Mr Peter G. Williams, the principal lawyer and founder of PGW Solicitors, has strong community links with Queensland in general and especially Brisbane, having been raised as a boy on the Atherton Tablelands in Mareeba, far North Queensland, growing up as a teenager in Holland Park and being educated in Brisbane. He continues to reside in the Brisbane area, and to maintain his involvement with a number of community and business associations. These associations include the Family Law Practitioners' Association,The Queensland Society of Notaries Inc., the Southside Chamber of Commerce, Collabrio Business Networking Club.
Peter has held various honorary positions on the executive committees of Brisbane Junior Chamber of Commerce Inc.(Vice President, 2002), Leads Club, Collabrio, Blue Nursing Service, Southside Chamber of Commerce, Anglican Church Grammar School Old Boys' Committee, GPS Past Students Association Ball Committee, Viking Masonic Lodge and various branches of the Liberal Party of Australia and the LNP. He enjoys giving back to his community by being actively involved in his local Church in a voluntary capacity where he has has held the position of Nominator and currently serves as People's Churchwarden.
Peter was educated at Church of England Grammar School, Brisbane (Churchie) and graduated with a Bachelor of Laws from Queensland Institute of Technology (now QUT.) in 1985.
Peter has thirty-three years continuous experience as a lawyer in the Brisbane city, suburban and semi-rural (Cleveland/Redlands) environments as a general practitioner with particular emphasis in the areas of family law, business contracts, commercial leases, deceased estate administration and civil and commercial litigation.
Peter is passionate about relentlessly pursuing justice in deserving cases and in protecting the rights of the oppressed individual. Being fully acquainted with the challenges of small business owners, Peter is especially interested in assisting small to large business owners and corporations navigate the law.
Peter's outside interests include swimming, Latin dancing, politics, art, music and theatrical appreciation.
ACCOUNTS MANAGER & LEGAL SECRETARY
Leanne has been working with Peter G. Williams & Associates since late 1993 and is employed as Secretary to the Principal, Peter Williams.
Leanne grew up in the Bayside area and has attained an Associate Diploma of Business, and has undertaken numerous courses.
Leanne is also an art enthusiast who enjoys the gallery circuit and dabbling in some of her own work, as well as being an avid 4x4 camper.
GARY KLIGER LL.B. (Melb.) Solicitor
Gary originally hails from Melbourne, where he completed the Bachelor of Laws at the University of Melbourne and he ‘saw the light’ and came to Brisbane to live in 1999.
He has a substantial history of working with Queensland firms in his areas of knowledge.
Gary comes to this office with a good deal of local knowledge, having worked in Upper Mount Gravatt for the last two years.
He brings with him experience and interest in Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Property matters domestic and commercial, Leasing of both Retail and Commercial premises, drafting of Wills and undertaking Estates Administration with a growing interest in Family Disputes, the ability to draft commercial documents including Partnerships, Joint Ventures, Shareholders’ Agreements and the like, some involvement in advising as regards Corporate Law, Directors’ Liability and similar issues, generally advising clients with respect to the issues and outcomes that derive from the concerns that they bring to the office.
Gary’s view of the law demonstrates an interest in providing the most commonsense and practical advice wherever possible to give the best outcome, never ignoring the difficulties present in every area of the law, with an intent that clients are fully informed as to the choices that they need to make.
In his own time, Gary has a longstanding interest in the non-professional theatre world, as an actor and director and , once theatres are up and running again fully after COVID-19 restrictions are fully lifted, you may see him on stages at Sunnybank, Chelmer or New Farm, to name the most likely venues.
Gary Kliger LL.B (Melb.)
Sheana joined Peter G Williams & Associates in 2018. She has worked as a Registered Migration Agent assisting applicants from many different countries and has experience with Partner Visa applications, Refugee and Protection Visas. Sheana’s outside interests include 19th Century European literature, Human Rights and is currently learning the Arabic language.
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