Meet Our Law Team - We Employ The Best | Law Partners™

A few words from our founders...

“Law Partners represents so much more than just a law firm. It’s a place where people in need of assistance, guidance and representation can come and genuinely be looked after. We work hard to continually improve the already excellent service we provide to our clients – it’s the foundation of our practice and something we’re truly proud of.”

Andrew Daniel

“I’m often asked which aspect of my role is the most satisfying and the answer is simple. There’s no more satisfying feeling than achieving an outstanding result for a client and helping them get life back on track. That’s why we’re here, and we work tirelessly to make sure our clients receive nothing less than excellent results in their cases.”

Ricky Kerem

Meet our team of specialists.

Adrian Pin

Adrian Pin

Managing Director

"Behind every client’s claim there’s an emotional and personal outcome that not only affects our clients, but also their families. It’s our deep understanding of this that unites our team and ensures we process all claims with utmost diligence and professionalism. "

After I completed my accounting degree at the University of New South Wales, I spent years learning the trade and honing my skills working at one of the big four accounting firms. My drive for continuous improvement and development quickly saw me become a chartered accountant. In the ensuing years I assisted many Australian businesses to achieve significant levels of growth, but it was my desire to make a real difference and help people on a more personal level that led me to join the Law Partners team.

As Managing Director, I’m responsible for the strategic and operational objectives of Law Partners. 

I’m passionate about making sure Law Partners continues to stay ahead of the evolving legal industry and provide an unsurpassed client service experience that’s both accessible and affordable. What makes me so proud of the Law Partners team is that regardless of what we’re doing each day there’s always the same motive and desire – to work hard to achieve great outcomes for our clients.

Email: adrian.pin@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Chantille Khoury
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Chantille Khoury

Principal

"At the end of the day, my work has rewarding results: very happy clients and the knowledge that my team and I are genuinely committed to looking after our clients and achieving outstanding results for them. "

After obtaining a double degree in Law and Commerce from Macquarie University, I was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2002 and subsequently of the High Court of Australia. I’m also a member of the Law Society.

Over the years I’ve gained a wealth of claims experience working for legal practices and also for insurance companies. I strongly believe that my experience working for insurers has given me a unique industry insight, that allows me to consistently negotiate maximum claim payouts for my clients.

I joined Law Partners as a claims solicitor in 2008 and I consider myself fortunate to be part of a team who passionately believe in delivering quality client service and who will genuinely do whatever it takes to ensure client expectations are constantly exceeded.

While my role can be challenging with hard work always required to produce the best outcomes for my clients, I enjoy going the extra mile. One of the most rewarding aspects of my role as a solicitor at Law Partners is the regular satisfaction that comes from fighting for the rights of my clients and recovering their claim entitlements. Knowing that I’ve given 100% of my effort to all of my clients and achieving great results for them is an extremely satisfying experience.

As a Principal of the firm, I’m also responsible for managing a team of dedicated claim lawyers, paralegals and support staff, whilst also managing my own portfolio of claims.

Email: chantille.khoury@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Shane Butcher
  • The Law Society of NSW - Specialist Accreditation
  • Doyles - Leading Workers Compensation 2017

Shane Butcher

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Principal

"I work very hard to ensure my clients’ interests always come first. It’s the focus of everything I do and I’m committed to conducting my practice with integrity, honesty and dedicating 100% to all of my clients. "

I’m a solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia with a double degree in Law and Economics. I’m a member of the Law Society and I’m an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law.

I joined Law Partners in 2004 and I’m a Principal of the firm. I supervise a team of lawyers who work closely with me on medium to large claims.

My day starts early due to the demands of my practice. My daily calendar is almost always filled with new client meetings, settlement conferences and court appearances. I also spend a lot of time every day speaking to my clients – I make myself as accessible as I can to answer questions or enquiries about my clients’ cases.

I’m very proud to be part of a firm with a fantastic reputation – both as an exceptional legal practice and also as a firm that supports volunteering in the community and providing free assistance to people in need of legal advice and direction.

My role has many interesting facets. I most enjoy engaging in strategic dialogue with my clients on how best to pursue and maximise the value of their claims. I also enjoy supervising a team of experienced lawyers with diverse backgrounds who excel in delivering legal services to our clients.

I take great pride in running my cases efficiently and achieving outstanding results for my clients.

Email: shane.butcher@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Dario Residovic

Dario Residovic

General Counsel

"Whilst it may not always be easily observed from the outside, all of the varied, often invisible tasks that I do are intrinsically linked with the overriding and longstanding purpose of the firm to achieve great outcomes for its clients. "

With around fifteen years of legal and business experience across different firms and industries, and many thousands of matters across my desk, there’s hardly something I haven’t seen before – just like there would hardly be a type of personal injury claim that Law Partners haven’t successfully dealt with before.

My working relationship with Law Partners spans almost an entire decade, filled with countless instances of us all working together towards a common goal – achieving great outcomes for our clients. Having always been very close to the heartbeat of the firm, I’m intimately familiar with ways in which I can support the firm in its continued mission of providing only the best service and outcomes to its clients. Whilst the work and tasks I do are varied, they all have the same purpose – to allow my colleagues at the firm to focus on what they do best, which is to help their clients in difficult times of their lives and achieve best possible outcomes in their compensation claims.

Whilst being Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm and delivering on its promise of unsurpassed client service and results to its clients are not easy tasks, this is where all the experience gained over the years is pulled together, both individually and collectively, enabling Law Partners to remain a leader in the ever complex arena that is compensation law.

Email: dario.residovic@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Nadene Alawie

Nadene Alawie

Solicitor

"Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than obtaining the best possible results for my clients and getting them the compensation they deserve. "

I have a considerable amount of experience in other personal injury firms running significant and complicated matters in the District Court and the Supreme Court. It’s my knowledge and experience that allows me to understand our clients’ needs and concerns and identify the best possible solutions for them. I recognise that no one case is the same as the next case and it’s my ability to identify each client’s particular needs that makes me successful.

I joined Law Partners as a Solicitor and I consider myself extremely lucky to be part of a firm that’s professional and committed, like me, to achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

I enjoy the problem solving aspects of my work and I’ll always put in that extra mile to obtain the maximum result for each of our clients. My experience allows me to do this in the most effective way, which translates to as quick as possible resolution of our clients’ claims.

My day-to-day activities include frequent contact with my clients, liaising with various medical and other professionals and communicating with insurance companies, all aimed at preparing, maximising and resolving our clients’ compensation claims with no delay.

Email: nadene.alawie@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Angy Basal

Angy Basal

Paralegal

"What I love about Law Partners is being part of a motivated, passionate team that always strives for excellence. It’s what attracted me to the firm, and it’s what keeps me motivated in my role. "

I’m studying a Bachelor of Law / Business and Commerce majoring in Human Resources at Western Sydney University. I had been building my experience with another personal injury firm since 2015, and I was thrilled to be accepted to join Law Partners in 2017.

