Jim Parke is leading Wills & Estates Lawyer, Certified Practising Accountant and Accredited Specialist in Business Law.
Jim Parke is the Managing Director of Parke Lawyers, a quality-assured legal practice certified to ISO9001, LAW9000 and OHSAS18001. Mr Parke is available to see clients at Parke Lawyers offices in the Melbourne CBD, Kew or Ringwood.
Admitted to practice in Victoria, the Australian Capital Territory, Queensland, the High Court of Australia and the High Court of New Zealand, he has practised law for more than 25 years. Mr Parke has extensive experience and expertise in wills, estate planning and estate administration, commercial litigation, business law, corporate governance, employment law and intellectual property.
He was named Commercial Litigation Lawyer of the Year for Australia in the ACQ5 Law Awards 2014. Mr Parke is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. He is also a member of the Planning Institute of Australia and a member of the Australian College of Educators.
Jim Parke is Chair of the Urban Planning Special Committee at the City of Boroondara and served as Mayor in 2015/2016. He was elected in 2012 and again in 2016 (unopposed) to represent Bellevue Ward, which includes parts of Kew East and Balwyn North, in Melbourne. He is also a community member of the Adult Parole Board of Victoria.