Jim Maitland holds a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and commenced his legal career working in a Sydney firm specialising in commercial law, property transactions and liquor law.
Jim joined Taperell Rutledge in 1979 and initially developed the firm’s practice in personal injury law being among the first group of lawyers accredited by The Law Society of New South Wales as a specialist in personal injury law.
While Jim has retained his interest in personal injury law, in the past 20 years the focus of his practice has returned to the areas of commercial law, property law and resolution of disputes.
Jim has also acted for dispossessed owners in relation to some of the more significant land resumptions on the Central Coast including multiple resumptions for the Baker Street Car Park, the resumption of the Broken Bay Headland and resumptions for various road works.
Jim acts for some of the Coast’s largest sporting organisations and is the firm’s representative acting as honorary solicitor for Surf Life Saving Central Coast.
Jim’s involvement in the life of the Central Coast community includes serving terms as President of the Central Coast Law Society and President of the Gosford City Orchestra. His intimate knowledge of the commercial and cultural history of the Central Coast greatly assists him in his commitment to use his legal skills and experience to protect and promote the interests of his commercial and personal clients.