My role is to help maintain excellent relationships with our clients and keep them informed at all stages of their cases. I assist our solicitors, manage files and diaries, assist with client conferences, prepare briefs and draft correspondence. I’m really eager to learn more and continue to build my skills in personal injury law, so I’m glad to be part of the team here at Law Partners.

I also take pride in providing excellent levels of client service, which drives everything we do here at Law Partners.

Email: angy.basal@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Fiona Cavanagh

Fiona Cavanagh

Receptionist

"After more than 25 years in the legal industry, I still find dealing with our clients and helping them on a daily basis just as rewarding today as I did when I first started. "

I’m very proud to be the first point of contact for our clients and it gives me great satisfaction to know that, once I’ve directed our clients’ enquiries to our team, they will be treated with the utmost respect, care and professionalism that our firm is renowned for.

Despite being a large firm, at Law Partners we’re a tightly knit group working closely together to help our clients, and achieve the best possible outcomes in their cases.

In my position, I’m often the first person to hear countless positive comments and feedback from our many happy clients, and that makes my career even more rewarding.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Michele Cheong

Michele Cheong

Senior Solicitor

"I’m very conscious that many clients are experiencing life changing circumstances due to an accident that was not their fault. They’re often physically, emotionally and financially drained, so my goal is to make their experience with Law Partners positive and stress free. "

I hold a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney and was admitted as solicitor in 1987. I spent the early part of my career working as a solicitor for one of the major insurers, specialising in catastrophic claims. This experience gave me a very relevant insight into the tactics of insurers, which helps me to be proactive in resolving my clients’ claims in an efficient manner, and obtaining maximum compensation for them. I always maintain an open line of communication with my clients, keeping them regularly informed of the progress of their claims and discussing the compensation available to them and how we are able to maximise their claims. Clients are always my top priority, and it’s my job to inform them of the options available to them – whether it be an out of court settlement or going to a court hearing. I have extensive experience in running complicated matters in court and, where appropriate, will not hesitate to fight hard with an insurer to get the best result for my client. I’m also very well aware that a court hearing is not a path all clients wish to take and I will exhaust all settlement opportunities to ensure that I obtain the maximum compensation available for them.

Email: michele.cheong@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Jessica Cheung

Jessica Cheung

Solicitor

"The reason I became a lawyer was to be a voice to everyday people, and working here at Law Partners, I get the chance to do that every day. "

After earning my Bachelor of Laws and Business and Commerce from the University of Western Sydney, I went on to attain a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practices and a Master of Laws from the Australian National University, before starting my Graduate Diploma of Australian Migration Law at Western Sydney University. I was admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2014 and then the High Court of Australia in 2015.

What I love about working here at Law Partners is the strong focus on the client and their needs. We don’t just see the client as another ‘claim number’, but an actual person who we get to know personally.

The legal system can be quite complex at times, and without the relevant legal knowledge and skills, you’re bound to miss something. As a workers compensation lawyer at Law Partners, I get to provide legal assistance to injured workers and advise them what their legal rights and entitlements are, which then allows them to make an informed decision as to how to pursue their claim. Being able to provide legal assistance and help to others during a time of need gives me a tremendous amount of satisfaction.

When I’m not working, I love nothing more than volunteering at social justice organisations to provide assistance and support to refugees currently detained in immigration detention centres.

Email: jessica.cheung@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Harry Christofides
  • The Law Society of NSW - Specialist Accreditation

Harry Christofides

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Senior Solicitor

"I take great pride in my work and I’m committed to achieving the best possible outcomes for my clients. Armed with an understanding that each client is unique, I provide a personalised service to my clients and assist them through what may otherwise be very difficult times. "

I was admitted as a solicitor in 1996 and I’m a member of the Law Society and an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law. Following my admission as a solicitor, I built experience and fine-tuned my legal skills in a smaller firm before my desire to help an even greater number of people in need of legal assistance led me to join Law Partners – a firm where we pride ourselves on doing whatever it takes for our clients.

Throughout my career I’ve always enjoyed helping people overcome obstacles in their lives and obtaining the best possible outcomes for my clients, and that’s something that still gives me the greatest sense of achievement and satisfaction.

Some claims are complex and my role requires me to carefully listen to my clients and patiently and completely explore all existing and potential issues before I can proceed with preparing my clients’ claims and pursuing the best possible outcomes for them. Being a people person and enjoying interactions with other people, I find these initial steps in claim preparation process not only very enjoyable, but also a great opportunity to establish a good and solid relationship with all my clients, which often helps to maximise the benefits to the clients and minimise the time required to successfully resolve my clients’ claims.

I pride myself on being an extremely thorough person and when working on my clients’ claims I give each matter my full and undivided attention and leave no stone unturned to ensure that every claim is prepared to the highest possible standard and that each and every client gets the best outcome possible, both financially and from a client service perspective. This not only results in happy and satisfied clients, but also makes my role and career as a whole highly rewarding.

Email: harry.christofides@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Carla Coelho

Carla Coelho

Claims Support Manager

"I’m passionate about driving consistency, best practice and operational efficiencies throughout the firm to support our team to provide a leading client service experience. "

I joined Law Partners as part of the Claims Support Team, bringing over 15 years’ experience within the legal industry, across a number of different areas of law from Corporate to Disputes Resolution.
 
Having worked with large to boutique firms in different capacities such as Manager, Team Leader and Co-ordinator, I bring a unique range of skills, diversity and creativity. 

I pride myself in ensuring a positive and successful partnership for both clients and Law Partners, understanding everyone is unique and not every box fits every client. I understand the importance of having the right people, right skills, right attitude and right personality to meet each client’s needs.
 
My experience ranges from customer care, project management, management, paralegal, human resources, networking and collaborating with all different stakeholders to achieve goals. My style is personable, honest and consultative. I’m passionate about diversity and believe that through driving positive change in the organisation, we can achieve a high performance workplace meeting goals and expectations

Email: carla.coelho@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Ben Cortese

Ben Cortese

Paralegal

"It’s great to be able to see a claim through from start to finish, but there’s nothing better than providing much needed support to those who need it most. "

I completed a Bachelor of Business & Commerce majoring in Management at Western Sydney University in 2017, and I’m currently in the process of completing my Bachelor of Laws also at Western Sydney University.

Coming into work and being able to make a positive impact on the lives of clients who are going through a tough time is incredibly satisfying, and is my primary motivation for doing what I do. I also love the fact that at Law Partners I’m surrounded by colleagues who share my passion for the law and helping clients every step of the way to ultimately achieve the best possible outcome.

When I’m not working I love to throw on a jersey and play football alongside my good mates or catch a live game of footy.

