To all our valued clients,

These are uncertain times with every day bringing changes to our normal lives.

What you can be sure about however is that we here at Whiteleys are continuing to work on your legal matters.  So, whether we are actually in the office or working from home, rest assured your phone calls will be answered, your emails read, and your work done.  We have access to all of our systems, your files and safe custody documents.  The biggest difference you will notice is that we are limiting face to face meetings to only those that cannot be avoided, and even then, observing the social distancing requirements 

So, when you need to speak to us, please get in contact and we will be here to help you with whatever you need.

Whiteley Ironside & Shillington Solicitors is a leading law firm in Orange, NSW. Our exceptional team has a long history of delivering successful results for our clients owing to their unparalleled legal experience both locally and nationally. Our founding partner, Thomas Whiteley, commenced practising law in Orange in 1929, and the firm in its present state has been serving the Central West for over 27 years.

We serve all clients big and small.
We are dedicated to understanding their needs and providing accurate, practical, personal and cost-effective advice.

Practice Areas

Debt Recovery

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  • I have had the pleasure of working with Vanessa for some years in her role with Aon Risk Services where she provided strategic and legal advice in respect to managing insurance claims and disputes with insurers where a claim may at first be denied. She has vast experience in all aspects of the insurance industry, types of insurance from directors and officers liability to construction and professional indemnity, to public liability, and her knowledge of insurance law is extremely beneficial when assessing a claim and advising on the approach for...

    Grant Harrison

    Chief Financial Officer - Sunland Group Limited

  • Paris guided and supported me through an extremely emotional experience, she delivered more than I could’ve imagined, I’m extremely grateful.

    Harry Neville

  • “Michael Shillington has acted for me for almost all the time that he has been a Solicitor in Orange. As my business has grown Michael has advised me in a no nonsense manner and I have always been satisfied with his service. Other solicitors at Whiteley Ironside & Shillington have acted for me and members of my family and have achieved the results we wanted. Often purchasers or Vendors of Hotel leases and freehold or poker machine entitlements ask me for my opinion about who could act for them on...

    Greg Haines

    John Parsons Hotels

  • “I have been in Orange for about twenty years. During that time I have purchased and developed a number of vineyards and have required legal advice about all aspects of my business. This advice has included the preparation of contracts for development of vineyards, supply of grapes and the resolution of commercial disputes. I have bought, sold, leased and subdivided land and Michael has always acted for me in a thorough and cost effective way. I have received prompt and personal attention. I am satisfied that the advice that I...

    Justin Jarrett

    Jarrett Wines

  • “Michael Shillington has been my solicitor for over 20 years. In that time he has acted for me in a range of transactions and has provided me with practical and helpful commercial legal advice. He has also acted for me in commercial disputes and I have never been disappointed with the advice Michael has provided. Michael’s firm has also provided me with Estate and Superannuation planning advice that has given me peace of mind. I have always found Michael to be approachable and prompt with his advice and service. He...

    Dino Cunial


  • “Recent circumstances required that I consult legal opinion to resolve a legal issue with one of our clients – after asking around and receiving their newsletter in the mail I spoke with Michael Evans of Whiteley Ironside & Shillington. Michael was a great help, straight away enabling us to come up with a way ahead to deal with our issue. He advised us of all possibilities, pitfalls and challenges and gave us confidence to proceed. The dedication to process and professionalism shown by Michael was evident from the beginning. I...

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    Managing Director - ENVIROCON P/L

Our Team


Michael Shillington


Michael has been practising law in Orange for 30 years. In that time, he has developed special expertise in commercial and business law.

Michael Evans


Michael is a commercial litigation specialist who has worked across a range of disputes with a particular speciality in Building, Construction Projects...

Paris Willis


Paris works across a range of diverse practice areas, specialising in property, commercial and business law. She also maintains a solid practice...

Vanessa Vazquez


Vanessa is a litigation solicitor with extensive experience in dispute resolution. She is an experienced advocate appearing in various...