Ed has been providing legal expertise in Manilla, Tamworth and North Western NSW for more than 35 years.
Ed attended the University of New England where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts. He then completed a Diploma in Law through the Solicitors Admission Board.
Following in his father's footsteps Ed was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 1978. Ed has since practised in the local region in the areas of Conveyancing, Property Law, Wills, Estates, Commercial Law and other general areas of the law.
Ed is well known in the local region having a strong professional standing in the local community and long standing professional relationships with many of his clients, colleagues and members of local businesses. Ed is particularly interested in the areas of Property Law, Conveyancing and Estate work and has extensive knowledge and experience in these areas of legal practice.
Ed is a keen sportsman who enjoys playing tennis and golf having recently retired from playing cricket.
Dan has extensive knowledge and expertise across a number of jurisdictions including Family Law, Litigation, Commercial transactions, Corporations Law, Property and Conveyancing, Wills and Estates, Guardianship, and Employment Law.
After finishing his Commerce Degree, Dan commenced his career for a business bank in Armidale and then Tamworth. He thereafter relocated to Newcastle and obtained a valuable knowledge base working as an Accountant while completing his Bachelor of Laws.
Dan was later admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and commenced his legal career with a small boutique firm in The Junction, Newcastle. Prior to returning to Tamworth in 2012, Dan worked at a large Commercial Law firm in London for 12 months.
Dan now accepts instructions from a range of clientele from individuals through to corporate entities operating across a number of industries. He strives to provide an approachable resource for client focused, succinct and commercially relevant advice.
Nick is the third generation of the Leyden family to practise law in Manilla, Tamworth and surrounding areas following in the footsteps of his father Ed Leyden and his grandfather, Mark Leyden.
Nick joined the firm in 2009 as a Law Clerk after working in Marketing and Legal roles in Darwin, Sydney, Melbourne and the UK.
Nick practises predominantly in the areas of Conveyancing, Property Law, Wills, Estates, Commercial Law and other general areas of the law.
Nick is a sports lover with a particular interest in Cricket, Tennis and Rugby League. He has played competitive Cricket in Darwin, Yorkshire and in Sydney with the Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club. He is currently a member of the Australian Lawyers Cricket Team and sits on the board of the Northern Inland Academy of Sport (NIAS).
Annabelle was schooled in Tamworth and has a continuing involvement the Tamworth Community. She is a member of the evening branch of the Country Women's Association and is an adjudicator for the Federation Cup debating competition. She is also involved in the Tamworth Pastoral and Agricultural Society and was awarded the Tamworth Show Girl title for 2015.
Annabelle has a strong interest in sport, and in her spare time plays rugby, oz tag and netball. Annabelle has just completed her Masters of Applied Law (LLM).
Since returning from University where she worked as an assistant to the principal of a firm on the Gold Coast, Annabelle has been practising in Tamworth since 2014. She frequently takes instructions from clients in the areas of Conveyancing, Property Law, Wills and Estates, Power of Attorney and Guardianship, Superannuation Law and other areas of general law.
Simone joined Leyden Legal in 2017 as a Licensed Conveyancer and regularly acts for clients in all aspects of residential, rural and commercial Conveyancing. She enjoys attending seminars as well as keeping pace with technological changes in the industry that ultimately assist our clients.
Her calm and personable manner is much appreciated by clients and other stakeholders as is her practical approach to ensuring clients receive the best possible outcomes.
She is available for appointments in both our Manilla and Tamworth offices.