Local Bloke… John Kambas from Clovelly
Clovelly resident and long term Eastern Suburbs local John Kambas is a lawyer and the principal of JFK Legal, a mobile legal service based in the Eastern Suburbs. John shares his local favourites with The Beast…
How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Clovelly for 15 years now. I previously lived in Coogee and Randwick.
Why do you live here? Clovelly is a great family place to live in and raise our three kids. It has a quaint, picturesque, family village atmosphere. Living between Clovelly and Gordons Bay, and only a short stroll to Coogee Beach, is like being in Heaven. We love the open spaces and the parks with the great coastal walks, together with the local cafés and restaurants.
What’s your favourite beach? Clovelly and Gordons Bay are my favourites. I love snorkelling and saying “g’day” to the groper.
What’s your favourite eatery? I love breakfast and coffee at Bake Bar in Randwick, lunch at Bellagio in Waverley, and dinner at Darley Street Bistro on Clovelly Road.
Where do you like to have a drink? The Cloey Hotel is where I like to have a drink.
Best thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The beaches, the coastal walks, the parks and the people.
Worst thing about the Eastern Suburbs? The worst thing around here is the parking.
Do you have a favourite sporting team? Having played first grade NRL back in the ‘80s for the Eels, Rabbits and Sharks, I still have a soft spot for the Eels. I also support the Swans and Sydney FC.
What music are you into at the moment? The Beatles, Cat Stevens, Rodriguez and Pink Floyd. I also love my Greek music, as I was born on the island of Lesbos and came to Australia when I was six years old.
Who is your favourite person?
My beloved wife, and my kids.
What do you get up to on the weekends? I like to have a coffee at Gusto, then I watch my son James play soccer and AFL. If it’s a nice day I’ll do the coastal walk and stop at the beach for a swim. In the evening I’ll either dine out with the wife or enjoy a quiet dinner at home, followed by a Netflix movie.
What do you do for work? I’m a lawyer with 30 years experience. I am JFK Legal, a mobile legal service based in the Eastern Suburbs. I specialise in accident law, compensation law, wills and probate, disputed wills, litigation and court representation. I understand that each person’s claim is important and I take every case personally. I work on my own so you’ll only deal with me. I provide quality work and will fight for you to get you the best result. I’m a former Australian Under 18s rugby league representative and first grade NRL player, so I know what it takes to win. My motto is “All the way with JFK”, and you can reach me on 96654846.
What’s your favourite thing about work? I enjoy helping people who, through no fault of their own, have been injured and need help. I can’t bring back their health, but I can support them and help them to win their case and bring a smile to their face, financially compensate them and make their future more secure.
Do you have a favourite quote? “It’s not whether you get knocked down, it’s whether you get up.” – Vince Lombardi.
Any other words of wisdom for readers of The Beast? No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. Be yourself, everyone else is already taken.