Our People


Lawyers in Newcastle, Maitland, Toronto & Belmont

WITH DECADES OF EXPERIENCE IN FAMILY, WILLS & ESTATES, BUSINESS, INJURY COMPENSATION, PROPERTY LAW & MORE.

Meet Our Team

Peter Bale
Peter Bale
Managing Partner

Peter has been a practising solicitor since 1978. He specialises in conveyancing, finance and mortgages, subdivision and development, leases, business law, commercial law, franchising and liquor law.

It is doubtful whether there is a practising lawyer in Newcastle or the Hunter Valley with wider business or property knowledge or experience.

Peter is currently negotiating and documenting leasing deals for landlords with the likes of Hoyts Cinemas, AAMI Insurance, Wormald, the Australian Government and Telstra to name a few where rentals in many cases exceed $250,000 per annum.

Peter is a life member of the Redhead Surf Lifesaving Club and a member of the Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club and the Newcastle Golf Club.  He is also a very passionate Newcastle Knights supporter.

Ray Blissett
Ray Blissett
Lawyer

Ray has been with Bale Boshev Lawyers since 1997. In that time he as worked in our Hamilton, Belmont and Toronto Offices. Ray now heads up our office in Greenhills, East Maitland.

Ray specialises in all areas of personal injury law and has extensive experience in advising clients in complex compensation law issues. He also manages victims’ applications, motor vehicle claims as well as public liability and negligence claims.

Ray grew up in Tamworth and graduated from the University of New England with the degrees Bachelor of Music/Arts and a Bachelor of Laws. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 1997.

Stephen Routh
Stephen Routh
Lawyer

Stephen has been in legal practice as a solicitor since 1986 in Sydney, Brisbane and the Hunter. He has over 25 years’ experience in providing advice and assistance to clients in personal injuries and insurance claims in all types of jurisdictions. He has additional family law, administrative law, commercial litigation and maritime law experience.

Stephen manages our Toronto office and provides straight and practical advice to his clients in the local area.

Before joining Bale Boshev he worked for a large national law firm which originated in Newcastle.

Outside of work his interests centre on his family and the beach.

Damian Brown
Damian Brown
Lawyer

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Katherine Boshev
Katherine Boshev
Lawyer

Having begun her legal career as a Paralegal ten years’ ago, Katherine was admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW in 2015. Spending 8 years working in specialist personal injury firms in Sydney, she has extensive experience in workers compensationwork injury damages, medical negligence and public liability claims.

Katherine’s experience over the years has also included running a large number of claims for injured emergency service workers and those in the coal mining industry.  She is also currently undertaking further studies and is obtaining a Masters in Workplace Health and Safety.

With the ability to read, write and converse in the Macedonian language, Katherine has always endeavoured to assist those whose English skills are limited to ensure their best interests are protected.

George Boshev
George Boshev
Co-Founder / CFO

George is one of the senior managing partners of the firm. He grew up in a rural property in New South Wales and after completing high school, attended the University of Newcastle where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree with First Class Honours. He subsequently was granted admission to the University of Sydney Law School where he qualified and was admitted in February, 1977. He worked as an employee for a Sydney legal firm for some five years, both prior to and subsequent to his admission. He practised primarily in the fields of personal injury litigation (including third party, workers compensation and public liability claims), conveyancing, commercial law and estates.

He returned to the Newcastle area in 1980 and subsequently established the present firm in partnership with Peter Earle Bale. Mr Scott Kingston Bryant joined the firm and was admitted into partnership on 1 July 1989.

The firm consequently grew, emphasis being placed on litigation, banking and security law, licensing law, commercial litigation and estates and general conveyancing.

George practised primarily in the area of personal injury litigation, conveyancing and estates over the next 25 years but has now gradually assumed a greater role in office management and administration.

George is married with four children and outside of the office enjoys reading, card playing and spending time with his family and friends.

Areas of law
Personal injury litigation
Commercial law
Conveyancing and estates

Qualifications
Bachelor of Science (Hons)
Bachelor of Laws – University of Sydney

Memberships
New South Wales Law Society

Stephen Lott
Stephen Lott
Lawyer

Stephen came late to Law (he was admitted in February 1999) having spent the past 10 or so years streamling the public health system where he was employed as a registered nurse specializing in orthopaedics and later community health.  Following 2 years of employ with the British army he had decided shiftwork was not his calling and he returned to Newcastle to enrol in the combined Law degree and Diploma of Legal Practice.  He liked studying and has since completed post graduate qualifications in Occupational Health and Safety and is currently enlightening himself by distance education in a Masters of Workplace Injury Management and Occupational Rehabilitation.

Stephen brings a unique blend of practical life skills and expertise to our personal injury department specializing in workers compensation, motor accident claims and administrative law.

Greg Schipp
Greg Schipp
Lawyer

Greg is a New South Wales Law Society Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law with a vast experience in obtaining compensation for people injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents, at work, and in public places.  Greg also specialises in Medical Negligence matters.  Greg is a qualified Immigration Lawyer. Greg has a huge interest in wine making and grows his own grapes in the Hunter to make both whites and reds.

Paul O'Sullivan
Paul O'Sullivan
Lawyer

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Scott Bryant
Scott Bryant
Lawyer

Scott is a Newcastle boy born and bred in inner Newcastle.  He manages our Belmont Office concentrating on conveyancing and commercial transactions as well as Estate work.  He has been practising law for thirty years.

Scott is an avid sports fan but more particularly is a rugby league tragic.  He likes the odd beer.  “No good drinkin’ if it don’t affect you” but abstains from alcohol for all of February each year, that being the shortest month of the year.

Phil Brogan
Phil Brogan
Lawyer

Phil Brogan specialises in the areas of family law and wills & estates. Phil has extensive knowledge and experience in these areas. Phil commenced practising law in small firms conducting a variety of legal matters including criminal trials, debt recovery, personal injury law, etc. For over the last decade, Phil has practised exclusively in the areas of family law and wills and estates and he makes regular appearances in the Family and Federal Circuit Courts and Supreme Court of NSW. Phil has also conducted public legal education seminars. Phil has a broad range of interests. He has a musical background. Phil was raised in a musical family and has performed professionally in bands. Phil is passionate about motorcycles and loves riding and working on his motorcycles as well as building projects and basically all things mechanical and creative. Phil is down to earth, friendly and very approachable. Phil is very meticulous when it comes to detail and he is also well liked by clients because of his highly professional yet caring and endearing nature. If you need to see a family law or will or estate solicitor call us to arrange an appointment with Phil.

Josh Hay
Josh Hay
Lawyer

Josh Hay is a solicitor practicing in our property and commercial team.

Josh is a novacastrian by birth and joined Bale Boshev at the start of 2015 following a stint with a couple of larger Sydney firms.

From his Sydney experience, Josh gained a varied exposure and had the opportunity of working on a number of high profile real estate acquisitions, disposals and leasing deals.

Since joining Bale Boshev, Josh has enjoyed working with our diverse client base which includes not only corporate and small business clients but also mums and dads.

With a particular interest in sale and purchase of business transactions, leasing, property and liquor licencing law Josh has fitted right in.

Josh has a professional and down to earth approach, enabling him to get the job done without fuss whilst ensuring that his clients are kept informed along the way.

In Josh’s spare time he enjoys any and all forms of travel, spending time at his family farm north of Newcastle and reading the odd novel whenever he gets the chance.

Kerrie Sherwood
Kerrie Sherwood
Lawyer

Copy to come

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