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Our Practice

We recognise the importance of effective client communication, seek to understand client needs and work together with our clients to achieve results.

We began in 1878 when Frank Murphy started a legal practice in Cootamundra and since 1996 JMA Legal has become a firm of over 20 employees with four locations across New South Wales.

Whilst we provide legal services, we also add genuine value to our client’s interests. A measure of our success in achieving this aim is that we have been working with many of our referrers and clients for many years and now work with many second generation businesses.

We provide advice to:

Private clients

Personal services in those areas that are of utmost importance when buying your home or investment property, making your will or dealing with a death in the family.

Small to medium sized enterprises

Practical commercial advice delivered promptly by lawyers who are accessible to you.

Family businesses

An understanding of your business needs and your personal priorities without losing sight of protecting your legal position.

All businesses

Advice in the crucial stages of setting up a business and selecting the right structure, growing it through acquisitions and restructures and retiring from the business, whether by selling or handing it over to the next generation.


Services, including a specialisation in entity and transactional taxes, to accountants, lawyers, management consultants and financial planners by lawyers that respect your client relationships.


Clients services from lawyers who combine a genuine knowledge of the rural sector with expertise in important areas such as water law, rural property conveyancing and supply contracts.