DAVID Skinner OAM is a stalwart of the Albury legal fraternity.
Mr Skinner last week completed 43 years as a solicitor after opening his Culcairn office on September 1, 1969.
His Albury office was opened in 1972 in Farrah House in Swift Street but Mr Skinner has continued travelling three times weekly to his Culcairn office.
Later the Albury office moved to larger premises in Stanley Street in 1982.
A subsequent move to the present renovated premises in Townsend Street took place in June 2007.
That building was originally the Australia Hotel and later the premises the Skinner family called home.
Mr Skinner’s father, the late Jack Skinner, ran a well-known farm machinery business there until he retired.
The firm has transformed into Skinner and Associates and has carried on the practice of solicitors and accountants with another branch being opened in Howlong.
The accounting work in the past 35 years has come under the management of Marian Adams CPA.
“The conduct of a practice which can offer legal and accounting services is of great practical benefit to all our clients,” Mr Skinner said.
“Decisions relating to a client’s business affairs can readily be made after regard not only to the legal, but also to the accounting implications.”
He said the business services both city and country clients with particular interest in family businesses, partnerships, local firms and farming enterprises.
Mrs Adams has an extensive knowledge of taxation law and requirements with a special interest in self-managed superannuation funds.
The principals of the accounting practice are Mrs Adams, Ryan Gleeson CPA and Leanne Nixon with the principals of the legal practice being Mr Skinner, Mark Perkins, Graham Gould and Shellie Graham.
“We look forward to continuing to assist clients with their legal and accounting requirements,” Mr Skinner said.