FAMILY PRACTICE: Jack and John Cartwright celebrat e John's 25 years practising law in the Gympie region with Power and Cartwright.
FAMILY PRACTICE: Jack and John Cartwright celebrat e John's 25 years practising law in the Gympie region with Power and Cartwright. Renee Albrecht

Popular Gympie businessman hits major milestone

PARTYING was the law on Friday as the legal eagles from Gympie solicitors Power and Cartwright took time out to celebrate a milestone.

For 25 years John Cartwright has been helping people wrangle their way through the country's legalities; and on Friday, he, his family and staff took off to Charlies Hotel to commemorate the achievement.

And while there was a strong family connection to the legal industry, MrCartwright said it was not the only driving force.

Leanne Evans, Natalie Pagel, Carolyn Ward, Rachel Paterson and Nicole Rhodes.
Leanne Evans, Natalie Pagel, Carolyn Ward, Rachel Paterson and Nicole Rhodes. Renee Albrecht

"You have a desire that you can, hopefully, help people with various problems they might have during their lifetime,” he said.

"If you can help out, that's a worthy profession.

Julie Burrow, Suzy Hobson, Onika Veach and Colleen Brown.
Julie Burrow, Suzy Hobson, Onika Veach and Colleen Brown. Renee Albrecht

"When you get a good result for clients and they're pleased with the outcome then, hopefully, you've done your job well.”

Having spent his quarter-century of practice in Gympie, MrCartwright said the country offered a unique connection compared to city firms.

Erin Dobson and Tanya Hehir.
Erin Dobson and Tanya Hehir. Renee Albrecht

"I prefer the personal contact with clients.

"In the city you might have more corporate clients where it's big companies you deal with rather than individuals.”

Tanya Howard and Megan Browne.
Tanya Howard and Megan Browne. Renee Albrecht

It also allowed him to continue his passion for rugby league.

"It was a good outlet after work,” he said.

Gympie Times


VIDEO: Gympie's star golfing duck (who thinks it's human)

premium_icon VIDEO: Gympie's star golfing duck (who thinks it's human)

Daffy the Duck has heads turning at the Gympie golf club.

Perrett retaliates after being called 'nong' by MP neighbour

premium_icon Perrett retaliates after being called 'nong' by MP neighbour

When they don't have solutions they get angry and start name calling

GALLERY: How the Gympie Cats young guns shone in victory

premium_icon GALLERY: How the Gympie Cats young guns shone in victory

'It was their best quarter but they finished the game off strong'