Groves And Clark
 

Company Profile

Groves and Clark was established in 1934 by two enterprising young lawyers, Charles Groves and Frank Clark, who left Brisbane and travelled north in search of a town where they could “hang their shingle” and establish their own legal practice. They identified Ayr as that town and opened their doors in an old wooden building in Queen Street, Ayr on 10 May 1934. Frank Clark had been admitted as a Solicitor only nine days previously.

They knew no-one in the town but quickly established themselves as reputable and good Solicitors and acquired a number of substantial farming clients among the local community.

Charles Groves

Unfortunately, Charles Groves was killed on 6 October 1942 at Milne Bay, New Guinea on active service with the Australian Army in World War II.

 

Frank Clark continued in the practice until 31 December 1983 when he retired from full time practice and became a Consultant to the firm. He continued to hold a Practising Certificate until he reached his 50th anniversary of his admission as a Solicitor. The firm continues to bear the name of its original founders.

Frank Clark

During its history, the firm operated from several different premises until in March 1981 it moved into new premises built by the then partners at 98 Macmillan Street, Ayr.

In the mid eighties, the firm established a visited Office in Bowen. Groves and Clark merged in 1989 with the firm of VB Jones & JO Hunter, becoming a full time Office. It operated from the former VB Jones & JO Hunter Office until moving to its current premises in 2010 at 28 Herbert Street, Bowen. It also conducted an Office at Airlie Beach for several years.

The firm takes pride in the fact that a large number of its current clients are descendants of those first clients gained by Charles Groves and Frank Clark.

In 2004, the firm acquired a conveyancing practice in Aitkenvale, Townsville. This has been expanded by taking on work in additional areas of Law and now operates from larger premises at 254 Ross River Road, Townsville, with two full time Solicitors and a support team.

With offices in Ayr, Bowen and Townsville, Groves and Clark prides itself on servicing the North Queensland Region with pride, professionalism and the values that come from being local.

Groves and Clark offers its clients professional service with a down to earth attitude.

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