Our History

Vincent Arthur Joseph Byrne was born in Warwick on 26 October 1906. Vincent Byrne was admitted as a solicitor on 4 June 1929 and practiced in partnership of Byrne & Hobler until founding his own firm, V.A.J Byrne & Co Lawyers in or about May 1931.

Roe Aloysius Roy O'Neill was born in Gayndah on 26 March 1926. Roe was admitted as a solicitor in February 1953. Upon admission Vince Byrne admitted Roe to partnership of V.A.J Byrne & Co. Having worked with the firm prior to admission as an articled clerk, this partnership continued until Vincent's death in 1976. Roe retired as a partner on 31 December 1982.
When Roe O'Neill retired he left the firm with Keith Bates, Peter Roche and newly admitted partner's Bernard Moran and Barry Ross.

Keith Mervyn Bates was born on 24 April 1942 in Laidley. Keith became qualified as a solicitor and commenced employment with the firm in 1972 and was eventually admitted to partnership in December 1979. Keith Bates retired from partnership effective 30 June 2000, however he maintained involvement for some years as a consultant before retiring to his grazing property, but still maintains contact with the firm and participates in its formal events and celebrations.

Barry John Albert Ross was born in Gympie on the 24 January 1954. Barry was admitted to practice as a solicitor on 17 June 1980 and is an accredited specialist in personal injury. The firm employed Barry on 19 July 1982 and was later admitted as a partner on 1 January 1983.

V.A.J Byrne & Co. was incorporated on 1 July 2011 and currently has two directors, Anton Bierman and Kylie Devney.

Vincent Arthur Joseph Byrne
Roe Aloysius Roy O'Neill
Keith Mervyn Bates

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