Our Team

David A B White

BComm (UNSW) LLB (ANU) Solicitor

David White did his practical legal training in Canberra after completing his post-graduate degree in law at ANU. David practised with Beveridge, Serisier & Brown Solicitors at Gilgandra for seven years before coming to A W Simpson & Co in Armidale in 1987. He is married to Karina; they have three children. He is the Anglican Diocesan Solicitor and attends St Peter’s Anglican Cathedral. He is a member of the Rotary Club of Armidale A.M. and the Alliance Française at Armidale. He practices mainly in Conveyancing, Commercial Law, Wills & Estates, and Family Law. He has thirty-nine years of experience in general practice.

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Janine A. Stevens

BA (Sociology) LLB (UNE) Solicitor

Janine grew up in Moree, graduated Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of New England in 1998, and was admitted as a Solicitor in 1999. Janine worked for a boutique general litigation practice for 3 years, and in a senior dispute resolution role with state government for 12 years. Janine returned to Armidale in 2015 and has focussed on family and property law. Janine joined A W Simpson & Co on 20 August 2018. She works closely with clients to achieve cost effective outcomes in family law, property law, and commercial dispute resolution. She enjoys spending time with her extended family, and is actively involved in the local community.

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Benjamin G Graham

BA LLB Solicitor

Ben Graham completed his undergraduate studies at the University of New England and then completed his practical legal education at the Australian National University. Ben has been in Armidale for over a decade, has an interest in country issues, and enjoys membership of several local organisations. He joined A W Simpson & Co on 10th August, 2015.

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Mathew C Lowry

LLB Solicitor

Matt studied his Bachelor of Laws with Southern Cross University, Lismore and then completed his Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law in November, 2017. He recently moved to Armidale from Bellingen, his home town. Matt was formerly a Lighting Technician and enjoys music, motoring, and fine dining. Matt joined A W Simpson & Co., Solicitors on 13th August, 2018.

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Cheryl Steel

Office Manager/Legal Secretary

Cheryl formerly worked with Cameron Kirk Rose, Chartered Accountants. Cheryl joined A W Simpson & Co on 2 May, 1994, is diligent and thorough, and offers valuable experience as legal secretary, receptionist, and office manager.

Lyn Calliess


Lyn has lived in the New England area for nearly 40 years and has over 25 years of experience in Finance and Administration. Lyn commenced work with our firm in late 2016 and comes with a wealth of knowledge in bookkeeping and accounting.

Jess Andrews

Legal Secretary

Jess was born and raised in Armidale. She commenced working at A W Simpson & Co in March 2010 and has completed her Certificate IV in Legal Services.

Mikayla Tinlin

Legal Secretary

Mikayla joined A W Simpson & Co as a Legal Secretary in March, 2018 whilst studying an Associate Degree in Paralegal Studies majoring in Conveyancing through Southern Cross University, Lismore.