Our People

Peter Fraser Managing Director
Maree van der Kwast Director
Catherine Hamson Head of Department - Commercial Law
Eleanor Scarff Head of Department - Personal Injury Law
Daniel Gill Co-Head of Department - Wills, Probate & Estates
Jessica O’Neil Head of Department - Family & De Facto Law
David Squires Senior Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Lucie Ingram Senior Lawyer - Personal Injury Law
Daniel Yazdani Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Emily Pickering Lawyer - General Litigation & Liquor Licensing
Lani Rimkus Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
Briana Kerr Law Graduate - Wills, Probate & Estates
Sharon Norris Chartered Legal Executive - Wills, Probate & Estates
Leanne Shepherd Senior Paralegal - Liquor Licensing
Sylvia Knighton Senior Legal Assistant - General Litigation
Amanda Thorpe Legal Assistant - Family & De Facto Law
Chris Betcher Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Julie Kerry Legal Assistant - Family & De Facto Law
Karen Dick Legal Assistant - Personal Injury Law
Joanne Sweetman Legal Assistant - Wills, Probate and Estates
Marie Hall Legal & Administrative Support Assistant
Elvie Colleran Administrative Assistant
"Jessica, to adequately convey the solace and confidence that you have instilled in me during my problematic family law matter is difficult indeed. You have guided and advised me through potentially hazardous and highly emotional terrain with absolute professionalism, instinctive tenacity and strategic aplomb."

— Client of Jessica O'Neil (Family Law)

"Maree, you have been a shining star to me this year and really helped me when I was down. The empathy and compassion given coupled with the legal proficiency made all the difference. Sometimes a client just wants to be heard."

— Client of Maree van der Kwast (Wills, Probate & Estates)

"I was very satisfied with the outcome of the mediation and the swiftness of resolution considering what can be a very distressing and unhappy time for two people to be going through. I believe you were tremendously sensitive to our situation and make a concerted effort to understand each of us and our concerns."

— Client of Simon French (Family Law)

"Daniel, thank you doesn’t come close to what you have done for my family throughout this case. Thank you for your advice. You made me see the situation from a different perspective, giving that guiding hand in these situations was a saving grace for my sanity."

— Client of Daniel Gill (Wills, Probate & Estates)

"I wanted to personally thank you for the wonderful timely support I received from you last year. Your manner, integrity and respect helped me through my very difficult and complex Family Law matter. I will long remember your wisdom and grace."

— Client of David Squires (Family Law)

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