Email: ben.cortese@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 13 15

Bill Cortese
  • The Law Society of NSW - Specialist Accreditation

Bill Cortese

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Managing Solicitor

"I’m always looking for ways to maximise my clients’ entitlements. Solid case preparation, obtaining supporting evidence, negotiating aggressively on behalf of my clients – these are things that are a must for me to exceed my clients’ expectations. "

I was admitted as a solicitor in 1986. I worked for a large insurer running Supreme Court claims and left that role to concentrate on acting on behalf of claimants. I‘ve worked at senior associate and partner level and, for a large part of my career, I was a sole practitioner running my own practice.

I’m an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law and I’m a member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance and the Law Society. My daily responsibilities can range from working with my lawyers to ensure their clients are given constant priority to participating in settlement conferences with insurance companies and achieving outstanding results for our clients.

What I enjoy most about my role is achieving results for our clients that well and truly exceed their expectations. There’s no better feeling than achieving outstanding results for deserving clients whose lives have been significantly affected by an injury. I’m fortunate that my team is comprised of dedicated and very experienced solicitors, paralegals and support staff all with a single minded focus – to deliver personalised, quality client service and achieve maximum possible payouts for our clients.

My work is both individual and team oriented. I individually manage many of the firm’s large claims and I work with my team to ensure all of the clients in their portfolio are receiving the quality legal representation they deserve and expect from our firm.

Email: bill.cortese@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Yvette Dal Mas

Yvette Dal Mas

Human Resources Manager

"I’m passionate about contributing to Law Partners as a high performance workplace. Our team excel in their roles and work with a shared commitment to our ultimate goal of providing unparalleled service to our clients, and assisting them in pursuing their rights. "

I began my human resources career over 10 years ago, following studies at the Australian College of Applied Psychology, and have since worked predominantly within the professional services industry, including in firms counting hundreds of staff members. During my career I’ve had many opportunities to proactively and constructively address and solve countless issues and situations. I’ve gained substantial HR experience, with a particular focus on coaching and mentoring managers and team leaders to ensure that their team members know what’s expected of them and deliver to those expectations.

My experience and qualifications not only enable me to assist members of our team here at Law Partners when a need arises, but also ensure that I understand the issues faced by many of our clients. I take great pride in assisting my colleagues at Law Partners to address those issues in ways that are second to none.

My role at Law Partners is very hands-on and includes, amongst other things, selecting and recruiting the very best people for our firm, ensuring continuous learning and development and maintaining high levels of employee engagement and performance leadership.

The ultimate goal behind everything I do is to ensure that my colleagues at Law Partners are supported in what they do and able to continue to deliver great outcomes for our clients. I work with all members of the Law Partners team at all levels of the firm, and I particularly enjoy seeing the common purpose of assisting our clients shining through all of our efforts. It’s this deeply shared vision and drive to go beyond ordinary for our clients that gives me the greatest satisfaction in my role.

Email: yvette.dalmas@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Clare Decena

Clare Decena

Paralegal

"I love that every single claim that comes across my desk is unique and has its own set of challenges. I’m very proud to be part of a team that tailors our service to suit every individual matter. "

I’ve always had a strong interest in personal injury law and providing a meaningful service to the community. I’ve worked in the legal profession since 2014 and was thrilled when the opportunity arose to join Law Partners in 2017. My education and past professional experience have provided me with a fantastic understanding of all the relevant processes in personal injury law.

My role involves liaising with clients directly, supporting our senior solicitors, briefing barristers on a daily basis, drafting and filing court documents and applications for claims. It’s this broad contribution to the firm that ensures no two days at Law Partners are the same. It’s so satisfying to be an integral part of a team from the opening of a file to the successful resolution of a case.

Email: clare.decena@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Jacob Deigan

Jacob Deigan

Paralegal

"I’m thrilled to work as part of a team that truly puts the clients first, to get the best possible outcome in their cases and provide them with outstanding service. "

I’m studying for a Bachelor of Laws at the University of Notre Dame, and since 2014 I’ve been building my experience as a paralegal working on compensation claim cases. In 2017 I was thrilled to join Law Partners, to continue my career with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

In my role as a paralegal I work closely with the solicitors from the commencement of claims through until settlement or judgment. The key to getting the best possible result for our clients is thorough and meticulous preparation of their cases, so we leave no stone unturned to make sure we prepare well. It’s also important that we keep our clients well informed about their cases and their options, so that they understand where they stand at every stage of their claims.

I pride myself on my research and writing skills, and on being well organised and efficient. I also communicate with our clients frequently and in plain language, and do everything I can to make the claim process hassle free for them.

Email: jacob.deigan@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Nicole Doyle

Nicole Doyle

Paralegal

"I love working in a team of like-minded people who all have the common goal of getting the best results for our clients. "

I’ve worked in the legal industry for the last 25 years and was thrilled to be offered a paralegal position at Law Partners. Over the last 25 years I’ve gained experience working across most areas of personal injury law including workers compensation, public liability, CTP and TPD. I’m really passionate about personal injury law and I get great satisfaction from achieving the best possible outcome for our clients.

A typical day for me involves liaising with clients, dealing with superannuation funds, drafting correspondence, preparing lodgement of TPD claims and scheduling medical appointments. I love that no two days are the same and that our work has a direct impact on the lives of our clients.

It’s paramount in my role that as well as supporting my team, I support our clients through their claims. Generally our clients come to us at a really difficult time in their lives. They’re just everyday Australians in difficult situations and it’s really important they understand what they’re entitled to.

Email: nicole.doyle@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Marcus Frangos

Marcus Frangos

Solicitor

"No one expects to be injured and the consequences of those injuries can be life changing.  I take pride in being able to assist my clients and guide them through this difficult time. "

I have a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Law from the University of Western Sydney and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of NSW in 2013. Since then I have been dedicated to assisting people to get maximum compensation for their personal injury claims.

In my experience, the way to achieve the best results for our clients is to build trust and good rapport with them. In order to do that, I always carefully listen to our clients, meet and speak with them frequently and keep them up to date with what’s happening with their claims. These trusting relationships on one hand allow our clients to focus on getting better and, on the other hand, allow me to focus on fighting for their rights and entitlements, resulting in great outcomes for our clients.

My day-to-day activities are based around understanding our clients’ circumstances and needs, ensuring that they understand their rights and entitlements and building strong cases for their claims.

I pride myself on my ongoing commitment and dedication to my clients’ cases and ensuring they receive the maximum compensation they’re entitled to.

