Cavell Leitch would like to advise our clients and business friends that our senior partner James (Jim) Keegan will be retiring from our firm at the end of June 2017 after almost 47 years of service.
Jim joined Cavell Leitch Pringle and Boyle, as it was formally known in 1971. Jim quickly built a reputation as a pragmatic lawyer with the ability to find resourceful ways of solving complex legal issues.
During his time with Cavell Leitch Jim has perfected his practice to become one of the firm’s best ‘all round lawyers’. He has always had a knack for being able to immediately identify the heart of an issue, and his practical yet empathetic advice has made a hugely positive difference in his clients’ lives.
Jim has been a vital part of the Cavell Leitch family and he has immersed himself in the firm’s active social scene. He is the life and soul of all the firm’s functions, always being first on the dance floor and last to leave.
Jim’s approachable nature means that he has had some wonderful working relationships with all of the staff, young and old, past and present. His natural ability with people has allowed him to be an incredibly valued mentor to our younger staff in particular.
As many of you will know Jim is a wonderful family man so he is looking forward to having lots of free time to enjoy with his family and close friends. He will also be hitting the local cycle tracks and getting out on the golf course.
Jim’s contribution to our firm has been nothing short of enormous and we will all miss his ingenious ways of looking at different scenarios, his wise counsel, and his infectious laugh.
On behalf of all the partners, staff, colleagues and clients we wish Jim a very happy, healthy and long retirement.