At Whyte Just & Moore we provide our clients with a full range of legal services. For details of the firm’s services please use the menu above.
The firm has a large team of lawyers, experienced conveyancing and probate paralegals and support staff.
To the benefit of our clients, we have developed close working relationships with accountants, financial planners and Melbourne lawyers with expertise in taxation and superannuation.
Our Commitment to you
Whyte Just & Moore are large enough to provide services in a broad range of law, but small enough to provide continuity and personal service unlike many larger firms. Long serving loyal staff enhance our ability to provide personal service of the highest quality.
We understand the importance of forging close business and personal links with our client base and we make an absolute commitment to ensuring our client liaison and service is of the highest quality.
Whyte Just & Moore not only offer full accessibility, but prompt and technically accurate, astute and cost effective legal service.
Whyte Just & Moore take pride in the continuing development of our professional skills and the implementation of the most up to date systems and procedures, further enhancing our client services for the future.
For the benefit of our clients we are committed to:
- Achieving best commercial practice in the delivery and use of legal services.
- Delivering service and solutions that exceed client expectations.
The practice dates from 1877 when Thomas Napier Whyte opened his office at 74 Yarra Street, Geelong.
After his admission Aurel Victor Jung Just commenced practice under his own name in Malop Street, Geelong and on 1 May 1896 entered into a partnership with Frederic William Drummond Moore under the name “Just & Moore”.
In 1904 Just & Moore purchased Whyte’s practice and the merged firm has practised under the name of “Whyte Just & Moore” at 27 Malop Street from that time.
Moore retired in 1913 and Just continued in practice until 1952.
Subsequent partners in the firm were Francis Pelham Just (1928-1953), John Welford Stubbs (1949-1980), Niel Lindsay Davidson (1952-1985), Garnet Stewart Fielding (1959-1995), Peter Alexander Henderson Spear (1974-2015) and Geoffrey Robert Reeve (1980 -2017), all of whom were notable practitioners and made lasting contributions to Geelong life.
In 1996, the firm of Crawcour & Fikkers merged with Whyte, Just & Moore. That firm was founded by Henry Isaac Crawcour in 1900 and his successor, Alex Hollyhoke, took Jack Athol Crawcour into partnership in 1941. In 1971 Jack Crawcour and Hans Fikkers established Crawcour and Fikkers, from which Crawcour retired in 1981. Hans Fikkers retired in 2006.
In 2007, the firm of Peter A. Bain merged with Whyte, Just & Moore. Peter Bain retired in 2013.
The present Principals of the firm are John Butler (1995), Aaron Jolly (2015) and Will Punivalu (2017).