Email: marcus.frangos@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Rosanna Gale

Rosanna Gale

Receptionist

"I’m proud to be part of Law Partners. I believe that the team is diligent, hardworking and thrives on achieving the very best results for our clients. "

I enjoy working for Law Partners and interacting with people on a daily basis. I’m also a Justice of the Peace (JP) and part of my role for Law partners is to certify documents and witness statutory declarations as Law Partners kindly offers free JP services to clients and the general public. Throughout my career as a receptionist, I’ve found that an integral part of my role is to listen to and empathise with clients. Working as a receptionist for Law Partners allows me to build rapport with clients and reassure them they have called the right place. I look forward to meeting with you.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Louise Garner

Louise Garner

Law 9000 Coordinator

"I thoroughly enjoy working at Law Partners because there’s a genuine compassion amongst the staff. We really want to look after our clients and will always do whateverr it takes to help them. "

I’ve worked in the legal industry since 1993 and joined Law Partners in June 2010. After completing business studies at St Patrick’s Business College, I started my career as a legal secretary, then became a precedent and risk administrator and qualified workplace trainer.

As the Law 9000 coordinator I take great pride in upholding the quality of our internal processes and ensuring that our clients receive unbridled levels of customer service. Personal injury is an area of law that is constantly changing and evolving. My role is to ensure that our systems and processes reflect the best industry practices while maintaining a high level of service.

Email: louise.garner@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

David Ghebranious

David Ghebranious

Paralegal

"What I like most about Law Partners is that we are a team of legal professionals who genuinely put our clients first. Each team member truly embodies the qualities of the Law Partners values – particularly those of honesty, integrity and client service. "

I’m studying for a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Science majoring in Biochemistry at Western Sydney University. I’ve also completed a short term exchange program with Michigan State University where I refined my negotiation and mediation skills, learning from two of the best negotiators and arbitrators in Michigan.

Serving others is a very important part of my ethos, so I really enjoy contributing on a daily basis to the service of clients who are at vulnerable points in their lives and in need of our legal expertise. It’s a key focus for our team to ensure our clients feel as informed and supported through the claim process as possible. Managing this communication and information flow is an integral part of my role. I also assist in the preparation of briefs, drafting correspondence and conducting legal research.

I consider myself very privileged to be the personal paralegal to one of our Principal Lawyers, Chantille Khoury, and to be able to learn from her professional experience.  I’m very excited to be part of the Law Partners team and ultimately get the best outcomes for our clients.

Email: david.ghebranious@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Amanda Gray

Amanda Gray

Senior Paralegal

"I focus on every task I do, regardless of how big or small. Every task, if done properly, helps our clients and results in better outcomes in their claims. This approach ensures not only the best possible service for our clients on one end, but also personal satisfaction for me from everything I do on the other end, knowing that I have done my best each and every time and helped someone in need by doing so. "

I started working in the legal industry in 2006, after completing a Diploma of Business, and I completed my Associate Degree in Law (Paralegal Studies) in 2011.

I’m committed to building trusting relationships with our clients, assisting them as much as possible during the claim process and taking the hassle out of dealing with insurance companies. I find it rewarding to help clients to get access to much needed treatment, and assistance around the home when they find themselves in difficultly because of their injuries.

My role involves obtaining and reviewing evidence to support our clients’ claims, conducting research to reinforce claims, preparing complex legal documents and dealing with insurance companies and medical and legal professionals. I also constantly liaise with our clients about their needs and the status of their claims, and provide them with information and explanations about the claims process, which otherwise may seem complex and overwhelming during such stressful times.

I enjoy working in the supportive and professional environment that Law Partners has. Our team is committed to delivering excellent service and, by working as one, achieving the best possible outcomes for our clients.

Email: amanda.gray@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Yasmin Halloway

Yasmin Halloway

Paralegal

"For me, there’s nothing better than achieving an outstanding result for a deserving client who was initially unaware of their entitlements. "

I’ve worked as a legal professional since 2012 and my experience has taught me about the importance of establishing and maintaining strong and open communication with clients throughout the life of a claim. That’s why I love working at Law Partners – every staff member knows the importance of transparency and helping the client understand what they need to know, not what they want to hear.

As a paralegal, meeting tight deadlines and completing time sensitive tasks is all part of the job, but I enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and feel as though I produce my best work under pressure. On a typical day I often draft important correspondence and applications, liaise with clients, prepare settlement documents and arrange medical appointments.

When I’m not working, and the weather permits, I love getting down to the beach. I also enjoy spending time with my animals, family and friends and catching up on the latest crime shows on Netflix.

Email: yasmin.halloway@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 13 15

Antonela Josipovic

Antonela Josipovic

Solicitor

"I’m committed to providing the highest levels of service to my clients and maximising their claim entitlements. "

I have a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) / Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. I started my legal career in 2012 as a legal clerk, before moving to a personal injury firm in 2015. After being introduced to Law Partners by an industry colleague, I was very pleased to join the firm as a solicitor in 2017.

I understand that my clients have been wrongfully injured which can pose physical and emotional challenges, so I make the claim process as easy and stress-free as possible.

Building and maintaining strong and trusting relationships with my clients is very important to me, so I’m dedicated to recognising each individual’s needs and providing ongoing advice and guidance throughout the claim process.

I work hard to conduct cases efficiently and effectively to get the best results for my clients.

Email: antonela.josipovic@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Louise Jouvernaux

Louise Jouvernaux

Paralegal

"Achieving successful outcomes for our clients is something I strive for every day, and that’s why I pride myself on being thorough in everything I do "

My years of experience in personal injury law have taught me that no detail is too small, which is why I consistently liaise with relevant parties and compile and actively review all the information in every claim to pre-empt any issues that may arise. At times, certain aspects of claims can become complex and difficult to process for clients, so a big part of my role is to work through this and explain the information to them in a way that’s easy to understand. I love going above and beyond for clients and I’m proud to say that that philosophy is not only encouraged, but shared by everyone here at Law Partners.

Just like no two cases are the same, no two clients are either, so I always take the time to understand who the client is and what their circumstances truly are in order to deliver the best possible outcome for them.

I’ve always considered myself a very creative person, and when I’m not in the office, costume and prop making occupies a lot of my time. I love working with a variety of materials such as foam, thermoplastics and recycled/repurposed household items. I’ve also dabbled in special effects makeup to expand my skillset.

Email: louise.jouvernaux@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Jelena Kapetanovic

Jelena Kapetanovic

Paralegal

"Everyone at Law Partners has one thing in common – we all pride ourselves on getting the best outcomes for our clients. It’s so refreshing to be part of a team that always puts the clients first. "

I’ve worked in the legal profession since 2011 and I was excited to join the Law Partners team in 2015. I started my career as a legal assistant, where I learned valuable industry skills and was motivated to study a Bachelor of Legal and Justice at Southern Cross University.

A typical day for me as a paralegal involves taking a very hands-on approach to assisting with matters from start to finish. This includes liaising with clients directly, preparing court documents, legal research and supporting the wider team.

At Law Partners we help people when they’re at a vulnerable time in their lives. We offer support and assistance to alleviate some of the financial stress. Being part of this process is the most satisfying and rewarding part of my job.

