Bill Thompson


RDA Riverina Committee Member – Bill Thompson. Bill Thompson is solicitor and partner in Commins Hendriks.

Bill and his wife Gabrielle returned to Coolamon in 1985 after 12 months work with the Aboriginal Legal Service in Mount Isa. The move cemented their future in the region. Bill and Gab settled in Coolamon following a legal career and raising their three children – Alex 28, Jack 26, and Charlie 20.

After 31years building the business, Bill specialises in succession planning for farmers and small business. He has benefited from his father’s foresight. In 1976 his father Jim, and Fred Commins from Junee amalgamated to provide opportunities for their children.

Today, Commins Hendriks is the largest country firm in New South Wales with 1 consultant, 6 partners (3 women), 10 solicitors and 4 law students and has full time offices in five different towns. The largest office is well situated in Wagga Wagga to service both their city and country clients, and the branch offices in the rural centres of Junee, Coolamon, Ganmain, Tumut and Henty uphold their continuing commitment to servicing the needs of rural New South Wales.

Cristy Houghton