad range of experience, she has acted for a variety of clients including individual, private, corporate, local government and institutional clients in all jurisdictions including NCAT (Consumer and Administrative Tribunal), Local, District and Supreme Courts, NSW Court of Appeal, Special Leave Applications to the High Court, the Federal and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia in both large and smaller scale matters, for both plaintiff and defendant, including contractual disputes, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency and intellectual property disputes.  Jane also provides general commercial advice in these areas as well as advice on trade marks and copyright, commercial leasing, water entitlements and licences.

 Jane uses her experience to obtain the best possible commercial outcomes for her valued clients.

Before moving to Bathurst, Jane worked at a boutique law firm specialising in insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution in Sydney, and a large CBD firm specialising in banking and finance litigation, acting for one of the four big banks as well as smaller lenders.  Jane’s father-in-law is the well respected and long serving solicitor of Bathurst, Daryl Pike.

As well as a Diploma in Law, Jane has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Manchester, England.’


Alannah Seymour

Paralegal

Alannah is a highly experienced Paralegal having worked in the legal industry since 2008. She has worked in various areas of the law including conveyancing, family law, litigation, and estates.

Alannah's primary role is conveyancing and she is highly skilled in the complex step by step processes of property transactions. She will be involved in every stage of your property sale or purchase, from pre-exchange to settlement. Alannah ensures that time-frames are met and everything runs smoothly from the outset. She is approachable, friendly and highly trained in her work and also understands the importance of confidentiality and professionalism.


Evan Dowd

Principal Legal Practitioner

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Director / Solicitor
evan@hennessydowdlawyers.com
0401 829 991


Evan grew up in Leeton in the Riverina region of NSW. His father Michael Dowd was a lawyer and then a Magistrate.

Evan graduated from the University of Sydney and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1999. During the past 22 years he has worked with a major litigation firm in Sydney, then travelled and worked in the United Kingdom for four years, before coming to settle and practice in Bathurst in 2004.

He is married to Louisa and they have four children. His interests include his family, his farm and sport.

Since being Bathurst based, Evan served as President of the Central West Law Society for two years from 2012 to 2014. He is on the Board of Directors for Glenray Industries in Bathurst. Glenray Industries is a not for profit organisation, which supports people with disabilities through employment, lifestyle and learning services, accommodation and respite support.

Evan also volunteers his time assisting local high school students with their legal studies and has a strong sense of social justice.

Evan is an Accredited Specialist in Criminal law. He completed the Evidence and Ethics Bar Examinations and has specialist knowledge of the Criminal law, coupled with superior advocacy skills. He has worked in the capacity of both Prosecuting and Defending lawyer.

Evan’s practice in law has been broad. He is an outstanding lawyer and his knowledge and experience render him eminently qualified to advise upon Property & Conveyancing, Criminal, Civil litigation, Family law and Wills & Estate matters.


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Louisa Hennessy

Solicitor

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Louisa grew up in Sydney and in Bathurst. Her father is a barrister Peter Hennessy S.C.

Louisa graduated from the University of Sydney and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1999. Louisa initially worked for and with barristers including one later to become a Justice of the High Court of Australia. She then went on to work at international Sydney law firm Allen Allen & Hemsley and then to the Crown Solicitors Office. In 2000 Louisa moved to the United Kingdom where she remained for four years. She worked on major commercial litigation at large law firm Denton Wilde Sapte solicitors in London, and also as a solicitor for the Treasury Solicitor in London, in Torts and Immigration law.

Louisa moved to Bathurst in 2004 and worked in a law firm for five years before finishing work to raise her young family. Whilst in Bathurst she worked on compensation and complex litigation matters.

Louisa’s strong commercial legal background and experience render her eminently suitable to advise upon Alternative Dispute Resolution (avoiding litigation), Family disputes, Employment law, Commercial disputes and best practice in Estate and Succession Planning.

Louisa and Evan have offered their services pro bono for many years by helping people in need of legal advice and they particularly enjoy representing people who are in need of assistance but unable to afford a solicitor.


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Jane Pike

Solicitor

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Admitted as a Legal Practitioner to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2005, Jane has worked in commercial and civil dispute resolution and litigation since her admission. 

 With a broad range of experience, she has acted for a variety of clients including individual, private, corporate, local government and institutional clients in all jurisdictions including NCAT (Consumer and Administrative Tribunal), Local, District and Supreme Courts, NSW Court of Appeal, Special Leave Applications to the High Court, the Federal and Federal Circuit Courts of Australia in both large and smaller scale matters, for both plaintiff and defendant, including contractual disputes, debt recovery, bankruptcy and insolvency and intellectual property disputes.  Jane also provides general commercial advice in these areas as well as advice on trade marks and copyright, commercial leasing, water entitlements and licences.

 Jane uses her experience to obtain the best possible commercial outcomes for her valued clients.

Before moving to Bathurst, Jane worked at a boutique law firm specialising in insolvency, litigation and dispute resolution in Sydney, and a large CBD firm specialising in banking and finance litigation, acting for one of the four big banks as well as smaller lenders.  Jane’s father-in-law is the well respected and long serving solicitor of Bathurst, Daryl Pike.

As well as a Diploma in Law, Jane has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours from the University of Manchester, England.’




Alannah Seymour

Paralegal

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Alannah is a highly experienced Paralegal having worked in the legal industry since 2008. She has worked in various areas of the law including conveyancing, family law, litigation, and estates.

Alannah's primary role is conveyancing and she is highly skilled in the complex step by step processes of property transactions. She will be involved in every stage of your property sale or purchase, from pre-exchange to settlement. Alannah ensures that time-frames are met and everything runs smoothly from the outset. She is approachable, friendly and highly trained in her work and also understands the importance of confidentiality and professionalism.

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