Email: jelena.kapetanovic@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Lara Karam

Lara Karam

Associate

"I enjoy helping our clients obtain their claim entitlements with minimal hassle or stress. Achieving great results for my clients much quicker than they expected and seeing their cases resolve favourably is very rewarding. "

After completing studies at Sydney University, I graduated with a Diploma in Law from the Legal Profession Admission Board. Before joining Law Partners, I worked for a large litigation law firm and for experienced, specialised barristers. I was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court in 2010 and I’m a member of the Law Society.

I enjoy working in a client-focused, experienced and well respected claims team at Law Partners. We all make ourselves readily available to speak with our clients so that we can answer any legal questions and ease any concerns they may have about their claims.

My role includes taking initial client enquiries, offering expert legal advice on claim related issues, working with my clients to build strong cases and fighting for their rights. I take great care to ensure each and every one of my cases is investigated thoroughly, to maximise the value of my clients’ claims. The desire to provide excellent service, maintain great communication and continue achieving great results all motivate me to work hard. It’s this motivation that allows me to consistently dedicate 100% of my effort to all of my clients.

To be successful in my role, I must carefully listen to my clients and prepare their cases well. I always ensure my clients are well informed and that they understand exactly what their rights and entitlements are. Once they know where they stand legally, my clients are then able to focus on their rehabilitation and getting back on their feet.

Email: lara.karam@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Jennifer Kyneur

Jennifer Kyneur

Senior Law Clerk

"Law Partners is a modern and friendly law firm that’s focused on excellence in client service. This approach is a refreshing change from the old school law firms. "

I have a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Macquarie University. I’ve worked in personal injury law since 2001 andI have experience working on CTP, workers compensation, medical negligence and public liability claims. Working on such varied claims has given me a well-rounded education in personal injury law.

Since 2014 I’ve focused solely on the management of life insurance / superannuation insurance claims, particularly total and permanent disablement claims. Life insurance policies can be complicated and difficult for a claimant to understand. Many people are unaware they have TPD lump sum entitlements, let alone understand how to go about making a claim. I enjoy helping people through this process – from advising them of their entitlements, taking them through the claims process and ultimately achieving a great result for them. Calling a client to advise their claim is approved is the most satisfying call I can make!

I review my matters regularly to make sure the claims are proceeding as quickly as possible. I meet with my clients to complete claim documents and consistently have telephone conferences with them to provide them with updates on how their claims are progressing. I work hard to action tasks without delay in an effort to progress my clients’ claims in a timely manner. I liaise with third parties to obtain material relevant to my clients’ claims and contact the superannuation funds and insurers regularly requesting they expedite the assessment of my clients’ claims.

Email: jennifer.kyneur@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Tonia Loutfy

Tonia Loutfy

Solicitor

"I love being part of a dedicated team, where we’re all working towards a common goal – to achieve the best possible results for our clients, and strive for excellence in everything we do. "

I hold a Bachelor of Arts-Psychology, a Bachelor of Laws and a Graduate Diploma of Legal Practise. I started my career in criminal law, and then moved into the area of compensation law, where I specialise in Workers’ Compensation claims. I get great satisfaction from helping my clients get their maximum entitlements, and helping them get their lives back on track. It’s a difficult time in their lives, and my role is to use my skills and experience to ease their burden and guide them through the process. I work hard to win their cases and get them the compensation they deserve.

A typical week for me includes meeting my clients and providing them with  advice, researching and analysing legislation and case law, drafting statements and affidavits and appearing at case-related conferences. I’m well organised and manage my time efficiently, and I focus my full attention on my clients’ cases. I’m often faced with challenges and problems to solve, and I pride myself on my ability to be decisive and perform well under pressure. I also feel privileged to work as part of the professional, dedicated and hard working team at Law Partners, where we’re all focussed on being the best at what we do, and achieving outstanding results for our clients.

Email: tonia.loutfy@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Rebecca Machaalani

Rebecca Machaalani

Senior Paralegal

"At Law Partners there really is a strong sense of teamwork and true dedication to client service. Our team is committed to working together, and combining our wide range of skills and resources to achieve outstanding results for our clients. "

I have many years of claims experience, having joined Law Partners in 2006. I have a Diploma of Business (Legal Services) from TAFE.

A major part of my role is communicating with our clients. We pride ourselves on being readily accessible to our clients and providing advice to them in an easy to understand manner. It’s very important to me that our clients know they can ask us as many questions as they like, any time. 

Other aspects of my role include explaining the legal process to clients, as well as providing them with an understanding of their entitlements. I also review files and carry out research to support arguments our solicitors wish to use against the insurer, draft correspondence and follow up on the progress of claims to ensure they are resolved quickly.

Email: rebecca.machaalani@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Tina Mai-Wakeford
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Tina Mai-Wakeford

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Associate

"I’m committed to ensuring my clients’ needs are met to the highest standards and maximising their claim entitlements. "

I’ve worked in the legal industry for over 10 years and was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in 2008. I’m an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law, and I’ve appeared in various courts as well as tribunals. This experience means that I’m able to listen to my clients’ needs, prepare their cases thoroughly and maximise their compensation payouts.

I understand that my clients have been wrongfully injured which can pose physical and emotional challenges, so I aim to make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible. I believe in building and maintaining a strong and trusting relationship with my clients, so communication is very important to me. I’m dedicated to tailoring my work to the individual needs of my clients, and I provide advice and guidance to my clients on a regular basis.

I work hard to conduct cases efficiently and effectively to get the best results for my clients.

Email: tina.mai-wakeford@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Yvonne Manning

Yvonne Manning

Receptionist

"My experience as a receptionist over the years has given me the opportunity to liaise with people from all walks of life. "

I thoroughly enjoy the face to face contact with clients and I pride myself in showing empathy and understanding at all times. To be given the opportunity to work alongside such a dedicated team of professionals at Law Partners is an honour. I especially look forward to greeting and assisting our valued clients.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Scarlett McDonald

Scarlett McDonald

Paralegal

"There aren’t too many jobs in the world where you get to help people start the next chapter of their lives, that’s why I love working here at Law Partners. "

I have extensive experience working in client service in a range of different areas, which has really helped to diversify my skill set. I’m a big believer that achieving the desired result is the most important aspect in client service, but you can’t achieve that desired result without getting to know the client and understanding their circumstances. At Law Partners the client always comes first, so we always give ourselves the best possible chance of achieving the best possible result.

There are so many aspects to my job and no two days are ever the same. Often I’m providing updates to clients regarding the status of their claim, drafting statements or liaising with insurers, medical professionals, barristers, liability experts or other law firms. I’m also very privileged to work alongside and learn from Principal Solicitor, Chantille Khoury.

When I’m not working I’m either spending time with my animals, training at the gym or taking in a comedy flick.

