Established 1974

Phone : 02 4578 3005

Phone : 02 4578 3005

Our Staff

Don Shaddick - Principal

LLM, Acc. Spec. (Bus. Law)

Don was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1972.  He has also been admitted as Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Accredited by the Law Society of New South Wales as a Specialist in Business Law, Don acts as solicitor for many substantial businesses in the Hawkesbury and throughout the Greater Sydney area. He also has a strong private clientele.

Don has experience in many areas of the law but concentrates on

Raised and educated in the Hawkesbury, Don has a strong and valued personal network of clients, friends and business associates.

Don has taken an active interest in community affairs and has been connected with numerous community and sporting organisations.  He is Chairman of Hawkesbury Community Financial Services Limited operating as Bendigo Bank North Richmond and Richmond branches (under franchise from Bendigo and Adelaide Bank).



Ian Roche - Lawyer

Dip. Law Special Counsel

Ian practised at the Sydney Bar for 30 years in all civil jurisdictions and the appellate level.

His extensive experience is highly valuable in obtaining favourable outcomes for clients in court work at all levels.

Ian specialises in the following areas:

  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Insolvency
  • Insurance
  • Equity and property disputes
  • Employment Litigation
  • Fair Work Issues

In all matters, Ian strives for fair outcomes and social justice.


Stephen Hahn - Lawyer

LLB. (Syd) Special Counsel

Stephen was admitted to practice as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1986.  He has been in general practice for over 30 years and has successfully represented his clients in many complex commercial, property and litigation matters.

His areas of expertise include:

Stephen is committed to achieving the best possible result for you.


John Simon - Lawyer

Dip. Law LLM (Syd) Special Counsel

John has over 25 years' experience in legal practice.  Over the years he has successfully provided advice and representation to both high profile corporate and private clients in a range of legal matters.  John's empathetic communication style, competence and excellent knowledge of the practice and procedure of law are greatly appreciated by his clients.

John specialises in the following areas:

  • Family Law: Divorce, Property Settlements, Parenting Orders/Children's Issues, De Facto Relationships, Domestic Violence and related matters
  • Criminal Law: Drink Driving and Traffic Offences, Defence and Pleas to charges in all courts, Apprehended Violence Orders, Bail Applications, Coroners Inquests and Appeals
  • Estate Planning: Preparation of Wills, Powers of Attorney and Appointments of Enduring Guardian and Estate Litigation
  • Civil and Commercial Matters: Civil Matters, Contract Disputes, Debt Recovery and all Agency Matters

John genuinely cares about the people he serves and is committed to seeking the best legal outcome available in the circumstances.


Benjamin Loveridge - Lawyer


Mr Ben Loveridge is a valued member of the Litigation team at Shaddicks Lawyers. He practices in personal injury law, civil, and commercial litigation and family law.

Before coming to Law, Ben served in the Australian Army as a Combat Engineer with the Incident Response Regiment in Holsworthy, New South Wales in a counter terrorism role. Whilst in the Army, he qualified as a Heavy Vehicle Mechanic in the Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. Owing to injuries he sustained in the military, he was medically discharged from the Army in 2008 after nearly 8 years of service.

Following his service, Ben spent approximately 10 years negotiating his claims with the Department of Veterans’ Affairs and remains passionate and committed to helping his fellow service people secure their entitlements following service in the Australian Defence Force.

As a mechanic, Ben spent approximately 5 years working in the mining industry in numerous roles including open cut and underground hard rock mining and exploration both here and overseas.

Upon his return to Australia and departure from fly in fly out mining life, Ben studied at Southern Cross University in Lismore, New South Wales, where he obtained a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Policy and Governance, and a Bachelor of Laws, where his proudest achievement was to obtain the highest grade for Philosophy of Law. Ben also received academic excellence awards and was placed on the School of Law and Justice Dean’s List for having achieved outstanding academic excellence in that year.   

During his time at university, he worked predominantly as a Residential Care Youth Worker across three Australian states where he worked with some of Australia’s most vulnerable and at-risk children. Ben’s primary function was the provision of daily care and support to children in state care where he was able to build lasting mentoring relationships which he continues to nurture today.

Ben is continuing his university studies concurrently at Australian National University where he is studying a Master of Legal Practice, and with the College of Law where he is studying a Master of Applied law majoring in Commercial Litigation and Family Law.

Ben remains strongly committed to achieving social justice for underprivileged and vulnerable people within our community, especially children and ex-service people.