I was born in Parramatta in 1945 and educated in the Parramatta area through primary schooling, attending Hurlstone Agricultural High School at Glenfield and matriculating aged 16 with Honours in Agriculture.  I took articles with Pye Shaw & Co, solicitors of Blacktown, remaining there for three years, gaining experience in litigation. My Articles were assigned to Bill Walker of JW Walker & Co, at Parramatta, managing the litigation section of that practice. I then commenced with Payne Madigan & Curtis, at Bulli, to broaden my experience. Post admission, I returned to Sydney to Lapaine & Bolzan, at Leichhardt to manage their litigation section. I was then approached by Bill Walker to return to Parramatta to manage commercial litigation in his practice and became an associate partner.

In 1971, I commenced practice on my own account at Castle Hill and moved to Windsor in 1975. I remained in Windsor until I sold my practice in 2012. I remained on as a consultant for 6 months, finally retiring from the law at the end of March 2013.

Adrian Walmsley
I have extensive experience in all areas of local government, property law, common law, equity, commercial litigation, crime, family and de facto relationships law, contested probate and family provision claims.  I have acted in a great many local government and environmental matters both for Council and for land-owners throughout New South Wales. I have appeared for Hawkesbury Council in many prosecutions and for other clients as defendants, both in Local Courts and in the Land & Environment Court.

During the 1980s, I was the editor of a specialist magazine on Terriers and did a great deal of the photography for that magazine, which had international circulation. I am an international championship show dog judge, judging throughout Australia, New Zealand, the United States and Scandinavia. With my wife Joanna, I have worked on the restoration and preparation of historic (1950/1960s) race/rally cars, mostly Italian, historic racing and rallying, having been co-driver with the legendary Pete Geoghegan for 6 years.

I have been married to Jo for some 25 years. We have 4 children. Jo, Tom (our youngest) and I live at Kellyville and I spend half of my time at Gerringong on the South Coast. I have been a keen photographer for many years.

Throughout my time as a litigator, and author of submissions to various governmental authorities on behalf of clients, I have used photography as a useful and practical tool to support cases and to save time and costs. Experience has taught that photographs can often be used to advantage to make any submissions, whether to a court or an authority, a great deal more clear and succinct, saving time and costs and assisting in attaining success.