Email: scarlett.mcdonald@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 13 15

Peter Naddaf

Peter Naddaf

Solicitor

"I feel a great sense of satisfaction when I advise clients of rights and entitlements they weren’t previously aware of and successfully securing them. The ability to have happy clients and obtain great results is very rewarding. "

I’m a solicitor admitted in the Supreme Court and have over five years’ experience working within the legal industry and in compensation law. Our clients require our services at one of the most difficult times in their lives. It’s my role to lift the burden of them having to deal with the complexities of the legal system by themselves.

My working day involves speaking with clients, both in person and over the phone, and ensuring that they’re aware of their rights and obligations, explaining the claims process, drafting letters and legal documents and attending various tribunals to ensure that each and every client gets what they’re rightfully entitled to.

I’m motivated by going above and beyond for my clients and exceeding their expectations. I pride myself on being readily available to answer all claim-related questions for my clients. Clear communication helps ensure the smooth running of the claim process and great results. By listening to my clients, I can ensure I’ve considered every aspect of their cases and that they have understood all the advice I’ve provided.

Email: peter.naddaf@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Pania Newport

Pania Newport

Office Manager

"I have a passion for people, I strive for efficient and friendly client service and I always aim to ensure the operations of our business run smoothly. "

Working at Law Partners means I get to work with some incredible people. There’s a constant drive to improve everything we do with a great balance between quality client care and efficient systems. There’s a genuine interest taken by lawyers who really get to know their clients which translates to better results for our clients.

I’ve worked in the legal industry for the last 18 years and over the years I’ve watched the personal injury industry change and evolve. I love the challenge of keeping up with these ongoing shifts in compensation law and making sure Law Partners is evolving without compromising our high levels of client service. Nothing gives me greater satisfaction than knowing our administration processes reflect and support the needs of all clients throughout their claims.

As Office Manager, I take pride in performing a wide range of administrative tasks, freeing up the solicitors and enabling them to devote their time to servicing the needs of our clients. Although each working day is varied and challenging, my role generally includes supervising administration and support staff, driving improved workflows for client services, support staff training, and other office support functions.

Email: pania.newport@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Alexandra Parodi

Alexandra Parodi

Receptionist

"Not many people get to say they genuinely love coming to work, but I’m fortunate to be one of those lucky people. It’s our number one priority at Law Partners to ensure our clients are treated with respect, empathy and compassion. "

As a receptionist I take pride in our customer service. We’re the first point of contact for our clients and it’s important they don’t feel overwhelmed or intimated by the process ahead of them. It’s important to me that they understand we’re here to help and direct their inquiry to the best person. I always take the time to listen to the individual needs of our clients. I understand that no two claims are the same, and it’s important we give each client the attention and care they deserve.

The team at Law Partners are genuinely caring, warm, compassionate and honest people. I love being part of a team of people who have the same set of professional values no matter the job title. I think this is the key to creating a positive, authentic and caring work environment and I’m very proud to work here.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Gillian Potts
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Gillian Potts

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Senior Associate

"I’m motivated and driven by a strong desire to provide assistance to those who require it the most. It’s this desire to help people in need that pushes me every day to achieve great results for my clients and exceed their expectations. "

I’m a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court, having obtained a law degree from the University of Western Sydney and an arts degree and a diploma in education from the University of Newcastle. I’m also an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law and a member of the Law Society.

I have more than a decade of experience dealing with complex claims. Throughout my entire career I’ve been motivated and driven by a strong desire to provide assistance to those who require it the most. It’s this desire to help people in need that pushes me every day to achieve great results for my clients and exceed their expectations in the process.

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then to set about fulfilling and exceeding those needs.

Whether it’s obtaining my clients’ instructions, completing various forms, gathering evidence or dealing and negotiating with insurance companies, I’m always equally meticulous in my work. I patiently give every client my undivided attention to ensure that nothing is missed and that my clients receive maximum payout of their entitlements.

Email: gillian.potts@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Andrea Powell

Andrea Powell

Client Services Coordinator

"It gives me great satisfaction to help our clients get through a very difficult time, knowing they’ll eventually walk away with the best possible outcome. "

I’ve worked in personal injury law since 1995. I had a small two-year break in 1997 where I gained some experience in property law, however I returned to personal injury law because I like being able to help people when they need it most. Client service really is an integral part of this process.

Embarking on the claim process can be intimidating, so it’s my number one priority to assist our clients through this step by step. I help people understand exactly what they need to do and what they can expect from Law Partners in return. As a Client Services Coordinator, I book clients in for their initial appointment after they’ve spoken to a solicitor. It’s important to me to establish trust and a good rapport with our clients so they feel at ease and not overwhelmed. We go to great lengths to ensure they understand what to expect from their first meeting with a solicitor so there are no surprises.

We talk to our clients multiple times through the claims process to make sure they’re happy with the progress and the way their case is being handled. It’s reassuring to work in a firm like Law Partners and feel confident that the feedback we receive will be positive.

My day consists of a lot of time on the phone, which I really enjoy, helping people through the initial steps of making a claim and registering the files in our system.

Email: andrea.powell@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Melissa Rae

Melissa Rae

Senior Paralegal

"Our team works closely together, motivated and driven by a shared desire to deliver exceptional client service and best possible outcomes for our clients. "

I started working in the legal industry and dealing with claims in 1993. I commenced as a legal secretary and, after completing a legal secretarial course with the Law Society, I continued to further develop my knowledge and skills and progressed to the role of claims paralegal. After more than two decades of experience dealing with claims, I’ve become completely immersed in my work. As a result of my desire to help our clients with as many aspects of their claims as possible, I also became a Justice of the Peace.

I find dealing with claims particularly rewarding as it provides me with an ongoing opportunity to assist our clients on the most personal level, something that I pride myself on, and that makes my career satisfying. My role is built around guiding our clients through various steps and processes and making the entire journey as easy and stress free as possible for them.

Everyone in our team works closely together, motivated and driven by a shared desire to deliver exceptional client service and the best possible outcomes for our clients. At Law Partners that desire is shared within every team across the entire firm, and that’s what makes a real difference and enables us to achieve great results for our clients.

My role involves many different tasks, including continuous and proactive communication with clients aimed at keeping them fully informed of the status and progress of their claims, gathering various materials and evidence to support their claims, preparing numerous legal documents and liaising with insurance companies to ensure that our clients’ rights and entitlements are protected and enforced.

Email: melissa.rae@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Nilofar Rahmani

Nilofar Rahmani

Solicitor

"I love being part of an innovative and growing team that values initiative and hard work, where the focus is on providing the best possible service to our clients. "

I graduated with a double degree, gaining a Bachelor of Arts and Law from the University of Western Sydney in 2011. I was admitted as a solicitor by the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2012 and subsequently by the High Court of Australia. From 2011 to 2017 I built my experience in personal injury law working for a major insurer and as a compensation lawyer, before joining Law Partners in 2017.

