THERE'S never a dull moment in legal industry identity Terry Curley's life.
And the excitement is set to continue with the grand opening of his business Terry Curley Lawyers by media magnate and long-time friend Alan Jones.
His decision to start a business on his own is proving exciting and he is looking forward to re-building a strong client base after 19 years in the local legal industry.
"I'm just too young to retire at this stage in my life," he said.
"This is something I wanted to do and the opportunity presented itself."
Mr Curley said he was delighted his long time friend Jones would open his new business.
He said: "Alan and I have been mates for 36 years.
"He was an English Master at Brisbane Grammar and I was a Science Master at Ash-grove College in Bris-bane."
Ever since, the pair has remained good friends, with Jones choosing to visit Port Macquarie three to four times a year.
Mr Curley's visits to Sydney to catch up with Jones have always proved memorable.
Most recently Mr Curley enjoyed an "interesting' one-on-one conversation with former American president Bill Clinton during Mr Clinton's tour of Australia.
He said: "I spent some time with him speaking on a variety of subjects ranging from his interests now to what he would like to do in the future. He told me he was the poorest president to leave the White House."
Mr Curley is widely known in the Port business and sporting communities.
He had the honour of being the youngest player selected for the Australian rugby union team when he was just 18.
When he retired from playing at the age of just 20, he was vice captain of the team and had played 11 international matches.
Mr Curley's new William Street business will open its doors to the public on April 2, and Alan Jones will perform the opening on April 26.