Principal/Partner, Notary Public
Vince D’Arcy was admitted as a solicitor in 1999 and began practising in 2000 as an employee of White & Downey Solicitors. In 2003, in conjunction with Des, Vince took over the firm and has been here ever since.
Prior to becoming a solicitor, Vince worked as a legal clerk/manager at several Local Courts for nearly 15 years, during which time he held various positions including Registrar and Chamber Magistrate positions. As such, Vince has very extensive knowledge from inside and outside the Local Court system, particularly in the criminal jurisdiction.
When Vince first came to work as a solicitor for White & Downey Solicitors, he took on matters in many areas of law including family law. Since taking over the firm Vince has gradually been able to narrow his focus to specific areas of law, in particular focusing on Local Court criminal matters.
Vince’s current main practice areas are:
- Criminal Law
Both Local Court and District Court matters but specialising in Local Court matters which, combined, is about 1/3 of his workload.
- Civil and Commercial Litigation
In Local, District and Supreme Courts as well as NCAT (formerly Consumer, Trade & Tenancy Tribunal) with an emphasis on construction law. These areas combined take up about 1/3 of his workload.
- Conveyancing and estate matters
With the assistance of his paralegal Kerry Holmes Vince has completed hundreds upon hundreds of conveyancing and probate files. He also does off the plan conveyancing which many solicitors now refuse to do. This work takes up the balance of his time and of all Kerry’s workload.