Having worked as a claims consultant for an insurer, I’ve developed a solid understanding of the claims process and the tactics used by insurers. Along with my skills and experience in all areas of personal injury law, I use this knowledge to get the best possible outcome for my clients.

My work as a solicitor at Law Partners includes all phases of discovery including preparation, requests for production of documents, interviewing witnesses and experts, assisting in investigations and preparing matters for settlement and court litigation. I provide legal advice to my clients to make sure they’re kept well informed about their cases, and develop and maintain close working relationships with them. As a strong negotiator, I work hard for my clients to get them their maximum compensation entitlements through my involvement in all aspects of their cases.

Email: nilofar.rahmani@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Yvonne Reid

Yvonne Reid

Receptionist

"I can confidently say that the team at Law Partners are the most committed, caring, professional and dedicated team that I’ve ever worked with and I’m very proud to be a part of that team. "

I’ve spent my entire working career, in excess of 35 years, in the legal industry and during that time I’ve worked in various roles in both large and small legal practices. I’ve also been a Justice of the Peace for over 25 years. I thoroughly enjoy my present position as receptionist at Law Partners. I take great pleasure in meeting new clients, hearing their life stories and developing a rapport with them during the course of their claims. The team at Law Partners works closely together. We’re all very client focused, understanding and committed to obtaining the best possible outcome for our clients, and minimising the stress and anxiety that can be caused by injuries that may have greatly impacted their lives.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Ashleigh Ronayne

Ashleigh Ronayne

Client Services Coordinator

"The biggest source of satisfaction and motivation for me is receiving positive feedback from our clients and making a real difference for the better in their lives. "

I’ve worked in client services since 2005, and I developed an early appreciation of the importance of good client service. Through my role as client services coordinator at Law Partners I’m able to apply and build on my experience, to make sure we provide outstanding service to all of our clients.

As a firm, caring for our clients drives everything we do, so I have a big responsibility to make sure we maintain that focus. My role involves constant communication with our clients from the very first steps of booking appointments with our solicitors to the successful resolutions of their claims.

This continuous and open communication with our clients means we get to really understand their needs. We do everything we can to address their needs and provide a level of client service that is without a match in the industry. This gives me enormous satisfaction and a sense pride in what I do, and fuels my desire to continue to find new ways to help our clients.

Email: ashleigh.ronayne@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Kristy Ryan

Kristy Ryan

Senior Paralegal

"One of the things that I enjoy the most about my job is seeing my clients happy and satisfied at the end of the claim. It always puts a smile on my face and makes all the hard work instantly worth it. "

I started working with Law Partners in April 2006 and have since accumulated extensive claim experience. I’ve completed the TAFE Diploma of Business (Legal Services) and I’m also a Justice of the Peace.

My role involves a great deal of client liaison and communication with insurance companies and doctors. I deal with general enquiries and also prepare matters for settlement working alongside some of Law Partners’ most senior lawyers.

I’m committed to assisting our lawyers prepare cases and move them towards favourable resolution as expeditiously as possible. I value the opportunity to get to know our clients on a personal level, and developing personal relationships with our clients allows me to tailor my work to their individual needs.

Email: kristy.ryan@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Mark Saunders

Mark Saunders

Senior Solicitor

"A combination of my legal knowledge and experience on one side and my complete and constant dedication to my clients and their claims on the other helps me achieve great outcomes that exceed my clients’ expectations. "

Following my admission as a solicitor in 1980 and as a barrister in 1986, I worked both as a Crown Prosecutor for a period of seven years and as a solicitor for the remainder of my ongoing legal career.

Over a period of more than thirty years since my admission as a solicitor, I’ve worked on more legal cases than one’s memory could recall and have found my career extremely rewarding, both in terms of the wealth of experience I’ve gained and the large number of people that I’ve had privilege to help in protecting and enforcing their rights.

It‘s this desire of mine to go beyond average efforts to help people in need of legal advice and assistance that saw me join Law Partners – a team of people with goals aligned with my own. With decades of experience behind me, including experience in work place and other civil claims, I focus on and practice in the area of superannuation claims. I love my work as a whole, but one of the most rewarding aspects of my role is ensuring that my clients get the maximum benefits they’re entitled to.

Whilst my work involves a large number of varied tasks, I could describe it as being divided into two main categories of activities. Firstly, taking time to explain to my clients about superannuation claims and entitlements, and secondly, setting out on a path to pursue and enforce their rights and entitlements, and help them to make successful superannuation claims. Bridging this gap between the lack of awareness and understanding of superannuation claims and people’s rights and potential entitlements under the superannuation scheme is exactly where my role starts.

The area of superannuation and the relevant laws governing it are often not sufficiently understood. Many people are either completely unaware of their rights and entitlements under the superannuation scheme and relevant laws, or are inadequately informed in relation to any such rights and entitlements. 

Email: mark.saunders@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Doriana Sgroi

Doriana Sgroi

Receptionist

"Being a people person and always willing to help, I love the fact that Law Partners is all about the clients. "

I enjoy being able to deal with and assist real people on a day-to-day basis, which is why I chose to work in this industry. I have worked for other personal injury firms in the past, but what stands out here at Law Partners is the unreserved dedication by all the staff to achieve the best possible outcomes for our clients.

I’m personally very client focused and professional and always strive to provide genuine assistance to our clients. It’s this shared and unparalleled commitment to do everything possible to help our clients that makes my work days and my career very rewarding and fulfilling.

Email: reception@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Yevgeni Shkuratov

Yevgeni Shkuratov

Solicitor

"Working through the complex nature of cases brings me great satisfaction, but nothing compares to that feeling of achieving and delivering a positive outcome for our clients. "

I was born in Ukraine and grew up in New Zealand where I completed a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting and Taxation) from the University of Canterbury. Following the completion of my studies, I was admitted to the High Court of New Zealand before relocating to Sydney where I went on to work in the areas of medical negligence, motor vehicle accidents and public and product liability litigation.

As an experienced legal professional, I know there is nothing more important than ensuring the client and their needs come first. This mantra is not enforced everywhere else, but I’m proud to say that at Law Partners, we all take great pride in making sure our clients are at the forefront of everything we do.

My experience has also taught me that it is essential to find a way to best liaise and work with other professionals who may be involved in a case, in order to achieve the ideal resolution for our clients.

When I’m not working I love to play guitar and stay active through a number of different activities, including surfing and Muay Thai training.

Email: yevgeni.shkuratov@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Karolina Stanic

Karolina Stanic

Paralegal

"I love being part of a team of people who are passionate about what we do and dedicated to getting the best outcomes for our clients. "

I have a Diploma of paralegal studies which I completed in 2010 and I am currently in the process of completing a Bachelor of Law from Southern Cross University. Since 2010 I’ve worked solely in compensation law, specialising in workers compensation.  I started my career as a legal secretary and then transitioned to paralegal, and I was delighted to join the Law Partners team in 2015.

