Malcolm Shelton-Agar (left) and Richard Sandover say the partners at Jackson McDonald cherish their independence. Photo: Attila Csaszar

Law firms grapple with market shift

The shake-out in Perth’s legal services market is producing
some surprising winners and losers, with one of the best performers being a firm many had expected to wither.

Richard Sandover remembers some spirited discussions when the partners at Jackson McDonald got together in the late 1980s and early 1990s to discuss offers for the venerable Perth law firm.

“We had lots of suitors, and some damn fine offers,” the current chairman of partners recalls.


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