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
Faiza Gabriel Lawyer - Familly & De Facto Law
Daniel Yazdani Lawyer - Wills, Probate & Estates
Emily Pickering Lawyer - Criminal Law & Liquor Licensing
Lani Rimkus Lawyer - Family & De Facto Law
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
"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)

"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)

"Great Experience dealing with this firm. Eleanor always kept me up to date on all proceedings as they happened in a very timely manner. All party's were happy in the end. Exceptional work by her and the firm. Much appreciated"

— Client of Eleanor Scarff (Personal Injuries)

"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 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)

"Great service. Finalised in the most efficient manner. Highly recommended."

— Client of Eleanor Scarff (Personal Injuries)

"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)

"Very happy with the service and they’re professional attitude I would recommend Eleanor to anyone who needed a lawyer."

— Client of Eleanor Scarff (Personal Injuries)

"It would have been impossible to deal with this late deluge of information and documents without the assistance and attention to detail provided by Lani Rimkus from your office."

— Senior Counsel intructed by Lani Rimkus (Family Law)

"Employing a lawyer can be a very stressful process. However, Dwyer Durack and in particular Eleanor Scarff gave me the reassurance I needed to know that they would be with me until the matter was resolved. Dwyer Durack make you feel like a person and not just a paying client. Their fees are reasonable, their advice is first class and their manner is professional. You don’t need to look anywhere else."

— Client of Eleanor Scarff (Personal Injuries)

"I would highly recommend Eleanor from Dwyer Durack, never being involved with a lawyer before I did not know what to expect, but what an absolute pleasure to deal with is Eleanor. Excellent service and professional advice, Without Eleanor’s help. I do not think I would have acheived the outcome that I did. Thankyou so much for all your hard work Eleanor, it was a pleasure to deal with you."

— Client of Eleanor Scarff (Personal Injuries)

"I sincerely want to thank you for your prompt response and highly professional service. I deeply appreciate the service you have provided in such a sensitive aspect of my life. You have been a highlight of integrity for your firm. "

— Client of Lucie Ingram (Personal Injuries)

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