I love that the specialised service we offer our clients is so personalised and tailored to their individual needs and circumstances. We have the personalised touch of a small firm with the depth of knowledge, confidence and specialist expertise of a large firm.

A typical day for me consists of liaising with the clients directly, drafting correspondence, preparing client statements, research, file management and supporting the legal team. As a team we all genuinely care about getting our clients the compensation they deserve. It’s a shared commitment that filters right through the firm, and it makes Law Partners a refreshing, collaborative and inspiring place to work.

Email: karolina.stanic@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Gabby Stewart

Gabby Stewart

Paralegal

"I love that Law Partners is driven by values. This means that every individual task is carried out with both empathy and professionalism. The values of the firm are evident not only in our commitment to our clients, but also the way we interact with each other. "

I have a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History from Deakin University. I also completed a 6 month exchange in Austria, where I spent time developing my understanding of different areas of the law. This experience helped steer me in the direction of personal injury law, where I feel like I’m genuinely helping people.

It’s an important part of my ethos to give back and contribute to the wider community. I’ve spent time volunteering at the Australian Human Rights Commission, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and the Salvation Army. I think it’s important to have compassion for people who are in difficult situations, often through no fault of their own.

The most satisfying part of my job is being able to help clients at a particularly vulnerable stage in their lives. At Law Partners, the clients always come first. It’s satisfying knowing that every piece of work you do is going to have a genuine impact.

As a paralegal, I provide support to solicitors in the firm to prepare client statements for the Workers Compensation Commission. Working across a broad range of client matters enables me to use my writing, communication and organisational skills on a day to day basis. The firm’s commitment to client service means I also have contact with our clients on a daily basis, which I love.

Email: gabby.stewart@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Rosie Tadrosse

Rosie Tadrosse

Paralegal

"I find it very rewarding to be part of a team that supports our solicitors and provides excellent service to our clients. No two days at Law Partners are the same, no two cases are the same, and I love that we’re all working together for a common goal. "

I’ve worked at Law Partners since 2010 and genuinely enjoy being a part of such a fun, hard-working and energetic team who are an incredible group of people.

My role as a paralegal involves completing court applications and a number of other tasks that help support the wider legal team.  To be successful in my role, I must be extremely organised and understand the needs of both the solicitors and the clients. Throughout my day I take the time to understand each matter and prepare the best application for each individual client.  

It’s really important that each client clearly understands what they are entitled to, and that this information is communicated to them in a way that makes sense at a stressful time in their lives. We’re committed to supporting our clients through this process with excellent service, and ensuring they receive the best outcome.

Email: rosie.tadrosse@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Dijana Talevska
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Dijana Talevska

Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury Law
Senior Associate

"I enjoy being part of a team that places the client first and foremost. My primary focus is to provide the best possible service and obtain the claim payouts my clients deserve. "

I hold a Bachelor of Laws degree and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree from Macquarie University. I’m a member of the Golden Key Society, having been placed amongst the top 10% of the university body. I was admitted as a solicitor in the Supreme Court in 2008 and I’m an Accredited Specialist in Personal Injury law, as well as a member of the Law Society.

My role is primarily to provide my clients with specialist knowledge and expert legal advice and to deal with all the issues that can arise from a claim without letting those issues affect my clients. I enjoy breaking down the complexities of the law into everyday concepts, acting as an intermediary and using my knowledge and skills to obtain the best possible outcomes for my clients. I find it very satisfying to be able to use my legal knowledge and skills to assist people when they need it most. I’m entirely committed to achieving the best outcomes for my clients as efficiently and expeditiously as possible.

Prior to joining Law Partners, I spent several years specialising in claims working for both the insurers and claimants. This experience provides me with the ability to delve into a wide variety of issues related to claims, such as medical matters, and establish a strong connection with my clients’ claims.

Email: dijana.talevska@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Nayven Taouk

Nayven Taouk

Solicitor

"I get immense satisfaction from achieving the best possible results for my clients. A large part of this is getting to know them and their families personally to ensure they receive maximum compensation. "

I have a Bachelor of Law and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Psychology from the University of Western Sydney. I’ve worked in personal injury law since 2014 across multiple practice areas including CTP and workers compensation. This experience across multiple areas of personal injury law has given me well-rounded  knowledge and expertise, which I apply to my clients’ cases.

My day is spent understanding and critically reviewing every client and case individually. I invest a lot of my time in the process as I truly believe that building a trusting relationship with the client will allow me to better understand their circumstances and therefore ensure they receive maximum compensation for their injury. I speak to all of my clients on a regular basis to make sure they understand the status of their case and feel comfortable with the options available to them and the overall progress of their case. I also want them to feel confident in our expertise and comfortable in the knowledge that we’re doing everything we can for them.

My day is also spent working with my team to review our matters and ensure everything’s on track and all claims are being progressed. I systematically problem solve any legal issues I come across, and I love that whatever we do at Law Partners we always have the best interest of the client in mind. I can see this value mirrored in every task that’s carried out by every staff member.

Email: nayven.taouk@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Jessica Terre

Jessica Terre

Paralegal

"I love the people I work with and I love being able to make a difference to the lives of our clients when they need it most. "

I’ve worked in personal injury law since 2006, starting my career as a legal secretary and transitioning to paralegal when I joined the Law Partners team in 2016. My wide range of experience in personal injury law means that I have an extensive understanding of the legal process and can help explain this to our clients. I can prioritise the information that clients need to know to simplify the process and ensure they don’t feel overwhelmed with information. This is a key part of my role and the bit I enjoy the most. I love hearing people’s stories and working through to a solution that will directly impact their day to day lives.

A typical day for me is very busy – it’s non-stop. I really enjoy this fast-paced environment, but it does mean that I have to be extremely organised to ensure all my deadlines are met. My day consists of speaking to clients directly, preparing documents, lodging court documents and preparing matters for hearings.

Email: jessica.terre@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15

Lydia Wheatley

Lydia Wheatley

Solicitor

"I leave no stone unturned to maximise claims and achieve successful results. I work hard and always go the extra mile. "

I’m a solicitor admitted to the Supreme Court and I’m also a member of the Law Society. I have over 12 years of relevant experience working in personal injury compensation, now specialising in motor accident claims. 

I’m determined to pursue my passion for helping clients in need. I believe that giving clients time, respect and compassion is vital to being a personal injury lawyer. I genuinely care about people and take seriously the fact that people rely on me when they are at their most vulnerable. I understand that the claims process can appear to be daunting and stressful. I take that burden from our clients so they can concentrate on their recovery and getting their lives back on track. 

I’m proud to be working with Law Partners who are dedicated to delivering the best client service possible. There’s a strong team spirit at the firm – everyone’s common goal is to ensure client satisfaction and excellent results.

Email: lydia.wheatley@lawpartners.com.au
Call: 13 15 15