Doug was admitted as a solicitor in 1970. He joined Miller Noyce & Doust in November 1973 and became a partner in 1976. Since that time he has handled matters in most areas of law with a particular focus on business, commercial, property, deceased estates and estate planning matters. Doug was in the first group of solicitors in this State to be accepted (in 1993) as an Accredited Specialist in Business Law. He was awarded an OAM for his services to the community, in particular, The Salvation Army and Studio ARTES Northside Inc., Rotary and received the Premier’s Community Service Award in 1995 in appreciation and recognition for ongoing support to community groups.