Stacks sacks Murwillumbah staff

THE oldest law firm on the Tweed and Gold Coast, Stacks, says it will stay in Murwillumbah despite reducing staff.

Chairman of the state-wide company Maurie Stack yesterday said the Murwillumbah offices were an important part of the business although it had undergone a “re-organisation”.

On Friday the firm retrenched a number of Murwillumbah staff, which Mr Stack said had been a result of factors including the recent global financial crisis.

“We have just had to consolidate a little bit,” he added. “Clients will be unaffected. It's business as usual.”

The company's website describes Stacks/The Law Firm, Gold Coast as “a dynamic legal practice with offices located in Murwillumbah, Tweed Heads and Surfers Paradise”.

Formerly Halliday and Stainlay, the company began when Ted Halliday commenced legal practice in Murwillumbah in 1891.

The website says Halliday teamed up with Leo Stainlay after the second World War, adding: “In 2000, Stacks The Law Firm, a family legal firm based in Taree, merged with Halliday and Stainlay.”

The scaling back of the law firm follows hard times facing several local businesses.

Last week it was revealed the Murwillumbah Bowls and Sports Club was negotiating a possible merger with the Murwillumbah Services Club.



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