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Meet Our Legal Team


One of the satisfying things about rural practice is you get to be involved with your clients throughout their working lives and with their families as well.”

For more than 40 years Eris has enjoyed a broad range of legal experience. His main area of interest is small business structures, farming, business and succession planning. Eris believes a structured consultative approach involving the client and his or her advisory team leads to creative solutions that meet the needs of all family members.

It was on 4 July 1977 that Eris worked his very first day at Gordon Garling Moffitt. He arrived here as a young and ambitious lawyer, taking up residence at a local hotel in town and hasn’t looked back.

Eris is passionate about the community of Young which is evident in his many years of service to the community, not only as a highly respected lawyer in the community but also in his many volunteer roles as well.

Eris is a founding member of the Hilltops Suicide Prevention Network. He has been involved in a number of community groups including Young Theatre Company Inc, Young Neighbourhood Centre now the Hilltops Community Hub, Mercy Care Centre Young, Hennessy Parents and Friends committee, St Mary’s Pastoral Council and Young Yabbies Rugby Union Football Club.

In 2021 his contribution to the community earned him the well deserved title of Citizen of the Year in the Hilltops region.

“Eris is proud to be a member of this community, he has an infectious let’s have a go attitude, a sense of what’s right and fair, a genuine appreciation of people and a desire to be involved and willingness to give back to the community.”

Brian Ingram – (Mayor of Young at the time)

Outside of law and volunteer roles Eris and his wife, Dr Fiona Gleeson have a small vineyard known as Burrangong Ridge and in 2018 produced their first bottle of wine “Hilltops Timbercutter Shiraz”.

To make an appointment with Eris please contact our Young office.