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The Gold Coast legal community has bid a heartfelt farewell to Senior Consultant John Fradgley, who has been an esteemed figure here at Bell Legal Group and in the legal landscape for over five decades. Having served as a solicitor in the Gold Coast and surrounding areas since 1972, John’s retirement marks the end of a remarkable chapter.

A third-generation Gold Coast resident, John has been a stalwart supporter of the local community. His ongoing commitment is exemplified through his previous role as the presenter of legal talkback radio programme “The Law and You” for nearly 30 years and as a former Board Member and Deputy Chairman of the Gold Coast Hospital Foundation demonstrating a deep-rooted dedication to the well-being and development of the region. That commitment continues on with John’s role as current Chairman of All Saints Anglican School (a position he has held for over twenty years) and a member of the School Council since 1989.

While John has worked across many areas of law throughout his illustrious career, he is most well-known for his extensive experience as a Trust and Estate Practitioner; specialising in Business Structuring and Succession Planning, Asset Protection Strategies, Complex Estate Planning, Trusts, and Commercial and Business Advice.  Furthermore, John was appointed as a Notary Public for the State of Queensland in 1992.

John’s qualifications extend across multiple jurisdictions, having been admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Courts of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria as well as the High Court of Australia. His affiliations with professional bodies such as the Queensland Law Society, The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries further underscore his standing as a respected legal professional.

Bell Legal Group expresses its gratitude for John’s significant contributions over the years. His legacy of legal acumen, community service, and dedication to the region leaves an indelible mark, and we extend our best wishes to John in his well-deserved retirement.